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Hasidic synagogue condemns ‘attacks’ that led to Cuomo government banning grand rabbi’s grandson

A Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn that was barred from holding a public wedding for fear of attracting more than 10,000 people has hit the “baseless attacks” that forced him to abandon the planned celebrations.

The Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar received an order Friday night from the office of State Governor Andrew Cuomo, barring the Williamsburg-based house of worship from hosting a public wedding on Monday for his grand rabbi’s grandson, Zalman. Leib Teitelbaum.

But the synagogue, located on Rodney Street, has quashed the warrant and insisted that they had taken special measures to ensure the wedding was in line with the coronavirus security protocol, claiming ‘no one has verified our plans before calling us attacked ‘.

“ The baseless attacks on this event from those smearing the community are unrelated to the facts, ” synagogue secretary Chaim Jacobowitz told the NY Post.

Members of the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community outside the Satmar Synagogue on Rodney Street in Brooklyn in 2006. A huge wedding of 10,000 was scheduled in front of the synagogue for Monday for a grandchild of a notable Hasidic leader

Members of the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community outside the Satmar Synagogue on Rodney Street in Brooklyn in 2006. A huge wedding of 10,000 was scheduled in front of the synagogue for Monday for a grandchild of a notable Hasidic leader

The Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar received an order Friday night from the office of State Governor Andrew Cuomo, barring the Williamsburg-based house of worship from hosting a public wedding on Monday for his grand rabbi's grandson, Zalman. Leib Teitelbaum

The Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar received an order Friday night from the office of State Governor Andrew Cuomo, barring the Williamsburg-based house of worship from hosting a public wedding on Monday for his grand rabbi's grandson, Zalman. Leib Teitelbaum

The Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar received an order Friday night from the office of State Governor Andrew Cuomo, barring the Williamsburg-based house of worship from hosting a public wedding on Monday for his grand rabbi’s grandson, Zalman. Leib Teitelbaum

But the synagogue (above), located on Rodney Street, has quashed the warrant and insisted that they had taken special measures to ensure the wedding complied with the coronavirus security protocol, claiming 'no one has verified our plans before attacked us'

But the synagogue (above), located on Rodney Street, has quashed the warrant and insisted that they had taken special measures to ensure the wedding complied with the coronavirus security protocol, claiming 'no one has verified our plans before attacked us'

But the synagogue (above), located on Rodney Street, has quashed the warrant and insisted that they had taken special measures to ensure the wedding complied with the coronavirus security protocol, claiming ‘no one has verified our plans before attacked us’

Jacobowitz said that, unlike the hordes of worshipers and guests touted by government officials, only a “ small circle of close relatives ” would have attended the wedding, and “ the rest of the community could only attend for a short time. . ‘

The greeting cue would have been checked in accordance with social distance rules. The right arrangements had been made to accomplish that, ”he insisted the mail.

However, the family has been forced to scrap its original plans due to the publicity surrounding the order of the state and the expected mass turnout, Jacobowitz said.

“The publicity will turn this wedding into a paparazzi and draw onlookers who make it impossible to control the crowd to live up to social aloofness,” Jacobowitz said.

It will also deter the festive and spiritual atmosphere appropriate for such an affair. That is why we have decided that the wedding will not take place as planned and will take place alone [be] attended by close relatives, ”he said the mail.

Previous marriages of Zalman Teitelbaum’s relatives have drawn a sea of ​​visitors, both on the streets of Brooklyn and in Israel.

Teitelbaum is a prominent figure in the Orthodox community, leading the Satmar sect in Williamsburg. He is the rabbi of the Satmar Shal Synagogue and also oversees about 10 other smaller synagogues in the area.

The wedding ceremony for the relative of Zalman Leib Teitelbaum (center), a great rabbi of the Satmar sect, was scheduled to take place Monday at Satmar Shal Synagogue on Rodney Street and the United Talmudical Academy on Bedford Street in Williamsburg.

The wedding ceremony for the relative of Zalman Leib Teitelbaum (center), a great rabbi of the Satmar sect, was scheduled to take place Monday at Satmar Shal Synagogue on Rodney Street and the United Talmudical Academy on Bedford Street in Williamsburg.

The wedding ceremony for the relative of Zalman Leib Teitelbaum (center), a great rabbi of the Satmar sect, was scheduled to take place Monday at Satmar Shal Synagogue on Rodney Street and the United Talmudical Academy on Bedford Street in Williamsburg.

At a wedding for one of the Grand Rabbi’s other granddaughters in Williamsburg in 2014, local politicians took part in the celebrations, including state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Photos from another granddaughter’s wedding – Miryam Teitelbaum – in Beit Shemesh, Israel, in 2013 show that thousands attended the wedding.

Teitelbaum’s brother Aaron – believed to have been ill with COVID-19 in March – leads the Satmar sect in Orange County’s Kiryas Joel enclave.

Officials said Monday’s wedding was expected to bring in 10,000 guests – astronomically higher than the current 50-person limit for wedding receptions in the Big Apple put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Cuomo announced on Saturday that the wedding was banned following a tip, as the governor celebrated progress made to reduce emerging virus hotspots. New York City sheriffs issued a state warrant on Friday night banning the event.

Cuomo quashed the plans at a press conference, saying the event was the exact example of what not to do during a global pandemic.

Look, you can get married. You just can’t have 10,000 people at your wedding, ”Cuomo said.

“You get the same result at the end of the day.”

Cuomo’s special counsel, Elizabeth Garvey, said the revelers could request a hearing on the order from the Department of Health.

Rockland County told DailyMail.com that they had no further comments on the tip about the event, and the New York City Sheriffs did not respond to DailyMail.com’s requests for comment.

Photos from the wedding of another granddaughter - Miryam Teitelbaum - in Beit Shemesh, Israel, in 2013 show thousands attended the wedding

Photos from the wedding of another granddaughter - Miryam Teitelbaum - in Beit Shemesh, Israel, in 2013 show thousands attended the wedding

Photos from the wedding of another granddaughter – Miryam Teitelbaum – in Beit Shemesh, Israel, in 2013 show thousands attended the wedding

The rabbi's fame means that thousands often attend weddings for his family members

The rabbi's fame means that thousands often attend weddings for his family members

The rabbi’s fame means that thousands often attend weddings for his family members

Rockland County told DailyMail.com that they had no further comments on the tip about the event, and the New York City Sheriffs did not respond to DailyMail.com’s requests for comment.

The fight against the celebrations came on the same day that Cuomo announced that COVID-19 “ hotspots ” in the city appeared to be diminishing in intensity.

Cuomo said the aggressive strategy of closing parts of the city where COVID-19 was peaking – ‘microclusters’ in Orange County, Rockland County, Queens and Brooklyn – had results.

Restrictions in Orthodox Jewish parts of Brooklyn sparked violent protests last week as residents objected to the closing of their synagogues during religious holidays.

But Cuomo said it was the right choice.

“The targeting and the more restrictive targeting work,” he said.

Brooklyn had an infection rate of 6.6 percent – nearly seven times the statewide rate – when it entered a partial lockdown again, and the infection has dropped to 4.9 percent since last week, he said.

Orange County, which is next to Rockland County, had 24 percent infection and is now down to six percent, he said.

Restrictions in Orthodox Jewish parts of Brooklyn sparked violent protests last week as residents objected to the closure of their synagogues during religious holidays

Restrictions in Orthodox Jewish parts of Brooklyn sparked violent protests last week as residents objected to the closure of their synagogues during religious holidays

Restrictions in Orthodox Jewish parts of Brooklyn sparked violent protests last week as residents objected to the closure of their synagogues during religious holidays

Areas of highest infection, which were subject to closures, are of the darkest colors

Areas of highest infection, which were subject to closures, are of the darkest colors

Areas of highest infection, which were subject to closures, are of the darkest colors

“This idea for microtargeting has been, we’ve talked about this with all kinds of global experts and national experts, and people think it’s just right,” he said.

Again, you need the sophistication to do it. But the strategy works, not just the microclusters, the whole statewide strategy works.

“We have one of the lowest contamination rates statewide in the country. Period. You look at where the other states are going, you look at where New York state is, it’s going much, much better.

“In all fairness, we are much stricter and more disciplined than the other states, many other states, and our strategy is much more sophisticated.”

He said they would continue with their strategy of highlighting “ microclusters, ” rather than closing neighborhoods or neighborhoods.

“We are going to implement a micro-cluster strategy for the fall,” he said.

“We have focused on all of our actions, either statewide or reopened at a regional level.

‘We will now analyze it block by block. We have data that is so specific that we cannot show it because it could violate the privacy terms. We know exactly where the new cases come from. ‘

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