“Divisions over safety of restarting services have resulted in ‘rogue’ minyans”

JTA
‘Rogue’ minyans and divided ranks: Orthodox rabbis are increasingly split over safety of communal prayer
by Shira Hanau
May 15, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic first descended on the United States in March, the Orthodox rabbis of Dallas shuttered their synagogues together in a remarkable show of unity. In April, as the governor of Texas began reopening the state, the rabbis banded together again, telling their congregants that they all would keep their synagogues closed. But now, as the nation’s lockdown enters its third month, their compact has frayed. This week, the rabbis announced that going forward, each synagogue would decide on its own when to resume in-person services. READ MORE

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