POLITICIANS TOLD THEM IT WAS SAFE. THEY BELIEVED AND THEY ARE DYING.
There is little that can be said about the above video and the following story, except that a community of people is harming itself and putting others at risk, sanctioned by our Federal Government, State Government and Local Government. In Israel, there is little difference.
As between Democracy and the Constitutional right to practice religion and to assemble and public safety, a choice is being made and the public is not being provided a safety net. What comes first, the safety of individuals or the Constitutional Rights given to them? We posit that safety must always come first. There are arguments to be made on both sides.
But, as between political re-election and public safety there is no question, politicians are putting re-election above all else. This is true of President Trump, the Senators and House Members below him, the Governors of most States, and the local politicians. And, as a result society at large will suffer.
What happens when families with 8, 9, 10 children do not have a living parent? What happens when mothers are left to raise 5,6,7 children on their own? What happens when…
There are too many possibilities to even raise. Ultimately, however, society as a whole suffers for it.
This indefensible denial of science over religion at this juncture is true of religious Jews and ALL other religious practitioners who have chosen G-d over all else, a narrow-minded and misguided zealotry that discounts the value of human life. This is no difference in our opinion between congregational worship and any other form of terrorism with Covid-19 claiming its victims. We believe it should be treated as such.
Police officers close synagogues and disperse public gatherings in an ultra orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Beit Shemesh, following the government’s decisions, in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus on March 31, 2020. Photo by Yaakov Lederman/Flash90
Emergency Room At Tel Hashomer Hospital Separates Patients From Chareidi Towns With High Rates Of COVID-19
RAMAT GAN (VINnews) — Emergency staff at Ramat Gan’s Tel Hashomer (Sheba) hospital have been directed to isolate patients arriving from Chareidi towns even if they do not exhibit symptoms of coronavirus due to the high rates of infection in these towns. Other hospitals are expected to adopt similar regulations, according to a Haaretz report.
Sheba hospital officials insisted that the isolation is not based on communal association but rather based on the rate of infection in the towns where patients come from. The towns mentioned included Bnei Brak, Elad and Modi’in Illit (Kiryat Sefer).
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