Hamodia recently published an article which contains a half-hour long audio clip of a private phone conversation recently held between NY State Governor Cuomo and various Rabbonim in the community. The audio (full clip below) as well as the article are very telling. But perhaps one of the most shocking parts is where Cuomo tells Rabbi Yaakov Bender that the government initiatives are not based on science, but simply out of fear.
Notice at the end of the clip how Howard Zucker, Commissioner of Health for New York State agrees with the governor.
The governor’s words were in response to the following remarks presented by Rabbi Yaakov Bender: