With people 70+ being encouraged to self-isolate this week, I thought this article was a timely reminder of the pressure our elders are sometimes put under. Author Rabbi Dr Shai Held, describes the staggering, heartless cruelty toward the elderly during this global pandemic.
“Crises can elicit compassion, but they can also evoke callousness. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve witnessed communities coming together (even as they have sometimes been physically forced apart), and we’ve seen individuals engaging in simple acts of kindness to remind the sick and quarantined that they are not forgotten. Yet from some quarters, we’ve also seen a degree of cruelty that is truly staggering.” – Dr Shai Held
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