Trying to Make a Minyan

This spring (2020), soon into quarantines and lockdowns in Israel, I was missing the ability to daven b'tzibbur and I looked around my room and saw my teddy-bear. I thought to myself that it was funny that he was the one closest to me while I davened! I wasn't completely alone. I had my roommate, who I could have been davening with, but even so, there was a sense of isolation and I imagined how it could have been jokingly possible to make a minyan in our two person apartment. More than Zoom minyanim, my own stuffed animals and artefacts in my apartment felt present to me. Just for fun, and to cheer myself up, I took this picture and posted it to social media. Please see the photograph attached. I would like to note that the tallis and tefillin in the photograph are my own and my teddy bear, properly named Grey Bear, has a guf naki!, Multimedia
Abstract/Description: This spring (2020), soon into quarantines and lockdowns in Israel, I was missing the ability to daven b'tzibbur and I looked around my room and saw my teddy-bear. I thought to myself that it was funny that he was the one closest to me while I davened! I wasn't completely alone. I had my roommate, who I could have been davening with, but even so, there was a sense of isolation and I imagined how it could have been jokingly possible to make a minyan in our two person apartment. More than Zoom minyanim, my own stuffed animals and artefacts in my apartment felt present to me. Just for fun, and to cheer myself up, I took this picture and posted it to social media. Please see the photograph attached. I would like to note that the tallis and tefillin in the photograph are my own and my teddy bear, properly named Grey Bear, has a guf naki!
Subject(s): COVID-19 (Disease)
Date Created: 2020-07-08