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Cuomo: Massive Orthodox wedding in Brooklyn ‘disrespectful’ – Associated Press

| November 25, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) A Brooklyn synagogue should be investigated over reports that it hosted a secret wedding with thousands of unmasked guests earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

Cuomo: Disrespectful’ of Thousands to Attend Secret Orthodox Wedding in Brooklyn – NBC New York

| November 25, 2020

What to Know A Brooklyn synagogue should be investigated over reports that it hosted a secret wedding with thousands of unmasked guests earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday

Congregation Or Tzion adopts voluntary ‘Gift of the Heart’ membership model – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

| November 25, 2020

In the midst of a difficult year, Congregation Or Tzion offered its congregants a new way to give, and its membership responded gratefully. Everything just sort of fell into place, said Frank Jacobson, president of Or Tzions board of directors

Campaign launched to save historic Cliftonville synagogue – The Isle of Thanet News

| November 25, 2020

Campaigners Lucy Lyons, Francesca Ter-berg, Kate Gillespie and Jan Ryan.

Miracle in the Synagogue – Israel Today

| November 25, 2020

As every morning, Omer Haim (27, pictured left) came from Rehovot to the courtyard of a school near his house to pray in the open area in compliance with Coronavirus guidelines. Among those present was Raz Yitzhaki (pictured right), an EMT volunteer with Magan David Adom emergency medical services (MDA). At the end of the prayer, as the participants tidied up the courtyard, Omer lost consciousness and collapsed on the floor.

Wembley shul set to relocate after more than 60 years – Jewish News

| November 25, 2020

Wembley United Synagogue is set to vacate its building after more than 60 years, as it confirmed the purchase of a new property.

B’nai Emunah Synagogue Rabbi Hospitalized With COVID-19 – News On 6

| November 25, 2020

The rabbi at Bnai Emunah Synagogue has been hospitalized with COVID-19 and now the congregation is asking for donations to aid in his recovery. Congregation Bnai Emunah located near East 17th Street and South Peoria Avenue, posted on Facebook Wednesday saying they are asking for prayers, well wishes, and thoughts of strength as their own Rabbi Dan Kaimanbattles what they say is a severe case of COVID-19. They said that he has a long road of recovery ahead of him and this is only the beginning since he will likely be in the hospital for several more days.

Officials Investigate Reports of ‘Big Wedding’ in Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Post

| November 25, 2020

Pictures show a large crowd of unmasked people gathering before an alleged "big wedding." On Monday, the New York State Department of Health issued cancellation orders to the Congregation Yetev Lev DSatmar in Kiryas Joel following reports a large wedding was planned for Monday night, Fox News reports. "In the event that the ceremonies are not canceled, the order requires that social distancing and face-covering protocols be enforced," Jill Montag, a New York Department of Health spokesperson, told Fox News.

City Is Investigating Large Satmar Wedding Held In Brooklyn In Violation Of COVID-19 Restrictions – Gothamist

| November 25, 2020

The city is investigating a wedding in the Satmar Hasidic community that reportedly drew thousands of people to an indoor celebration in Brooklyn without masks, in violation of pandemic social distancing restrictions. Thousands of guests, most of them men, gathered earlier this month for the wedding of the Satmar Grand Rebbe Aaron Teitelbaum's grandson, Yoel Teitelbaum, according to videos obtained by the New York Post. The videos appear to show wedding-goers packed inside the Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue in Williamsburg on Hooper Street, singing and dancing with no face coverings

Armed guards providing protection for synagogues | This Is Local London – This is Local London

| November 15, 2020

Since the awful ascent of anti-Semitic views into the mainstream, the armed security at my local synagogue has taken on a terrifying new significance. At every entrance, two guards each carry a rifle across their armour-clad chests, and stand at the side of the doors


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