Uncharted Territory

Monthly Archives: July 2020

© Judah Lifschitz 2020 The news media has been reporting for several weeks what seem like constant reports of rising rates of infection, governmental inability/refusal to devise an effective strategy to control the spread of the virus, increased economic hardship across large swaths of the population, congressional deadlock in enacting a further economic stimulus plan, anger among citizens, civil unrest, and even violent protests. At a time in human history when unity… Read More

Over the last two weeks I have been involved in discussions about how best to advance two organizations to a return to their pre-pandemic modes of operation. Specifically, I have been an active participant in the transition planing at SLS and at Sulam. After three and a half months of remote, virtual operations our law firm needs to transition back to full time operations at our offices in order to increase our… Read More

In prior posts I have expressed concerns with the pandemic’s effects on the economy in general and on our law firm in particular. Four months into life under Covid-19, I am finally recognizing how important it is to look back and in the present and be thankful for how fortunate I and our law firm have been to date, rather then to stress over what will be in the days to come…. Read More

The following news report tells the story of a community which suffered greatly during the “first wave” of Covid-19 and how it has responded to help us all. A COVID-19 ‘mitzvah’: Orthodox Jews donate blood plasma by the thousands “There’s no way we’d be able to treat so many people without them,” said Dr. Michael Joyner of the Mayo Clinic. Orthodox Jewish community donates plasma to battle coronavirus JULY 13, 202004:48July 13,… Read More

Last week I was taken to task for my recent posts which emphasized concerns and worries. I was challenged to write about the good; the things that I am thankful for during these trying times. The challenge made me think: While there is much to be concerned and worried about, isn’t my critic correct? Shouldn’t I also be acknowledging the positive and not dwell on the negative? As I went through the… Read More

Teachers hold a special place in my heart. My mother was a lifelong teacher and I am proud that both of my daughters are extraordinary teachers. The following is a recently published article, written by my daughter Tamar Volosov, in which she discusses the challenges faced by teachers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Making Lemonade with No Lemons: A Teacher’s Perspective on the Return to School By Tamar Volosov Today… Read More

© Judah Lifschitz 2020

Having lived through difficult personal, business, and national times and having tried complex cases for close to forty years, I am all too familiar with stress. I must admit that the unyielding constant stress I have felt since March of this year far surpasses anything I have ever before experienced. I feel the imprint of the pandemic and its effects every day, everywhere I go, everything I do. It is an ever… Read More