Sunday, August 23, 2020

ISRAEL COVID CZAR: “No Flights To Uman For Rosh Hashanah, Period”

Israel’s Health Ministry recorded 1,140 new coronavirus cases over Shabbos. There are currently 22,393 active cases, with 398 patients in serious condition, of whom 119 are ventilated. Ten more deaths were recorded, raising the death toll to 819.
Israel’s coronavirus czar, Prof. Ronni Gamzu spoke about the controversial issue of Israelis traveling to Uman for Rosh Hashanah during an interview on Channel 12 News on Motzei Shabbos.
“Uman is not one of the Tishrei Chagim and is not a devar kodesh,” Gamzu said. “It’s a hillulah or party and it’s not necessary to do it. It can bring us closer to a lockdown. The whole government needs to be firm in order to earn the public’s trust and say to the chassidim – don’t travel during this time to Uman, it will endanger lives in Israel. I’m announcing – there are no flights to Uman – period.”
According to a Ynet report, Gamzu also sent a letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urging him to ban gatherings at Rav Nachman’s kever on Rosh Hashanah.
“A gathering of this sort, at such a fraught time can lead to a mass infection of tourists and local Ukrainian residents, causing a heavy burden on local medical systems, while thousands more are expected to come back to Israel and further spread the virus,” Gamzu wrote.
“I urge you to enforce a ban on these celebrations this year, as part of the entire global community’s effort to stop this horrific pandemic.”
Meanwhile, a Ynet report on Thursday said that thousands of Israelis have already booked flights to Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah.
The report said that the Ukrainian government is planning on enforcing strict health regulations for anyone who does visit Uman for Rosh Hashana, such as wearing face masks and social distancing guidelines. Anyone who violates the regulations will be deported and banned from Ukraine for at least three years.
Gamzu also spoke in the interview about the possible lockdown before the Yamim Tovim. “It’s not definite that there will be a lockdown on the Chagim. I believe that it’s possible to decrease the infection rate – there are four weeks until then. I want to avoid a lockdown. It’s true that I presented a possibility of a lockdown but we all need to create the possibility together of preventing it.”
KINDLY SUPPORT OUR BLOG BY BROWSING THE ADS
THANKS SO MUCH, IT MEANS A LOT ESPECIALLY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES! 

2 comments:

EMAILIM BATORAH said...

Our Breslaver brethren are desperately trying to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashana. They are being held back by the Zionist.
Unfortunately the Zionist don't understand the importance of being in Uman on Rosh Hashana.

They also don't understand that it makes no sense to stop them from traveling to Uman for the following reasons.

a) The Pandemic is nothing more than a Zionist hoax against Frum Yidden. The Zionists are just trying to stop them from practicing Yiddishkeit.

b) Doctors & Government officials have no clue what they are doing. They are power-hungry to control the masses.

c) The 20-30 thousand desperate Chasidim are all very responsible people. If allowed to travel they will all follow the medical guidelines by social distancing and wearing masks etc.

d) The זכויות of R. Nachman will protect not only all those attending his ציון but also the entire country who will come in contact with them.

e) Not attending the ציון on Rosh Hashana is like one of the ג' עבירות where ייהרג ואל יעבור applies and פיקוח נפש is not a concern.

Unknown said...

Sir, you are obsessed with being at the tzion. I have never been there so I don't know what you feel at it.
I remember asking my father,ah who was a polish Holocaust survivor if I should visit the kivrei tzadikim in Poland. He suggested I go to eretz Yisroel and be with leibidika yidden 😊