Lucette Lagnado

Tot in a Tub Public defenders are defeating efforts of Satmar Chasidim to gain access to adequate public housing, so 5-year-old Yitty sleeps in a tub.

Satmar Child Sleeps in a Bathtub as Lawyers Fiddle in Williamsburg

When Gitty Katz learned she was pregnant with twins earlier this winter, she was overcome with despair. The Williamsburg housewife, a devout Satmar, began to fantasize that that the babies would never be born. So, when Mrs. Katz miscarried, it was less a sense of grief than a strange and awful relief.