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Coronavirus Update #43: Several Dozen New COVID Cases

Coronavirus update for the Crown Heights community from The Gedaliah Society and Dr. Eli Rosen: Continued rise in new cases in the neighborhood, important reminders for anyone who experiences symptoms. Full Story

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September 25, 2020 12:38 am

If a rise in covid cases will shut our schools down again to all healthy children then we do NOT want to be tested anymore. This harassment needs to end.

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Mi keamcha yisroel
Reply to  Anonymous
September 25, 2020 10:05 am

Mi keamcha yisroel

Look at the bigger picture
Reply to  Anonymous
September 25, 2020 2:43 pm

100% true.
At this point, people need to look at the broader picture – if schools and ‘non essential’ businesses (whatever that means) are shut down, there are a host of other problems that arise. Why is social, emotional health suddenly being ignored? How about children stuck at home with abusers and no respite? At risk teens, teens becoming at risk? Suicides risks rising?
Stop with the tunnel vision and start seeing the bigger picture and impact.

Thank you.
September 25, 2020 12:45 am

Thank you for the continued clear guidance. And for being a voice of leadership. It is very much appreciated and valued!!

For those who missed it:
September 25, 2020 1:24 am

“It is clear that transmission of the virus will be reduced with universal mask wearing.”

Reply to  For those who missed it:
September 25, 2020 10:04 am

For those that missed it the science is pretty clear that masks do not protect against the virus. It’s even written on the box

It’s funny
September 25, 2020 1:25 am

The mask is a sign of respect. It says “I want to protect you from what I might have.” Where’s our respect for others?

Reply to  It’s funny
September 25, 2020 10:07 am

It’s also a sign of disrespect. You must wear a mask or you will be ostracized, shamed and blamed for spreading covid even if you don’t have it.

Reply to  Anonymous
September 25, 2020 11:13 am

I’m pretty sure that’s not what’s happening on Kingston ave

Hospitalization Metrics
September 25, 2020 1:31 am

Cases alone do not matter. How many of these are serious enough to warrant hospitalizations? That’s when we have to be concerned!

Reply to  Hospitalization Metrics
September 25, 2020 9:13 am

Be concerned now, before it gets bad, so that it won’t.

If there’s a fire in the kitchen, you don’t wait for it to consume the room before putting it out.

Reply to  Mottel
September 25, 2020 10:20 am

If there is a fire you don’t start a bigger fire to extinguish the first one or you will burn everything down too. We are concerned now and the government overreach, threats and double standard have backfired bigly. They have lost all credibility. Stop supporting violent riots. Stop banning hydroxy. Stop pocketing public tax payers funds. Stop sending cops to harass Jews while letting criminals go free. Stop lying to us about the real numbers of deaths FROM covid. We have had enough. And to Mr. Howard Zucker from the health department: you are not king. And we also know… Read more »

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Reply to  Hospitalization Metrics
September 25, 2020 9:29 am

You are seriously ridiculous. Stop with the silly comments.

not true...be concerned when its too late?
Reply to  Hospitalization Metrics
September 26, 2020 9:41 pm

No, we need to be proactive- why wait until it gets that bad…again? Did you forget Purim in CH? Also, there are hospitalizations again….

If sick
September 25, 2020 5:43 am

Stay home but DO NOT GET TESTED. It helps nobody except gets people to hate us blame us and close our schools and shuls.!

Stay Home For 10 Days
Reply to  If sick
September 25, 2020 9:02 am

This is only effective if you consider that any cold/fatigue/sore throat is COVID and stay home for 10 days. Otherwise, you can spread to the whole community, especially since very few people are wearing masks.

Staying home
Reply to  Stay Home For 10 Days
September 25, 2020 10:50 am

I had cold symptoms over YT and was tested on Monday. I got a negative result and cleared to go back to work by Wednesday. If I hadn’t tested I’d still be home with ALL my kids !

What's the likelihood
September 25, 2020 6:53 am

Of school closure if cases continue to rise?

Reply to  What's the likelihood
September 25, 2020 9:32 am

Whoever wanted schools to stay open should have been wearing masks, socially distancing and banning guests in CH for Tishrei, especially those coming from corona hotspots like Israel…but did we do those things? NOPE. So School closure is not a possibility but a definite especially in our neighborhood.

September 25, 2020 9:49 am

That is no long term plan or solution sorry. This virus spreads the same regardless of the draconian measures implemented or the places that didn’t. We the people do not consent to giving up our personal freedom because of this pandemic and handing it over to dishonest and corrupt authorities. Many if not most are no longer willing or able to wear masks at all times and social distance. The constitution protects our right to freely and peacefully assemble without harassment. This virus while deadly for some does not warrant complete shutdown or harassment to all. Those at risk or… Read more »

Reply to  Hello
September 28, 2020 10:27 pm

You sound like you have been brainwashed by the conservatives talk shows. This is not the Jewish way to put “personal Freedom” ahead of Jewish lives.
Wearing masks reduces the Covid transmission by 75 percent and cuts the death rates.

Mask in shul?
September 25, 2020 6:55 am

Please clarify if/which rabbonim said that it’s permitted to wear a mask to shul on Yom Kippur or shabbos. Still unclear on that.

Mask on shabbos
Reply to  Mask in shul?
September 25, 2020 9:26 am

this was in collive before. From what i remember paper masks are a problem regarding carrying on shabbos. Non paper masks are a different story

R' Braun (link)
Reply to  Mask in shul?
September 25, 2020 10:49 am


Also, many shuls have masks available for those who ask.

Mask Question
September 25, 2020 7:17 am

Thank you for ALL you do. Is it ok to wear a mask outside on shabbos and YK?

Reply to  Mask Question
September 25, 2020 8:51 am

yes, rabbanim all said listen to the doctors

No to paper Mask on shabbos
Reply to  yes
September 25, 2020 9:28 am

not ok for paper mask shabbos. Was in collive

R' Braun said paper ok
Reply to  No to paper Mask on shabbos
September 25, 2020 11:14 am


I also remember collive saying its ok which makes sense since they generally follow the badatz.

Pls give clarity
September 25, 2020 7:41 am

The people that are getting it now, didn’t catch it Purim time.
Were they also not exposed Purim time?
Or this is the first time they are being exposed to it ?

Reply to  Pls give clarity
September 25, 2020 9:09 am

We were exposed several times and still havent gotten it! Bli ayin hara

People have gotten it more than once
Reply to  Pls give clarity
September 25, 2020 9:30 am

some people got it more than once. Antibodies only last a few months. It is likely now a mutated strain of virus so not the same virus as on purim

Reply to  People have gotten it more than once
September 25, 2020 10:38 am

In other words, vaccines will be useless

September 25, 2020 7:57 am

Seeing how this virus was lied to us about by politicians and everyone without conspiracy theories or anything.You are either stupid, paid, or bullied by the doctors. Stop spreading fear and misinformation. People are noticing this about you.

Um no.
Reply to  Collive
September 25, 2020 9:13 am

Love it when the right wing puppets speak up.
Wake up! This isn’t a political argument. You have seen that on this website alone the many lives that were lost because of the virus. What a selfish, disrespectful and ignorant thing to say.

Reply to  Collive
September 25, 2020 9:30 am

Very true.
This needs to stop.
We are giving them power over us when we comply like sheep.

Remember – It was NEVER about our health.

Reply to  Collive
September 25, 2020 9:35 am

Apologize for your horrible insults right now! Standing 2 days before yom kippur and you dare to write these lies and insults about Dr Rosen who is our rofeh yedid and the one who the Rebbe would counsel us to listen to .

Dont get tested
September 25, 2020 8:18 am

Do not get tested. There is absolutely NO Point!!! If you aren’t feeling well stay home but dont get tested it’s a waste of time and will only cause them to close down the schools etc.

Reply to  Dont get tested
September 25, 2020 9:30 am

STOP getting tested. Only doing damage.

This would be true if
Reply to  Dont get tested
September 25, 2020 9:58 am

Everyone would actually quarantine but the majority of people will not unless they get a positive result. And that’s how it spreads. That’s why testing is important

Thank you for keeping us posted
September 25, 2020 8:47 am

Is there a way that you can make posters to wear masks in Hebrew and English especially with all the guests here?

My body my choice
Reply to  Thank you for keeping us posted
September 25, 2020 9:32 am

This isn’t communism

Kids don't get tested
September 25, 2020 9:06 am

If your child is not feeling well keep your child home.please don’t get tested.They will close our schools.

Reply to  Kids don't get tested
September 25, 2020 10:00 am

Time for underground yeshivas? So sad this is happening in the United States of America.

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September 25, 2020 1:14 pm

The Rebbe would say to consult the Rabbonim of the community.

Cases mean nothing
September 29, 2020 4:58 pm

The high majority of people who test positive have zero symptoms and are not proven to be contagious. It means nothing. Consider that most of the tests have proven to be bogus. There is major money pushing this fear. It is not about health. I know, “look how many we have lost” I know some personally and many of the family members tell me they were murdered. The hospital received more money to have death by covid and even more with covid and ventilators. We are Jews, our power is in our voice and they are trying to shut us… Read more »

Test Asymptomatics! G-d help us help ourselves
October 1, 2020 2:56 am

“Argh….given that up to 80 percent of the people spreading this disease don’t have symptoms, temp checks are pretty much useless…makes me sick.” (Kimberly Prather, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor, UCSanDiego, Director of @NSF)9.4.2020 WHICH MEANS we have to test even asymptomatic people, pls see this testing strategy asap b/c “At this point it’s very clear that we need a lot more rapid surveillance screening of asymptomatics who could be contagious with SARS-COV-2.” Dr. Michael Mina HERE===>1 Such a regimen can help us stop Covid in its tracks.”