A marriage anticipated to carry 10,000 celebrants to Williamsburg Monday — and which is now barred by state order — was for the kin of a famous Hasidic chief, in line with a report.
A grandchild of Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, a grand rabbi of the Satmar sect, was to tie the knot, WCBS reported.
The report stated the ceremony was slated to be held at venues on Rodney Avenue and on Bedford Avenue, that are the places of a Satmar synagogue and the sect’s United Talmudical Academy.
New York state issued an order barring the mass gathering, which might violate coronavirus restrictions, and it was served Friday evening, officers stated Saturday.
The state restrict on marriage ceremony receptions in New York Metropolis is 50 folks.
A listening to on the order could be requested with the state Well being Division, Elizabeth Garvey, Gov. Cuomo’s particular counsel, stated Saturday.
Teitelbaum leads the Satmar sect in Williamsburg whereas his brother, Aaron, who reportedly contracted COVID-19 in March, heads the Satmar within the Kiryas Joel enclave in Orange County.
Earlier marriages of Zalman Teitelbaum’s kin have drawn hordes of attendees, whether or not within the streets of Brooklyn or in Israel.
1000’s of males in fur hats and long black coats packed right into a granddaughter’s 2013 nuptials in Israel.
Native politicians have been recognized to point out up on the gatherings together with Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who attended the 2014 celebration for one in every of Teitelbaum’s granddaughter’s. That social gathering befell at an armory in Williamsburg.