Courtesy Behadrey Haredim
I can say that "anyone who is not vaccinated is a murderer", the oldest Haredian rabbinic group issued a public letter, ordered its community to immunize its children into an outbreak of measles that has already caused the child to die.
According to rabbinical luminaires, immunization of children is mandatory under Jewish law. "The one who does not vaccinate is a murderer," read the statement.
"Every father should ensure his son and daughter were immunized immediately," continued the rabbis, adding that "the father has no right to remove them from the vaccine, and especially after the recent events."
Among the signatories were the oldest halaches of authority, including the rabbi Jitschak Zilberšteins, the rabbi Šimon Ba'an adani, the rabbi Israel Rosenberg and the rabbi Menachem Mendel Lubin.
Hareedian communities in both the United States and Israel have recently triggered a measles outbreak. The Ministry of Health reports that the number of measles viruses infected in Israel is 1,400, and more than 60% of the infected people are people of Jerusalem from the Hareed sector, many of whom are not vaccinated.
An outbreak of measles was the first victim when an 18-month-old child died after a cessation of illness. After the entrance to the hospital, the infant had no respiration and no pulse.
Health officials and community groups have reported relatively low rates of vaccination in orthodox districts. Some are guilty of mistaking the perception that eulogous religious Jews are protected against infection, relative to the relatively isolated nature of their communities, as well as rumors that are not justified by public health officials, about the threat of vaccination
The Ministry of Health, working on the Hareed communities, to send special mobile vaccination units due to measles diseases among the Haredian population to stop the spread of the disease.
The disease is not limited to Israel alone. After the outbreak of measles in New York City, the Department of Health last week included community data to promote vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), including Rabbi David Niederman, chairman of the United Jewish organizations in Williamsburg and North Shrovein, and Rabbi Avery Greenstein, executive director of the Borough Park Jewish Community Council.
"Toras V & # 39; nishmartem Meod L & # 39; nafshoseichem says that people need to protect their health," Niederman told the Ministry of Health. "It is absolutely clear that parents should ensure that their children are vaccinated, especially from Masala."
The Department of Health works with local healthcare providers, religious schools and orthodox newspapers to spread the word about vaccines.