The picture in Israel has changed radically over the last few days.
We’re now looking at a partial lockdown straight in the face. Already, the cafes, restaurants and malls in Jerusalem and across Israel are meant to be closed.
They’ve closed the schools and kindergartens.
And now, we’re not meant to have any gatherings of more than 10 people.
It’s amazing to me that so many people aren’t figuring out that the official guidelines they keep putting out are totally illogical and unworkable in practise.
On Friday, my kid was working in the bakery. The queue kept erupting into fights, because people felt that other people were standing too close to them….
On the buses, they have now police-taped off the first 4 seats close to the driver, to save the bus driver from Coronavirus.
Again, totally retarded, because when someone coughs or sneezes it travels way, way further than that distance.
If people weren’t taking all this so terribly seriously, it would be hilarious.
Monty Python meets the Great Plague of London.
In the meantime, I joined in on the panic buying by nipping out to get more toilet paper…
I couldn’t help it. My oldest has been streaming snot like a river for the last 5 days, and she single-handedly went through a whole pack.
Belatedly, when you can’t just buy chocolate when you feel like it, and when you start to realize that toothpaste is not to be taken for granted, and that even an onion is a present from Hashem, the whole picture really starts to change.
You start to realise just how much shefa, just how much good, Hashem has actually been showering down upon you all those years, when you were just whining and complaining and taking so much for granted.
The essence of the world is literally changing right now, as Rav Pinto said.
Everything is being reconfigured along more spiritual lines, and it’s truly pretty scary, just because it’s hard to see how we get from ‘here’ to ‘there’ in one piece, and without going nuts or running out of toilet paper in the meantime…
But God has a plan.
And He seems to be putting it firmly into action.