Gathering religiously in pandemic times

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November 17, 2021

In last year’s Pew Research Center survey on religion in America, we learned that the COVID-19 pandemic actually bolstered one’s religious faith. Nearly 30% of those surveyed reported a strengthening of their faith because of the pandemic. This number was almost double that of most other developed countries.

In the early days of the pandemic my congregation saw an uptick in our Friday night sabbath observance numbers, even though we had gone entirely virtual.

It was clear that people wanted to feel connection even if they were not able to stand shoulder to shoulder with one another....

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