As coronavirus restrictions are slowly lifted in Eretz Yisroel, shluchim are utilizing their regained ‘freedom’ to resume their Friday mivtzoim.
By Anash.org reporter
They waited for this every week.
Shluchim in Eretz Yisroel are celebrating the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. They aren’t excited about the possibility of a morning jog. They are thrilled that they can put tefillin on a fellow Jew.
“Every single Friday, for many years, I stood on the street and offered passerby the chance to put on tefillin,” Rabbi Nochum Goldshmid, one of the shluchim to Netanya, Eretz Yisroel told Anash.org.
“The coronavirus restrictions made me unable to continue with my weekly mivtzoim. For the past two months I have been looking forward to the day we can resume Mivtza Tefillin,” he said.
The shluchim are still taking precautions. Face-masks or shields cover their faces and they are keeping as far a distance from each other as possible. “We are following all the regulations set by the Health Ministry,” Rabbi Goldshmid said.
On Friday Rabbi Goldshmit, together with his son, walked the streets of Netanya and stopped passerby to put on Tefillin. Many were happy to put on after long weeks of not having the chance.
“I’m happy to report, that baruch Hashem, ten people put on tefillin with us today, even with the empty streets,” he said.