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Don't Let God or Politicians Take Credit for Us Surviving the Year of COVID-19

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Do you remember where you were and what you did when you realized that COVID-19 wasn’t just another health scare but an epoch-defining event that would change our lives, perhaps forever? 

I was driving back to Jerusalem one late night in early March, listening to the news on the radio when it suddenly hit me. It was wall-to-wall accounts of how hospital wards in Italy and Spain were swamped, and supermarkets in Britain emptied of basic products. I thought that it was a matter of hours before panic would spread in Israel, too, and spent the next couple of hours stocking up in all-night stores. 

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