While N.Y.C.’s Orthodox Community Fumes, New Jersey Jews Praise Their Governor’s COVID-19 Approach

Despite uptick in coronavirus cases and curtailment of religious services, members of the community in places like Lakewood salute Gov. Phil Murphy’s and contrast his liaison efforts with those of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Danielle Ziri
Danielle Ziri
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NEW YORK – In sharp contrast to the anti-lockdown protests taking place in neighboring Brooklyn, Orthodox communities in New Jersey say they’re very satisfied with the authorities’ outreach after an uptick in coronavirus cases there.

“I don’t think you’ll find a single person who’s been involved in communal decision-making pertaining to COVID-19 who’ll say anything negative about how Gov. [Phil] Murphy has dealt with it in September and October in Lakewood,” town resident Eli Steinberg told Haaretz in a phone interview.