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Cuomo Threatens to Close Synagogues

“I have to say to the Orthodox community tomorrow, 'If you're not willing to live with these rules, then I'm going to close the synagogues.’” - NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unconstitutional threats to Orthodox NY Jews, Monday, October 5, 2020.

Tell New York to STOP PERSECUTING JEWS! – NO SYNAGOGUE BANS! – select here or the button below.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, duly elected leader of the state with our country’s highest population of Jewish citizens, has apparently decided he is “the new Moses” when it comes to rabbinical law.

Monday, October 5, as New York Jews celebrated Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), Cuomo demanded NY Jews follow HIS rules, not the rules laid down by God, Moses or generations of Jewish Rabbis. He decided that he, and only he, is the ultimate arbiter of Jewish daily life... and right now, that includes severe limitations on worship and religious freedom.

The governor laid out his illegal and unconstitutional restrictions, then specifically targeted Orthodox Jews, making his threatening announcement apply directly to synagogues.

Gov. Cuomo seems to be just as confused about the U.S. Constitution and legal precedents as NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who this year already personally drove to break up a Jewish funeral, sent police to stop Jewish religious rites, and who has also threatened to permanently close synagogues that refuse to comply with his illegal orders.

BOTH politicians are as confused about constitutional law as they are about rabbinical law and Jewish tradition. GOD, not government, dictates religious practices. Our Constitution declares that government can neither create a religion, nor can it impede Americans’ ability to participate in a religion.

And if that’s not enough, the landmark 1947 Supreme Court ruling in Everson vs. Board of Education makes government’s role in religion unequivocally clear – governments MAY NOT force a person to stay away from church – or synagogue - against their will.

The governor of New York and the mayor of New York City, who “serve” the largest population of Jewish believers in the United States, have chosen to slander, malign and threaten the very population which has been persecuted throughout the world for all the ages.

Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio need to hear from you TODAY. Tell them to STOP PERSECUTING JEWS AND SYNAGOGUES! Select here.

Mat Staver

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