The Masked Rider

I have been wondering what might account for the waning motivation to be “masked” in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will most likely connect with my questions and observations (posted in my education column at the Mordecai Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood) if:

a) You are puzzled or perturbed by the reduction in mask-wearing as a mitzvah/act of civil obedience;

b) You are old enough to remember the Lone Ranger radio and television shows and its clarion call to pay attention to “the masked rider”;

c) You are a biking enthusiast;

d) You love looking at contemporary situations through Rabbi Ben Bag Bag’s understanding of Jewish texts;  keep turning it and you will always find something of value.



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