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Philosophical questions
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:24:01 AM »
Had people who’ve lived through the Spanish Flu still been alive today, or had a Coronavirus like this one (but not exactly the same, as we would have had a vaccine) swept through the country 50 years ago, how differently would we have handled this?

For the Jewish community specifically, had an elderly Jew been around to say that they stayed home and davened alone during the Spanish flu, would our communities have adhered to authorities faster?

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Re: Philosophical questions
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 11:45:09 AM »
It's an ingrained mentality we jews have. To overcome any obstacles to stay true to our faith.

I understand and admire this. People were Moser nefesh for mikva

The problem is changing that mindset, some people's hashkafa are so hard wired that they think everything is yehareg v'al yaavor

They see covid19 as maaseh Satan and we need to be Moser nefesh to continue.

We don't have leader's to guide us.. maybe some do but I dunno this is just my opinion and I'm not putting a blanket statement about others gedolim..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistle_to_Yemen

My father wants to know, do all these people crying about the need for minyanim to continue, are they strict never to talk to tefilla?