Rabbi David Lau: Get vaccinated now, the Torah commands it – We have the incredible fortune afforded to us by God to have a vaccine, but many of us still contemplate the move despite the fact that Halacha mandates we inoculate against the virus. | israelhayom.com
During my visits to coronavirus wards at hospitals across the country, I encountered a most worrying statistic. All of the hospitalized were relatively young people that had not been vaccinated. A few minutes after one such visit, I learned that a childhood friend of mine, a healthy individual with no pre-existing conditions, had died. That morning, he had found it difficult to breathe, and by 5:00 p.m., he headed downstairs to the ambulance waiting to take him to the hospital. By 2:00 a.m. the next morning, he was gone.