My husband has not missed a minyan in almost 20 years and he was crying yesterday when his Rav paskened he needs to daven at home for the foreseeable future. If the boys are home from yeshiva and the men are davening biyechidus then where is the justification for many of the Lakewood stores being opened and packed with shoppers?
Aside from the health risk which the frum community seems to think they are immune to I’d like to point out that as the number of cases are rising (which they are multiplying exponentially every day) we will become more and more restricted and isolated. As a result we will all crumble under the financial ruin.
So even if everyone is not worrying about getting sick, please worry about everyone’s livelihood! The message needs to get out!
Baalei simcha need to implore everyone NOT TO COME to their backyard simchas!
Store owners need to offer deliveries and curbside pick ups. Please!
Someone who is hurting.