Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman attends a conference in Jerusalem, February 16, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

If you had pressured a psychiatrist to falsify medical reports in order to allow an alleged pedophile to avoid going to court.

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had helped the tobacco companies sell their deadly products and voted AGAINST smoking advertisement bans in the Knesset

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had been the Minister of Health for over 10 years and had watched the number of hospital beds dwindle to one of the lowest in the OECD countries

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had been the Minister of Health for over 10 years and had watched the number of doctors and nurses dwindle to be among the lowest in the OECD countries

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had pressured psychiatrists to write prescriptions for psychiatric drugs for healthy teenage boys to stop them from masturbating

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had ensured that the doctors who do your unethical deeds were promoted and given senior positions (personal  communication)

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had been Minister of Health for over 10 years and had watched the number of MRI machines in the country dwindle to be among the lowest in the OECD countries (8)

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had pressured doctors in the jail system to give convicted Haredi sex offenders privileges that they did not earn

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you, through personal intervention, made hospital beds available to Haredi patients while secular patients were told that there were no beds available (personal communication)

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If your assistants had called doctors in the emergency departments to request expedited treatment for Haredi patients (personal communication)

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had been Minister of Health for over 10 years in the country with the highest number of doctors over 55 years of age, and yet the lowest number of medical students among OECD countries

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you would have organized the supply of medications that are not in the health basket for Haredi patients who have personal contact with you. (personal experience)

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you would have had opaque barriers set up and expected female medical staff to sit behind them, at the back of the room, during medical meetings (personal communication and photographic evidence)

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had requested that female scientists who were recipients of prizes not come up onto the stage. If you had requested that their husbands come up onto the stage to receive their prizes instead of them

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you had participated in an illegal prayer meeting and contracted COVID-19 yourself

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

If you, after having irresponsibly and illegally contracting COVID-19, were responsible for the prime minister, the head of the Mossad, the head of Community Health and the CEO of the Health Ministry being placed in quarantine at the time that we need them the most

Dayenu – That would have been enough for us

Daydayenu  Udaydayenu  Daydayenu  Dayenu Dayenu

Litzman. It’s enough.

About the Author
Eve Finkelstein is an Australian trained Dermatologist who works in the Israeli Health care system.
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