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Expert urges Jewish communities to shut down

Gary Slutkin is a physician and epidemiologist formerly of the World Health Organization, the Founder and CEO of Cure Violence, and an innovator in health, behaviour change, and data based approaches to local and global problems.

Here, he argues that Jewish communities should stop what their doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

 

“While this is a moment for in-person synagogue activities to pause, this is an ever more critical moment for the role synagogue can play in the lives of people who are isolated, fearful or just in need of comfort. Nearly everyone is in some level of emotional and mental distress over what is happening.”

Read more: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/opinion-why-jewish-institutions-should-cancel-everything/