On Tuesday night, March 19, Chazaq and TorahAnytime hosted a livestream shiur titled “Chizuk for Turbulent Times.” First, Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, rav of Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin in Brooklyn, imparted that we should follow the guidelines of the government and of the g’dolei Yisrael. “We are completely in the hands of the Ribbono shel Olam. This mageifah is teaching us that it’s all HaKadosh Baruch Hu.” Now, we can’t daven b’tzibur. We can’t learn in typical fashion. Children are denied the privilege to protect klal Yisrael.

Flying is safer than driving. Statistically there are more car accidents.” That’s what people tell you when you confide that you’re afraid of flying. It’s true, but for some reason, entering a car just doesn’t feel as scary to me. Maybe that’s because you stay on the ground the whole time.

On Monday evening, March 2, community members gathered to hear a stirring shiur by Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro, well-known speaker, at Congregation Ner Mordechai. The shiur was hosted by Chazaq, Ner Mordechai, and Emet, which Rabbi Shapiro pointed out reflects the incredible achdus in Queens, where three organizations work together in such a beautiful way.