New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Reuters / Shannon Stapleton.

Three Jewish congregations on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming that New York’s coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings violate their First Amendment religious rights under the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Manhattan by Congregations Oholei Shem D’nitra, Netzach Yisroel and Yesheos Yakov asks the state’s measures, which restrict religious gatherings to as few as 10 people, be overturned.