Inside Israel’s second lockdown hell


The Israelis just want to fly away.

The atmosphere was so severe that the nation entered a coronorous lockdown on the eve of Rash Hasnah on the occasion of the Jewish New Year, causing no escape.

A meme making the rounds showed desperate hands flying high out of the sea in a deep blue sky, along with the traditional greeting of “Shana Tova” a good year.

The greeting was felt hollow as Israel entered the year 5781 as the first country on Earth to impose a second national lockdown.

Alone in small house pods, unable to gather or pray at gatherings, and confused by the government’s constantly evolving, often contradictory guidelines, Israelis find themselves isolated, angry, and disillusioned.

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