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Hoshanot v’Hakafot b’Zman haDavar

Octoebr 1, 2020 – Rav Schachter

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הושענות והקפות בזמן הדבר

Regarding Hoshanos, because of social distancing, it may be preferable for the Chazzan or Rabbi to circle around the shul by himself. The same could apply for Simchas Torah where we should minimize the number of people carrying Sifrei Torah. Dancing should be avoided lest people become lax about social distancing.
If there is a concern regarding the length of davening on the day when Koheles is being read, then Koheles may be omitted this year or read later in the day at Mincha, after laining.

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