Friday, October 28, 2016

Synagogue Cited For Loud Siren Marking Start of Sabbath

According to a report yesterday from WABC-TV News, New York City's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a citation to a Brooklyn synagogue because of the loud siren it uses weekly to announce the beginning of the Sabbath.  The 106-decibel siren installed this summer by Congregation Bais Yaakov Nechemia D'satmar is sounded for 90 seconds twice each Friday-- about 15 minutes apart. A DEP hearing is scheduled for November 22.