Covid-19

Taking a Back Seat While Others Man the Front Lines

Some of you may have caught the front-page story in the Wall Street Journal  highlighting how overwhelmed New York City hospitals are. The prime example used to illustrate the dysfunction, disorder and dangerous staff conditions was Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. That is the hospital at which our daughter first worked. After graduating from nursing …

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How can (the world and) I cope with so much stress?

Hi Rabbi Lapin and Susan, I remember that you’ve talked about dealing with anxiety and stress in previous ‘Ask the Rabbi’ columns, but I’m wondering if you have any more advice for what we are going through in today’s COVID-19 crisis? Thanks, Pamela T. Dear Pamela, You are right that we have written about stress …

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Are We In This Together?

“We’re all in this together,” is a rather contradictory phrase to use at a time when we are being exhorted to stay apart from each other. Nonetheless, the more widespread that sentiment, the more successfully we will weather this crisis. I suspect that many of you, like me, vacillate between thinking that we, at community, …

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