Joseph Berger reports in the New York Times:
It will look like a scene out of a hospital ward.
In a basement room crowded with medical equipment, about 20 people at one time – sick, pregnant, frail and elderly, or on lifesaving medication – will be hooked up to intravenous drips on Wednesday to receive nutrients they need to get through the day.
The unlikely setting will be the main synagogue of the Bobov Hasidic sect, a cavernous house of worship in Borough Park, Brooklyn, that sets up hospital beds and intravenous drips in advance of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. The patients will be frail Orthodox Jews trying to make it, with a little boost, through a day of religiously required fasting.
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