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Pandemic Ethics Shavuaton: Grand Re-Opening? Calculating the Costs and Benefits of Extending Stay-At-Home Orders

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Apr 30, 2020
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32 min 46 sec
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Gittin: 45a Nedarim: 81a Nedarim: 80b 

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Audio from a video filmed in preparation for the Sunday May 3 Zoom session of our Beit Midrash Shavuaton on the Pandemic, we look at sources in Jewish law on calculating the costs and benefits of lockdowns meant to prevent contagion. For the Zoom address, please email [email protected] The source sheet is posted here as well. For more on the Shavuaton, please go to www.torontotorah.com/pandemic.

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