Rosh Yeshiva of the Kisei Rachamim institution, Rabbi Meir Mazoz, issued a letter last week to all of his Roshei Kollel, instructing all Avreichim to get the vaccine against the Coronavirus. “The vaccine which has saved and will save millions of lives has come.”
Rabbi Mazoz opened his letter by saying: “To all of my honored Roshei Kollel and Torah institutions, May Hashem be with you, and may you live. With regard to the doubts and the partial doubts that have been running rampant among many with regard to the vaccine against the Coronavirus, in just a few months it has been revealed, by the grace of God, that this vaccine has saved millions of lives, and will continue to save millions of lives from certain death. Hodo LaHashem Ki Tov Ki L’Olam Chasdo.”
Rabbi Mazoz emphasized later in the letter: “It is obligatory for any and all Avreichim who come to learn in your Kollels, to get the vaccine, in accordance with the directive of doctors and the laws of all the Bnei Yisroel. May there be light and joy in all of your dwellings, and strong health, and much happiness.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
I do not know what to do when a Gadol says, “in just a few months it has been revealed, by the grace of God, that this vaccine has saved millions of lives, and will continue to save millions of lives from certain death.”
Until now, LIFE was certain for 99.9% of the population who contracted COVID-19, not death. So if the vaccine works – and it is not certain that it will – where are the “millions of lives” which HAVE been saved and WILL BE saved?
Such confusing times: How to show respect to someone who knows far more Torah than I do, yet makes confusing statements that are obviously not based on facts that a commoner such as myself can plainly see.
@Levs don’t spread disinformation, yes it has been proven to work. Why are you trying to sow doubt on that, the only one that wants to be confused is you.