New York coronavirus restrictions draw ire from Jewish congregations, groups, activists

Three New York Jewish congregations filed a lawsuit recently against the state of New York and its Governor Andrew Cuomo over the coronavirus restrictions in the area.

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The lawsuit, lodged with the Manhattan federal court on Wednesday by rabbis of Netzach Yisroel, Yesheos Yakov and Oholei Shem D'Nitra congregations, charged that Cuomo made false and discriminatory statements about the Orthodox Jews.

On October 6, the state authorities rolled out new restrictions aiming to curb the surging virus cases in areas with the highest infection rates.

Among other rules, the regulations capped religious gatherings in the areas at 25 percent of a site's capacity to the maximum of ten people.

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