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.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to literally kiss the hand of a controversial Hasidic leader last night at the rabbi’s son’s wedding in upstate New York.
A Bible study guide in use in a Hasidic village in suburban New York omits risque passages and entire passages of the Book of Genesis. But some R-rated tales slipped through the cracks.
Deb Tambor ended her own life after leaving the Hasidic community. Like many others, she lost custody of her children to a spouse backed by a unified ultra-Orthodox community.
Deb Tambor’s death sparked a firestorm in the Hasidic world. The young mother was memorialized as a loving beacon of hope and unity at a poignant memorial service.
Confusion and controversy marred the funeral for a mother of two said to have committed suicide after leaving her Hasidic community in upstate New York.
Joe Lazar at Skverer Rebbe