• Will the direct threat of COVID-19 move people to focus on the responsibility we each have to make the world a better place? That is the basic idea behind tikkun olam, a Jewish concept about personal responsibility to make the world better. The Hebrew phrase tikkun olam (pronounced tee-KOON oh-LUHM) means "world repair." In modern Jewish circles, tikkun olam has become synonymous with the notion of social action and the pursuit of social justice


  • President Trump agreed to continue social distancing through the end of April and maybe beyond, guided by more data and the input of Drs. Fauci and Birx.

    Dr. Fauci predicts millions of infections and as many as 100,000 to 200,000 deaths before the pandemic winds down. Sobering news but we need to face reality.

     

    We can only hope that as our understanding of the behavior of this virus increases, we will be able to make better decisions about what we must do as a society and as individuals.


  • Confusing and inconsistent guidelines lead to uncertainty, anxiety and fear. We need reliable sources so we know what to expect and what to do. Overly optimistic projections add to the stress that is already rampant. I am providing this information so we can look at circumstances with a clear eye. Forewarned is forearmed.