Rabbi says attending minyan during lockdown akin to ‘idol worship’
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Rabbi says attending minyan during lockdown akin to ‘idol worship’

Rabbi Moshe Freedman of New West End Synagogue has told congregants they should not attend private minyanim. He said on Twitter: “Ok, I’m going to say it. If you have taken part in a private minyan during the lockdown, you will not receive an aliya in my shul. We cannot offer an honour to idol worshippers. You think you’re praying to God, but you’re actually worshipping the minyan, and that is idol worship.”