Natan Sharansky offered advice to cope with COVID lockdowns - now, he's recovering from the virus
August 27, 2021
(JTA) — When the world shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Natan Sharansky figured his experience as a Soviet political prisoner meant he had a thing or two to teach the millions of people who were suddenly confined to their homes.
So he recorded a video providing his advice that went viral among the many Jews around the world who have long seen him as a sage figure.
Nearly a year and a half later, Sharansky, 73, announced on Facebook that he and his wife, Avital, had contracted the disease. The Israeli couple had both been vaccinated months ago, and are both recovering.