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Why is getting the Covid Vaccine a moral Jewish imperitive?

There are few things in Judaism more important than the sacred moral obligation of pikuach nefesh, the preservation of life. We, as Jews, have license to ignore or even violate nearly every commandment in the Torah if it is in service to saving a life. That is why TBT strongly supports any and all efforts to fight the Covid 19 pandemic. With millions of people dead worldwide, and hundreds of millions of people infected with the virus, it is our responsibility to protect our own lives and the lives of those we might come into contact with by getting vaccinated. We know that this pandemic will only end when everyone who can be vaccinated is! At TBT, we believe that getting vaccinated is not only the smart thing to do, but also deeply Jewish. When we re-open in June, we will require attendees at all events to show proof of vaccination. This is how we protect our community and reward those who make the responsible choice to be vaccinated. We do understand, however, that there are a very small number of people who cannot be vaccinated. If this is the case with you or a member of your family, please reach out to me so that we can discuss a way for you or your loved one to participate safely. As people adjust to the return to a more normal life, we understand that not everyone will feel comfortable being in a crowd. We will continue to offer nearly all of our programming online so that everyone who would like to participate can do so. If you have yet to be vaccinated and would like to, please contact the temple office and we will make sure that you find a vaccination site and can even find a volunteer to drive you to and from your appointment. These are unprecedented times, but together, we can keep moving forward in a positive, productive and safe way.

 

To learn more, Here's an article from Fred Hutch about COVID-19 vaccines, including some information on how they were developed quickly and safely.

Thu, October 28 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782