Anti-JC video attacks exposure of Covid rule breaches

Police investigations continue into wedding at Stamford Hill school


A social media campaign against the JC has been launched within the Charedi community for reporting breaches of social distancing rules. 

A 48-second video, produced by unknown authors, which was circulating at the end of last week, declared “Stop the Hate against the Haredi community” and “Leave us alone”. 

It follows coverage of a police raid at a wedding at the Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls High School in Stamford Hill the week before last which was attended by around 150 people in defiance of lockdown regulations. 

The paper also revealed last week that many Jewish customers in one Stamford Hill shopping area were not wearing masks. 

Other JC articles have reported last weekend’s imposition of a 48-hour dispersal zone in part of Golders Green after police said there had been too many worshippers at an Orthodox synagogue they visited; and the previous weekend what police called a “large party” at a synagogue in Hackney over Shabbat, which has left organisers facing a £10,000 fine.

The family that arranged the Yesodey Hatorah wedding has already been fined £10,000. Police are carrying out an investigation to find any others responsible for the organisation of the event. 

In a statement, Yesodey Hatorah said, “We are horrified that this event took place. The school had absolutely no knowledge of any events taking place on the premises during the lockdown. We are conducting our own internal investigation into how this happened and are fully supporting the police with their investigation.” 

Lord Greenhalgh, the government’s Faith Minister, last week warned in a meeting with representatives of the Stamford Hill community there must be no recurrence of Covid breaches.



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