WATCH: NY Gov. Hochul Grilled on Yeshiva Education, Masks During Visit to Brooklyn


New York Governor Kathy Hochul withered under intense questioning from veteran Hamodia reporter Reuvain Borchardt, who asked the governor questions regarding recently proposed regulations on private schooling standards that impact yeshivos, as well as apparently contradictory mask mandates.

Hochul was at the Boro Park Y to speak to Holocaust survivors in commemoration of Yom Hashoah when she was questioned by Borchardt.

Hochul provided a vague answer when asked about her take on private school regulations, in stark contrast to presumptive Republican nominee for governor Lee Zeldin, who has been an outspoken and staunch supporter of the freedom of yeshivos to determine what is appropriate to teach.

Asked why there are still mask mandates on subways when the governor herself went maskless indoors with approximately 100 other people, Hochul asserted that the situations were very different, apparently because the people you are near on subways are “strangers.”

She didn’t elaborate on how being acquainted with people keeps Covid-19 from spreading or why it would make any difference what relationship one has with the people they are with relative to the spread of a virus.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. to ” grill ” “intense” these are dumb press releases as a way to embarrass the gov. , these issues are best handeled in the back room allowing both sides to save face in a delicate issue

  2. generic answers and basically washing her hands of the inteference in our curriculum by saying not my department let me transfer you.

  3. She had no answer for the mask question. Typical privileged white democrat female woke Karen. Do as I say not as I do. We’ve got to get rid of this UNELECTED pro criminal anti cop lowlife. She should take her corrupt husband with her.

    “Democratic gubernatorial candidate Thomas R. Suozzi, a Long Island congressman, released a statement Tuesday raising ethical questions about William J. Hochul’s role with Delaware North. The governor’s husband serves as senior vice president and general counsel at the company that holds concession rights at Highmark Stadium.”
    Letitia James is still extremely busy with those dangerous Trump personal tax returns.

  4. Democrats are anti-religious and today are ready to regulate religion into submission to the State, to the point of banning religious beliefs and practices the Left establishment opposes.

  5. What a stupid article. The governor did not wither. Stop being ridiculous. She answered his very pointed questions excellently. In fact, her poise impressed me sincerely. Whether she was telling the truth… I have no clue. But she definitely sounded great. She made a lot of sense. She explained perfectly why the subway is worse (and that’s coming from me who thinks anyone who wears a mask right now is a freak)… although the lady does remind me sickengly of crazy Nancy unfortunately…

  6. to the Governor Kathy Hochul, the election is November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for June 28, 2022. we hold you accountable for the proposed regulations on private schooling standards.