NYC Mayor To Synagogues: Close For Coronavirus Or Be Shut Down Permanently

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NEW YORK (JTA) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants people to know that live worship services this weekend will be shut down by city officials.

“If you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church, and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,” de Blasio said Friday afternoon.

He cited smaller synagogues among the “few dozen” violators of city rules designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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