Hasidic Community Holds Massive Secret Wedding in Brooklyn; de Blasio Hits Them With $15,000 Fine
Very recenlty a Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn hosted the wedding of a cheif rabbi’s grandson. The wedding celebration was attended by thousands of Orthodox Jews dressed in their finest wedding attire, where there was singing, dancing and not a mask to be found.
How did such a wedding get pulled off under the watch New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his COVID enforcement police force?
According to the Yiddish newpaper Der Blatt, which is the publication of the Satmar sect of the Hasdic community, the organizers planned to hide the wedding of Yoel Teitelbaum, grandson of Satmar Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, from “the ravenous press and government officials.”
“Due to the ongoing situation with government restrictions, preparations were made secretly and discreetly, so as not to draw attention from strangers,” the paper reported in its November 13th edition.
“In recent weeks, organizers worked tirelessly to arrange everything in the best way possible. All notices about upcoming celebrations were passed along through word of mouth, with no notices in writing, no posters on the synagogue walls, no invitations sent through the mail, nor even a report in any publication, including this very newspaper.”
On Monday New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Yetev Lev D’Satmar congregation would be fined $15,000 for hosting the wedding where thousands were seen without wearing masks. Besides the multi thousand dollar fine he called the event “amazingly irresponsible” and sent the sent the congregation written warning about future indoor gatherings.
This is another clear example of Mayor de Blasio’s attack on the religious communities of New York City.