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?
You are right that we have written about stress and anxiety previously and you are also correct that there are special circumstances now.
A crisis grips the globe and reverberates in our own homes and in the homes of everyone else. Our own work and that of others have been curtailed and the resulting financial stress casts its own pall. People we know and love are suffering from health complications and health workers are stressed. There is more than enough to keep us awake at night.
Ancient Jewish wisdom gifts us with three timeless truths for troubling times.