WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Wednesday's "Message of Hope" comes to us from Rabbi Michael Harvey, of Temple Israel in West Lafayette.
"Hi friends." said Harvey. "I just wanted to share with you some Jewish wisdom. The first is the concept of Pikuach nefesh, which means preserving a life. In Judaism this means that above any other obligation any other commandment gets overriden by preserving yourself, preserving your health."
Harvey urged community members to stay home if they are not feeling good.
"Don't go to services, don't go to great lengths, just stay healthy," said Harvey. "The second is a great story from the Talmud, which is a great story from our sixth century Rabbinic code which talks about people who are in a boat and one of the people in the boat starts to drill under his seat. While obviously water starts to spring up and everyone starts to ask what are you doing? And the guy says, don't worry, I'm only drilling under my seat. Please remember what you do has an affect on everybody else. Please be responsible, stay home and stay healthy. Let's take care of each other."
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