Right now, the vibrant, bustling streets and markets of Israel's cities and town are silent. Like a ghost town. It's like Shabbat, but instead of one day of blessed rest, it's seven days of dread and anxiety.
Obviously, 2020 was a brutal year for most nations around the world. Lockdowns have crushed even some of the strongest economies, and people everywhere are struggling to keep food on the table. But lockdowns are especially hard in the vibrant face-to-face economy of Israel. Families that have been in business for generations are losing their livelihoods. Some have already lost much more.Read More