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NY governor imposes new rules on houses of worship, schools and essential businesses


October 16, 2020

(JTA) – It won’t just be schools that close in areas of New York City with many COVID-19 cases. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new restrictions on houses of worship, with services in some parts of the state capped at just 10 people.

The new restrictions will go into effect by Friday, as Jewish communities begin celebrations of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, the last of the fall holidays, which are generally celebrated with large gatherings and dancing.

The decision marks the first time in-person religious services, central to Orthodox Jewish communities, will be restricte...

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