A Cultural Map of the Pandemic

Tamar El Or*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The number of people with COVID-19 per 1, 000 residents is about ten times higher in the ultraorthodox municipality of Bnei Berak than in neighbouring Tel Aviv. Almost half of Israel’s population that is currently infected with COVID-19 consists of ultraorthodox citizens. The number of people with COVID-19 per 1, 000 residents is about ten times higher in the ultraorthodox municipality of Bnei Berak than in neighbouring Tel Aviv. Since then my connections with ultraorthodox communities have deepened and expanded a great deal. The actual map of the illness, its dangers, and ways of coping, passes through cultural filters that modify its contents as well as its borders. Hannah got information through her newspapers, her rabbis, and her husband. The current army and positive police presence in their neighbourhoods and towns is unlike the usual encounters, when they come in to suppress mass demonstrations or arrest men trying to avoid army service.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Religion, Medicine, and Health
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages521-524
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781000464306
ISBN (Print)9781138630062
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 selection and editorial matter, Dorothea Lüddeckens, Philipp Hetmanczyk, Pamela E. Klassen, and Justin B. Stein; individual chapters, the contributors.

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