In This Episode
This week, Alex explores the ways in which Covid-19 is changing our rituals around death and life, grief and celebration. First, she speaks with funeral director Mark Flower about how he’s handled new restrictions on funeral services amid unprecedented demand. Then, Alex talks to Rabbi Sharon Brous, who explains how her community is adapting to a ban on religious gatherings in the middle of a spiritual crisis. As Christians, Jews and Muslims grapple with the question of where to turn (and what to do) in one of the holiest weeks of the year, citizens of all denominations must face one of the deadliest weeks of the pandemic. Rituals take on a new urgency for both atheists and the faithful alike.