What a shanda.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo put New York’s Jewish Orthodox community on blast Monday for hosting mass gatherings amid the pandemic — but used a nearly two-decade old photo to illustrate his point.
“We know there have been mass gatherings going on in concert with religious institutions in these communities for weeks,” Cuomo said during a news briefing addressing COVID-19 outbreaks in certain areas of the Empire State.
On display beside the gov was a slideshow with images purporting to be of recent packed events in the Orthodox community, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Orange County.
“These pictures are just from the past couple of weeks,” Cuomo declared.
In fact, one of the photos was taken 14 years ago — at the 2006 levayah of the Beirach Moshe of Satmar in the Orange County village of Kiryas Yoel.