The continuing threat of Covid-19 has made many people wary of gathering in enclosed spaces for extended periods, but one synagogue found a way to allow Upper West Siders to get together in a safer way. Janice took this photo from 85th Street, where the congregation from Darkhei Noam was holding services.
The Manhattan Jewish Experience is also holding services outside, on 87th. Alison Zimmerman took the photo of their services below.
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The congregation on 84th between West End and Broadway did the same. Same on Rosh Hashanah. Very cool they were able to do this.
Freedom of Religion
This is GREAT
what’s – with what Justice Ginsberg represents so much on our minds – with the segregation of women in these pictures?
Most congregations in NYC are not Orthodox, where women and men sit next to each other. If a woman chooses to attend an Orthodox congregation for services, she knows she will be in a separate section. But you knew that of course, you’re just looking to “demand” that your views should apply to everyone. This is not a Communist country.
I shouldn’t be surprised but…Wow! Angry and defensive much? He asked a respectful question and made no “demand” in any way.
Some Orthodox congregations (maybe all of them)have traditionally separated women and men during prayer. Bless her for all she did for women, but Justice Ginsberg’s legacy does not mandate changes in religious practice, and that’s as it should be in a country that purports to separate Church from State.
Very well said, SenioRita! From inside, I can say that some of this is still a work in progress. And there is progress. And some Jewish women are learning Mishna in memory of tell-the-truth-Ruth.