Jewish, Christian congregations leaderless due to COVID-19 deaths

At least 75 congregations of different faiths and denominations throughout New York City have been left leaderless over the past two months, with several rabbis, priests and ministers dying as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The New York Post reported.Among them were at least 60 different rabbis, according to reports tallied from Jewish media by The Jerusalem Post, with at least 20 of these deaths being in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Boro Park alone.Notable deaths from the Jewish community include Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Rubin – the 95-year-old rabbi …

An Orthodox Jewish man wears a mask while talking on a cellphone in the Orthodox Jewish community of the Borough Park neighborhood during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., April 30, 2020. At least 75 congregations of different faiths and […]


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