Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the leader of the Belz Hasidic sect who lives in Israel, urged teachers at a new Belz school being built in Borough Park to get vaccinated.
A spokeswoman for the mayor in a statement said he had never ordered members of his detail to do anything for his children and that they had provided security as advised by police officials.
The NYC mayor's remarks came a day after the Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, announced that it would not sell its ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory.”
"The Jewish community, as it confronts an increase in the age-old scourge of anti-Semitism, will... partner with their fellow New Yorkers to defeat this societal epidemic."
De Blasio was asked if he was concerned about a rise in support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement “on the left.” He said the vast majority of liberal Democrats oppose the movement.
Members of the Hasidic community say the weddings aren’t likely to stop, in part because cases are not translating into the large number of hospitalizations and deaths seen in the spring.
With the positivity rate ticking upward and the city’s COVID situation growing more dire, the in-person operation of New York City’s Jewish schools remains precarious.
The comments came in response to a question about a call he held with Orthodox leaders from Brooklyn and Queens Monday night.
The protest intends to invoke a "public apology" for the "hurtful and bigoted statements" from the governor's office.
Planned to be held at the New York City Public Library on Thursday, the protest will particularly address recent remarks made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.