The city of New York (United States) said it had opened an investigation into a marriage that brought together 7,000 people in a synagogue in Brooklyn on November 8, reveals the New York Post. This extraordinary event in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic was the wedding of Yoel Teitelbaum, grandson of Chief Rabbi Satmar Aaron Teitelbaum.
“Due to the current situation with government restrictions, the preparations have been carried out secretly and discreetly, so as not to attract the attention of foreigners,” reported an account published in the Yiddish newspaper. The sheet. No written invitation or poster was printed: everything was transmitted by word of mouth. And the message circulated well because the synagogue that hosted the event was packed.
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.
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“Disrespectful to the people of New York”
The number of guests gathered in one and the same enclosed space in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic challenged the authorities. The latter also denounced the absence of masks or any physical distancing measures.
” It’s illegal. It was also disrespectful to the people of New York, ”said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. For its part, New York City has said that an investigation is underway and that those responsible should be held accountable for their actions.