In age of corona, Jews around world look to rabbis for guidance

Even during a time of social distancing, it is still possible to give tzedakah to help those in need

In cooperation with Kupat Hair , | updated: 23:52

Rav Chaim learning
Rav Chaim learning
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In the Age Of Corona, Jews Around the World Look To Rabbis For Guidance

As concern and even panic sweep the globe regarding the spread of coronavirus, most Jews opt to do as they have always done: Have bitachon, and do hishtadlut. At this stage it seems the best hishtadlut is to follow the instructions of the local health departments, to wash hands regularly, and to avoid touching one’s face. The rabbanim chime in, however, with another form of spiritual hishtadlut: Giving tzedaka to help those who are ill.

“My father, my teacher the Sar HaTorah shlita said that all those who donate a tangible sum to the Kupat Hair fund ... will merit, measure for measure, that he will not be ill and there will be no illness in his home.

Signing in honor of the great mitzvah,

Yitzchok Shaul Kanievsky son of HaGaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita”

Donations made to a Kupat Ha’Ir fund will go toward poor Jewish families affected by illness. Now is a particularly urgent time, as many are hastily preparing for Pesach, and simultaneously struggling to afford life-saving treatments. This, midah k’neged midah, is part of your hishtadlut for your own health.

All donors will be davened for by Rav Chaim Kanievsky every Erev Shabbat before candle lighting.