Many New Zealand Shuls Closed For Shabbos

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Shuls across New Zealand were advised to close their doors this Shabbos after following Friday’s terror attack in which 49 people were killed during a mass shooting at two mosques.

Jewish congregations in Auckland and Wellington were among those advising members to not show up for Teffilos.

According to a message sent to members of Auckland Hebrew Congregation on Friday, New Zealand Police was “unable to guarantee us protection this evening as they mobilise to support Christchurch and well as protect Mosques throughout New Zealand.

“It is therefore with deep regret that the AHC BOM takes this unprecedented step in cancelling organised service this Shabbat as we are concerned about the security of our community.”

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