Bennett: Save your family’s elders – don’t eat with them on Rosh Hashanah – The Jerusalem Post

Former defense minister Naftali Bennett warned Israelis not to host their Rosh Hashanah dinners with the elderly of their families, including older parents and grandparents, because of coronavirus transmission concerns.

“Approaching Rosh Hashanah, many families came to me and asked a very simple question: whether to have a Rosh Hashanah dinner with their grandparents. The answer is unfortunately no. I understand how difficult this is – we in the Bennett family also apply it to ourselves,” he said on Sunday.
He instead encouraged people to visit their parents or grandparents before Rosh Hashanah, in a safe location such as outside.
“Do it outside: in the yard, in the garden, in the open air, three meters away. It is very important to visit them, to be with them for an hour or two, but outside and far away to strengthen them. We must take care of our parents,” he said.
“I know that there is a lot of fear in the air,” he said. “We will get through this. This is not hard like the Torah from Sinai. If all of us wear a mask, do not congregate indoors and care for the elderly, I’m sure we’ll get through this safely.”

Source: Bennett: Save your family’s elders – don’t eat with them on Rosh Hashanah – The Jerusalem Post