Social distancing is tough, particularly when the Sabbath rolls around, when a good number of Jews, including in Israel, usually head to synagogues and community gatherings. To deal with the challenge, this past Friday night, more than a few apartment complexes around Israel opened their windows and balconies and prayed together, for a kind of communal prayer in these days of the COVID-19 crisis. It wasn’t necessarily a coordinated effort in each instance, although one flyer was passed around many WhatsApp groups, asking residents of different Jerusalem neighborhoods to open their windows and doors and sing together, in order to open the gates of heaven mentioned in the Friday evening prayers.