Grand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, leader of the Kiryas Joel branch of Satmar Hasidism, tested positive for coronavirus.
On Sunday, Teitelbaum came out strongly against mandatory school closings to combat coronavirus.
“There are no fights in the community,” said one woman. “We have achdus ” — Jewish unity.
B&H, the Orthodox-owned electronics store, faces a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general for dodging millions of dollars in state taxes.
The message claims that Mayor de Blasio “personally asked” for the help of this ultra-Orthodox community, segments of which have supported him before.
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.”
“The Governor reassured the Rebbe that he would not interfere in Yeshiva education,” Yeshiva World tweeted.
“The owner of Manhattan Beer Distributors is a Yid , and he is not Shomer Shabbes , not Shomer Mitzvos , not Shomer Torah .”
The rebbe went to his “forefathers graves” to pray for guidance after speaking with the governor.
Each company admitted to collecting sales tax but not paying it to the state — withholding as much as $50,000 in one year.