The Orthodox Community and the COVID-19 Crisis

The Orthodox Community and the COVID-19 Crisis
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
From far away Israel, I am deeply concerned about events in New York City. Some (not most) of the Orthodox Jews in Borough Park and Flatbush are out of control and are a threat to our Orthodox community.

It is true that Mayor Bill de Blasio is very inconsistent. He allowed huge Black Lives Matter protests with no enforced social distancing and no masks, and at the same time, he came down hard on Orthodox Jews for the very sins he both allowed and committed. It is also true that Gov. Andrew Cuomo irresponsibly caused so many people to die by putting COVID patients in nursing homes and exposing a very vulnerable population to the terrible illness.

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