The man did not use any anti-Semitic slurs or racial epithets while attacking the victim, who was wearing a shtreimel, or traditional fur hat.
In a thundering speech, the rebbe expressed his displeasure with the education law: “We will battle for our rights using all means available to us.”
A passerby repeatedly punched a 9-year-old in the face on Sunday evening in Williamsburg, and another boy was attacked 30 minutes later.
A car swerved in front of him to keep him from leaving. “That’s when things got really scary,” Yehudah Webster said.
In the November 2018 election, Democrats took back control of the New York State Senate — and with it, a large chunk of Hasidic power.
As an insider, anonymous Hasidic writer Katle Kanye’s critique of the school system could resonate much more than articles written by non-Hasidim.
A Brooklyn Hasidic newspaper left faces of the female victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre out of a front page spread on the tragedy.
The Piaseczno Rebbe left behind no surviving children and no Hasidic dynasty, yet his strange mix of followers continues to grow by leaps and bounds.
It appears unlikely that anyone will serve a long prison term for the attack.
Following city report, growing pressure on Hasidic yeshivas for education reform.