11 Burst results for "United Hebrew Congregation"

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"I want to say. Thank you to all our new listeners from greece brazil and finland and i also want to recognize sylvia kerensky for all the information. She shirt to help me. Produce this podcast. I want to start out by saying that this month. We celebrate to jewish holidays russia. Shana in yom kapoor russia. Shana marks the beginning of the jewish year on the full. The holiday members of immediate family gathered together to the beginning of the year with a meal following that evening. There are two days on the holiday when people do not perform any labor janka poor in fact it is more of a holy day than a festival because it is the days when the jews are commanded to torture their souls. The main command is fasting so from the evil janka poor until three stars come out the next night. In the first segment will provide a summary on the first jewish settlement to you from colonial times juice emigrating to cuba from the declining of the empire to the departure of jews from cuba after the cuban revolution of nineteen fifty-nine in the second segment. Our guest markle's koerbel a distinguished international banker and university professor consultant in community leader doses. About why and how. His jewish parents and grandparents ended up immigrating to cuba. Markle was born in cuba and raised in la levinas one of a quarter neighborhood throughout the interview. He tells us how he lived. His life as a cuban jew when castro took possession of by nineteen fifty nine markle's immigrated to the united states. We operation pero bunk. I hope you enjoy this edsel. Please stay tuned. And we'll be right back. Have you heard about anchor. Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast. Let me explain is free the creation tool that allows you to record an edit. Your podcast right. From your phone or computer anchor will distribute your podcast for you so it can be heard on spotify apple podcast and many more. You can make money from your podcast with no minimum listenership is everything you need to make podcast in one place. Download your free anchor app or go to anchor that f. n. To get started. Jewish settlement in cuba the first jewish inhabitants were known as morales in fifty eight. The bishop of cuba wrote to spain declaring that every ship back in havana was filled with hebrews new christians. These were jews recently converted to christianity in fifteen o to inquisition proceedings. Began against the merano's in cuba. The secret juice of cuba arranged for trade between the thirteen colonies. And the use of jamaica barbados and other caribbean islands. This unable the colonies to sell goods and by military and civilian supplies. The spanish constitution of sixty nine removed all restrictions on the settlement of juice in latin america and at that time over five honda spanish jews engaging commerce in cuba and five to six jewish families were amongst the wealthiest in cuba jews were among the founders of the commercial king sugar fields and the first refineries in eighteen sixty two through eight thousand ninety five many american us join cubans in their fight for independence. The first jewish cemetery in cuba was established by the united states. Army for the american jewish soldiers who died during the spanish american war in eighteen ninety eight in nineteen six. The cemetery were sold to the united hebrew congregation primarily by american jews. Most of the members of this congregation which was later named temple. Beth israel where americans who fall in cuba or came from key west and other parts of southern florida. After the end of the war between nineteen too many sephardi jews began to come to cuba amongst them young turks who had participated in the earlier revolt against the sultan of the ottoman empire other cames from mexico north africa and the mirrored iranian. They spoke spanish and had olive complexion and blend that well with the rest of the population. Anti-semitism was nonexistent in cuba which was mainly because cubans remember the part. I'm juice played in the fight for independence in one thousand nine. Twenty ashkenazis began to come to cuba. They were considered german nationals. In fact they open up businesses such a strike cleaner groceries textile which bore names such as bizarre alleman berlin or hamburg after they settle. They build their own synagogue. There was little socializing between the sephardic and ashkenazi groups but they maintain friendly relations as well some intermarriage between individuals of both groups one of the factors contributing to the failure to achieve unity. In the ashkenazi. Rank was different origins. The earlier wave of immigrants came mainly from russia and poland. The immigrants of the nineteen thirties and the pulse world war two period came from austria in germany. The most notable exceptions to the divisiveness of cuban use was evans during the period of virulent anti-semitist semitism between nineteen thirty. Eight in thousand nine hundred forty which coincided with the worst outrageous against the jews.

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"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

"Jewish settlement in cuba the first jewish inhabitants were known as morales in fifty eight. The bishop of cuba wrote to spain declaring that every ship back in havana was filled with hebrews new christians. These were jews recently converted to christianity in fifteen o to inquisition proceedings. Began against the merano's in cuba. The secret juice of cuba arranged for trade between the thirteen colonies. And the use of jamaica barbados and other caribbean islands. This unable the colonies to sell goods and by military and civilian supplies. The spanish constitution of sixty nine removed all restrictions on the settlement of juice in latin america and at that time over five honda spanish jews engaging commerce in cuba and five to six jewish families were amongst the wealthiest in cuba jews were among the founders of the commercial king sugar fields and the first refineries in eighteen sixty two through eight thousand ninety five many american us join cubans in their fight for independence. The first jewish cemetery in cuba was established by the united states. Army for the american jewish soldiers who died during the spanish american war in eighteen ninety eight in nineteen six. The cemetery were sold to the united hebrew congregation primarily by american jews. Most of the members of this congregation which was later named temple. Beth israel where americans who fall in cuba or came from key west and other parts of southern florida. After the end of the war between nineteen too many sephardi jews began to come to cuba amongst them young turks who had participated in the earlier revolt against the sultan of the ottoman empire other cames from mexico north africa and the mirrored iranian. They spoke spanish and had olive complexion and blend that well with the rest of the

Markle cuba Shana sylvia kerensky mexico germany finland five latin america southern florida greece havana second segment la levinas two days six austria poland christianity hamburg
The Jews Settle in Cuba

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

02:09 min | 1 year ago

The Jews Settle in Cuba

"Jewish settlement in cuba the first jewish inhabitants were known as morales in fifty eight. The bishop of cuba wrote to spain declaring that every ship back in havana was filled with hebrews new christians. These were jews recently converted to christianity in fifteen o to inquisition proceedings. Began against the merano's in cuba. The secret juice of cuba arranged for trade between the thirteen colonies. And the use of jamaica barbados and other caribbean islands. This unable the colonies to sell goods and by military and civilian supplies. The spanish constitution of sixty nine removed all restrictions on the settlement of juice in latin america and at that time over five honda spanish jews engaging commerce in cuba and five to six jewish families were amongst the wealthiest in cuba jews were among the founders of the commercial king sugar fields and the first refineries in eighteen sixty two through eight thousand ninety five many american us join cubans in their fight for independence. The first jewish cemetery in cuba was established by the united states. Army for the american jewish soldiers who died during the spanish american war in eighteen ninety eight in nineteen six. The cemetery were sold to the united hebrew congregation primarily by american jews. Most of the members of this congregation which was later named temple. Beth israel where americans who fall in cuba or came from key west and other parts of southern florida. After the end of the war between nineteen too many sephardi jews began to come to cuba amongst them young turks who had participated in the earlier revolt against the sultan of the ottoman empire other cames from mexico north africa and the mirrored iranian. They spoke spanish and had olive complexion and blend that well with the rest of the

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"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

11:26 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KCRW

"Used to not being together and it just sitting in their homes and listening and feeling like they're watching as opposed to participating imam so Hey are you normally serve at the Islamic center on NYU's Manhattan campus but because it's not been closed for almost a month you've also a transition to all online a can you just describe a little bit of what that's been like says well under their purview kind of NYU week we kind of were able to jump in front of everything especially being in New York City so we shut everything down early on as the rabbi mentioned we had everything already in place for kind of the virtual set up so I think what we learned from this is that people need more from religious institutions than just religion so we have a program on the arts we have a program for yoga I run private programs for youth we have a thousand young people signed up in a thirteen to fifteen all demographic so it allowed us also to realize how valuable if you will the Moscow synagogue in the church is in people's lives in ways that aren't explicitly spiritual so that's been something that we learned I think the second thing is being in New York City one of our colleagues mother in law died this week so so we've had to deal also with the blunt of people calling us and saying that they can't bury their dead because there's too long of a line to bury people at the most some graveyard and what do you say I mean we have to come in now as pastors ministers and then also explain to them religiously that that's okay right because there's this duality there's the loss and then there is this does the religion expecting now immediately to follow everything that the religion in Islam we bury people pretty quickly so walking them through the process that theodicy brings about mercy mmhm Jesse I'm I'm gonna bring you and your pastor for eighteen years and now you had an organization that oversees over eleven hundred individual Hispanic congregations across the state of Texas which is a huge area even helping pastors through the steps of transitioning online I understand it it looks very different from where you're sitting then the two story suite we just heard that's correct the vast majority of our congregations are smaller congregations fifty and under on average on a Sunday morning the churches besides the pastor tend not to have any part time or full time staff so although some were already practicing online streaming or video streaming their their services many of them this was not even on their radar so we've spent a lot of our time early on resource scene and helping and encouraging those pastors that in turn have to turn around and do the same for their congregations and just see also in the state of Texas governor Greg Abbott has deemed religious services as essential and that two people are encouraged to hold services virtually bristle out together is a confusing to people and and also to pastors yes it was it was pretty clear before that announcement most churches war words Ording to to streaming and video and telephones but then when that announcement was made it made it sound as if the churches could convene if they could do live streaming but what they were actually referring to was permitting churches to do the drive in type of churches where they could drive it drive up into the parking lot and parking their cars and listen to those so I've actually seen they've done here in San Antonio and other communities where the mayors have had to have the sessions explaining that you know did did wars are not open for the churches together but unfortunately it was taken that way just because the churches were deemed essential river Rosenberg I want to come back to you because of course Passover starts this coming Wednesday and and just listening to specifically what imams who hate was saying about how religious organizations have to function on so many different levels but of course Passover is enormously important moment in the Jewish faith how is your congregation dealing with the fact that you all won't be able to physically come together this year I know in my congregation there's that initial sense of mourning that Passover is not going to look like what it has looked like in previous years we have moved our congregational seder over to the virtual platform so on the one hand I think people are trying to work through it I do know last night a group of us had met and we really talked about just as the imam had said how can we say to ourselves these aren't normal times and so maybe the rules that that always seem a little bit strict we have to relax them a little bit in order to allow ourselves to find that space to celebrate this holiday so where is we may not be utilizing technology on a normal Passover we're gonna be using at this time so that we can can act and I'm sorry but it this is of course something that you're going to face as well Ramadan starts later this month that also consists of big family meals long nightly prayers and that doesn't seem like it's going to be possible for the foreseeable future what what do you advising or doing but I think also just kind of piggybacking on what the rabbi said you know religion has been dealing with this for for centuries and in most some tradition in particular the bionic plague is something that Waleed Egypt wailing aid Palestine waylaid Syria so you'll find within our tradition these dispensations what we call dispensations and acts of worship and one of them is Ramadan you know for people who are actually sick they're not expected to fast there are other things that are happening so we're seeing people talk about B. Y. O. I bring your own iftar iftar as the dinner that people have when they break their fast and people would be virtually you know like say three four hundred people on zoom you're all looking at each other and someone makes the call to prayer and makes the supplication so it's an opportunity to see how churches synagogues and mosques and other houses of worship can really adapt in unique ways just as you know we're entering Holy Week the president has said in a press briefing early on that he'd like to get the country back to normal by Easter he's now walk that back I can imagine that got people's hopes up for a moment oh absolutely you know Christmas and Easter the the highlights of Christian celebrations and I've heard pastors suggesting that Easter morning when they would normally gather at the church say six or seven o'clock in the morning to maybe step outside of their homes and sure prayer or do a prayer walk around their neighborhood so we're definitely exploring how we can continues to be the church which has been a constant message that we are the church not because we gather in the building or facility but wherever our presence is we should continue to minister and serve our communities I'd like to ask each of you know if there's a particular story or line in scripture or just something that you are a holding on to that is helping you get through this difficult time and just I'm gonna start with you a second Corinthians nine eight says that god is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work and I think it's easy for us in these moments when there is a shortage of everything from a toilet paper to add eggs and milk to think that our lack might keep us from continuing to fulfill our faith but that promise allows us that no matter what the circumstance we can continue abound in every good work rabbi Rosenberg and our community what we've been drying on as we prepare for Passover is just this notion of how we've been here before thinking about the story that we're going to be telling next week the story of our redemption an exodus from Egypt what were our ancient ancestors sitting there thinking on that night thinking when is this gonna pass when are we going to be free all of this anticipation and yet as they sat as they listened to Moses as they followed god you know eventually they found that redemption and so in that message one of the things that we have been saying is what is it that each of us can do some of that is as simple as stay at home and then from the confines of our homes just as we've been hearing from everybody else how can you reach out to others and then when we are all working together that's when we're going to help get ourselves through this which will very much feel like that redemption from what we're experiencing right now at this moment imams who have so when this happened I was you know lucky enough to see a large number of our congregants who actually working in the emergency rooms one of them bushel a tidy who was an elderly gentleman who lost his life serving people it's profound to see the extension of your religious faith exercise by your congregants if that makes sense in ways that are more powerful than perhaps I engage it theoretically you're intellectually to be awed by your congregants to to see the grace of god shine back at you and then there's this very beautiful prophetic tradition that Muhammad said somebody who is acting as a a nurse or physician in today's terms as long as they are standing to serve the sick they are recipients of transcendent mercy so when I see you know these people really sacrificing their lives for us that that tradition really kind of has impacted me those imams who have web resident scholar at NYU's Islamic center in New York City Robert begitu Rosenberg of United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri and just even going as executive director of the comments about the study spina Texas in Texas thank you all so very much thank you thank you so much thank you this moment is hard listening to the news seeing the numbers worrying about your friends your family your coworkers knowing people who become ill from covert nineteen nine people who died it's hard to this change and how we go about our lives losing work losing businesses losing that sense of familiarity and routine losing physical community all the things that are the guardrails of our lives gone for now broken down there are some things that help a teacher at my daughter's school sent along this song and it's given me joy rise up by andra day I see yeah we want to hear from.

NYU Manhattan
"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:07 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Congregants it has taken some getting used to not being together and it just sitting in their homes and listening and feeling like they're watching as opposed to participating imam so Hey are you normally serve at the Islamic center on and we use Manhattan campus but because it's not been closed for almost a month you've also a transition to all online can you just describe a little bit of what that's been like says well under their purview kind of NYU we we kind of were able to jump in front of everything especially being in New York City so we shut everything down early on as the rabbi mentioned we had everything already in place for kind of the virtual set up so I think what we learned from this is that people need more from religious institutions than just religion so we have a program on the arts we have a program for yoga I run either programs for use we have a thousand young people signed up in a thirteen to fifteen all demographic so it allowed us also to realize how valuable if you will of the mosque the synagogue in the church is in people's lives in ways that aren't explicitly spiritual so that's been something that we learned I think the second thing is being in New York City one of our colleagues mother in law died this week so so we've had to deal also with the blunt of people calling us and saying that they can't bury their dead because there's too long of a line to bury people at the most some graveyard and what do you say I mean we have to come in now as pastors ministers and then also explain to the maliciously that that's okay right because there's this duality there's the loss and then there is this does the religion expecting now immediately to follow everything that the religion in this farm we bury people pretty quickly so walking them through the process that theodicy brings about mercy mmhm Jesse I'm gonna bring you in are you a pastor for eighteen years and now you had an organization that oversees over eleven hundred individual Hispanic congregations across the state of Texas which is a huge area you've been helping pastors through the steps of transitioning online I understand it it looks very different from where you're sitting then the two story suite we just heard that's correct the vast majority of our congregations are smaller congregations fifty and under on average on a Sunday morning the churches besides the pastor tend not to have any part time or full time staff so although some were already practicing online streaming or video streaming their their services many of them this was not even on their radar so we've spent a lot of our time early on resource scene and helping and encouraging those pastors that in turn have to turn around and do the same for their congregations and just see also in the state of Texas governor Greg Abbott has deemed religious services as essential and that two people are encouraged to hold services virtually personal out together is that confusing two people and and also to pastors yes it was it was pretty clear before that announcement most churches war where's Ording to to streaming and video and telephones but then when that announcement was made it made it sound as if the churches could convene if they couldn't do live streaming but what they were actually referring to was permitting churches to do the drive in type of churches where they could drive if I drive up into the parking lot and parking their cars and listen to those so I've actually seen they've done here in San Antonio and other communities where the mayors have had to have the sessions explaining that you know did the doors not open for the churches together but unfortunately it was taken that way just because the churches were deemed essential member Rosenberg I want to come back to you because of course Passover starts this coming Wednesday and and just listening to specifically what imam Saheb was saying about how religious organizations have to function on so many different levels but of course Passover is enormously important moment in the Jewish faith how is your congregation dealing with the fact that you all won't be able to physically come together this year I know in my congregation there's that initial sense of mourning that Passover is not going to look like what it has looked like in previous years we have moved our congregational seder over to the virtual platform so on the one hand I think people are trying to work through it I do know last night a group of us had met and we really talked about just as the imam had said how can we say to ourselves these aren't normal times and so maybe the rules that that always seem a little bit strict we have to relax them a little bit in order to allow ourselves to find that space to celebrate this holiday so where is we may not be utilizing technology on a normal Passover we are going to be using at this time so that we can can act and I'm sorry but it this is of course something that you're going to face as well Ramadan starts later this month that also consists of big family meals long nightly prayers and that doesn't seem like it's going to be possible for the foreseeable future what what do you advising or doing but I think also just kind of piggybacking on what the rabbi said you know religion has been dealing with this for for centuries and in most some tradition in particular the bionic plague is something that Waleed Egypt waylaid Palestine waylaid Syria so you'll find within our tradition these dispensations what we call dispensations and acts of worship and one of them is Ramadan you know for people who are actually sick they're not expected to fast there are other things that are happening so we're seeing people talk about B. Y. O. I bring your own iftar iftar as the dinner that people have when they break their fast and people would be virtually you know like say three four hundred people on zoom you're all looking at each other and someone makes the call to prayer and makes the supplication so it's an opportunity to see how churches synagogues and mosques and other houses of worship can really adapt in unique ways just as you know we're entering Holy Week the president has said in a press briefing early on that he'd like to get the country back to normal by Easter he's now walk that back I can imagine that got people's hopes up for a moment oh absolutely you know Christmas and Easter the the highlights of Christian celebrations and I've heard pastors stating that Easter morning when they would normally gather at the church say six or seven o'clock in the morning to maybe step outside of their homes and sure prayer or do a prayer walk around their neighborhood so we're definitely exploring how we can continues to be the church which has been a constant message that we are the church not because we gather in a building or facility but wherever our presence is we should continue to minister and serve our communities I'd like to ask each of you know if there's a particular story or line in scripture or just something that you are holding on to that is helping you get through this difficult time and just I'm gonna start with you second Corinthians nine eight to the god is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work and I think it's easy for us in these moments when there is a shortage of anything from a toilet paper to add eggs and milk to think that our lack might keep us from continuing to fulfill our faith but that promise allows us that no matter what the circumstance we can continue abound in every good work rabbi Rosenberg and our community what we've been drawing on as we prepare for Passover is just this notion of how we've been here before thinking about the story that we're going to be telling next week the story of our redemption an exodus from Egypt what were our ancient ancestors sitting there thinking on that night thinking when is this gonna pass when are we going to be free all of this anticipation and yet as they sat as they listened to Moses as they followed god you know eventually they found that redemption and so in that message one of the things that we have been saying is what is it that each of us can do some of that is as simple as stay at home and then from the confines of our homes just as we've been hearing from everybody else how can you reach out to others and then when we are all working together that's when we're going to help get ourselves through this which will very much feel like that redemption from what we're experiencing right now at this moment imams who have so when this happened I was you know lucky enough to see a large number of our congregants who actually working in the emergency rooms one of them bush about the ID who was an elderly gentleman who lost his life serving people it's profound to see the extension of your religious faith exercise by your congregants if that makes sense in ways that are more powerful than perhaps I engage it theoretically you're intellectually to be awed by your congregants to to see the grace of god shine back at you and then there's this very beautiful prophetic tradition that Muhammad said somebody who is acting as a a nurse or physician in today's terms as long as they are standing to serve the sick they are recipients of transcendent mercy so when I see you know these people really sacrificing their lives for us that that tradition really kind of has impacted me those imam Suhaib Webb resident scholar at NYU's Islamic center in New York City Robert Wilkie to Rosenberg of United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri and just even going as executive director of the comments about the study spina Texas in Texas thank you all so very much thank you thank you so much thank you this moment is hard listening to the news seeing the numbers worrying about your friends your family your coworkers knowing people who become ill from covert nineteen nine people who died it's hard to this change and how we go about our lives losing work losing businesses losing that sense of familiarity and routine losing physical community all the things that are the guardrails of our lives gone for now broken.

Manhattan
"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Comes in PBS presenting world on fire a new drama series from master piece that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people swept up in the events of World War two premiering tonight at nine eight central on PBS and Drexel University recognizing one hundred years of a cooperative education program that prepares students to address the challenges of a changing world more at Drexel dot EDU slash ambition can't wait and the listeners of KQED rain on and off today possibility of a thunderstorm this afternoon this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Lou Garcia Navarro how our houses of worship dealing with the corona virus pandemic many states and cities have issued orders for residents to stay at home but there are exemptions for religious services in Virginia and Maryland for example there's a limit to the number of people that can be in attendance only ten and while some churches synagogues temples and mosques have decided on their own to stop holding services clergy are still very much serving their congregations struggling to maintain a sense of community I'm at a loss of routine ritual and at times a sense of peace joining us now to talk about that R. three leaders from three different face first rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg of the United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri welcome to the program thank you next we have imam Suhaib Webb he serves as the resident scholar at the Islamic center of New York University in New York City welcome to you thank you and finally we have just having gone as executive director of comments on both these that you spend a Texas a collection of over one thousand Baptist congregations in Texas welcome to you pleasure to be here eleven so Robert Rosenberg I'd like to start with you you.

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"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

11:07 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KCRW

"Used to not being together and it just sitting in their homes and listening and feeling like they're watching as opposed to participating imam so Hey are you normally serve at the Islamic center on and we use Manhattan campus but because it's not been closed for almost a month you've also a transition to all online a can you just describe a little bit of what that's been like says well under their purview kind of NYU we we kind of were able to jump in front of everything especially being in New York City so we shut everything down early on as the rabbi mentioned we had everything already in place for kind of the virtual set up so I think what we learned from this is that people need more from religious institutions than just religion so we have a program on the arts we have a program for yoga I run private programs for youth we have a thousand young people signed up in a thirteen to fifteen all demographic so it allowed us also to realize how valuable if you will the Moscow synagogue in the church is in people's lives in ways that aren't explicitly spiritual so that's been something that we learned I think the second thing is being in New York City one of our colleagues mother in law died this week so so we've had to deal also with the blunt of people calling us and saying that they can't bury their dead because there's too long of a line to bury people at the Muslim graveyard and what do you say I mean we have to come in now as pastors ministers and then also explain to them religiously that that's okay right because there's this duality there's the loss and then there is this does the religion expecting now immediately to follow everything that the religion in a spot we bury people pretty quickly so walking them through the process that theodicy brings about mercy mmhm Jesse I'm gonna bring you and your pastor for eighteen years and now you had an organization that oversees over eleven hundred individual Hispanic congregations across the state of Texas which is a huge area you've been helping pastors through the steps of transitioning online I understand it it looks very different from where you're sitting then the two story suite we just heard that's correct the vast majority of our congregations are smaller congregations fifty and under on average on a Sunday morning the churches besides the pastor tend not to have any a part time or full time staff so although some were already a practicing online streaming or video streaming their their services many of them this was not even on their radar so we've spent a lot of our time early on resource scene and helping and encouraging those pastors that in turn have to turn around and do the same for their congregations and just see also in the state of Texas governor Greg Abbott has deemed religious services as essential and that two people are encouraged to hold services virtually bristle out together is a confusing to people and and also to pastors yes it was it was pretty clear before that announcement most churches war where's Ording to to streaming and video and telephones but then when that announcement was made it made it sound as if the churches could convene if they couldn't do live streaming but what they were actually referring to was permitting churches to do the drive in type of churches where they could drive it drive up into the parking lot and parking their cars and listen to those so I've actually seen they've done here in San Antonio and other communities where the mayors have had to have the sessions explaining that you know did did wars are not open for the churches to gather but unfortunately it was taken that way just because the churches were deemed essential member Rosenberg I want to come back to you because of course Passover starts this coming Wednesday and and just listening to specifically what imams who hate was saying about how religious organizations have to function on so many different levels but of course Passover is enormously important moment in the Jewish faith how is your congregation dealing with the fact that you all won't be able to physically come together this year I know in my congregation there's that initial sense of mourning that Passover is not going to look like what it has looked like in previous years we have moved our congregational seder over to the virtual platform so on the one hand I think people are trying to work through it I do know last night a group of us had met and we really talked about just as the imam had said how can we say to ourselves these aren't normal times and so maybe the rules that that always seem a little bit strict we have to relax them a little bit in order to allow ourselves to find that space to celebrate this holiday so where is we may not be utilizing technology on a normal Passover we're gonna be using at this time so that we can can act and I'm sorry but it this is of course something that you're going to face as well Ramadan starts later this month that also consists of big family meals long nightly prayers and that doesn't seem like it's going to be possible for the foreseeable future what what do you advising or doing but I think also just kind of piggybacking on what the rabbi said you know religion has been dealing with this for for centuries and in most some tradition in particular the bionic plague is something that Waleed Egypt Whaley the Palestine waylaid Syria so you'll find within our tradition these dispensations what we call dispensations and acts of worship and one of them is Ramadan you know for people who are actually sick they're not expected to fast there are other things that are happening so we're seeing people talk about B. Y. O. I bring your own iftar iftar as the dinner that people have when they break their fast and people would be virtually you know like say three four hundred people on zoom you're all looking at each other and someone makes the call to prayer and makes the supplication so it's an opportunity to see how churches synagogues and mosques and other houses of worship can really adapt in unique ways just as you know we're entering Holy Week the president has said in a press briefing early on that he'd like to get the country back to normal by Easter he's now walk that back I can imagine that got people's hopes up for a moment oh absolutely you know Christmas and Easter the the highlights of Christian celebrations and I've heard pastors suggesting that Easter morning when they would normally gather at the church say six or seven o'clock in the morning to maybe step outside of their homes and sure prayer or do a prayer walk around the neighborhood so we're definitely exploring how we can continues to be the church which has been a constant message that we are the church not because we gather in the building or facility but wherever our presence is we should continue to minister and serve our communities I'd like to ask each of you now if there's a particular story or line in scripture or just something that you are holding on to that is helping you get through this difficult time and just I'm gonna start with you a second Corinthians nine eight to the god is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work and I think it's easy for us in these moments when there is a shortage of everything from a toilet paper to add eggs and milk to think that our lack might keep us from continuing to fulfill our faith but that promise allows us that no matter what the circumstance we can continue abound in every good work rabbi Rosenberg and our community what we've been drying on as we prepare for Passover is just this notion of how we've been here before thinking about the story that we're going to be telling next week the story of our redemption an exodus from Egypt what were our ancient ancestors sitting there thinking on that night thinking when is this gonna pass when are we going to be free all of this anticipation and yet as they sat as they listened to Moses as they followed god you know eventually they found that redemption and so in that message one of the things that we have been saying is what is it that each of us can do some of that is as simple as stay at home and then from the confines of our homes just as we've been hearing from everybody else how can you reach out to others and then when we are all working together that's when we're going to help get ourselves through this which will very much feel like that redemption from what we're experiencing right now at this moment imams who have so when this happened I was you know lucky enough to see a large number of our congregants who actually working in the emergency rooms one of them Bushati who was an elderly gentleman who lost his life serving people it's profound to see the extension of your religious faith exercise by your congregants if that makes sense in ways that are more powerful than perhaps I engage it theoretically you're intellectually to be awed by your congregants to to see the grace of god shine back at you and then there's this very beautiful prophetic tradition that Muhammad said somebody who is acting as a a nurse or physician in today's terms as long as they are standing to serve the sick they are recipients of transcendent mercy so when I see you know these people really sacrificing their lives for us that that tradition really kind of has impacted me those imams who have web resident scholar at NYU's Islamic center in New York City Robert begitu Rosenberg of United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri and just even going as executive director of the comments about the study spina Texas in Texas thank you all so very much thank you thank you so much thank you this moment is hard listening to the news seeing the numbers worrying about your friends your family your coworkers knowing people who become ill from covert nineteen nine people who died it's hard to this change and how we go about our lives losing work losing businesses losing that sense of familiarity and routine losing physical community all the things that are the guardrails of our lives gone for now he broke.

Manhattan
"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:05 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Used to not being together and it just sitting in their homes and listening and feeling like they're watching as opposed to participating imam so Hey are you normally serve at the Islamic center on and will use Manhattan campus but because it's not been closed for almost a month you've also a transition to all online a can you just describe a little bit of what that's been like says well under their purview kind of NYU we we kind of were able to jump in front of everything especially being in New York City so we shut everything down early on as the rabbi mission we had everything already in place for kind of the virtual set up so I think what we learned from this is that people need more from religious institutions than just religion so we have a program on the arts we have a program for yoga I run either programs for youth we have a thousand young people signed up in a thirteen to fifteen all demographic so it allowed us also to realize how valuable if you will the mosque the synagogue in the church is in people's lives in ways that aren't explicitly spiritual so that's been something that we learned I think the second thing is being in New York City one of our colleagues the mother in law died this week so so we've had to deal also with the blunt of people calling us and saying that they can't bury their dead because there's too long of a line to bury people at the most some graveyard what do you say I mean we have to come in now as pastors ministers and then also explain to them religiously that that's okay right because there's this duality there's the loss and then there is this does the religion expecting now immediately to follow everything that the religion in this farm we bury people pretty quickly so walking them through the process that theodicy brings about mercy mmhm Jesse I'm gonna bring you in are you a pastor for eighteen years and now you had an organization that oversees over eleven hundred individual Hispanic congregations across the state of Texas which is a huge area you've been helping pastors through the steps of transitioning online I understand it it looks very different from where you're sitting then the two story suite we just heard that's correct the vast majority of our congregations are smaller congregations fifteen under on average on a Sunday morning the churches besides the pastor tend not to have any part time or full time staff so although some were already practicing online streaming or video streaming their their services many of them this was not even on their radar so we've spent a lot of our time early on resource scene and helping and encouraging those pastors that in turn have to turn around and do the same for their congregations and just see also in the state of Texas governor Greg Abbott has deemed religious services as essential and that two people are encouraged to hold services virtually bristle out together is a confusing to people and and also to pastors yes it was it was pretty clear before that announcement most churches war words Ording to to streaming and video and telephones but then when that announcement was made it made it sound as if the churches could convene if they couldn't do the live streaming but what they were actually referring to was permitting churches to do the drive in type of churches where they could drive it drive up into the parking lot and parking their cars and listen to those so I've actually seen they've done here in San Antonio and other communities where the mayors have had to have the sessions explaining that you know did did those are not open for the churches together but unfortunately it was taken that way just because the churches were deemed essential river Rosenberg I want to come back to you because of course Passover starts this coming Wednesday and and just listening to specifically what imams who hate was saying about how religious organizations have to function on so many different levels but of course Passover is enormously important moment in the Jewish faith how is your congregation dealing with the fact that you all won't be able to physically come together this year I know in my congregation there's that initial sense of mourning that Passover is not going to look like what it has looked like in previous years we have moved our congregational seder over to the virtual platform so on the one hand I think people are trying to work through it I do know last night a group of us had met and we really talked about just as the imam had said how can we say to ourselves these aren't normal times and so maybe the rules that that always seem a little bit strict we have to relax them a little bit in order to allow ourselves to find that space to celebrate this holiday so where is we may not be utilizing technology on a normal Passover we're gonna be using at this time so that we can can act and I'm sorry but it this is of course something that you're going to face as well Ramadan starts later this month that also consists of big family meals long nightly prayers and that doesn't seem like it's going to be possible for the foreseeable future what what do you advising or doing but I think also just kind of piggybacking on what the rabbi said you know religion has been dealing with this for for centuries and in most some tradition in particular the bionic plague is something that Waleed Egypt wailing aid Palestine waylaid Syria so you'll find within our tradition these dispensations what we call dispositions and acts of worship and one of them is Ramadan you know for people who are actually sick they're not expected to fast there are other things that are happening so we're seeing people talk about B. Y. O. I bring your own iftar iftar as the dinner that people have when they break their fast and people would be virtually you know like say three four hundred people on zoom you're all looking at each other and someone makes the call to prayer and makes the supplication so it's an opportunity to see how churches synagogues and mosques and other houses of worship can really adapt in unique ways just as you know we're entering Holy Week the president has said in a press briefing early on that he'd like to get the country back to normal by Easter he's now walk that back I can imagine that got people's hopes up for a moment oh absolutely you know Christmas and Easter the the highlights of Christian celebrations and I've heard pastors suggesting that Easter morning when they would normally gather at the church say six or seven o'clock in the morning to maybe step outside of their homes and sure prayer or do a prayer walk around their neighborhood so we're definitely exploring how we can continues to be the church which has been a constant message that we are the church not because we gather in a building or facility but wherever our presence is we should continue to minister and serve our communities I'd like to ask each of you know if there's a particular story or line in scripture or just something that you are holding on to that is helping you get through this difficult time and just I'm gonna start with you second Corinthians nine eight to the god is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work and I think it's easy for us in these moments when there is a shortage of anything from a toilet paper to add eggs and milk to think that our lack might keep us from continuing to fulfill our faith but that promise allows us that no matter what the circumstance we can continue abound in every good work rabbi Rosenberg and our community what we've been drawing on as we prepare for Passover is just this notion of how we've been here before thinking about the story that we're going to be telling next week the story of our redemption an exodus from Egypt what were our ancient ancestors sitting there thinking on that night thinking when is this gonna pass when are we going to be free all of this anticipation and yet as they sat as they listened to Moses says they followed god you know eventually they found that redemption and so in that message one of the things that we have been saying is what is it that each of us can do some of that is as simple as stay at home and then from the confines of our homes just as we've been hearing from everybody else how can you reach out to others and then when we are all working together that's when we're going to help get ourselves through this which will very much feel like that redemption from what we're experiencing right now at this moment imams who have so when this happened I was you know lucky enough to see a large number of our congregants who actually working in the emergency rooms one of them bushel a tidy who was an elderly gentleman who lost his life serving people it's profound to see the extension of your religious faith exercise by your congregants if that makes sense in ways that are more powerful than perhaps I engage it theoretically you're intellectually to be awed by your congregants to to see the grace of god shine back at you and then there's this very beautiful prophetic tradition and that Muhammad said somebody who is acting as a a nurse or physician in today's terms as long as they are standing to serve the sick they are recipients of transcendent mercy so when I see you know these people really sacrificing their lives for us that that tradition really kind of has impacted me those imams who have web resident scholar at NYU's Islamic center in New York City Robert Akita Rosenberg of United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri and just even going as executive director of the comments about the study spina Texas in Texas thank you all so very much thank you thank you so much thank you this moment is hard listening to the news seeing the numbers worrying about your friends your family your coworkers knowing people have become ill from covert nineteen nine people who died it's hard to this change and how we go about our lives losing work losing businesses losing that sense of familiarity and routine losing physical community all the things that are the guardrails of our lives gone for now broken.

Manhattan
"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"York Detroit and Louisiana and another cruise ship with coronavirus cases on board dock this weekend in Florida princess cruises says those who need to be hospitalized will disembark first those found fit to fly expected to begin leaving today others will sometimes will remain on board until cleared by doctors I'm trial Snyder NPR news from Washington the faith leaders round table is coming up next on weekend edition support for NPR comes from PBS presenting world on fire a new drama series from master piece that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people swept up in the events of World War two premiering tonight at nine eight central on PBS and Drexel University recognizing one hundred years of a cooperative education programs that prepare students to address the challenges of a changing world more at Drexel dot EDU slash ambition can't wait and the listeners of KQED this is weekend edition from NPR news I'm Lou Garcia Navarro how our houses of worship dealing with the corona virus pandemic many states and cities have issued orders for residents to stay at home but there are exemptions for religious services in Virginia and Maryland for example there's a limit to the number of people that can be in attendance only ten and while some churches synagogues temples and mosques have decided on their own to stop holding services clergy are still very much serving their congregations struggling to maintain a sense of community I'm at a loss of routine ritual and at times a sense of peace joining us now to talk about that R. three leaders from three different face first rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg of the United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri welcome to the program thank you next we have imam Suhaib Webb he serves as the resident scholar at the Islamic center of New York University in New York City welcome to you thank you and finally we have just having gone as executive director of comments on both these that you spend a Texas a collection of over one thousand Baptist congregations in Texas welcome to you pleasure to be here today so Robert Rosenberg I'd like to start with you you.

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"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

11:06 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Used to not being together and it just sitting in their homes and listening and feeling like they're watching as opposed to participating imam so Hey are you normally serve at the Islamic center on NYU's Manhattan campus but because it's not been closed for almost a month you've also a transition to all online a can you just describe a little bit of what that's been like says well under their purview kind of NYU week we kind of were able to jump in front of everything especially being in New York City so we shut everything down early on as the rabbi mentioned we had everything already in place for kind of the virtual set up so I think what we learned from this is that people need more from religious institutions than just religion so we have a program on the arts we have a program for yoga I run either programs for use we have a thousand young people signed up in a thirteen to fifteen all demographic so it allowed us also to realize how valuable if you will of the mosque the synagogue in the church is in people's lives in ways that aren't explicitly spiritual so that's been something that we learned I think the second thing is being in New York City one of our colleagues mother in law died this week so so we've had to deal also with the blunt of people calling us and saying that they can't bury their dead because there's too long of a line to bury people at the Muslim graveyard and what do you say I mean we have to come in now as pastors ministers and then also explain to them religiously that that's okay right because there's this duality there's the loss and then there is this does the religion expecting now immediately to follow everything that the religion in astronomy bury people pretty quickly so walking them through the process that theodicy brings about mercy mmhm Jesse I'm gonna bring you in you were a pastor for eighteen years and now you had an organization that oversees over eleven hundred individual Hispanic congregations across the state of Texas which is a huge area you've been helping pastors through the steps of transitioning online I understand it it looks very different from where you're sitting then the two story suite we just heard that's correct the vast majority of our congregations are smaller congregations fifty and under on average on a Sunday morning the churches besides the pastor tend not to have any a part time or full time staff so although some were already practicing online streaming or video streaming their their services many of them this was not even on their radar so we've spent a lot of our time early on resource scene and helping and encouraging those pastors that in turn have to turn around and do the same for their congregations and just see also in the state of Texas governor Greg Abbott has deemed religious services as essential and that took people are encouraged to hold services virtually personal out together is that confusing two people and and also to pastors yes it was it was pretty clear before that announcement most churches war words Ording to to streaming and video and telephones but then when that announcement was made it made it sound as if the churches could convene if they couldn't do the live streaming but what they were actually referring to was permitting churches to do the drive in type of churches where they could drive it drive up into the parking lot and parking their cars and listen to those so I've actually seen they've done here in San Antonio and other communities where the mayors have had to have the sessions explaining that you know did did ours are not open for the churches to gather but unfortunately it was taken that way just because the churches were deemed essential river Rosenberg I want to come back to you because of course Passover starts this coming Wednesday and and just listening to specifically what imams who hate was saying about how religious organizations have to function on so many different levels but of course Passover is enormously important moment in the Jewish faith how is your congregation dealing with the fact that you all won't be able to physically come together this year I know in my congregation there's that initial sense of mourning that Passover is not going to look like what it has looked like in previous years we have moved our congregational seder over to the virtual platform so on the one hand I think people are trying to work through it I do know last night a group of us had met and we really talked about just as the imam had said how can we say to ourselves these aren't normal times and so maybe the rules that that always seem a little bit strict we have to relax them a little bit in order to allow ourselves to find that space to celebrate this holiday so where is we may not be utilizing technology on a normal Passover we're going to be using at this time so that we can can act and I'm sorry but it this is of course something that you're going to face as well Ramadan starts later this month that also consists of big family meals long nightly prayers and that doesn't seem like it's going to be possible for the foreseeable future what what do you advising or doing but I think also just kind of piggybacking on what the rabbi said you know religion has been dealing with this for for centuries and in most some tradition in particular the bionic plague is something that Waleed Egypt's wailing aid Palestine waylaid Syria so you'll find within our tradition these dispensations what we call dispensations and acts of worship and one of them is Ramadan you know for people who are actually sick they're not expected to fast there are other things that are happening so we're seeing people talk about B. Y. O. I bring your own iftar iftar as the dinner that people have when they break their fast and people would be virtually you know like say three four hundred people on zoom you're all looking at each other and someone makes the call to prayer and makes the supplication so it's an opportunity to see how churches synagogues and mosques and other houses of worship can really adapt in unique ways just as you know we're entering Holy Week the president has said in a press briefing early on that he'd like to get the country back to normal by Easter he's now walk that back I can imagine that got people's hopes up for a moment absolutely can Christmas and Easter the the highlights of Christian celebrations and I've heard pastors suggesting that Easter morning when they would normally gather at the church say six or seven o'clock in the morning to maybe step outside of their homes and sure prayer or do a prayer walk around their neighborhood so we're definitely exploring how we can continues to be the church which has been a constant message that we are the church not because we gather in the building or facility but wherever our presence is we should continue to minister and serve our communities I'd like to ask each of you know if there's a particular story or line in scripture or just something that you are holding on to that is helping you get through this difficult time and just I'm gonna start with you a second Corinthians nine eight to the god is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work and I think it's easy for us in these moments when there is a shortage of everything from a toilet paper to an eggs and milk to think that our lack might keep us from continuing to fulfill our faith but that promise allows us that no matter what the circumstance we can continue abound in every good work rabbi Rosenberg and our community what we've been drawing on as we prepare for Passover is just this notion of how we've been here before thinking about the story that we're going to be telling next week the story of our redemption an exodus from Egypt what were our ancient ancestors sitting there thinking on that night thinking when is this gonna pass when are we going to be free all of this anticipation and yet as they sat as they listened to Moses as they followed god you know eventually they found that redemption and so in that message one of the things that we have been saying is what is it that each of us can do some of that is as simple as stay at home and then from the confines of our homes just as we've been hearing from everybody else how can you reach out to others and then when we are all working together that's when we're going to help get ourselves through this which will very much feel like that redemption from what we're experiencing right now at this moment imams who have so when this happened I was you know lucky enough to see a large number of our congregants who actually working in the emergency rooms one of them bushel a tidy who was an elderly gentleman who lost his life serving people it's profound to see the extension of your religious faith exercise by your congregants if that makes sense in ways that are more powerful than perhaps I engage it theoretically you're intellectually to be awed by your congregants to to see the grace of god shine back at you and then there's this very beautiful prophetic tradition and that Muhammad said somebody who is acting as a a nurse or physician in today's terms as long as they are standing to serve the sick they are recipients of transcendent mercy so when I see you know these people really sacrificing their lives for us that that tradition really kind of has impacted me those imams who have web resident scholar at NYU's Islamic center in New York City Robert Wilkie to Rosenberg of United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri and just even going as executive director of the comments about the study spina Texas in Texas thank you all so very much thank you thank you so much thank you this moment is hard listening to the news seeing the numbers worrying about your friends your family your coworkers knowing people who have become ill from covert nineteen nine people who died it's hard to this change and how we go about our lives losing work losing businesses losing that sense of familiarity and routine losing physical community all the things that are the guard rails of our lives gone for now broken.

NYU Manhattan
"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:23 min | 2 years ago

"united hebrew congregation" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It I know especially college students often would listen to our services but I know for many congregants it has taken some getting used to not being together and it just sitting in their homes and listening and feeling like they're watching as opposed to participating imam so Hey are you normally serve at the Islamic center on NYU's Manhattan campus but because it's not been closed for almost a month you've also a transition to all online a can you just describe a little bit of what that's been like says well under their purview kind of NYU we we kind of were able to jump in front of everything especially being in New York City so we shut everything down early on as the rabbi mentioned we had everything already in place for kind of the virtual set up so I think what we learned from this is that people need more from religious institutions than just religion so we have a program on the arts we have a program for yoga I run either programs for use we have a thousand young people signed up in a thirteen to fifteen all demographic so it allowed us also to realize how valuable if you will of the Moscow synagogue in the church is in people's lives in ways that aren't explicitly spiritual so that's been something that we learned I think the second thing is being in New York City one of our colleagues the mother in law died this week so so we've had to deal also with the blunt of people calling us and saying that they can't bury their dead because there's too long of a lime to bury people at the most graveyard what do you say I mean we have to come in now as pastors ministers and then also explain to the maliciously that that's okay right because there's this duality there's the loss and then there is this does the religion expecting now immediately to follow everything that the religion in this farm we bury people pretty quickly so walking them through the process that theodicy brings about mercy mmhm Jesse I'm gonna bring you in a U. R. pastor for eighteen years and now you had an organization that oversees over eleven hundred individual Hispanic congregations across the state of Texas which is a huge area you've been helping pastors through the steps of transitioning online I understand it it looks very different from where you're sitting then the two story street we just heard that's correct the vast majority of our congregations are smaller congregations fifty and under on average on a Sunday morning the churches besides the pastor tend not to have any part time or full time staff so although some were already practicing online streaming or video streaming their their services many of them this was not even on their radar so we've spent a lot of our time early on resource scene and helping and encouraging those pastors that in turn have to turn around and do the same for their congregations and Jesse also in the state of Texas governor Greg Abbott has deemed religious services as essential and that two people are encouraged to hold services virtually personal out together is that confusing to people and and also to pastors yes it was it was pretty clear before that announcement most churches war where's Ording to to streaming and video and telephones but then when that announcement was made it made it sound as if the churches could convene if they couldn't do live streaming but what they were actually referring to was permitting churches to do the drive in type of churches where they could drive it drive up into the parking lot and parking their cars and listen to those so I've actually seen they've done here in San Antonio and other communities where the mayors have had to have the sessions explaining that you known to the doors not open for the churches together but unfortunately it was taken that way just because the churches were deemed essential member Rosenberg I don't want to come back to you because of course Passover starts this coming Wednesday and and just listening to specifically what imams who hate was saying about how religious organizations have to function on so many different levels but of course Passover is enormously important moment in the Jewish faith how is your congregation dealing with the fact that you all won't be able to physically come together this year I know in my congregation there's that initial sense of mourning that Passover is not going to look like what it has looked like in previous years we have moved our congregational seder over to the virtual platform so on the one hand I think people are trying to work through it I do know last night a group of us had met and we really talked about just as the imam had said how can we say to ourselves these aren't normal times and so maybe the rules that that always seem a little bit strict we have to relax them a little bit in order to allow ourselves to find that space to celebrate this holiday so where is we may not be utilizing technology on a normal Passover we are going to be using at this time so that we can can act and I'm sorry but it this is of course something that you're going to face as well Ramadan starts later this month that also consists of big family meals long nightly prayers and that doesn't seem like it's going to be possible for the foreseeable future what what do you advising or doing but I think also just kind of piggybacking on what the rabbi said you know religion has been dealing with this for for centuries and in most some tradition in particular the bionic plague is something that Waleed Egypt waylaid Palestine waylaid Syria so you'll find within our tradition these dispensations what we call dispensations and acts of worship and one of them is Ramadan you know for people who are actually sick they're not expected to fast there are other things that are happening so we're seeing people talk about B. Y. O. I bring your own iftar iftar as the dinner that people have when they break their fast and people would be virtually you know like say three four hundred people on zoom you're all looking at each other and someone makes the call to prayer and makes the supplication so it's an opportunity to see how churches synagogues and mosques and other houses of worship can really adapt in unique ways just as you know we're entering Holy Week the president has said in a press briefing early on that he'd like to get the country back to normal by Easter he's now walk that back I can imagine that got people's hopes up for a moment oh absolutely you know Christmas and Easter the the highlights of Christian celebrations and I've heard pastors suggesting that Easter morning when they would normally gather their church say six or seven o'clock in the morning to maybe step outside of their homes and sure prayer or do a prayer walk around their neighborhood so we're definitely exploring how we can continues to be the church which has been a constant message that we are the church not because we gather in a building or facility but wherever our presence is we should continue to minister and serve our communities I'd like to ask each of you know if there's a particular story or line in scripture or just something that you are holding on to that is helping you get through this difficult time and just I'm gonna start with you a second Corinthians nine eight to the god is able to bless you abundantly so that in all things at all times having all that you need you will abound in every good work and I think it's easy for us in these moments when there is a shortage of everything from a toilet paper to add eggs and milk to think that our lack might keep us from continuing to fulfill our faith but that promise allows us that no matter what the circumstance we can continue abound in every good work rabbi Rosenberg and our community what we've been drawing on as we prepare for Passover is just this notion of how we've been here before thinking about the story that we're going to be telling next week the story of our redemption an exodus from Egypt what were our ancient ancestors sitting there thinking on that night thinking when is this gonna pass when are we going to be free all of this anticipation and yet as they sat as they listened to Moses as they followed god you know eventually they found that redemption and so in that message one of the things that we have been saying is what is it that each of us can do some of that is as simple as stay at home and then from the confines of our homes just as we've been hearing from everybody else how can you reach out to others and then when we are all working together that's when we're going to help get ourselves through this which will very much feel like that redemption from what we're experiencing right now at this moment imams who have so when this happened I was you know lucky enough to see a large number of our congregants who actually working in the emergency rooms one of them Bushati who was an elderly gentleman who lost his life serving people it's profound to see the extension of your religious faith exercise by your congregants if that makes sense in ways that are more powerful than perhaps I engage it theoretically you're intellectually to be awed by your congregants to to see the grace of god signed back at you and then there's this very beautiful prophetic tradition that Muhammad said somebody who is acting as a a nurse or physician in today's terms as long as they are standing to serve the sick they are recipients of transcendent mercy so when I see you know these people really sacrificing their lives for us that that tradition really kind of has impacted me those imams who have web resident scholar at NYU's Islamic center in New York City Robert begitu Rosenberg of United Hebrew congregation in St Louis Missouri and just even going as executive director of the comments about the study spina Texas in Texas thank you all so very much thank you thank you so much thank you this moment is hard listening to the news seeing the numbers worrying about your friends your family your coworkers knowing people who become ill from covert nineteen nine people who died it's hard to this change and how we go about our lives losing work losing businesses losing that sense of familiarity and routine losing physical community all the things that are the guardrails of our lives gone for now broken down there are some things that help a teacher at my daughter's school sent along this song and it's given me joy rise.

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