What Israel Could Teach the World about Dealing with Corona

Updated: Mar 22

I moved to Israel in 2004, and since then, there have been events and moments that have reaffirmed the reasons why I did.

One of those moments is right now.

Yes, now, during these challenging and confusing and unsettling days that the world is being held captive by the coronavirus.

Like so many others around the world, we in Israel are confined to our homes, but the few moments a day that I do manage to get out into the world remind me of why I love Israel so much.

It’s the calm I see on people’s faces as I push my shopping cart through the supermarket. It’s their ability to still smile and even laugh with one another as they stand in line waiting for their turn to pay for the items they want to bring back to their families in quarantine. And it’s their ability to still believe that y’hiyeh b’seder … “It’ll be OK.”