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Despite Pandemic, 770 Remains Open With Bustling Crowd

The main shul of 770 Eastern Parkway continues to be filled with daveners on Tuesday despite the coronavirus pandemic. Gabbai Zalman Lipsker told COLlive they won't close: “770 will be open until Moshiach.” Update: 770 will close. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Not bringing moshiach closer
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Not bringing moshiach closer

So basically the gaboyim are hypocrites they are not enforcing their own words, plus they are not listening to the rabbonim .
Potentially causing people to die. Very pious

Messed uptubv
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Messed uptubv

stubborn people, being akshanim about a mishagaas “cant close until moshiach”.
As if he’s smarter than everyone else and all rabanim out there.
Is he taking personal achrayus for those that contract corona in 770 and get severly ill?
Arrogant people with their heads in the sand.
Such an busha

Sakanis Nefashos
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Sakanis Nefashos

Close the doors!!! You are literally killing members of Anash in the community, even if you are young and experiencing no symptoms. Please stop this arrogance and realize that this is not a some sort of persecution but rather a way to literally SAVE LIVES.

Just wow...
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Just wow...

And then they can’t understand why it gets worse.

There’s blood on their hands
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There’s blood on their hands

There’s gonna be blood on the hands of those who have the power to shut down 770 now!!!!

It seems fun to outsmart the crowd limits now..
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It seems fun to outsmart the crowd limits now..

But it won’t in a few days. People are dying. People should Daven in seperate locations in small groups of less than 20, and do so outdoors if necessary.

Chillul Hashem
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Chillul Hashem

This is against halacha and the shul.needs to be shut down. Again, people under 65 can get Corona without the symptoms and then unknowingly pass it on to those who are vulnerable i.e. elders, pregnant women and people who’s immune systems are compromised.

Come on people
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Come on people

Let’s be NORMAL
it’s not Chassiddish to ignore the health care professionals.

Thumbs up!
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Thumbs up!

770 is like the kosel – Beis rabbeinu shebebavel!

thumbs down
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thumbs down

you are creating another chorban

annnd
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annnd

would the nosi want you to react that way?

Replying: funny
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Replying: funny

If we were in the times of mordechai and esther: no one would have allowed to send their children to learn with mordechai and nes purim wouldn’t have happened chv!sad so many people are giving in to “haman”.

Have you lost your sense of reasoning?
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Have you lost your sense of reasoning?

The decree of Haman was a man made plan that could be changed. By congregating together you are mamash killing people. We are not somech al nisim. Hashem wants us to do the correct Hishtadlus al pi Teva first. Only that which we have no control over do we then rely entirely on Hashem. This we have control over. STAY HOME !!

I don't understand !
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I don't understand !

Isn’t this against halacha MAMASH ?
Very Very upsetting .
Didn’t the Rebbe always advise us to listen to your Doctor ? and certainly to the Rabbonim ?
We are speaking about Jewish LIVES ?!?!

Love the line 770 will stay open until Moshiach!!!
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Love the line 770 will stay open until Moshiach!!!

Wow yes very soon the Rebbe will take us out.

Powerful line.

Youngsters who are healthy chazak!

shmerel
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shmerel

you forget that the youngsters who go to 770 will probably come in contact with older ppl. causing them harm etc. ch”v.
And the Rebbe always wants us to follow authority and to not cause a chillul hashem. v’da”l

100%
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100%

but what about dina dmalchusa?
what about vnishmartem meod lanfshosiechem?
what about listening to the rabbonim?
what about chillul Hashem?
what about being considerate to other jews and keeping them healthy?

As a frum yid, shouldnt the aforementioned concern you?

This is disgraceful
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This is disgraceful

Just because you are fine getting sick, doesn’t mean that you won’t infect someone who will have serious complications from the virus.i believe that anyone who goes to 770 has the din of a rodef. STAY HOME AND STOP MAKING A CHILLUL HASHEM!!

Denial
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Denial

Is not just a river in Egypt.

Actual morons living among us
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Actual morons living among us

How is 770 still open? Are the people who make these decisions taking all the lives that will be affected and lost in their own hands? It’s shocking to see such stupidity over such a serious situation.

this is a huge embarrassment
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this is a huge embarrassment

close 770 now!!!! how many people have to be at death’s door before you do the responsible thing??? what is wrong with you?

Enough already!
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Enough already!

Being frumer than the law is foolish. People will die because people are still going to Mikvah, shuls etc.

This is irresponsible.
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This is irresponsible.

People under 65 will spread it to each other in 770 and then take it home to those over 65.

Why the wait?
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Why the wait?

When this is all said and done IYH fast, this will be a Chilul Hashem of epic proportions.. the national guard needs to step in and force it closed, now.

Please Think Twice
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Please Think Twice

I find this report concerning for several reasons. First, it is not only those over 65 who are at risk – many health organizations are using age 60. And those at any age with other health conditions are also at heightened risk. It is not yet clear whether pregnancy, which affects the immune system, creates any increased risk. Second, and of particular significance, all the healthy young people going to 770 may be going home or to shops where there are people who are at heightened risk if they were to become infected. The key difficulty in stopping this disease… Read more »

Stay home or go out
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Stay home or go out

The upside is you’ll get to boast that you weren’t afraid. The possible downside is you’ll kill a Yid.

Fools
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Fools

You guys should all be ashamed for helping spread Corona virus

Irresponsible!!!
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Irresponsible!!!

What are you thinking?!!! Flatten the curve and social distancing means STAY HOME! You are putting so many lives at risk. In France 50% of the cases in the hospital are under 65. People are dying who are young and otherwise healthy. Stop with the play dates, shul, etc… create Zoom minyan and be creative. This is such a Chilul Hashem!

Absolute negligence and ignorance
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Absolute negligence and ignorance

B”H This is so upsetting. Can someone please please do something?? Lives are at stake!! Follow the cdc rules of no more than 10 people gathering. Appalling, ignorant, pure selfishness actually. Rabbonim please limit it to 10 people. Not a mitzvah to endanger other lives. And I have news for you, it’s not just dangerous for those over 65 or immune-compromised, who were not mentioned. This is a new virus that the medical community has no experience with. Israel is being a world leader in their handling of this. They dont allow groups larger than 10 to gather, among many… Read more »

Stupid
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Stupid

Where is the leader ship you will keep 770 open because you want people to die this is against Torah. Why do you need to wait until people actually die in the community until you act this is total stupidity police should arrest who ever is in charge.

Stupid
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Stupid

Just because the kids won’t die doesn’t mean they should be congregating they will get it and spread it to the old people that’s how these viruses spread Everyone must be on lockdown

Absolute negligence and ignorance
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Absolute negligence and ignorance

Close 770 now. Only way to control it.

This will cause deaths
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This will cause deaths

The blood of the people who get sick and die because of this carelessness is on our hands

Unbelievable!
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Unbelievable!

Every shul in almost every city should be closed at this point.

For all those yelling to close 770
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For all those yelling to close 770

The kosel stays opened – 770 stays opened! ENGLISH?!

That is a lie!
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That is a lie!

1. The kosel is outdoors – 770 is indoors where the air is shared by everyone present
2. If that’s not enough, the kosel isn’t allowing for groups over 10 ppl
3. Even if there are only a few ppl at the kotel, they separated the chairs so ppl aren’t near each other like at 770

Don’t lie!

Replying
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Replying

HOW ABOUT: YOU DON’T BE THERE! Even if the kosel is outdoors, they are told the same: don’t go! Even if they are seperated: they still have bar mitzvahs. People have the right to be in 770 – YOU make sure YOU DON’T GO!

Hole in a boat
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Hole in a boat

You remind me of the story of the guy with some others in a boat, and he decides he wants to make a hole under his seat, saying “it’s my seat”….
If you go into 770 and catch it and are around people who haven’t been after, then you’re putting them in danger. Seflish

Disgrace
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Disgrace

This is a disgrace. Close 770 now. The ignorance is appalling. Hashem yirachem!!

Shame on Lipsker
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Shame on Lipsker

Lock the doors now. Do not know if you are looking for more business for שומרי הדעת Jewish blood in on your hands

Ridiculous and foolish
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Ridiculous and foolish

Sorry, but this is completely ridiculous. Police have shut down shuls in E”Y.
This is a question of Pikuach Nefesh. They are minyanim in CH practicing social distancing and it’s beautiful to see. Please take this seriously. It’s no joke.

Ignorance and no common sense
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Ignorance and no common sense

15% of the deaths in Iran are people under 40. And other countries have reported a significant number of hospitalizations are also young people. Old and young people will die r”l as a result of this craziness.

Israel police removed Kfar Chabad shul
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Israel police removed Kfar Chabad shul

It’s Hilul HaShem

Sakanas Nefashos
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Sakanas Nefashos

Stay home!! No ONE should be in shul now. There should not be any minyan. Stay home!! Don’t endanger people’s lives.

Benshimon is right
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Benshimon is right

He called out these Gaboim long ago! Time for them to set normal policies and enforce them. If they cant, step up, they shpuld step down!

Mesirah
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Mesirah

It is probably a mitzva now to inform any government organization that can close 770 down

uhhh dont play around
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uhhh dont play around

ask a rov

פיקוח נפש!!!!
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פיקוח נפש!!!!

Why is it open? It’s endangering lives!!!

shmerel
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shmerel

770 should really be closed

shmerel
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shmerel

770 should really be closed, just because the chevre going are young and healthy, they will definitely come into contact with older ppl, possibly killing them ch”v!

Mental Illness
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Mental Illness

Mental Illness eventually leads to physical illness. I have compassion for these I’ll people and wish them good health mentally and physically.

Not just in Crown Heights
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Not just in Crown Heights

How many of these guys will fly to other cities, countries for Pesach? How many walk up and down Kingston? Go to Manhattan? Go in Ubers?
If you read the article below, Kfar Chabad shul was closed down by the police because the members violated the rules of large gatherings.

they say yechi
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they say yechi

but they are causing people to die

Shame
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Shame

Shame

Literally a Chillul Hashem
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Literally a Chillul Hashem

Nothing else to say!

Literally a Chillul Hashem
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Literally a Chillul Hashem

So embarrassed they are doing this….

Menachem
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Menachem

חסיד שוטה

WHAT A DISGRACE.
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WHAT A DISGRACE.

Hypocrisy.

True mesiras nefesh is to close
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True mesiras nefesh is to close

770. Unfortunately this is a necessary way to stop spreading corona

Close 770
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Close 770

This is mesiras nefesh for real.

Close 770
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Close 770

This is the real mesiras nefesh.

Itsche Churgin
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Itsche Churgin

Any one of the רבּנים, and/or עסקנים that aren’t shutting the Men’s Mikvahs and the Shul’s are being שופך דמים בידיים

One small comment:
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One small comment:

We did NOT YET hear THE SHOFAR BLOW.!
Until that very moment, when Moshiach will once again be REVEALED, and the GEULAH will certainly follow, WE MUST WORK AL PI DERECH HATEVA!
Torah LO BASHAMAIYIM HEE! We MUST HEED THE words of the Doctors and the Rabbonim! Don’t worry for G-d’s honor.He CAN HEAR US FROM HOME!
MOSHIACH NOW MAMOSH Amein Kein Yehi Ratzon!

Jewish customs need to change - at least for now
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Jewish customs need to change - at least for now

I understand people’s needs to socialize and gather with others – especially at times of fear – but Jewish people need to put lives above religion – no matter how dedicated they are. Protect your family and friends and worship from home, over the phone or video conference!

wrong hashkafa
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wrong hashkafa

there is no such thing as “putting aside” yiddishkeit. nothing is outside of the supremacy of Torah. That Torah that we follow commands us to make pikuach nefesh doche everything besides 3 aveiros (unles its a shas hashmad ch”v)

Coronavirus causes permanent lung damage in young
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Coronavirus causes permanent lung damage in young

There are rumors that the virus doesn’t affect young people. This is a lie and spreading it harms them. Read online. The virus permanently damages lungs even if you recover from the virus.
Sakanah!

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