CORONAVIRUS BIG PICTURE: FAITH, COMMUNITY & OUTREACH

March 24, 2020 at 7:15 pm

PARTIAL REMEDY TO CRISIS IS TECHNOLOGY ALLOWING US TO STAY IN TOUCH, SAYS RABBI MARK WILDES 

HOPES SHARED EXPERIENCE REMINDS AMERICANS OF COMMONALITY, LEADS TO MORE RESPECT AND PROBLEM-SOLVING 

SAYS ORGANIZATION IS DOING AS MUCH AS IT CAN ONLINE TO KEEP COMMUNITY ENGAGED DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING 

Social distancing is unnatural and quickly becoming a new normal. So how do we stay connected? How do we cope? How can we help and how will we grow? Rabbi Mark Wildes of The Manhattan Jewish Experience says we should never ask why bad things happen to good people, but we can ask what. What can we do to connect, and what can we do to help each other? He shares how they are meeting the spiritual needs of the community while also reaching isolated urban millennials.

Aired on March 24, 2020. 

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00:00:00:04 00:00:03:29 >>> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN.
00:00:03:29 00:00:06:20 LIKE YOU AT HOME, WE HERE AT
00:00:06:20 00:00:07:26 "METROFOCUS" ARE PRACTICING
00:00:07:26 00:00:09:24 SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING THIS
00:00:09:24 00:00:12:14 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
00:00:12:14 00:00:13:06 NEVERTHELESS WE ARE STILL
00:00:13:06 00:00:15:04 COMMITTED TO BRINGING YOU THE
00:00:15:04 00:00:16:28 MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AFFECTING
00:00:16:28 00:00:18:01 OUR COMMUNITY.
00:00:18:01 00:00:19:19 TONIGHT WE'RE EXPLORING THE
00:00:19:19 00:00:21:20 SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF OUR CURRENT
00:00:21:20 00:00:22:04 CRISIS.
00:00:22:04 00:00:26:06 TO HELP US DO THAT, JOIN BID
00:00:26:06 00:00:28:28 RABBI MARK WILDS, FOUNDER AND
00:00:28:28 00:00:32:19 DIRECTOR OF THE MANHATTAN JEWISH
00:00:32:19 00:00:32:27 EXCHANGE.
00:00:32:27 00:00:33:28 WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM.
00:00:33:28 00:00:36:14 >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING
00:00:36:14 00:00:36:19 ME.
00:00:36:19 00:00:38:21 >> ONE OF YOUR VIDEOS LAST WEEK
00:00:38:21 00:00:41:21 YOU SAID THAT ACCORDING TO THE
00:00:41:21 00:00:43:29 TALMUD, BEFORE GOD SENDS A
00:00:43:29 00:00:46:27 DISEASE, HE SENDS A REMEDY.
00:00:46:27 00:00:48:20 WHAT REMEDY DID GOD SEND FOR
00:00:48:20 00:00:50:01 THIS PANDEMIC?
00:00:50:01 00:00:52:09 >> THE REMEDY I WAS REFERRING
00:00:52:09 00:00:54:12 TO, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT GOD
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00:00:57:05 00:00:57:16 PARTIAL.
00:00:57:16 00:00:59:15 COMPLETE WOULD BE VACCINE AND BE
00:00:59:15 00:01:02:10 DONE WITH THIS WHOLE THING.
00:01:02:10 00:01:03:27 PARTIAL REMEDY I BELIEVE IS THE
00:01:03:27 00:01:04:27 TECHNOLOGY THAT WE'RE TAKING
00:01:04:27 00:01:06:23 ADVANTAGE OF RIGHT HERE TO HAVE
00:01:06:23 00:01:07:17 THIS CONVERSATION.
00:01:07:17 00:01:09:08 CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THIS HAPPENED
00:01:09:08 00:01:11:11 20 YEARS AGO?
00:01:11:11 00:01:14:11 BEFORE THERE WAS FACETIME AND
00:01:14:11 00:01:17:15 ZOOM AND FACEBOOK AND FACEBOOK
00:01:17:15 00:01:17:24 LIVE?
00:01:17:24 00:01:19:01 THE SOCIAL ISOLATION THAT WE
00:01:19:01 00:01:21:13 HAVE TO GO THROUGH RIGHT NOW IN
00:01:21:13 00:01:25:05 ORDER TO KEEP THIS -- CONTAIN
00:01:25:05 00:01:28:03 THIS DISEASE WOULD BE SO PAINFUL
00:01:28:03 00:01:28:12 EMOTIONALLY.
00:01:28:12 00:01:30:00 IT IS PAINFUL ALREADY.
00:01:30:00 00:01:32:06 BUT AT LEAST WE CAN SEE EACH
00:01:32:06 00:01:33:28 OTHER, STAY IN TOUCH, CONTINUE.
00:01:33:28 00:01:37:08 I HAVE KIDS AT HOME IN SCHOOL
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00:01:38:14 00:01:40:29 20 YEARS AGO, IF ALL THE SCHOOLS
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00:01:43:02 00:01:45:29 KIDS WOULD BE SITTING AROUND NOT
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00:01:46:27 00:01:48:25 WE HAVE TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES
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00:01:50:10 00:01:52:10 AND BE CONNECTED WITH EACH OTHER
00:01:52:10 00:01:53:10 THROUGH TECHNOLOGY.
00:01:53:10 00:01:56:01 IT'S NOT THE SAME AS THE HUMAN
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00:01:58:07 00:02:00:13 IT IS SOMETHING VERY, VERY
00:02:00:13 00:02:02:01 IMPORTANT, TO BE GRATEFUL FOR.
00:02:02:01 00:02:03:27 >> RABBI, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT
00:02:03:27 00:02:06:16 THIS IN THE PAST, AT MOMENTS
00:02:06:16 00:02:09:15 LIKE THIS, MANY PEOPLE WILL TEND
00:02:09:15 00:02:12:20 TO REACH OUT TO GOD, GET CLOSER
00:02:12:20 00:02:17:00 TO GOD TO FIND A CERTAIN DEGREE
00:02:17:00 00:02:19:24 OF CONSOLATION.
00:02:19:24 00:02:21:23 OTHER PEOPLE WILL ASK HOW CAN
00:02:21:23 00:02:26:06 ANYONE BELIEVE IN ALL-POWERFUL
00:02:26:06 00:02:30:25 BENEVOLENT GOD WHEN MINDNLESS
00:02:30:25 00:02:34:11 EVENT LOOKING THIS HAPPENS
00:02:34:11 00:02:35:15 CAUSING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
00:02:35:15 00:02:36:16 WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER?
00:02:36:16 00:02:38:06 >> YOU'VE ASKED ME THAT BEFORE.
00:02:38:06 00:02:39:20 I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CANNOT
00:02:39:20 00:02:42:05 BELIEVE IN ALL-POWERFUL GOD
00:02:42:05 00:02:44:18 AFTER WHAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING.
00:02:44:18 00:02:48:01 WE CAN'T EVEN SEE THIS VIRUS,
00:02:48:01 00:02:50:01 IT'S MICROSCOPIC, AND CAUSING
00:02:50:01 00:02:52:15 THE WORLD'S ECONOMY TO PLUMMET,
00:02:52:15 00:02:55:11 PUTTING THE WHOLE WORLD INTO
00:02:55:11 00:02:55:19 DISARRAY.
00:02:55:19 00:02:56:21 SOMETHING WE CAN'T EVEN SEE.
00:02:56:21 00:02:58:14 IF THAT'S NOT AN INDICATION OF
00:02:58:14 00:03:00:09 SOME GREATER FORCE IN THE WORLD,
00:03:00:09 00:03:02:05 I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.
00:03:02:05 00:03:04:29 YOUR OTHER QUESTION IS
00:03:04:29 00:03:05:08 LEGITIMATE.
00:03:05:08 00:03:06:25 WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD
00:03:06:25 00:03:07:14 PEOPLE.
00:03:07:14 00:03:08:20 GIVE YOU SAME ANSWER AS LAST
00:03:08:20 00:03:11:21 TIME, THAT'S ABOVE MY PAY GRADE,
00:03:11:21 00:03:13:26 I DON'T BELIEVE WE MORTALS WITH
00:03:13:26 00:03:16:15 OUR LIMITED AND FINITE MINDS CAN
00:03:16:15 00:03:19:11 UNDERSTAND THE INFINITE WAYS OF
00:03:19:11 00:03:20:27 THE CREATOR.
00:03:20:27 00:03:22:18 WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY
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00:03:24:09 00:03:26:02 UNDERSTAND AND REALLY ANSWER A
00:03:26:02 00:03:29:09 VERY LEGITIMATE QUESTION WE
00:03:29:09 00:03:30:13 BELIEVE ACCORDING TO OUR
00:03:30:13 00:03:33:17 TRADITION MOSES THE GREATEST
00:03:33:17 00:03:35:28 JEWISH PROPHET ASKED GOD
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00:03:37:19 00:03:38:14 TO GOOD PEOPLE.
00:03:38:14 00:03:39:26 WE BELIEVE THERE'S A PLAN AND
00:03:39:26 00:03:42:00 EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON
00:03:42:00 00:03:43:21 BUT OUR ANSWER FOR THAT QUESTION
00:03:43:21 00:03:46:04 IS NEVER WHY, IT'S ALWAYS WHAT.
00:03:46:04 00:03:49:03 WHAT DO WE DO WITH THIS
00:03:49:03 00:03:49:13 SITUATION?
00:03:49:13 00:03:51:17 WHY IS AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY,
00:03:51:17 00:03:52:11 I DON'T KNOW.
00:03:52:11 00:03:54:03 IF YOU GOT SOMEBODY WHO CAN GIVE
00:03:54:03 00:04:02:02 ME THE ANSWER, I'M WILLING TO
00:04:02:02 00:04:02:09 LISTEN.
00:04:02:09 00:04:02:27 BUT WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THIS
00:04:02:27 00:04:03:05 SITUATION?
00:04:03:05 00:04:03:22 HOW CAN WE GROW FROM BEING
00:04:03:22 00:04:04:11 SOCIALLY DISTANCED FROM OTHERS?
00:04:04:11 00:04:05:26 OR WATCHING OUR LOVED ONES GOING
00:04:05:26 00:04:08:16 THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT THING,
00:04:08:16 00:04:20:04 WHAT ARE WE BEING ASKED TO DO
00:04:20:04 00:04:20:16 FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
00:04:20:16 00:04:21:04 I THINK THAT'S A QUESTION WE
00:04:21:04 00:04:21:23 SHOULD BE ASKING OURSELVES, NOT
00:04:21:23 00:04:22:10 WHY, BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T
00:04:22:10 00:04:22:20 KNOW, HUMBLY.
00:04:22:20 00:04:23:07 BUT WHAT, I CAN GIVE YOU A
00:04:23:07 00:04:23:23 COUPLE OF ANSWERS TO THAT.
00:04:23:23 00:04:24:28 >> SO THE MANHATTAN JEWISH
00:04:24:28 00:04:26:29 EXPERIENCE IS VERY ACTIVE AND
00:04:26:29 00:04:28:24 PUBLIC MINISTRY, RIGHT?
00:04:28:24 00:04:32:02 SO HOW ARE YOU CONDUCTING YOUR
00:04:32:02 00:04:34:14 ACTIVITIES AT A MOMENT LIKE
00:04:34:14 00:04:37:11 THIS, UNDER THE CURRENT
00:04:37:11 00:04:37:21 CIRCUMSTANCES?
00:04:37:21 00:04:38:06 >> YEAH.
00:04:38:06 00:04:39:17 I DON'T REMEMBER, I'M DOING THIS
00:04:39:17 00:04:42:03 OVER 20 YEARS, DON'T REMEMBER
00:04:42:03 00:04:44:19 EVER BEING THIS BUSY AND I WORK
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00:04:44:25 00:04:46:17 WE'RE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK,
00:04:46:17 00:04:47:16 ENTIRE STAFF.
00:04:47:16 00:04:49:11 WE'VE JUST GOT EVERYTHING
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00:04:49:18 00:04:52:12 WE HAVE A MILLENNIAL KIND OF
00:04:52:12 00:04:56:06 POPULATION, LOT OF OUR
00:04:56:06 00:04:59:19 CONGREGANTS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE
00:04:59:19 00:05:01:06 ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM AND
00:05:01:06 00:05:01:27 ZOOM.
00:05:01:27 00:05:03:21 WE HAVE CLASSES LITERALLY EVERY
00:05:03:21 00:05:04:21 DAY OF THE WEEK.
00:05:04:21 00:05:07:23 SERIOUS CLASSES ABOUT JEWISH
00:05:07:23 00:05:10:07 PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY,
00:05:10:07 00:05:11:18 DISCUSSION GROUPS AND SEMINARS
00:05:11:18 00:05:13:11 AND LIGHTER THINGS.
00:05:13:11 00:05:15:12 HAD A COOKING CLASS LAST NIGHT
00:05:15:12 00:05:18:04 AND IN ABOUT HALF HOUR GOING TO
00:05:18:04 00:05:22:01 GO ON FACEBOOK LIVE TO DO A
00:05:22:01 00:05:25:15 WELCOMING IN THE PRAYER SERVICE.
00:05:25:15 00:05:29:06 WHEN SHABBAT IS OVER, HAVE A
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00:05:29:13 00:05:31:14 DOING AS MUCH AS WE CAN ONLINE
00:05:31:14 00:05:34:18 AND TRYING TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS
00:05:34:18 00:05:36:28 AND PARTICIPANTS ENGAGED.
00:05:36:28 00:05:38:28 >> WHEN WE GET TO THE OTHER SIDE
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00:05:40:21 00:05:42:20 NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.
00:05:42:20 00:05:45:26 WHAT ARE THINGS YOU HOPE WE
00:05:45:26 00:05:46:05 DON'T LOSE?
00:05:46:05 00:05:47:28 AND WHAT ARE THINGS THAT YOU
00:05:47:28 00:05:52:03 HOPE WE WON'T SEE AGAIN?
00:05:52:03 00:05:53:28 >> ONE THING, FEELINGS WE HAVE
00:05:53:28 00:05:54:29 FOR EACH OTHER.
00:05:54:29 00:05:57:06 I'M HOPING AND BEGINNING TO SEE
00:05:57:06 00:05:59:11 THIS A LITTLE, WE START
00:05:59:11 00:06:01:00 APPRECIATING EACH OTHER'S
00:06:01:00 00:06:02:28 COMPANY A LITTLE MORE AS WE HAVE
00:06:02:28 00:06:04:20 TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE OURSELVES
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00:06:07:00 00:06:09:28 TO START -- STOP EXCUSE ME
00:06:09:28 00:06:11:28 TAKING FOR GRANTED EACH OTHER
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00:06:16:11 00:06:18:02 UNDERSTAND THE COMMON HUMANITY
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00:06:20:05 00:06:22:28 WE'VE BECOME SO PARTISAN AND
00:06:22:28 00:06:26:00 DIVISIVE AND DISUNIFIED,
00:06:26:00 00:06:27:15 LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES,
00:06:27:15 00:06:29:27 REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, THIS
00:06:29:27 00:06:32:20 VIRUS IS ATTACKING EVERYBODY.
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00:06:33:28 00:06:36:22 WE SHOULD TAKE SOMETHING FROM
00:06:36:22 00:06:36:29 THAT.
00:06:36:29 00:06:38:23 WE SHOULD REALIZE WE'RE ALL
00:06:38:23 00:06:40:12 GOD'S CREATIONS, CREATED IN
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00:06:44:08 00:06:46:06 WANT HAPPINESS, MEANING AND
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00:06:47:09 00:06:48:01 OF COURSE WE HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS
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00:06:50:28 00:06:52:01 PERHAPS THIS EXPERIENCE CAN
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00:06:55:27 00:06:57:02 OUR HUMANITY.
00:06:57:02 00:07:00:03 NEXT TIME WE GET INTO FIGHT WITH
00:07:00:03 00:07:01:17 OPPONENTS, DEMOCRAT VERSUS
00:07:01:17 00:07:04:18 REPUBLICAN OR LIBERAL VERSUS
00:07:04:18 00:07:05:24 CONSERVATIVE WE'LL RESPECT EACH
00:07:05:24 00:07:08:09 OTHER A LITTLE MORE.
00:07:08:09 00:07:10:14 IT'S OKAY TO ARGUE, EVEN
00:07:10:14 00:07:12:07 DISRESPECT A POINT OF VIEW BUT
00:07:12:07 00:07:13:21 NOT THE OTHER PERSON.
00:07:13:21 00:07:15:21 IF JUDAISM STANDS FOR ANYTHING,
00:07:15:21 00:07:17:29 LOT OF BOOKS BEHIND ME, TALMUD
00:07:17:29 00:07:20:12 IS FILLED WITH DIFFERENCES OF
00:07:20:12 00:07:22:04 OPINION.
00:07:22:04 00:07:25:28 TWO JEWS, THREE OPINIONS THEY
00:07:25:28 00:07:26:03 SAY.
00:07:26:03 00:07:28:05 THAT'S NEVER GOING TO CHANGE.
00:07:28:05 00:07:30:12 AND WE DON'T NEED THAT TO
00:07:30:12 00:07:30:19 CHANGE.
00:07:30:19 00:07:32:08 THAT'S WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH
00:07:32:08 00:07:33:26 LIVING AND INTERESTING.
00:07:33:26 00:07:35:19 WE HAVE A PLURALITY OF VIEWS.
00:07:35:19 00:07:37:09 QUESTION IS CAN WE RESPECT EACH
00:07:37:09 00:07:39:15 OTHER AND CAN WE WORK TOGETHER
00:07:39:15 00:07:41:08 TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS.
00:07:41:08 00:07:45:07 AND WE NEED TO DO THAT WITH
00:07:45:07 00:07:45:22 CORONA.
00:07:45:22 00:07:47:09 IF WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AND DO
00:07:47:09 00:07:50:13 THAT NOW, MAYBE WHEN THIS ENDS,
00:07:50:13 00:07:52:22 PLEASE GOD, SOON, AND DUST
00:07:52:22 00:07:53:27 SETTLES, WE'LL BE IN BETTER
00:07:53:27 00:07:55:14 PLACE WITH EACH OTHER TO SOLVE
00:07:55:14 00:07:58:00 OTHER PROBLEMS IN MUCH MORE
00:07:58:00 00:07:59:16 DIGNIFIED AND RESPECTFUL WAY.
00:07:59:16 00:08:01:13 >> DO YOU SEE ANY SIGNS OF THAT
00:08:01:13 00:08:03:04 ALREADY HAPPENING?
00:08:03:04 00:08:05:24 COMING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF
00:08:05:24 00:08:08:17 DIVISION WE'VE SEEN LAST SIX
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00:08:09:16 00:08:12:29 >> SEEING IT WITH YOUNG PEOPLE.
00:08:12:29 00:08:14:07 MANHATTAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE IS
00:08:14:07 00:08:16:26 REALLY FOR 20s AND 30s.
00:08:16:26 00:08:19:24 LOT HAVE BECOME DISILLUSIONED
00:08:19:24 00:08:20:29 WITH POLITICAL PROCESS, MORE
00:08:20:29 00:08:23:02 ABOUT WHO IS RIGHT AND WRONG AS
00:08:23:02 00:08:25:11 OPPOSED TO HOW DO WE GET THIS
00:08:25:11 00:08:27:06 DONE, SOLVE THIS, ROLL UP
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00:08:29:13 00:08:31:18 FEELING IN LAST TEN DAYS, MAYBE
00:08:31:18 00:08:59:28 BECAUSE MILLENNIALS ARE A
00:08:59:28 00:09:01:27 LITTLE -- ON THEIR OWN.
00:09:01:27 00:09:03:06 I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THAT.
00:09:03:06 00:09:04:27 NOT ON TV, NO.
00:09:04:27 00:09:09:27 SEEING THE SAME FINGER POINTING.
00:09:09:27 00:09:12:13 IT'S POINTLESS, UNPRODUCTIVE AND
00:09:12:13 00:09:14:04 OUR POLITICIANS AND LEADERS
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00:09:17:25 00:09:18:21 GETTING INVOLVED.
00:09:18:21 00:09:22:09 >> IS THERE ANYTHING YOU FEAR
00:09:22:09 00:09:25:02 MIGHT RESULT FROM THIS
00:09:25:02 00:09:33:28 EXPERIENCE THAT WE'RE LIVING
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00:09:34:05 00:09:36:14 >> I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE
00:09:36:14 00:09:38:03 ECONOMIC.
00:09:38:03 00:09:40:08 PEOPLE AFFLICTED BY CORONA OF
00:09:40:08 00:09:42:03 COURSE THAT'S GREATEST FEAR,
00:09:42:03 00:09:44:09 MONEY DOESN'T COME INTO THE
00:09:44:09 00:09:45:14 PICTURE TALKING ABOUT HEALTH.
00:09:45:14 00:09:47:07 NUMBER ONE FEAR WE'RE GOING TO
00:09:47:07 00:09:48:28 GOD FORBID LOSE PEOPLE AS WE ARE
00:09:48:28 00:09:50:23 ALL OVER THE WORLD TO THIS
00:09:50:23 00:09:52:24 TERRIBLE VIRUS.
00:09:52:24 00:09:56:07 BUT NERVOUSNESS ALSO EXTENDS TO
00:09:56:07 00:09:58:18 AFTER, PLEASE GOD, THIS VIRUS IS
00:09:58:18 00:10:01:16 OVER THERE WILL BE A LOT OF
00:10:01:16 00:10:02:17 FINGER POINTING.
00:10:02:17 00:10:04:01 SOMETIMES PEOPLE POINTING FINGER
00:10:04:01 00:10:07:09 MIGHT BE RIGHT, OTHER PERSON WAS
00:10:07:09 00:10:09:12 WRONG, BUT DOESN'T MATTER.
00:10:09:12 00:10:11:19 IT'S NOT HELPING ANYONE, NOT
00:10:11:19 00:10:14:00 BRINGING US CLOSER TO SOLUTION.
00:10:14:00 00:10:15:25 WE HAVE TO STOP BLAMING AND
00:10:15:25 00:10:16:16 WORKING TOGETHER.
00:10:16:16 00:10:19:05 THAT MEANS PEOPLE WHO RADICALLY
00:10:19:05 00:10:21:04 DIFFER FROM ONE ANOTHER ON POINT
00:10:21:04 00:10:22:28 OF VIEW OF FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES
00:10:22:28 00:10:25:08 HAVE TO SAY I STILL RESPECT YOU,
00:10:25:08 00:10:26:28 GOING TO LOOK AT YOU, WORK
00:10:26:28 00:10:28:27 TOGETHER TO FIX IT.
00:10:28:27 00:10:30:25 >> WHAT ABOUT THE BELIEF WE
00:10:30:25 00:10:32:06 TENDED TO HAVE UNTIL MAYBE A
00:10:32:06 00:10:34:29 COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WE WERE
00:10:34:29 00:10:38:23 FUNDAMENTALLY IN CONTROL OF OUR
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00:10:39:07 00:10:40:07 DO YOU THINK THIS HAS MADE IT
00:10:40:07 00:10:42:11 CLEAR THIS IS NOT THE CASE?
00:10:42:11 00:10:43:25 MAYBE THAT'S A GOOD THING?
00:10:43:25 00:10:45:29 >> YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T FEEL
00:10:45:29 00:10:48:17 GOOD WHEN YOU'RE EXPERIENCING A
00:10:48:17 00:10:50:17 LACK OF CONTROL IN YOUR LIFE.
00:10:50:17 00:10:53:08 NOBODY LIKES TO FEEL THAT, DON'T
00:10:53:08 00:10:54:04 WISH THAT ON ANYONE.
00:10:54:04 00:10:56:16 BUT ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL
00:10:56:16 00:10:58:09 TEACHINGS OF ALL FAITH SYSTEMS I
00:10:58:09 00:11:00:19 THINK IS THERE IS A GREATER
00:11:00:19 00:11:01:27 FORCE THAN OURSELVES.
00:11:01:27 00:11:04:23 DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO TOTALLY
00:11:04:23 00:11:06:29 SUBMIT OURSELVES TO IT.
00:11:06:29 00:11:11:12 JUDAISM, WE PARTNER WITH GOD TO
00:11:11:12 00:11:14:29 MAKE THE COMMON GOOD.
00:11:14:29 00:11:17:07 ADAM TO HARNESS THE FORCES OF
00:11:17:07 00:11:17:14 NATURE.
00:11:17:14 00:11:19:03 TO CREATE HOSPITALS AND FIGHT
00:11:19:03 00:11:21:13 DISEASE IS OUR GOAL AS HUMAN
00:11:21:13 00:11:23:21 BEINGS BUT ALSO SHOULD BE HUMBLE
00:11:23:21 00:11:28:29 AND RECOGNIZE WE'RE MORE THE
00:11:28:29 00:11:30:01 END-ALL/BE-ALL, WE'RE NOT
00:11:30:01 00:11:32:27 CREATOR, WE'RE CREATION.
00:11:32:27 00:11:34:04 IF THIS DOESN'T HUMBLE YOU,
00:11:34:04 00:11:36:14 SOMETHING YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE CAN
00:11:36:14 00:11:38:25 BRING THE WHOLE WORLD TO ITS
00:11:38:25 00:11:39:29 KNEES, THAT DOESN'T GIVE US A
00:11:39:29 00:11:41:29 SENSE OF SOMETHING OUT THERE
00:11:41:29 00:11:43:22 THAT IS BEYOND US, THAT WE DON'T
00:11:43:22 00:11:46:07 HAVE CONTROL OVER AND PERHAPS
00:11:46:07 00:11:49:16 CAN INFLUENCE THE WAY WE ACT
00:11:49:16 00:11:50:17 TOWARDS EACH OTHER.
00:11:50:17 00:11:53:18 WE DON'T KNOW EVERYBODY,
00:11:53:18 00:11:55:19 SHOULDN'T WALK AROUND WITH
00:11:55:19 00:11:55:27 ARROGANCE.
00:11:55:27 00:11:57:16 HUMILITY IS ONE OF THE MOST
00:11:57:16 00:12:00:21 IMPORTANT TRAITS FOR RELIGIOUS
00:12:00:21 00:12:01:01 PERSONALITY.
00:12:01:01 00:12:03:28 SHARE WITH ANYONE, WHETHER
00:12:03:28 00:12:05:05 CONSIDER THEMSELF A PERSON OF
00:12:05:05 00:12:07:23 FAITH OR NOT, BEING HUMBLE AND
00:12:07:23 00:12:09:02 MODEST IS VERY IMPORTANT.
00:12:09:02 00:12:10:28 IF THIS DOESN'T HUMBLE US --
00:12:10:28 00:12:13:03 >> WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO END IT
00:12:13:03 00:12:13:09 THERE.
00:12:13:09 00:12:16:20 THANK YOU SO MUCH.
00:12:16:20 00:12:18:08 ALWAYS A GREAT PLEASURE TO TALK
00:12:18:08 00:12:18:28 TO YOU.
00:12:18:28 00:12:20:03 >> PLEASURE.
00:12:20:03 00:12:21:29 STAY SAFE, PRACTICE SOCIAL
00:12:21:29 00:12:23:11 DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS,
00:12:23:11 00:12:26:17 LISTEN TO THE CDC, THE HEALTH
00:12:26:17 00:12:26:26 DEPARTMENT.
00:12:26:26 00:12:28:15 WE NEED -- ONLY WAY WE'RE GOING
00:12:28:15 00:12:30:20 TO LICK THIS THING IS TOGETHER.
00:12:30:20 00:12:30:20 BE HEALTHY AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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