Banned Hasidic wedding isn’t ‘top of list of concerns’



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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday dismissed angst over the banned massive Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn as “not on the highest of record of issues’’ for the state amid COVID-19.

“I perceive their level. They’d deliberate a big wedding ceremony. And everyone was excited for the marriage. After which the federal government says you may’t have this huge wedding ceremony. How horrible. We had been all enthusiastic about this huge wedding ceremony,’’ stated the governor — the day after the state barred the planned celebration as a result of it was anticipated to attract 10,000 folks collectively amid the pandemic.

“You’ll be able to’t have a marriage now with 1000’s of individuals,’’ the governor stated. “There isn’t a secure method to try this. We all know that. We all know {that a} occasion with 100 folks has generated points.’’

He famous that certainly one of his daughters didn’t have a college-graduation ceremony this 12 months due to the virus and that individuals have died in nursing houses and hospitals from COVID-19, together with with out having the ability to have their family members close to them for consolation.

“On the dimensions, I believe, ‘I actually wished a giant wedding ceremony’ isn’t on the highest of the record of issues,’’ Cuomo stated.

“My suggestion: Have a small wedding ceremony this 12 months. Subsequent 12 months, have a giant wedding ceremony. Invite me, I’ll come.’’

Williamsburg has been one of the worst recent resurging COVID-19 hot spots within the metropolis, with an an infection price of greater than 3 times that of the general Large Apple as many individuals have overtly flaunted mandated well being restrictions there.

The Jewish wedding ceremony, set for Monday, is for the grandchild of Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, a grand rabbi of the Satmar sect. It was anticipated to attract huge crowds outdoors venues on Rodney Road and Bedford Avenue, the place there’s a Satmar synagogue and the sect’s United Talmudical Academy.

Organizers stated Saturday, after the state’s order barring the group, that they’d not enable out of doors company on the occasion and that it will solely be attended by shut members of the family, according to NBC.

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