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Monday, 12 Shevat, 5781
  |  January 25, 2021

Live:

Will You Take the Covid Vaccine?

Photo: Itzik Roytman

Your option: Israel announced that 703 residents of Kfar Chabad have been vaccinated against Covid-19. If the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines were offered to you today - would you take them and why? Comments

Live Events

‘Mendel, I Told You Not to Drink’

Photo: JEM

Op-Ed by Rabbi Zalmen Wishedski: A visit to the house of the famed Mashpia R' Mendel Futerfas late at night and the comment he made about his doctor's instructions teach us a lesson from this Parsha and how we should be laughing at the world and not be consumed by it. Full Story

In Which 2020 Did You Live?

Photo: Itzik Roytman

Op-ed by Rabbi Sholom Moshe Paltiel: Never before in my adult life do I recall anywhere near the polarized political environment we are experiencing currently. It's time to ask, in which 2020 did we live? Full Story

Shiurim

From 770 We’re… What?!

From the COLlive inbox: "At first, it sounded cool. It's nice to hear a Chabad song played on loudspeaker and see people clapping to it. It was just a moment later that it became clear to me what a churban this is." Full Story

We’re Owed an Apology From Governor Cuomo

Photo: Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Op-Ed by Rabbi Yakov Saacks: "Governor Andrew Cuomo is not asking you to stop eating kosher or putting an end to circumcisions. He is asking you to wear a mask and be careful. I personally hate the mask but it is the law. On the flip side, we're owed an apology from the Governor." Full Story

Something You Don’t See in a Headshot

From the COLlive inbox: "While dating the bochur who became my husband, I discovered we both made an 'old school' decision. What is most surprising, is that it wasn't solely from a chassidish standpoint." Full Story

From The Gegent

The Petty Mask Enforcers in Shuls

From the COLlive inbox: "The government asserted ownership over your body, let alone executing its claim on the portion of the body that is its crown. Not to mention the petty mask enforcers in shuls..." Full Story

For Holocaust Survivor, ‘Hashem Still Has a Plan’

Bina in New York’s Central Park, July 7 * Photo: Allan Ripp 

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed titled "Hashem Still Has a Plan" about a nonagenarian a survivor of Kindertransport during WWII who finally told her story as the Covid-19 pandemic waned in New York. Full Story

A Bummer of a Summer?

Op-Ed by Zvi Gluck: Given how stressful and uncertain life has been, summer camp is more important than ever this year, leaving many of us wondering how to fill the void that just ripped a giant hole in our lives. Full Story

Exiting the Ark of COVID-19

Op-Ed by Rabbi Levi Shemtov: We don’t know for sure how and when the current COVID-19 crisis will end, but the world will probably sing a similar tune but on a different note − what my musician friends call “modulation” − as we build a new civilization, hopefully on a higher plane than we’ve been before. Full Story

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