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Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] The value of community
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I am dubious about posting a link on the Religious community from the
Times of Israel because they have a sincere bias. This one, paragraph,
however, make the rest of this report worth reading. Lock downs don't
work and work even less in Orthodox communities because there is not
even a physical means to place everyone in a shelter ...
Those crowded conditions are central enough to Haredi life that they
shape the most basic social institutions of many ultra-Orthodox.
Haredi society is in an important sense built on the principle that a
great deal of childcare is outsourced to the community. Nowhere, or at
least nowhere in Israel, is the old adage that it takes a village to
raise a child more true than in the Haredi community. Children spend
most of their waking hours in communal and educational frameworks
outside the home, many of them only returning home at 6 p.m. or even later.
A 12-child family sees its small 75-square-meter (807-square-foot)
apartment not as a living space meant to be used during the day, but as
little more than a glorified bedroom for people who must spend their
waking hours somewhere else.
Lockdowns thus affect Haredim more powerfully. It=92s hard to compare the
struggles of the average five-person secular family through the crisis
with those of a 12-person family, especially one that also shuns
smartphones, television and the internet. Home isolation under such
conditions is well-nigh unbearable. The repeated lockdowns, and
especially the school closures, have hit Haredi society especially hard.
Where the article misses (actually it misses in many ways but this is a
root problem), is that JEWISHNESS and Jewish Life is completely
dependent on the community. Everything about being a Jew demands
community. One can not raise Jewish Children and live a Jewish life in
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
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Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and extermination camps,
but incompatible with living as a free human being. -RI Safir 2013
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