With COVID-19 still active, we cannot know with any certainty what our High Holy Days will look like this year. We face difficult choices between our religious needs and communal desires and what is safe and sound.
What we do not know is that it is increasingly likely that we will not be able to gather in person and will need to join together online. We may feel frustration and despair about another High Holy Days that are affected by COVID, but above all, we need to prioritise pikuach nefesh and the safety of our community.
Together we will heal and be whole, whether in our Sanctuary or on our screens. Let’s isolate ourselves from this virus, but not from each other or our tradition.