HaRav Edelstein's weekly talk
Life struggles to go on. This was the scene of Maran the Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Gershon Edelstein's weekly talk. Only a privileged few were admitted in person, and most of the audience heard it over the phone. But in this case the result was similar to the usual talk.
The scene described
This was a scene in Bnei Brak this week, as police suddenly jumped out of their cars in front of another car, demanded that the driver stop and turn on his cell phone. They said that he was supposed to be in quarantine since he had returned from a trip overseas.
The quarantine violator was apparently tracked using a controversial method of monitoring the location of his cell phone. Many people complain that this method violated the individual's right to privacy.
The events drew a crowd of curious onlookers who refused to go away even though the police asked them to and pointed out that there was a danger of infection from the coronavirus.
We may see more of this. A police spokesman said, "Israel police assists the Ministry of Health in enforcing the public rules whose goal is to save lives. In this, part of their duties are to enforce the requirement of quarantine."