The Torah tells us to see ourselves as soldiers in the army of life, on permanent duty against death. The first priority now is to fight this escalating threat.
Staying home exposes you to fewer people, which makes it less likely that you will catch COVID-19.
Turning the threat into an opportunity
Much is being spoken about solidarity nowadays. Does this include respecting those who are violating the medical instructions and putting all of us at risk?
There will be birthdays without parties, weddings without horas and funerals without mourners. Our family and friends will not be there.
The coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted the Jewish community, forcing many communal institutions such as schools and synagogues to shut down.
According to the federation, this is not an isolated incident, with a similar case occurring last week in Venice for the same reason.
These emergency projects focus on different important aspects, such as detection and diagnostics; vaccine development; therapeutic treatments; and methods for remote care and monitoring of patients.
Soylu noted that since the restrictions were put in place, the number of passengers on inter-city buses had fallen 83% and traffic intensity within 15 major cities had fallen 65%.
Corona viruses are very common. The common cold is one type.