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Israeli Cities Hardest Hit by Coronavirus

Instead of Exodus, like the first Pesach in Egypt, the motto is: Don't roam, stay home. Reminiscent of World War II. Except for unfortunately some of the haredi sector, who believe themselves to be immunized by Torah study - and pay the price. Throughout March 2020, Israel has changed its lifestyle into a total lockdown. Data published over the weekend shows the distribution of cases of coronavirus in Israel by localities. The data shows that Jerusalem leads the way with 352 verified cases, followed immediately by Bnei Brak, a center of Haredi Judaism, with 267 cases. In Tel Aviv, where the number of residents is 2.5 times greater than that of Bnei Brak, there have been 211 confirmed cases. Tel Aviv is followed on the list by Ashkelon with 78 cases, Bat Yam with 51, Efrat with 44, Haifa with 44, Be’er Sheva with 43 cases, and Kiryat Yearim, a small predominantly Haredi community located in the Jerusalem area where there was a pointed outbreak and in which there were 30 cases. According to experts, the high number of cases in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem is the result of gatherings and Purim parties that took place in certain groups among the haredi sector - contrary to the guidelines of the Health Minister. However, Israel's Channel 12 noted, in the past week it appears as though the reality has changed and even these communities are now cooperating with the guidelines. (VFI News)

Please intercede that all sectors in Israeli society, including the Religious communities and many young people who often feel invincible to danger, will cooperate with the Health Ministry and government guidelines as we battle coronavirus.  "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." Rom. 13:1