06 March 2020

HOW TO GREET SOMEONE DURING THIS OUTBREAK

A JEW SHOULD NOT DO THIS

“Netanyahu’s Advice To Adopt “Namaste” – The Hands-Off Indian Style Of Greeting To Ward Off COVID-19 Goes Viral.”
NO BOWING
NO FOLDING HANDS LIKE NON-JEWS DO WHEN PRAYING

JUST ACKNOWLEDGE EACH OTHER
SAY SHALOM
WITHOUT TOUCHING

Maybe just give the other person a Bracha that HaShem should give the person good health and be saved from the corona virus.

UPDATE

[. . .]
Israel’s National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) in the Defense Ministry outlined certain measures that would be taken in Israel if, lo aleinu, an emergency situation would develop of thousands of Israelis falling ill with hundreds hospitalized. One measure that may be applied in such a situation is instructing all Israelis above age 60 to self-quarantine.

In an even more extreme situation with thousands hospitalized, traffic restrictions may be applied, schools may be closed, public transportation reduced and citizens may be instructed to remain inside their homes. International goods and raw materials would be denied entry into Israel.

Israel’s Health Ministry has faced criticism of what many think are overly strict steps against international travel that will harm national economic and diplomatic interests.

Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz defended the strict measures Israel is implementing, saying that Israel is on the verge of a widespread outbreak in an interview on Kan News on Thursday.

Health Ministry Director-general Moshe Bar Siman-Tov also defended the measures Israel has taken, noting that other countries who did not take initial strict measures had to take even more extreme measures when the virus spiraled out of control, such as in Italy, where over 100 have died and all schools have been closed for 10 days in an attempt to control the spread of the virus.  YWN


ALSO:  To contact the Ministry of Health Hotline *5400

1 comment:

moshe said...

This is just one of the problems with these types of erev rav thinking. Why choose a greeting that has even 'idolatrous' meaning? Just greet the person with Shalom Aleichem and no touching or any kind of signs with the hands, etc. Think this is all about pleasing the world how accepting the Jewish people are. Ochen vey! What about pleasing the Ribbono Shel Olam?