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Remote rituals: The Jewish community is sustaining faith, upholding sacred traditions during the pandemic

In a pre-pandemic world, eight-day-old Theo Rapkin would have had his bris ceremony in a Montreal synagogue, surrounded by friends and family, his parents and a rabbi. There would have been prayers and a brunch.  The bris — formally known as the brit malah, or the “covenant of circumcision” — is a ceremony performed on the eighth day of a…