State, Power, Religious Control: How COVID-19 Raises New Political Questions: An Exchange

In our Summer 2020 issue, Yehoshua Pfeffer explored the haredi response to COVID-19. Pfeffer’s original article can be found here.

Yossi Shain and Daniel Goldman penned an interesting response to that article which can be found here, and Yehoshua Pfeffer’s rejoinder can be found here.

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