'Aaleh et Korona al Rosh Simhati': Recent Theologies of Mourning and Rejoicing in a Time of Pandemic
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References: Taanit: 19a, Rambam: Ta'aniyos 1:6
What should one's attitude be towards one's Avodas Hashem in a time of Coronavirus, which includes both large scale danger and social distancing? Should one try as much as possible to maintain a sense of normalcy, or should one embrace and "lean in" to the different world we live in? This Shiur compares two approaches to this question, and considers their application in the context of practices of rejoicing and mourning.