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Brooklyn Frum Community Protests New Coronavirus Restrictions

Hundreds of members of the Borough Park Orthodox Jewish community took to the streets Tuesday night, blocking traffic and burning masks in protest of new state-mandated restrictions on Shuls, schools and non-essential businesses over a COVID-19 surge. Full Story, Video

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October 7, 2020 9:40 am

Yes thank you! Fully support! (Except for the fire but whatever)

October 7, 2020 9:42 am

When is the next protest?

Mazal tov
Reply to  Good!
October 7, 2020 12:30 pm


Setting a fire???
October 7, 2020 9:49 am

What on earth?
Are we stooping to the lowest level???
Come on.
We’re way better than them.

Don't worry
Reply to  Setting a fire???
October 7, 2020 11:39 am

It’s a peaceful protest! And that means a fire is included!
As you can see they are not rioting and looting and setting fires to property so yes they are not stooping low.

Civil disobedience
October 7, 2020 9:55 am

That’s how it’s done. They need to keep at this until they get the shuls and schools back open

As if this would work
Reply to  Civil disobedience
October 7, 2020 10:24 am

This is insane! They make Jews look terrible. It’s not “cool” and will absolutely not get their schools open.
As if they ever closed any way.

Free speech
Reply to  As if this would work
October 7, 2020 12:35 pm

They have the the full right

Reply to  As if this would work
October 7, 2020 4:03 pm

Until blm showed that there was no way to appease them,the protest worked for them,they defunded new york police 1 million dollars.
So who said it cant work

Reply to  Protest
October 7, 2020 8:54 pm

*1 billion dollars

Fires are good
October 7, 2020 9:58 am

Just don’t burn down businesses. Swarming and harassing Cuomo and De Blasio’s goons and the media is even better and more effective.

bucherim with whats app
October 7, 2020 10:03 am

do see anyone over 18 – heshy clown tischler sent a wahats ap that action coming to 13 ave so bucherim ran over for night activity .. not a protest , no responsible organizers
remember most simchas beis hashove & many tischen cancelled .. so this was fun

We also matter
October 7, 2020 10:11 am

I would love to see a federal lawsuit against Cuoma and DeBlasio fr discrimination.

If only!
Reply to  We also matter
October 7, 2020 10:36 am

RIGHHHHHHHHT!!!! That would be nice… but CH is too liberal instead of thinking of us they go to a BLM protest…. shame …

Reply to  If only!
October 7, 2020 1:06 pm

Well said

October 7, 2020 10:21 am

These are not “state mandated” restrictions , theses are G-D MANDATED restrictions not to put one self & others in a life threatening situation. These are not “Frum community “ protests. Frum people don’t stage anti Torah protests.
This is gross chillul Hashem using Torah as an excuse to promote their own desires.

Crazy people
October 7, 2020 10:25 am

I am absolutely embarrassed to be associated with these lunatics. I have to tell my non Jewish and non frum friends that these people are crazy weirdos and not like my community. It’s not normal.

I agree!
Reply to  Crazy people
October 7, 2020 12:35 pm

I 100% agree! This is a HUGE Chillel Hashem and won’t be gaining anything! Sometimes we must speak up but over here all your gaining is thousands of people reporting us as morons and we are HELPING spread Corona. It’s stuff like this that help corona spread, if we’d stay calm then this thing can actually END

October 7, 2020 10:27 am

Liberal CH needs to take notes!

Not the Jewish way
October 7, 2020 10:45 am

I can’t believe that we are trying to copy the goyim.

This is not the way we operate. Making fires… Screaming in the street… Causing unrest….

Reply to  Not the Jewish way
October 7, 2020 11:41 am

When there was that BLM protest in CH everyone was supportive, yes they had to support the black community etc its all good.
But after months of ACTUAL ANTISEMITISM we Jews ought to stand up for ourselves, don’t you think?

Reply to  Hmmm...
October 7, 2020 11:59 am

There is a noticeable lack of compliance in Jewish communities to wear masks. Walk down Kingston. Jews should always stand up for themselves but not sure being asked to wear masks is an example of anti semitism.

Not true
Reply to  ???
October 14, 2020 12:00 am

“Dont tread on me” have you heard of that?

‘Had to support the black community’?
Reply to  Hmmm...
October 7, 2020 12:50 pm

And why would that be? Because they’ve been so supportive of us all these years? How soon one forgets.

religious rights over the "greater good'
October 7, 2020 11:02 am

That’s why its important to defend religious rights ! Some of you didn’t agree with the idea of a religious exemption to vaccination , however that a what opened the door to the legislators callaus disregard for religious rights over the ‘greater good for society”. The fact is NY state public health code for decades did acknowledge on religious grounds rhe right to decline regardless if YOU agreed, you should have had the foresight to stand by the families that utilized this . We didn’t defend this as a United front and now many of you are complaining now !Those… Read more »

Reply to  religious rights over the "greater good'
October 7, 2020 1:03 pm

Lol there is no such thing as a religious exemption..when did our religion say no medicine, science, vaccines? If you decide you do not want your kids to get vaccines, do not blame it on Judaism plz.

October 7, 2020 11:09 am

seriously this is just embarrassing.

Big kiddish Hashem
October 7, 2020 11:25 am

They know they can get away with harassing Jews . They would never do this to the blacks( in addition it’s not politically correct, but against Jews it doesn’t matter) Jews must stand up to the bla ya to anti-semitism

You are right
Reply to  Big kiddish Hashem
October 7, 2020 11:49 am

They beat up and arrest black people instead.

About time.
October 7, 2020 11:29 am

If you have not seen them yet please look at the videos from Rabbi Smith.

Reply to  About time.
October 7, 2020 11:47 am

Rabbi yitzchok Smith
The cult of scarcity vs. the G-d of abundance
Clearly and incredibly explains the cultural war going on here and how to free your mind from the onslaught of mind control and fear

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Chilah Hashem!
October 7, 2020 11:45 am

Shame on them for taking it to the streets like this. Yidden should know better to follow all protocols that are place. By not following the order of the Gov. or any other official is disgraceful. Wearing a mask is a protective measure that needs to be adhered to no excuses too many people are dying!!

Reply to  Chilah Hashem!
October 7, 2020 12:45 pm

We are a free people. Will not bow or bend for celebrating sukkos or learning torah. We will fight to save lives by promoting life saving treatment and not by forcing/shaming everyone into wearing masks that were never designed to catch a virus. That’s the science

Cause that works
Reply to  Chilah Hashem!
October 7, 2020 2:40 pm

In case you haven’t noticed, jews have been sitting like sheep following everything the governor says, and look where it got us. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! it’s time to stand up for our rights, we are american citizens and we have our rights, this isn’t about covid and never was

Chillul Hashem!
October 7, 2020 11:54 am

This is not what Jews do! Now they’re acting like BLM!

Masks are NOT effective for Covid-19
October 7, 2020 12:28 pm

Many studies have proven that masks don’t work for covid-19. Google It. Google ‘Masks don’t work for covid-19’ And you will find the proof. There is absolutely no good double blind study to prove that masks are at all effective, against covid-19. Those who push the ineffective masks are basing it on junk science. Enough with the Masks Baloney. Purim Masks are only for Purim. Those who use masks all year long reflect that their mind is gone and they are Drunk, , like on Purim, ‘Ad Deloy Yadda’, with Junk Science ‘Purim Masks’ which is joke mask and doesn’t… Read more »

CH Resident
October 7, 2020 2:46 pm

What a disgrace and chillul hashem. We have brought this upon ourselves by not wearing masks and practicing basic social distancing. Now with things getting out of control, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Open the schools
October 7, 2020 3:31 pm

Open the chedarim and yeshivas even on chol hamoed. These youngsters need more Torah learning. The voice is the voice of Torah learning, not mass protests that are a chilul Hashem. Doctors say masks protect. Where’s the ahavas Yisroel?

Where is the music?
October 7, 2020 4:16 pm

I’m pro the protests-showing that ridiculous government that they can’t just do whatever they want with us, but…If everyone is on the streets protesting they might as well set up music and dance Simchas Bai’s! wouldn’t that be a more positive way and a more respectful positive way to protest?

Learn from Crown Heights
October 7, 2020 4:25 pm

Use the nights of Succos for Simcha and dancing, not protests. Simcha poretz geder. Be happy! Make others happy!

Black and Jewish thoughts
October 7, 2020 5:48 pm

As a Jew who happens to also be black…I didn’t support the BLM riots and burning in the height of the BLM protests and I don’t support this now. I am also a medical professional, and its not rocket science that masks help prevent spread. PRIMARILY if that person is infected. Its not an infringing on peoples rights thing… its a simple veahata l’reacha kamoicha thing its an ahavas yisroel thing. If everyone would accept a temporary inconvenience for long term gains…WHY NOT? I do support the CONCEPT black lives do matter, not only, but inclusively… I do not support… Read more »

Chillul Hashem
October 7, 2020 7:11 pm

Biggest chillul Hashem in our lifetime.

Chillul Hashem
October 7, 2020 11:21 pm

Just a major chillul hashem .
And then they cry “anti semitism” when the government starts shutting things down… Its not anti semitism, its a natural consequence.