Rabbi Erica Asch, foreground center, teaches a class under a tent set upon outside Temple Beth El, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. The recent COVID-19 upsurge has prompted the synagogue to erected a tent outside the temple to accommodate worshippers during the upcoming services. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

As customary, there will be celebrations and somber reflections as American Jews observe the upcoming High Holy Days — their faith’s most important period. There also will be deep disappointment, as rabbis once again cancel or limit in-person worship due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.

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