770 Closes For First Time In History, Largest Chassidus In Israel Closes Its Doors


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The Gerrer chassidus, the largest chassidus in Israel, closed its main Beis Medrash in Jerusalem on Wednesday as well as its yeshivos throughout Israel.

The Gerrer Rebbe has insisted on adhering to the Health Ministry’s directives of no gatherings over ten people but when he saw that it was difficult to enforce he simply closed all Gerrer institutions. A message was sent from the Gerrer secretary that the Beis Medrash is closed and that there will be no kabbalas kahal by the Rebbe until further notice.

In the United States, following the spread of the coronavirus in Crown Heights, the Lubavitch headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway has been closed.

The gabbai, Rav Yosef Yitzchak Kratz said that the decision was made by the rabbanim of Crown Heights and members of the Beis Din.

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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. @rebbitzen
    Sheer hate and ignorance. Nothing more.
    770 is the shul that unites all of Lubavitch, where thousands of chassidim gather on Yom Kippur, Simchos Torah etc. Where tens of thousand of talks and discourses where delivered by the holy Lubavitcher Rebbe Shlit”a. The Rebbe said that 770 is בית רבינו שבבל where the Shechinah rests in our generation. How dare you speak out against a building that holds such a sacred place in Chabad belief?! What if I would speak disrespectfully about BMG or Ponovezh?!