Rabbi Asher Weiss, one of the leading halachik authorities, participated in the biennial convention of the Conference of European Rabbis in Antwerp, Belgium this week.
In his remarks, Rabbi Weiss spoke clearly and decisively on the phenomenon of people choosing not to receive vaccinations or to vaccinate their children.
“It’s a halakhic obligation to vaccinate our children,” Rabbi Weiss said.
“This is not a recommendation. It’s a halakhic obligation. It is a chiyuv (obligation) to vaccinate our children, and those who do not vaccinate their children, that is a violation of a halakhik obligation,” the rabbi said, warning of the danger of spreading diseases such as the measles.
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