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Government planning to rein in gatherings over Purim — TV

The government is hammering out a plan to limit gatherings over the upcoming  Purim holiday, according to Channel 13.

The emerging plan, as reported by the network, would see synagogues divided into pods of up to 10 people, with four square meters designated for each worshiper. The maximum amount of people per synagogue would be 100, it says.

The festive Purim meals will likely be celebrated within nuclear families, or with a set limit of people allowed indoors — which currently stands at five.

Parties, parades and events will be canceled.

A young girl dressed for the Jewish holiday of Purim poses for a picture at her home in Efrat, in Gush Etzion, on February 25, 2020. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
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