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Crown Heights Rabbis Issue Emergency Notice

The Bais Din of Crown Heights - Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, Rabbi Yaacov Schwei and Rabbi Yosef Braun, have issued an emergency notice on Monday evening regarding the outbreak of coronavirus. "A fire is burning in our community," they said. Full Story

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Everyone in the sick home needs to stay home
March 16, 2020 11:51 pm

Everyone living with the sick person needs to stay home. That’s the orders of the CDC and all health professionals. Why the Rabbonim haven’t said this I don’t understand. People living with sick people can be asymptomatic and have the virus they can spread it. The whole house is supposed to quarantine.

Refuah Sheleima for all!!!
Reply to  Everyone in the sick home needs to stay home
March 17, 2020 6:17 am

Maybee its time to start arranging healthy young people to deliver necessities like food and medicine to those whom should stay home thereby reducing their need to leave home.

Not so sure that’s true to comment no 1
Reply to  Everyone in the sick home needs to stay home
March 17, 2020 8:09 am

We asked the drs and they said as long as you have no Symptoms you can still go out.

Not true
Reply to  Not so sure that’s true to comment no 1
March 17, 2020 9:15 am

It has been confirmed that you can infect others even without showing symptoms.

Reply to  Not so sure that’s true to comment no 1
March 17, 2020 9:22 am

You can be contagious without knowing you have it, stop killing people

Dr. Cohen
Reply to  Not so sure that’s true to comment no 1
March 17, 2020 9:34 am

Not true

Not so
Reply to  Everyone in the sick home needs to stay home
March 17, 2020 8:40 am

Yesterday it was posted by the Drs that healthy people can leave the house even if someone is sick at home. See collive

Everyone stay home
March 17, 2020 5:51 am

It doesn’t matter if you’re not experiencing symptoms – you can be infected with the virus and experience no symptoms. It doesn’t matter if you’re under 65 – there are people in their 30s and 40s also experiencing distress. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. Unless you are a healthcare worker, have an essential job where you work in a small workplace where you can maintain distance from people, are going out to buy necessities, or are walking outside to a park or outdoors where you can maintain distance – STAY HOME. New York already has… Read more »

Who will pay my bills and rent?
Reply to  Everyone stay home
March 17, 2020 9:47 am

It’s easy to say but honestly we will be broken financially. I think we are not the only one Family in CH that do not have any sick days or family vacation. Praying to HaShem for miracles

that's an essential job
Reply to  Who will pay my bills and rent?
March 17, 2020 2:06 pm

But going to shul, 770, men’s mikva, etc when you can learn/daven at home or take a shower increases rate of transmission and breaks the health system

please close 770
March 17, 2020 5:59 am


March 17, 2020 6:41 am

Send names of all those who are affected. There is a lot of time to say tehillim and learn

This helped me feel much, much better
March 17, 2020 7:39 am

Green tea with a teaspoon of CEYLON cinnamon, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a tablespoon of honey.

This announcement is not enough
March 17, 2020 8:17 am

This announcement is not enough. Sick people have to be quarantined for 14 days as well as people who live with them, those who were close to them and in the places where they were.
In addition, you cannot hold public meetings and do mini-anime of no more than 10 people and in separate places. No one has to go to events or public places, and in that case not be closer than 2 meters. These are some of the measures taken in Israel and they are paying off.

March 17, 2020 8:21 am

We need this letter sent out to all shuls. I was in a shul this morning and there were 5 people over 65.

Save lives
March 17, 2020 9:14 am

Close the Shuls. With locks to save lives of our deaf brethren.

Close the men's mikvahs!
March 17, 2020 10:20 am

There is ABSOLUTELY no reason to keep them open anymore.

COVID-19 has reached epidemic proportions in the
March 17, 2020 10:28 am

“COVID-19 has reached epidemic proportions in the Crown Heights community, with many people affected, medical professionals have said.”
How many cases in CH ?

Reply to  COVID-19 has reached epidemic proportions in the
March 17, 2020 11:24 am

I would also like to hear some actual facts at some point. Everything is just generalizations. Please provide details about these cases. I truly believe it is the only way to get people to take this seriously. Only when they hear actual cases of people they know or something that his home will anyone believe that this is really a potential disaster. As long as it is just “a lot of people” or “many in our community” nobody is really listening. We need to get it through to people that this is not a joke.

One specific thing I heard
Reply to  Agree
March 17, 2020 2:07 pm

Those who get the virus and then recover from it, have reduced lung capacity, afterwards.

Spiritual solutions
March 17, 2020 10:40 am

I was hoping they would give more spiritual solutions such as fasting and getting rid of tv phones. “There are no tribulations without transgressions.” -Breslev The Lubavitcher Rebbe once said in the igros kodesh that it is better not to learn halacha from someone with a TV in their home. Now we all walk around attached to a tv/computer in our phones 24-6. “I am using it for good,” we say. Does a child or teenager know how to use a phone for good? No! Their precious brains are still forming. And to put the physical dangers in perspective: Smartphones/5G… Read more »

no fasting
Reply to  Spiritual solutions
March 17, 2020 2:03 pm

fasting, ascetic practices are not for this dor. The Rebbe’s approach was to put more Torah out on the radio, not run away from technology

Have Rachmonus
March 17, 2020 11:02 am

Can we make a list of all the people in Crown Heights who need help immediately
There are families with parents sick in bed children running around the house but no one to give them supper
Also a lot of these parents are already struggling financially with not being able to put bread on the table. PLEASE help them
Can we start a list it’s a time of crisis
Hungry children are crying out for food

March 17, 2020 11:20 am

Why is 770 still open? the doors need to be locked limit of 10 people gathering should be enforced by cuomo

Mikdash meat
March 17, 2020 11:51 am

The mishkan was set up 23 Adar. By then, maybe each home will be a real mikdash me’at, each with their own ‘shul.’

Copy israel
March 17, 2020 12:30 pm

Copy the israeli method and stay home dont wait until it’s out of hand as this virus multiplies exponentially very fast

fire burning
March 17, 2020 12:41 pm

the fire has been burning in Crown Hwights for a long time, but a different type of fire…
we are burning regarding a total tznius disregard, lack of decorum in shul, lackadaisal attitude towards tefilah and learning torah, lack of dedicated shadchanim, and lack of mesirus nefesh for our fellow yids

This is not correct information
March 17, 2020 1:39 pm

Everyone needs to be staying home whether you feel 100 percent healthy or the opposite. Young healthy people can be carriers of the virus without symptoms and then pass it on to those more vulnerable. You can be a carrier of the virus right now and never feel symptoms and then pass it on to someone more vulnerable like the elderly, immunocompromised etc. So telling people to stay home only if they have symptoms is irresponsible.

close the shuls
March 17, 2020 3:37 pm

close shuls it is the only way to stop the spread. 770 although less people, still way above the guidelines. People won’t listen unless you take drastic action and close and lock everything up. Please for the sake of health and the greater good just do it.
Learning, daavening etc. can be done from home now given the circumstances