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In Jerusalem, the renowned and venerated Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim has issued a letter in Hebrew and English, pressuring its rabbinic students and members of the yeshiva to “immediately get a vaccine” against the measles virus if they have not already done so.

“All Bnei HaYeshiva,

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According to the Ministry of Health, anyone who was not vaccinated for measles, is requested to immediately get a vaccine! Please go to the Health Office, Recov (sic) Yaffo 86 during reception hours.”

Last Thursday, an unvaccinated 18-month-old baby died in Jerusalem as a result of measles.

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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.