Sorry, but Zoom Judaism just isn't the real thing


April 30, 2021

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — For more than a year now, synagogues around the world have managed to continue their activities during the COVID pandemic with Zoom and similar services.

There is, however, a problem.

Zoom Judaism is not working.

What Zoom provides is not real community. At the end of the day, digital fellowship is pyrite, also known as fool’s gold.

Zoom meetings and rooms do not fulfill the fundamental needs of Jewish community, which are very much physical in nature. Judaism is a sensual religion, one that is based on our five senses. To be a Jew means to see other hum...

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