Monday, April 6, 2020

ZAKA head: Ultra-Orthodox ‘completely confused’ by virus, looking for leadership

https://www.timesofisrael.com/zaka-head-ultra-orthodox-completely-confused-by-virus-looking-for-leadership/



The head of the ZAKA voluntary emergency organization, which has been helping implement restrictions in ultra-Orthodox communities in order to halt the spread of the coronavirus, said Sunday that there is vast confusion among Israel’s Haredim about the pandemic, and a growing sense of disappointment among the community that their leadership has failed them.

1 comment :

  1. Garnel IronheartApril 6, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    There are lots of cultures around the world that have long lived with the attitude "We'll do what we want and someone else will clean up our mess". In Canada, the virus is spreading fastest in Quebec, a province that has lived off taxpayer largesse from the rest of Canada for decades while treating that rest of Canada like an inferior, unloved step-brother. Yet now, when they have to step up, they've been unable because they've never had to clean up their own mess before.
    It's going to be the same shock to the Chareidi community. What are the principles this community has run on? Daas Torah knows everything and is never wrong. Tefillah and Torah study protect. Whatever the outside world says to do is wrong and must be opposed. In very quick succession, all these principles have been proven completely wrong. What will replace them?

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