Quarantine Humor

Quarantine Humor

Here’s some funny stuff my teenage daughter shared with me–translated into English.

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Chizuk for a Depressed Corona Kallah by Rabbi Fischel Schachter

Chizuk for a Depressed Corona Kallah by Rabbi Fischel Schachter

A few days ago I told you about my daughter’s best friend, Maia, who has to get married at a synagogue with only her parents and siblings present on account of new Ministry-of Health regulations barring gatherings of more than 10 people. You JewishMOMs sent in over 1000 mazal tovs from around the world, and […]

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Mom, Dad, and Corona

Mom, Dad, and Corona

My parents are in their late 70s and have chronic health issues. So I was surprised during our weekly Skype call this past Friday that Mom and Dad seemed so calm, upbeat even. In part, I think their mood is a product of the fact that my parents are doctors so they’re pretty immune to the hype […]

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The Chinese Tourists Keeping Me Calm Right Now (1-Minute COVID-19 Peptalk)

The Chinese Tourists Keeping Me Calm Right Now (1-Minute COVID-19 Peptalk)

This past Thursday night, after I heard Prime Minister Netanyahu address the nation about the catastrophic threat COVID-19 poses to Israel and the world, I felt frantic for a few hours. And I thought that for the next while I would not be able to sleep at night. But then I reminded myself, “Think good, […]

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Getting Married, Corona-Style (1-Minute Video)

Getting Married, Corona-Style (1-Minute Video)

A few hours ago, a young couple named Anava and Yaron managed to celebrate their marriage with a large wedding–while maintaining the strict regulations of the Ministry of Health banning gatherings of more than 10 people. The couple got married at Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav (I could hear the celebrations from my living room). And this was […]

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Maia’s Wedding Was Just Cancelled Because of Pandemic: Please Send her a Mazal Tov!

Maia’s Wedding Was Just Cancelled Because of Pandemic: Please Send her a Mazal Tov!

I just found out that my daughter’s best friend Maia and her fiance, Avidan, have had to cancel the wedding they planned for next Sunday with 450 guests, the first child’s wedding for both families. Instead, since gatherings of over 10 people have been banned, 22-year-olds Maia and Avidan will be getting married this Friday […]

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