In a New York Minute: Cuomo Caves, Loosens Targeted Lockdown Order After Lawsuit Filed

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Just hours after being ordered by a federal judge to explain his shutdown of Jewish schools in court, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference in which he reversed course and agreed to allow the schools to open in Far Rockaway. 

The announcement came on the heels of the lawsuit filed by Yitzchok and Chana Lebovits, who send their daughters to Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam (BYAM) – an Orthodox Jewish school for girls. The lawsuit alleged that Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio had illegally discriminated against the school, even though there had been no cases of COVID and both officials had previously admitted that schools have not been spreading the virus. 

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  1. Okay great. Baruch Hashem. But what about Brooklyn? When will we be able to come out of our undisclosed basements where we are conducting clandestine Torah classes, and get back into our classrooms? Are we reliving the generation of Rabbi Akiva?! We are being persecuted for teaching and learning the Aibishter’s Torah!


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