Here are 18 comforting Jewish quotes to calm us during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are living through a historical moment which is overwhelming in its global scale. The Covid-19 pandemic can be thought of as a levelling experience for everyone, regardless of gender, nationality, religion or wealth. During this time of staying at home, juggling responsibilities and keeping an eye on the (worrying) News reports, we need anchors to help us remain calm.
Reading Jewish quotes can be grounding and calming. These 18 comforting Jewish quotes to calm us during the Covid-19 pandemic allow each of us to focus on the bigger picture through this time of anxiety, stress and worry. Words and ideas are food for our souls right now.
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18 comforting Jewish quotes to calm us during the Covid-19 pandemic
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; Though I am fallen, I shall arise; Though I sit in darkness, God is a light unto me. – Micah 7:8
‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ – Jeremiah 30:17
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. – Psalms 46:1-3
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. – Proverbs 23:18
God takes nothing from the world until He puts something else in its place. – Midrash HaGadol
This too is for the good. – Nachum Ish Gamzu, Talmud, Taanit, 21a
We can endure much more than we think we can; all human experience testifies to that. – Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
There are no problems, only opportunities for growth. – Rebbetzin Dena Weinberg
The salvation of God is like the blink of an eye. – Pesikta Zutreta, Esther 4:17
In everything you do you encounter sparks full of life and light, aspiring to rise toward the heights. You help them and they help you. – Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
There are two ways to live. You can live as if nothing is a miracle. You can live as if everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl
God throws all of us challenges and sometimes we don’t think we have enough power, resources, patience, or strength to go through it. But during those difficult moments, God is saying to us: who knows if for this reason you became who you are. – Charlie Harary
My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect. – Ellen Willis
It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful. – Adrienne Rich
We are as great as the challenges we have the courage to undertake. – Rabbi Dr. Lord Jonathan Sacks
Nature is not the final word, for nature itself was created by a being who stands outside it and who, by making us in his image, gave us the power to stand outside it. – Rabbi Dr. Lord Jonathan Sacks
Life has to be protected. It is precarious. I would even go so far as to say that precarious life is, in a way, a Jewish value for me. – Judith Butler
Which of these 18 Comforting Jewish Quotes To Calm Us During the Covid-19 Pandemic resonates with you the most? Which quotes are you turning to right now to take care of your emotional wellness ? Please share your favorites in the comments below, especially if you have one which is not on this list + post your favorites on Pinterest.
I have loved the Yiddish language my whole .I saw a movie once with a Yiddish grandmother. I decided that day when I became a grandmother I wanted to be Bobe. I just recently became a Bobe. I’ve told a few people that I want to be called Bobe. They act a bit strange. But I don’t care.I am praying that my grandson will call me this.It makes my heart feel good. And just a bit closer to God.