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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #345 on: March 18, 2020, 08:05:31 PM »
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #346 on: March 18, 2020, 10:21:48 PM »
As of this evening Beis Din of Crown Heights ordered all outdoor minyanim to cease. Everyone should daven at home.
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #347 on: March 18, 2020, 10:23:09 PM »
As of this evening Beis Din of Crown Heights ordered all outdoor minyanim to cease. Everyone should daven at home.
Wow.

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #348 on: March 18, 2020, 10:58:22 PM »
We have the same thing, including other precautions like
The doors being propped open
Disinfectant wipes to wipe down your place/seforim
All the chairs are stacked up except for 1 per table (as it is our shul is very spacious, we can easily fit double the amount of tables and still have more room than many other shuls)
No congregating before/after davening (yes, the rav is enforcing it)
No children under Bar Mitzva
this changed pretty quickly, as of tonight our shul is closed.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #349 on: March 18, 2020, 11:43:38 PM »

The changes stated from this although they were more gradual than I expected. The shul s which closed earliest made a lot of sense.


I expect Lakewood to look very different within a day or two.

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #350 on: March 18, 2020, 11:44:40 PM »
The changes stated from this although they were more gradual than I expected. The shul s which closed earliest made a lot of sense.
That's because they're catching on earlier than we assumed.
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #351 on: March 19, 2020, 12:14:31 AM »
That's because they're catching on earlier than we assumed.
I expected quicker than this. It took one day longer than I thought.
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #352 on: March 19, 2020, 12:37:37 AM »
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #354 on: March 19, 2020, 08:08:29 AM »
As of this evening Beis Din of Crown Heights ordered all outdoor minyanim to cease. Everyone should daven at home.

This is way overdue. The CH Beis Din seems to have a delay in their guidance.

Was there ever any substantiated expert guidance advising that outdoor gatherings were not a problem?

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #355 on: March 19, 2020, 08:17:23 AM »
This is way overdue. The CH Beis Din seems to have a delay in their guidance.

Was there ever any substantiated expert guidance advising that outdoor gatherings were not a problem?

Well, in EY when they announced the 10 person limit they said to maintain 2 meter distance. I think totally banning minyanim is an extreme measure taken due to the severity of the situation on one hand, and the fact that it was not being taken seriously enough on the other hand.
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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #356 on: March 19, 2020, 08:22:51 AM »
Well, in EY when they announced the 10 person limit they said to maintain 2 meter distance. I think totally banning minyanim is an extreme measure taken due to the severity of the situation on one hand, and the fact that it was not being taken seriously enough on the other hand.
The reason they did so is because ppl were going to the 770 backyard and it was also full. They are closing the main dorm for bochurim from Monday on, hopefully they will all go back to Israel (quarantined).

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #357 on: March 19, 2020, 08:29:36 AM »
I think this last wave of closures was because of the announcement from the Moetzes.

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #358 on: March 19, 2020, 10:31:24 AM »
A refreshing perspective from a surprising source.

Rabbi Chaim Druckman: 'No reason not to pray with minyan'

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"we needn't be more strict about Health Ministry guidelines precisely when it comes to sacred matters. If the Health Ministry wouldn't allow one to leave the house, we wouldn't say to leave the house to go pray with a minyan.

"But since there is no such provision, and for certain events, congregations of up to ten people - such as weddings, etc. - are allowed, there's no reason not to pray with a minyan of ten. In Rami Levy Supermarket even 100 people were allowed at one time, in other places they allow up to ten, and there's no reason to be stricter than the Health Ministry."

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Re: Corona virus and your shull
« Reply #359 on: March 19, 2020, 10:36:46 AM »
The reason they did so is because ppl were going to the 770 backyard and it was also full. They are closing the main dorm for bochurim from Monday on, hopefully they will all go back to Israel (quarantined).

If I'll manage I will post later on a video that is going around on WhatsApp of the bochurim that arrived in Israel being told their status. They are basically all being moved to isolation at a hotel in Jerusalem. Each getting their own room. Anyone presenting symptoms will be moved to a medical facility. Health ministry is assuming anyone arriving from Crown Heights is positive.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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