New York City’s mayor and police commissioner on Wednesday defended their response to a large Hasidic Jewish funeral for a rabbi in Brooklyn on Tuesday.In a series of tweets Tuesday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who personally oversaw the dispersal of the crowd of mourners outside in the Williamsburg neighborhood, denounced the gathering and warned “the Jewish community, and all communities” that violating social-distancing rules could lead to summonses or arrest.His remarks drew swift criticism that he was singling out the Jewish community, with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeting Tuesday night that there are more than 1 million Jewish people in New York City, and “the few who don’t social distance should be called out — but generalizing against the whole population is outrageous especially when so many are scapegoating Jews.”Chaim Deutsch, a City Council member who represents a section of Brooklyn with a large Orthodox Jewish population, tweeted, “Did the Mayor of NYC really just single out one specific ethnic community (a community that has been the target of increasing hate crimes in HIS city) as being noncompliant?? Has he been to a park lately? (What am I saying – of course he has!).”The mayor at a press


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