Hundreds of Orthodox Jewish mourners gathered on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on Sunday for the funeral of a prominent rabbi despite social distancing rules – a day after thousands took to the streets to mark Joe Biden’s election win. The mourners were packed together shoulder to shoulder for the funeral for Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, 91, outside the Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem, a 113-year-old yeshiva – or religious Jewish education institution – that he headed. The gathering was in violation of social distancing guidelines, but such restrictions have been routinely ignored for the past 24 hours in New York City including by the city’s mayor. On Saturday, jubilant crowds, which included Mayor Bill de Blasio, erupted in celebration after Joe Biden’s apparent election victory. Critics online had accused the mayor of being a hypocrite, by joining the celebrations after demanding for months that New Yorkers do not socialize in large groups. A massive crowd gathered on New York City’s Lower East Side on Sunday to attend the funeral of an influential rabbi The mourners were packed together shoulder to shoulder in violation of social distancing guidelines that have been ignored for the past 24 hours in New York City, where jubilant crowds erupted… Read full this story
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