The rabbi’s statements come as the pandemic disproportionately affects ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.

Morocco’s Chief Rabbi Calls Upon Jews to Respect COVID-19 Measures
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto, the Chief Rabbi of Morocco. Photo: Shuva Yisrael/Flash90
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.