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Brooklyn, NY - Concerned About Spread Of Measles, Chasidic Wedding Canceled

Published on: December 26, 2018 06:44 PM
Last updated on: December 29, 2018 06:39 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - A Chasidic wedding scheduled for tonight has been called off at the last minute because the groom is infected with the measles.

One of the musicians who was hired to play at the wedding and spoke to VIN News on condition of anonymity confirmed that the family put the kibosh on the wedding which was to have taken place at the Vayoel Moshe hall in Williamsburg.

DOH spokesperson Michael Lanza told VIN News that it did not order the wedding’s cancellation. 

Sources told VIN News that the groom is from out of town while the bride is a Williamsburg resident.  Out of respect to the families and to protect their privacy, VIN News is not releasing the names of the couple.

52 confirmed cases of measles have been reported to the DOH, originating with children who visited Israel where more than 2,000 cases have been reported as previously reported by VIN News (http://bit.ly/2VbJtuH). 

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The virus, which has infected nearly 100 in Rockland County and has also hit Lakewood, has been spreading in Brooklyn through unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children, prompting the DOH to order children who reside in certain zip codes in Borough Park and Williamsburg to stay home from school until their immunizations are up to date.



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 Dec 26, 2018 at 07:15 PM hashomer Says:

Some Amish (Pennsylvania Dutch), Mennonites, Jehovah Witnesses, some Mormons and some 7th Day Adventists also don't get their kids vaccinated and have higher child death rates than other Americans. Now the Satmerers are in that bunch. Oy vay. What would Rambam say?

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 07:35 PM yamsar Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Some Amish (Pennsylvania Dutch), Mennonites, Jehovah Witnesses, some Mormons and some 7th Day Adventists also don't get their kids vaccinated and have higher child death rates than other Americans. Now the Satmerers are in that bunch. Oy vay. What would Rambam say?

Sorry ma’am, but your schpitzel tells me you are still part of that group.

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 07:38 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

#1 Most Amish (who are Mennonites) vaccinate.

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 07:59 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Some Amish (Pennsylvania Dutch), Mennonites, Jehovah Witnesses, some Mormons and some 7th Day Adventists also don't get their kids vaccinated and have higher child death rates than other Americans. Now the Satmerers are in that bunch. Oy vay. What would Rambam say?

1) no proof that it's satmar only that it's a satmar hall
2) the groom is from out of town. Which satmaras live out of town?
3) if it's satmar it's a few misfits. Most of satmar follows dr wercberger from monsey who is a big pro vaccine dr and was the first to push it in kj

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 08:05 PM Anonymous Says:

The chassan was vaccinated.

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 08:42 PM Daas-Torah Says:

You have yidish blood on your hands. Remove this article asap.
You are a cause of fire
Doesn't the family doesn't suffer enough pain and embaracment???
Oh, you wrote "hasidic-wedding in williamsburg" in vyoel moshe. So it's in one of the several hundreds Veyoel moshe which exists in willimsburg so i won't tell anyone which one.
And tomorrow when the daily news and other oulets are going to wrote about it they won't say "hasidic" they will say "orthodox"
And its not enough that some politicians and institutions are blaming "us" (they don't diffrentiate) for not vaccinating we need more such stories.
Shame on you

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 10:44 PM rachelw Says:

Reply to #7  
Daas-Torah Says:

You have yidish blood on your hands. Remove this article asap.
You are a cause of fire
Doesn't the family doesn't suffer enough pain and embaracment???
Oh, you wrote "hasidic-wedding in williamsburg" in vyoel moshe. So it's in one of the several hundreds Veyoel moshe which exists in willimsburg so i won't tell anyone which one.
And tomorrow when the daily news and other oulets are going to wrote about it they won't say "hasidic" they will say "orthodox"
And its not enough that some politicians and institutions are blaming "us" (they don't diffrentiate) for not vaccinating we need more such stories.
Shame on you

The measles outbreak in frum communities has been widely publicized so it’s common knowledge. Moreover, a couple of hundred guests had to be notified about the postponed wedding plans, so that’s public knowledge as well. Get some sleep.

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 11:05 PM Hiymishclown Says:

Update: Wedding is back on. The spots on the chusen were from the Vyoel Moshe mikvah. A group of Yoylies dunking before him had just come from Gottliebs all-u-can-eat buffet.

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 11:09 PM charliehall Says:

Reply to #7  
Daas-Torah Says:

You have yidish blood on your hands. Remove this article asap.
You are a cause of fire
Doesn't the family doesn't suffer enough pain and embaracment???
Oh, you wrote "hasidic-wedding in williamsburg" in vyoel moshe. So it's in one of the several hundreds Veyoel moshe which exists in willimsburg so i won't tell anyone which one.
And tomorrow when the daily news and other oulets are going to wrote about it they won't say "hasidic" they will say "orthodox"
And its not enough that some politicians and institutions are blaming "us" (they don't diffrentiate) for not vaccinating we need more such stories.
Shame on you

No, it is the anti-vaxxers who have Jewish blood on their hands. Two Israeli Jews have recently died from measles.

And it isn't just charedim. I recently spent a Shabbat in Katsrin, in Israel. The place is full of anti-vaxxers yet there are no charedim there other than a few Lubavichers. The anti-vax insanity is now endangering all Jews in all communities.

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 Dec 26, 2018 at 11:52 PM Anonymous Says:

They don't need 4,000 people there, 10 men & a piece of kokosh cake & it's mazeltov.

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 Dec 27, 2018 at 06:55 AM Shlomo-1 Says:

This doesn't sound right.
DOH doesn't "cancel" weddings without taking a specified act such as a Commissioner's Order or other legal mechanism. For there to have been such an act, there would have to be paperwork.
This isn't to say that DOH staff would not have recommended against the wedding but that's not the same as an order to cancel.

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 Dec 27, 2018 at 09:52 AM georgeg Says:

Reply to #1  
hashomer Says:

Some Amish (Pennsylvania Dutch), Mennonites, Jehovah Witnesses, some Mormons and some 7th Day Adventists also don't get their kids vaccinated and have higher child death rates than other Americans. Now the Satmerers are in that bunch. Oy vay. What would Rambam say?

Poster #4 already answered on Amish. A web search shows the Mormon church has made immunization (vaccines) an official initiative (it has supported vaccination since 1978).

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