Actress Kristen Bell posted this image on her Instagram the other day with the caption: “My mom sent me the handwashing blacklight comparison. 30 SECONDS WITH SOAP YALL!!!”
Aside from Bell’s mother’s very relatable, low-key guilt trip in pursuit of clean hands, this image is a reminder that I haven’t been adequately washing my hands for many years.… Read the rest
Dear community members,
Our Sages tell us chamirah sakanta me’isura, that matters of danger need to be taken even more seriously than Torah prohibitions. It is on that note that we urge – for us and all guests visiting Cincinnati – an exceedingly cautious approach to attendance at minyanim and other public events.… Read the rest
In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful,
The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) has received several inquiries regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak and the possibility of closure of the masjids and suspension of Jumuah prayers, in compliance with the instructions of the local governments and health authorities to ban large public gatherings of more than 250, 100, or even 50 or less.… Read the rest
Dear Westwood Village Synagogue Members and Friends,
As we journey together through these challenging times of what is now known as “social distancing,” it does not mean that we disconnect from one another. We are blessed to live in an age of technology where we are still able to connect and communicate with each other, and while far from resembling the more natural human form of in-person interaction, we nonetheless are able to stay in touch with one another.
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Many have contacted the administrative offices of the Diocese of Burlington with questions, suggestions and/or demands regarding how the Church in its various agencies — parishes, chapels, schools, charitable agencies and residence housing — should respond to the present crisis brought on by COVID-19. … Read the rest
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that people wash their hands thoroughly and regularly, and that they avoid touching their face. Unfortunately, touching our faces with our hands is a deeply ingrained and unconscious habit—studies have shown we do it more than 20 times an hour.… Read the rest
Dear United Methodist Clergy, Members and Friends:
DO NO HARM. DO GOOD. STAY IN LOVE WITH GOD.
John Wesley’s Three Simple Rules, adapted
DO NO HARM
Day by day we are learning more about COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. We know that as many as 14 days may pass between when a person is exposed to the virus, and when symptoms begin.… Read the rest
Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah:
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by R.J. Snell, Ph.D.
Given the spread of COVID-19, it’s unsurprising that people are stocking their pantries and closets with food and medication, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes.
Supply chain disruption has already resulted in shortages of some drugs and medicines with concerns that protective devices such as face masks may be unavailable for hospitals to protect caregivers, in part because ordinary citizens are purchasing them, sometimes in large volume.… Read the rest