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.
How Ruchie Freier overcame obstacles and worked within the Hasidic community to rise to a position of leadership and authority.
Federal prosecutors announced the arrest Wednesday evening of two members of the Satmar Hasidic group for planning to kidnap and murder a man who had refused to grant his wife a religious divorce.
(JTA) — Hasidic rabbis from the Satmar sect reportedly have issued a decree barring women from pursuing higher education. The Yiddish-language decree says college education for girls is “dangerous” and “against the Torah,” and that “no girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree,” The Independent online newspaper based in Britain…