Yet more thoughts on Covid-19: It’s difficult to think of much else these days
EDITOR’S NOTE: After she wrote this piece, Rabbi Drill’s synagogue was closed and she entered self-quarantine due to a congregant’s diagnosis of Covid-19. She still stands by these words, perhaps even more so.
My youngest son, Josh, flew back to Israel this afternoon after three months in the United States, following completion of his army service.
As soon as he lands, he will go straight to his apartment, where he will begin 14 days of quarantine. His roommates will leave food for him outside his bedroom door, and whenever he emerges, he will need to wipe down every surface he touches. Josh has a great attitude about the quarantine, explaining that he has a lot to read and will have plenty of time to prepare for his entrance exams for Tel Aviv University. The quarantine is inconvenient and worrisome, but it is required by Israeli law and certainly not devastating for Josh.