Top rabbi rushed to COVID-19 ward 11 days after grandson’s mass wedding — reports

A senior ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader has been taken to a coronavirus hospital ward, 11 days after the mass wedding of his grandson in violation of distancing rules sparked alarm, Hebrew-language media reports.

Yissachar Dov Rokeach, 72, the Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Belz, has been taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, the reports say.

However, the medical center issues a statement denying that he has been taken to the hospital.

A screenshot from a video said to show thousands of ultra-Orthodox at a wedding in Jerusalem, in violation of coronavirus restrictions, on August 5, 2020. (Screenshot/Channel 12)

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