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Six takeaways about Jewish life under lockdown


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September 2022

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Jews in the UK experienced tumultuous change with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. But what effect did the pandemic and the accompanying lockdowns have on Jewish life, which has always been heavily reliant on in-person social interaction? Based on the responses of 4,000 JPR panel members, a new report by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research explores how Jewish families and the community grappled with this unforeseen and dramatic societal change.

The report, written by Dr David Graham and Dr Jonathan Boyd, charts the sudden proliferation of online Jewish content catering for everything from prayer services to educational activities, the challenges this posed particularly to more halachically-observant Jews, how feelings of attachment to the community were affected by these changes and how confident different groups have felt about the gradual return to a new type of Jewish normal.



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Link to article including link to pdf, Six takeaways about Jewish life under lockdown

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Graham, David, Boyd, Jonathan Six takeaways about Jewish life under lockdown. Institute for Jewish Policy Research. September 2022:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-3300