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Passover Observations During A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping Washtenaw County's Jewish community from observing Passover as the holiday gets underway today.  

Ann Arbor's Beth Israel Congregation has shifted its celebration online to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  Rabbi Nadav Caine says that includes using YouTube and Facebook to connect with its members during this time of social distancing.  

"We're sharing our text, our liturgical supplements for the holiday, which are called the Haggadah, we're sharing them by PDF. And people are creating their own online and sharing ones they have love"

Rabbi Caine says they're also promoting social distancing among people who usually visit their family members home during Passover.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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