Five New York Shuls Issued $15,000 Fines For Breaking Coronavirus Rules

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Five Orthodox Jewish institutions in New York City were fined $15,000 for alleged violations of the health code amid the coronavirus pandemic for having more than 10 people inside their religious facilities, according to reports.

The religious spaces in Borough Park, the site of protests last week, weren’t shut down because police don’t have the authority.

New restrictions temporarily limit the size of religious gatherings in the COVID-19 hot spots. The restrictions limit attendance at all houses of worship to 25% capacity, or a maximum of 10 people.

Six coronavirus clusters have cropped up in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Broome, Orange and Rockland counties. The state has closed schools and nonessential businesses in those areas and limited gatherings.

Read more at Fox News.



  1. “Six coronavirus clusters have cropped up in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Broome, Orange and Rockland counties.” The lockdowns of clusters of the invisible enemy hiding in these cities was mentioned in Real News a few weeks ago.

  2. Bobov has 6000 sets. Bais Kneses Anshei Maytzar has 32 seats. They each are allowed only 10??? A subway is more crowded than Bobov would be!

  3. Each fine can be seen as another opportunity for a shul to plead not guilty on the basis that the edict by Cuomo is unconstitutional.

    • It isn’t unconstitutional, unless the restrictions on religious gatherings are more stringent than for other businesses. You still can’t attend a Broadway show in NYC because all the theaters remain closed. So there is no case.


    CDC shows COVID-19 has high survival rate; doctor still wants to see precautions taken

    A CDC update Wednesday says individuals are more likely to survive the coronavirus after contracting it. The health agency says if you have the virus between the ages of 0 to 70, you have a 99% survival rate. And if you’re over 70, the survival rate is nearly 95%.

    Gov. Ron DeSantis also tweeted about the update, saying people in the age groups of 0 to 19 have a 99.997% chance of survival if they contract COVID-19, the age group of 20 to 49 a 99.98% chance, 50 to 69 years old 99.5% and 70 years old and above a 94.6% chance.

    CDC source:

    • Lets see, 38 million Americans over 70. 5.4% die. That is over two million dead elderly Americans. And that is true only if getting Covid gets you lasting immunity, and it appears that it does not.

  5. Here is an idea……stop complaining about the anti-semites and just put on a mask and daven outside in a responsible, outdoor minyan.
    The downside is obvious. It is a tircha, we don;t like it etc etc etc
    The upside is that the mageifa won’t spread like wildfire.

    • You are assuming that the mageifa is spreading because people aren’t wearing masks. I question your premise. I may have agreed with you back in March and April when we didn’t know better but now you have to be a fool not to realize that masks have been politicized and there is no clear evidence that masks will prevent the spread. ( you know, lowering the speed limit to 5mph will most definitely reduce accidents, are you advocating for that as well?)

    • Spoken like a true apikorus.
      What you’re saying is, that the Aibishter “only” has the koach to give someone the Coronavirus if he’s indoor. If he’s outside, even the Aibishter can’t get him r”l. He’s safe. 1) He’s got his mask on.
      2) He’s social distancing.
      3) He’s outdoors. He’s got the trifecta and that renders the Aibishter powerless to harm him if he should so desire.
      Treiffa hashkafa, lacking even minimal yiras shomayim.
      People don’t die from machlos and mageifos. They die because the Aibishter has decided that their time on this world is up. Every person that was nifter last year, it was nigzar on last Rosh Hashana that they were going to die. It’s the same with this year. Anyone that denies that, is a certified apikorus.

  6. This is what you get for voting for liberal democrats because they are giving you money and programs. They arre now slowly taking it all back; Like Pharoe in Mitzraim

  7. Blame the idiots who keep on taking the useless test. Since there are almost zero covid19 fatalities these days in NY/NJ area, therefore no stupid test = no corona.
    Also, just don’t pay these clearly illegal fines. In fact, it should be the other way around: the shuls should sue the state and the city in the federal court for at least 10 billion dollars.


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