To Our Distinguished Community: Rabbi Shlomo Riskin - Mara Daatra
March 30th, 2020
To Our Distinguished Community:
I feel I must emphasize the danger of leaving the house. This is a real danger. Going out may cause one to become infected, or one may be carrying the virus unknowingly, and going out will cause him to infect others. I am therefore asking you not to make minyanim or gather together anywhere - not inside or outside, not in parking lots, streets, public places, parks, or entrances to buildings or shuls.
anyone who does not follow the instructions is in violation of the commandments of "לא תעמוד על דם רעך" and, according to what I have explained, is also considered a ‘Rodef’.
Wishing you a happy, kosher and healthy holiday,
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin - Mara Daatra