After 5 Lubavitcher Chassidim passed away from Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours, leading Chabad rabbonim in Eretz Yisroel issued an urgent call for everyone to vaccinate against the virus “without delay”.
After 5 Lubavitcher Chassidim passed away from Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours, leading Chabad rabbonim in Eretz Yisroel issued an urgent call for everyone to vaccinate against the virus.
In a letter released Sunday, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad of Eretz Yisroel wrote: “Following the rapid spread of the virus amongst all age groups, and after several deaths in the Chabad community, we are requiring that every single member of Anash get vaccinated according to current Ministry of Health regulations, including those who have been vaccinated twice, without delay.“
The letter was signed by Harav Yitzchok Yehuda Yaroslavsky (Kiryat Malachi), Harav Avrohom Michoel Halperin (Yerushalayim), Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky (Rechovot), Harav Yochanan Gurary (Cholon), Harav Yosef Hecht (Eilat), Harav Moshe Havlin (Kiryat Gat) and Harav Yisroel Hendel (Migdal Haemek).
The Rabbonim also added a call for everyone to increase their amuna and bitachon during this challenging period. “At this time, we must strengthen his amuna and bitachon and strengthen those around it, add to the Torah, tefilla and tzedaka and the spread Yiddishkeit and Chassidus.”
Since the outbreak of the Delta variant, Israel has been experiencing a resurgence in Covid infections resulting in many deaths among the unvaccinated. Israel has also begun to administer booster shots to everyone over the age of 30, due to waning antibodies.
For the past year and a half, since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel, has been a leading voice in Eretz Yisroel, issuing calls to follow health regulations and guidance from doctors and the Israeli Health Ministry.