[8 Shvat, 5791/Jan. 23, 1991]

There1 is a law stated in the Shulchan Aruch:2 “Do not separate yourself from the community.” This applies especially in a situation in which rabbis have also made public statements on this subject.

Note the directive of Yaakov Avinu: “Why make yourselves conspicuous?”3

All the above relates to action.

As to how one should feel, I have made my position clear on several occasions.4

Moreover, this is an auspicious time — the week of Shabbos Shirah, the week preceding the day on which we read the Song of the Sea.5

How much more so when concerning every situation, the luminous Torah6 states that “he who trusts in G‑d — kindness will surround him.”7