Pandemic prayers: COVID is reshaping organized religion 

Could Zoom herald change in faith observance as big as the printing press?  Welcome to the 'vurch' era.

IT HAS BEEN more than a year since Temple Beth Zion, a nondenominational Jewish synagogue in Brookline, closed its physical doors. The synagogue started holding daily prayer services for the first time, but conducted entirely online. It began running virtual programs morning, afternoon, and evenings – prayers, classes, and social events. And then a surprising thing happened as the temple did its best to make up for the shutdown of(...)

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