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Florida Jews to New Yorkers: Don’t Come Here Pesach

An unprecedented letter written by 35 Orthodox Rabbis and 9 doctors in Florida telling Jews from out of state "it is halachically prohibited and medically irresponsible to come for Pesach." Full Story

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14 day quarantine
March 19, 2020 8:13 pm

Is that for going to any state?

Elderly
Reply to  14 day quarantine
March 19, 2020 8:37 pm

I would imagine that they are particularly worried about Florida because of the high percentage of senior citizens that live there, which we know that is deadly for them to contract Coronavirus

Thank You Rabbis
March 19, 2020 8:31 pm

In Florida we have a very large population of elderly people very much at risk PLEASE abide by the above letter.
All shules are closed, we have no minyan for you, all mikvehs are closed, all attractions are shuttered, beaches and parks closed.
Lets all have Pesach together in the beis Hamikdash hashlishi immediately!!!

Thank YOU rabbis AND doctors
Reply to  Thank You Rabbis
March 19, 2020 9:26 pm

its important to know for anyone coming from out of state, our shuls and yeshivos are closed, many of our kosher stores will ONLY SELL to residents. All businesses are closed here except for grocery stores and pharmacies. THe beaches and public parks are closed. The chillul Hashem would be horrific. not to mention sakanas nefashos to all who live here. This goes for any city any where. everyone has been instructed to STAY HOME that means STAY HOME>

enforce the store ban strictly against out of stat
Reply to  Thank YOU rabbis AND doctors
March 20, 2020 12:02 pm

don’t be afraid if these out of towners threaten legal action. You as a supermarket owner are answerable only to Hashem. If they cannot prove they are a Florida resident DO NOT LET THEM IN YOUR STORE. LEt them go to 7-11 or shoprite NOT IN YOUR STORE.

This will in no doubt save lives
March 19, 2020 8:46 pm

This will save countless lives

Sad that it has to said
March 19, 2020 8:57 pm

I am shocked anybody is even considering travelling anywhere, state-to-state or certainly internationally, at this time. Stay indoors please.

Sad but true
Reply to  Sad that it has to said
March 20, 2020 1:35 am

Unfortunately there are many that simply are selfish and do not care and plan on coming down to FL. I’ve already seen people slinking in. B”H so far I (personally) have NOT seen anyone from the Chabad community. But have from others. It is shameful.

I get it, but...
March 20, 2020 12:38 am

Wonder if they will be happy if NYers don’t come at all
Their economy depends on the tourists!

Yes we would
Reply to  I get it, but...
March 20, 2020 1:22 pm

That would be a dream come true if NYers stopped coming to Florida. We who live here would be ecstatic.

Everything is canceled
Reply to  I get it, but...
March 23, 2020 2:16 pm

Theres no tourism happening right now.

THIS TIME OF CRISIS
March 20, 2020 8:23 am

Now is the time to use that money in helping our communities.
Think how are people physically going to get what they need? There will be lots of logistics meeded this year and it will require money and the right ma power.

To Travel or Not
March 22, 2020 1:42 am

With hotels now closing along with beaches and other attractions, of course it makes sense for others not to travel into FL.
But for stores to ban anyone without a Florida license is illegal under interstate commerce laws.
What about snowbirds and college kids ? Can they not shop?

Pesach in Florida
March 22, 2020 10:13 am

While I agree traveling now to another state for Pesach seems insane, the fact is “Orlando” where many were planning on going isn’t a residential area with senior citizens. It’s the opposite. Villas for vacation rentals & holidays. To simply rule out the entire state of Florida is a bit excessive & easier said than done.

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