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Williamsburg Congregation Ordered To Cancel Or Postpone Hasidic Wedding If Not Limited To 50 People

CBS New York logoCBS New York 10/18/2020 Syndicated Local – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s an update on an important Hasidic wedding expected to draw thousands in Brooklyn on Monday.

The state and city’s sheriff’s department served an order to a Williamsburg congregation Friday night to cancel or postpone the wedding if it is not limited to 50 people.

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As we first reported Friday, according to flyers obtained by CBS2, the grandchild of Satmer Grand Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitlebaum is to be married.

Officials investigated and became worried a large crowd could lead to a new spike in coronavirus infection rates.

“It was outside of the target red or orange or yellow cluster zone, but the information that our investigation revealed was that upwards of 10,000 individuals were planning to attend,” said Beth Garvey, special counsel and senior advisor to the governor.

The person who was served the order is now permitted to request a hearing with the state health commissioner.


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