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Act with Sechel

03/06/2020 10:41:40 AM


There is a Yiddish saying, “Ask advice from everyone, but act with your own sechel.”  As I have listened to advice and read articles on Covid-19, the bottom line seems to be to act with sechel, common sense.  We cannot truly control whether or not we get sick.  We might follow all the advice from the CDC and still get the virus.  However, it seems to me that the CDC really wants us to act with sechel.  We do not need to stop living our lives.  We need to wash our hands, disinfect working areas, try not to touch our face, stay home if we are sick (which is no different than what we should always be doing).  I will continue to do my job and live my life as I normally do, and the Temple will continue to run as normal, until we are told by the CDC to stay home.  Sechel is something we all have and if we use it during this season, we will weather this storm as well.

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