Gov. Cuomo tells Orthodox Jews to abstain from large religious gatherings – The Jerusalem Post

Posted By on April 8, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from holding large religious gatherings, saying on Tuesday that the New York Police Department will do what they need to do to enforce his social distancing regulations.

I understand religious gatherings, I understand the Jewish Orthodox community. Im very close to them and I have been for many, many years. But now is not the time for large religious gatherings. Weve paid this price already. Weve learned this lesson. That was New Rochelle in Westchester.

Hundreds of Hasidic Jews attended a funeral on Sunday night for a local rabbi, taking over a street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to pay their respects. Police broke up the gathering using sirens and their public address system. No arrests were made and no fines were issued, however.

On Sunday, there were at least two other funerals held by Hasidic Jews on the streets of Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.

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