Nearly 20,000 members of the Satmar Hasidic group packed an anti-Zionist rally last night — even though half of the sect boycotted the event.
An anti-Zionist rally is planned for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday night, organized by Satmar Hasidic leaders.
In this exclusive excerpt, the first Satmar Rebbe outlives his heirs, triggering a crisis of succession.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been cleared in federal and state probes into possible improper fundraising that had ties to the Satmar community in Brooklyn.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio met Friday with federal prosecutors investigating his relationship with a Satmar Hasidic landlord, according to a New York Times report.
Abby Stein is almost certainly the only ordained Hasidic rabbi who is also a woman. Stein wasn’t female when ordained, of course. She was a young man, soon to be married to a woman also from the strict Satmar community in which they were both raised.
The Satmar political activist whom federal agents arrested Thursday on food stamp fraud charges had a side gig as a political fixer for rich Hasidim, the Forward has learned.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Isaac Sofer, a prominent Brooklyn Satmar activist, on food stamp fraud charges.
Bloomingburg, New York, has been a battleground, as local governments and an Orthodox developer faced off in court. Now, the fight is winding down. The winner? The Satmar rebbe.
The Satmar and the Skver are among the most socially conservative and religiously observant Jewish groups in the United States. But they are solidly in the Clinton camp.