Religious Services Minister attends wedding in violation of guidelines – Inside Israel

Minister of Religious Services Yaakov Avitan on Tuesday evening participated in a wedding in which dozens of people beyond what is permitted were in attendance, Channel 13 News reported.

According to the coronavirus guidelines, up to 20 people are allowed to participate in a wedding, but this particular event was attended by more than 60 people.

Minister Avitan arrived at the venue long before the start of the wedding, attended the chuppah ceremony and chose to remain at the wedding despite the fact that he saw that the number of participants exceeded what is permitted.

Shas chairman Minister Aryeh Deri responded to the report and said, “I have just heard about the wedding that Religious Services Minister Rabbi Yaakov Avitan attended. This is a serious matter.”

“I reprimanded Avitan for violating the guidelines. The law is equal for everyone. The members of the government are obliged to keep all the

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NYC Police Officers Break Up Indoor Wedding with Nearly 300 Guests in Violation of Social Distancing Rules


A wedding with nearly 300 guests in New York was broken up by sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

The illegal gathering was shut down around 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, the New York City Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. A total of 284 people were in attendance at the event — a number well over the city’s social distancing guidelines that limit gatherings to 50 people — which took place at the Royal Elite Palace in Woodside, Queens.

The Royal Elite Palace did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

NBC New York reported that the wedding featured food and alcohol being served, as well as a live band.

The wedding hall’s manager and owner were both charged with multiple offenses for violating the rules in place because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC News reported.

Several other large gatherings were shut down over the weekend by

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