In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, David Lau instructed rabbis and Jews to act spiritually.
David Lau, chief rabbi, recently wrote a letter asking all the people of Israel to fast before midnight on Wednesday. All with the purpose of having the Corovanirus eliminated.
“The difficult days are affecting all of Israel and the whole world,” Lau wrote. “At this time, it is up to us to make an examination of our soul.”
The Rabbi encourages Israelis to examine their relationship with God and the people around them.
The letter from the Chief Rabbi asks the municipal rabbis to hold prayers today (Wednesday) in synagogues across the country. However, these meetings must comply with the rules imposed by the Ministry of Health.
Such meetings should not be attended by more than 10 people and must be at least two metres away.
“The good Lord will hear our prayers and answer us and redeem us from all severe decrees. He will save His people Israel and all the children of the world in need in His great mercy. A petition in search of Divine Mercy,” concluded Lau.
As of yesterday morning, approximately 1,656 Israelis were infected with the virus. Of these, only 31 cases are considered serious.
Unfortunately, a person who survived the Holocaust died from the disease.
The Ministry of Health has also reported that 47 people are in moderate conditions and that most cases are mild.