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770 Main Shul to Close Temporarily

Following the article on COLlive.com, the gabboim of the Main Shul of 770 Eastern Parkway made an about face and notified that doors will be closed because of the spread of coronavirus. Full Story

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March 17, 2020 8:17 pm

Happy to hear

its about time
March 17, 2020 8:19 pm

thank you gabbaim for closing the shul

"The MAIN shul"
March 17, 2020 8:29 pm

They’re playing games with people’s lives.
All the people who think “I’m young and healthy,” should stop being so selfish and realize that vulnerable people don’t live in a vacuum. They will come into contact with them even indirectly and endanger their lives, and possible cause their deaths.

Thank you col
March 17, 2020 8:30 pm

I have no doubt that the previous article, and allowing all the comments successfully made them realize they would have blood on their hands

Is there a place to house the Bachurim
March 17, 2020 8:32 pm

Closing the dorms where will we house and feed the Bachurim

They need to home
Reply to  Is there a place to house the Bachurim
March 17, 2020 9:43 pm

Yes their home back in Israel! They are being incredibly irresponsible. They sent out a video saying they will continue as usual as the rebbe is watching over them. This isn’t about religious it’s abt the lives of others.

Response to They need to go home
Reply to  They need to home
March 18, 2020 7:30 am

Watching over the lives of others IS religion!

March 17, 2020 8:34 pm


March 17, 2020 8:53 pm

What took them soo long? What’s the rational to keep ” the main shul ” opened til now? Now where are the 1414 bocherim going to stay, if their dorm is closed? some o

Bachurim only
March 17, 2020 8:54 pm

I think it’s fine for bachurim (without prior medical conditions) to keep learning, as long as they only live with bachurim.

I agrees
Reply to  Bachurim only
March 17, 2020 9:22 pm

I agree 100% let the bochurim learnnnnn

Reply to  I agrees
March 18, 2020 8:09 am

The bochurim can learn on the phone with each other, instead of posing a danger to others.

Reply to  Bachurim only
March 17, 2020 11:28 pm

This my friend is called ignorance.

A poshuter yid
March 17, 2020 8:58 pm

Now they are going to encourage parents to throw out the bochurim from the houses

Ian Elzas
March 17, 2020 9:01 pm

The messiah must have arrived

Thank you collive
March 17, 2020 9:02 pm

For taking a stand

March 17, 2020 9:05 pm

THIS is what real Yiddishkeit looks like !!
Moshiach NOW !!!

Thank you
March 17, 2020 9:06 pm

Stop being selfish youngsters

Thanks You
March 17, 2020 9:14 pm

Brilliant if you close EVERYWHERE then this thing will stop!

March 17, 2020 9:16 pm

If what Zalman lipsker said was true Moshiach will come after maariv

No No
March 17, 2020 9:49 pm

this is a מעשה שטן!!!! for we are now holding in the era of Moshiach where the Kedusha is so great that the Satan came up with a plan (which he called COVID-19) which he is using against ALL Jewish activities!!! עד מתי?!?!

To "No No"
Reply to  No No
March 18, 2020 12:09 am

Right on target.The Satan through COVID-19 has accomplished what Stalin in Soviet Russia and Hitler could not do:Completely wipe out Davening in Shul and learning Torah by children in Cheder.The real question to ask: Would the Rebbe approve?

Reply to  To "No No"
March 18, 2020 12:53 am

They were trying to make Jews not daven period, not trying to make Jews not daven in shuls. People are still davening. People are still learning, even more then before, I hope! Let’s just say this is odd times and should be the last taste of exile. And let’s turn this into a positive time to spend time making a better future.

Lost all respect for Chabad in israel
Reply to  To "No No"
March 18, 2020 11:11 pm

I agree. I used to live in Israel. Chabad is blindly following ministry of health. First groups of 100 were forbidden, then 10, then men’s mikva closed. What’s next? Women’s mikva closed. Brissim illegal.. when I pointed out that Chabad fought the czar and USSR with all lies to put out yiddishkeit, now Chabad blindly follows the evil Israeli govt, which I heard the Rebbe saying in a video, is worse than the USSR ever was..I was banned from a WhatsApp group runned by Chabad. Now the same in CH. I can’t trust any rabbi anymore. 770 closing will haut… Read more »

Pinchos Woolstone
Reply to  Lost all respect for Chabad in israel
March 23, 2020 3:19 pm

The Rebbe (may his merit protect us) would want Anash to follow the medical and government authorities, comparing them to the czar, is outrageous.
Speaking disrespectfully about Rabbonim is also totally inappropriate.
let us pray that this pandemic will end without delay.
Moshiach Now!.
Good Health to all.

Reply to  No No
March 18, 2020 12:49 am

Read the story about Reb Zushe, the same Hashem that wants us to send our children to school and learn torah, and daven with a minyan, also now wants us to be safe and not kill other yidden

רחמנא ליצלן!
March 17, 2020 10:15 pm

Beis chayenu!!

Just saying
Reply to  רחמנא ליצלן!
March 18, 2020 2:09 am

If you follow halochos of Pikuach nefesh, it will be able to stay on as Beis CHAYENU!!!

no science or tv
March 17, 2020 10:38 pm

Ignorance and distrust of media puts Jews in the spotlight for spreading a deadly disease. Shame on the community!

Not closed
March 17, 2020 11:17 pm

Just look at 770live.com and you’ll see that it’s not closed, there are people dancing there. 😡

Not true
Reply to  Not closed
March 18, 2020 7:52 am

That video is from a while ago, it’s not live.

True intentions
March 17, 2020 11:45 pm

Those who profess to “770 should be closed” in the name of protecting public health or “keeping 770 open is irresponsible” do not care about 770,don’t attend 770, and are now using COVID-19 as another expression of power to limit the influence of the Mashichists amongst us who hold that the Rebbe is present in 770 and do not refer to the Rebbe as “z’l”

Not true!
Reply to  True intentions
March 18, 2020 2:12 am

I and many others care deeply about 770, but we’re dealing here with PIKUACH NEFESH MAMASH! Don’t you get it?! How many more chasidim do you need to see in the ICU before you get it??

Its Not About 770
Reply to  True intentions
March 19, 2020 3:10 pm

Its about irresponsible people who don’t take the situation seriously!

Please spread positivity and ahavas yisroel
March 18, 2020 12:09 am

BH they are now doing the research right rhing by closing, no need to highlight the negativity and pushback that went into it.
Much better to just spread the good and drop the negative.
Particularly now when members of our community are suffering from this pandemic.
Thank you.

Hodu La'shem
March 18, 2020 12:20 am

Members of the community are in ICU with coronavirus and people are still spouting idiocy. And BTW, smokers with compromised lungs have a much higher likelihood of dying from coronavirus complications. Vi’Hamven Yovin.

שמור חייך וחיינו
March 18, 2020 1:09 pm

It was necessary to close. I was watching 770live.com last night and people were dancing, completely ignoring social distancing rules, trying to get people to join them. Anyone who has been to 770 recently should be quarantined. Do not dance and sing while spreading a plague to those around you. It is not only irresponsible, it is potentially deadly. ת”ר דבר בעיר כנס רגליך שנאמר ואתם לא תצאו איש מפתח ביתו עד בקר ואומר (ישעיהו כו, כ) לך עמי בא בחדריך וסגור דלתיך בעדך ואומר (דברים לב, כה) מחוץ תשכל חרב ומחדרים אימה § The Sages taught: If there is… Read more »

Reply to  שמור חייך וחיינו
March 18, 2020 11:23 pm

Are you able to remain indoors for three years. It may last that long. No more weddings. No more brissim. No more farbrengen. No more burials. No more anything.

big Z Schapiro
March 18, 2020 1:25 pm

OK thank you for the update

March 25, 2020 3:44 am

Would bittersweet be the correct feeling for some?