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July 3, 2020
After 3 months and 5 days, the synagogue at Chabad headquarters reopens to unmasked crowds
By Shira Hanau
(JTA) — It closed with dancing and it reopened with dancing.
The main Chabad synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn reopened to a large crowd Monday, more than three months after it shut down amid mounting restrictions meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The raucous service was documented in a video posted to Instagram by COLlive, a local Orthodox news site in Crown Heights. No one in the video, which shows dozens of men singing and dancing, appeared to be wearing a mas...