Orthodox Rabbis Issue PSA: “Unvaccinated People Die”

Religion News Service reports:

A group of Orthodox rabbis in New York and Baltimore has released a series of direct and passionate black-and-white public service announcements encouraging Jews to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

“We in the community have to realize that if 99% of doctors say to take the shot, you take the shot. What are we, playing games?” says Rabbi Yaakov Bender, in a two-minute video sprinkled with Yiddish and Hebrew.

Vaccine hesitancy is far higher among some Orthodox and, particularly, Haredi Jews, the ones commonly distinguished by men in hats, beards and long black suits.

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