New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has criticized a synagogue for holding a wedding on November 8 that was allegedly attended by 7,000 people, so an investigation will be opened. The wedding, which had already been banned, was that of the grandson of an Orthodox rabbi and thousands of people gathered without a mask and without a safety distance.
A huge mask-free hassidic wedding with thousands of guests was organized in New York by word-of-mouth alone, without any press or government officials finding out beforehand.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) November 22, 2020
The New York Post published on Saturday the video recorded in the Yetev Lev synagogue, in the Williamsburg (Brookyn) neighborhood, which shows thousands of Orthodox Jews singing, clapping and some moving their bodies to the rhythm of the music and without protection.
The Orthodox community has refused to comply with restrictions imposed by the covid and have taken to the streets en masse to protest the sanitary measures.