Imposition of Passover: Families celebrated with neighbors without violating quarantine


by Ifi Reporter Category:Health Apr 8, 2020

The curfew imposed in the country for the holiday will be valid until 7 am on Thursday. Traffic is also prohibited within the cities, and food is prohibited.
 By Friday, at 6 a.m., crossing between towns would be prohibited, and police set up dozens of roadblocks to enforce traffic restrictions. These restrictions do not apply to communities where most of their residents are not Jewish.
The imposition of Passover on the nuclear family led to the creativity of residents across the country to co-exist. Families did not settle for online order and found ways to celebrate with neighbors without violating quarantine.
In the Neve Noy neighborhood of Beersheba, many families set the table in the courtyards and celebrated with their neighbors from a safe distance.
At the Mishan branch in Beersheba, where ten of its occupants died from Corona and three are in serious condition, Seder was conducted according to the instructions. The occupants closed in their rooms and watched from the windows of volunteers from the One Heart organization who managed the order in the courtyard of the institution.
 In some neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, residents went out on the balconies of their apartments or sat in the windows of their homes and sang songs from the Haggadah together, accompanying the singing with applause.
In Bnei Brak, residents went out on the porch and sang what changed exactly at 8:30.
 In the green Kfar Saba neighborhood, residents also came out to the balconies and sang "What's Changing." This initiative has been in many cities across the country.
The death toll from Corona in Israel is now seventy-three, following the death of a sixty-three patient at Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva. He suffered from background illness and died last night.
  The tests to diagnose Corona patients will also continue during the holiday. Today, the "Checked and Travel" complexes will continue to operate in the major cities, along with mobile complexes in Modi'in, Rahat, East Jerusalem, Shefar'am and the Marar. At the end of the holiday, the mobile complexes in Bnei Brak and Elad will also return.
The White House welcomed the Jewish people on Passover. His Twitter account states: "We wish a happy Passover to all celebrants in the United States and around the world." Pope Francis congratulated the Jews in Israel and the Diaspora on the occasion of the holiday and said that he carries the Jewish people with his heart and prayers. The Pope said the words to President Rivlin who called him to thank him for his fight against anti-Semitism, especially in light of the recent blood libel claims that the Jews were behind the spread of the Corona virus



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