Author: Yehuda Krohn, Psy.D.
March 1st, 2021
A number of people have puzzled over why some observant Jews seem unconcerned about contracting COVID and/or following medical recommendations, while other observant Jews seem very concerned. I believe that a key factor relates to a discussion, within Judaism, as to the relationship between two seemingly opposing beliefs.
In Jewish thought, we are given the conceptual tools, on the one hand, to feel safe and secure, and, on the other hand, to exp …