Hasidic gatherings remain hot potato

Quebec’s made a hash of the rules on places of worship: one authority told the Hasids that the rule said maximum ten people per closed room, not per building, but police understood the rule to mean per building. Some quick Talmudic analysis has left the public health folks looking silly (and I’ll bet all those tickets will be cancelled, too).

Before this came out, the police were still being stern about the gatherings, and about the situation in Outremont where synagogue-goers charged the cops and called them Nazis.

Update: Public health has apologized to the Hasids over the debacle.