When your mask limits your ability to communicate clearly, perhaps you could let that moment remind you of the countless souls whose voices are never heard.
Professors Emily Oster and Stuart Firestein offer advice for rabbis for deciding what to do about the High Holy Days during COVID-19 – and how to live with the unavoidable uncertainty.
Rather than seeing God as decreeing disease, we’re better off recognizing how human beings affect the cosmos and, in turn, the divine.
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
Perhaps we will remember this time by the actions we took, not the time spent in our homes. Perhaps we will measure this time in phone calls, in virtual connectivity, in mask-clad smiles.
I kept waking up at night with the image of field hospitals in my head and thinking, “We’re going to have to build field hospitals.” My only experience with field hospitals was watching M*A*S*H* and seeing news reports from other countries in crisis.
The truth is one day we will all die. COVID-19 is forcing us to ask how we will choose to live.
There is a unique danger of data wonkishness: putting so much stock in scientific abstractions that reality itself becomes invisible.
The difficulty of judging our need for physical distance can turn into something much worse: moral distance.
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?