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The Coronavirus and the Jewish Community

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Throughout history, Jews have always lived in close communities. It has long been a defining characteristic of Judaism. The synagogue is the center of the Jewish community, people gather together to pray, as well as for communal gatherings. Since the recent Covid-19 outbreak, people have been advised to not be in gatherings of more than 100 people. In Israel, this has been lowered to 10 people! This includes Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, funerals, weddings, and even prayer. For many this is devastating.  

Rabbinical councils are urging members of Jewish communities to protect themselves. They are limiting access to prayers in synagogues to 20 people, spaced 2 meters apart. All public celebrations of special occasions have been limited, and they recommended that condolence calls to the bereaved families should be done over the phone or video. All of this is in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Ultra-Orthodox communities all over Israel have been putting posters on hygiene and good handwashing technique. They also announced that there will be no kissing of mezuzahs, Torahs, and prayerbooks.

Due to the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases, most Passover programs have been canceled. This is a financial loss for many people. This is causing a lot of stress in Jewish homes and now people have to make last-minute plans for Passover. This is especially hard because on Passover Jews can only eat Kosher for Passover food. The Passover products are only sold for a limited time and people usually need to buy most things in advance.

However, with all of this stress and struggle, the Jewish communities are praying and hoping that the Coronavirus will end soon.

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My experience with Ema Care has been so positive that I wanted to share it in case it could help someone else. Eight days ago my daughter, a Shanah Bet student, called to say she wasn’t feeling well and had symptoms of Covid-19. I was put in touch with an Infectious Disease specialist who recommended Ema Care. I reached Dr. Eliana Aaron easily and signed my daughter up. The next morning, Ema Care gave my daughter a telehealth exam and provided her with prescriptions, as well as a list of

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Dear Dr. Eliana words simply cannot express how much you have done for all of us and so many others in keeping us informed, calming anxieties, and being such a wonderful and patient resource through such a difficult time. Wishing you much bracha and hatzlacha in the merit of all the countless mitzvot u have done to help so many through these trying times; mikol halev, ein milim and thanks so so much .

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Hello Dr. Aaron. I cannot thank you enough for providing not only crucial information but a framework that gave us stability and allowed us to function (instead of descending into chaos, which undoubtedly would have happened, if not for you). At the risk of waxing dramatic, I will tell you that when I think of what you've done these past couple of months, what comes to mind is Rav Yohanan Ben Zakai asking Vespasian to give him Yavneh ve-Hakhameha, thus saving the entire enterprise of Talmud

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A Fantastic Job!

I just wanted to say I think Dr. Eliana is one of the most rationale people providing the public with current information. I have no idea how I came across your Facebook page but I love what you say, just heard the one about reopening shuls, and the way you present it. clear, concise and factual. I work in Toronto on COVID 19 and just wanted to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job. I think here there are community doctors putting out information and I have told them they are too

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Shalom. Thank you so much for today. It was extremely helpful. We really appreciate it.

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I just wanted to thank you very much for that presentation. Very thorough and certainly helped create important and necessary focus. Very much appreciated.

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First of all, thank you for that incredibly informative call. Really got us thinking about all the issues we need to consider for next year. Thank you in general for being available to all of us on the group. We have benefited so much from your wisdom and advice over the past few weeks.

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Indispensable!

I just wanted to thank you for all your guidance and advice you're are providing the yeshivot and midreshot. I'm the Director of a boys program and although I'm sure you've heard it many times already, your role has been indispensable in getting us all through this.

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