August 26, 2011
Observing Shabbat with a hurricane outside
Shabbat is approaching on the East Coast, and so is Hurricane Irene. So what’s an observant Jew to do?
The OU offers five protocols for remaining observant during a hurricane. In short: Stay home; assume the eruv is down; and, only when necessary, relight candles or change flashlight batteries. As for TV and radio, the OU had this to say:
Most importantly, stay inside, stay dry and stay safe.
(H/t: Kung Fu Jew 18)