"I say to my friends in the hasidic community: The Hebrew faith teaches us, pikuach nefesh, which means 'save a life,'" New York's governor said.
The lawsuit filed in Brooklyn in U.S. District Court seeks a restraining order on restrictions Cuomo announced on Tuesday, a declaration that Cuomo’s order is unconstitutional and legal costs.
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic punched big holes in state and local government budgets across the nation, leading to pleas for hundreds of billions of dollars in federal money.
New York Governor Cuomo: Torah says religious obligations can be excused if you’re going to save a life. This is about saving lives.
In footage uploaded to YouTube, hundreds of men can be seen dancing in close quarters, hugging and singing through the night.
Cuomo says that he is prepared to shut down religious institutions that violate regulations
"It's basically Brooklyn, Orange and Rockland that are increasing this number," Gov. Andrew Cuomo explained.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
"He is not a king. He cannot 'defund' NYC," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "It's an illegal stunt."
“If the mayor is not doing any enforcement actions, then the state will,” Cuomo said at a news conference, according to the New York Post.