Several wedding halls in Borough Park continue to host large Orthodox weddings, despite the bans on gatherings of more than 50 people.
“Acting as they did, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio sent a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment.”
“Defendants have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to create, over the past three months, a veritable dictatorship.”
“You’re allowing people to gather and protest and walk the same city blocks that four weeks ago had the funeral.”
“400 years of American racism, I’m sorry, that is not the same question as the…devout religious person who wants to go back to services.”
Many Orthodox leaders came to his defense amid criticism of tweets calling out “the Jewish community” for violating social distancing rules.
What a difference a pandemic makes — but de Blasio’s relationships with religious Jewish communities will be intact in the long term.
“The plan was to have a specific number of people who could go into one street, then close it down, and have the car go to the next street.”
Mayor DeBlasio should be ashamed. But the rest of us need to take a long hard look at ourselves, too.
Gabe Fleisher, who writes a political newsletter, tweeted the announcement after a small item in an Iowa blog caught his eye.