(L) Rabbi Ilan Feldman, head rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob. (R) Adrienne Botos Usadi, a registered nurse, getting a Covid-19 test before she tests others at a pop-up drive through testing site outside of Congregation Beth Jacob in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2020. Photos: Peyton Fulford for Elemental

Orthodox Judaism and the Pandemic: How Religion Affects Response

What makes Orthodox communities special may give them an extra layer of risk — or an extra layer of protection

Keren Landman, MD
Elemental
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14 min readJan 12, 2021

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It’s Shabbos in the Toco Hills neighborhood of Atlanta — the Jewish Sabbath — and it seems the entire community is out on foot. Sidewalks are clogged with people: A small…

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Keren Landman, MD
Elemental

Infectious disease doctor | Epidemiologist | Journalist | Health disparities, HIV/STDs, LGBTQ care, et al. | kerenlandman.com.