An upcoming wedding in a Hasidic community in New York City's Williamsburg neighborhood that had authorities worried as a potential superspreader during the pandemic will not proceed as planned, NY1 reported Sunday. Earlier, the state and sheriff's department of New York issued an order regarding the nuptials that were originally set to take place Monday and expected to attract 10,000 people. According to The New York Post, the wedding involves a grandchild of Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, grand rabbi of the Satmar sect. The state's order, which was served Friday evening to Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar, requires the Williamsburg wedding to be canceled or postponed. Otherwise, the event must be limited to only 50 people amid COVID concerns, which is the mandated limit throughout New York."We received a suggestion that that was happening, did an investigation, found that it was likely that it was true. There was a large wedding planned that would violate the gathering rules," Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference, as per Times of Israel."You can get married. You just can't get a thousand people at your wedding. You get the same results at the end of the day. It's also cheaper!" he added.
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