Photo Credit: courtesy, Rabbi Shimon Elharar
Resident of Dead Sea area under quarantine responds with blessing and listens to megillah reading from Chabad of the Dead Sea outside his window in the courtyard, Purim 5780 / 2020

Even in the lowest place on the planet, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary can manage to reach a Jew who is stuck in quarantine on Purim, and figure out how to provide him with a Megillah reading.

Resident of Dead Sea area under quarantine responds with blessing and listens to megillah reading from Chabad of the Dead Sea outside his window in the courtyard, Purim 5780 / 2020

Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of the Dead Sea said he did exactly that on Monday night, when he got word that one of the residents of the Dead Sea area had to enter a 14-day quarantine in compliance with Health Ministry regulations upon his arrival from a trip abroad.

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Elharar arranged a personal reading for the man, conducted in the courtyard right outside his window. “And for the Jews there was light and happiness and joy . . . “

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.