Here’s what you need to know about the Satmar sect of Haredi Orthodox Judaism.
“The principal was here and he’s asked that whoever can come to Cheder tomorrow should come and wear their gloves.”
“As soon as we found out, we worked with community leaders and this particular school to immediately stop this reckless practice.”
“It definitely puts everyone in danger, the kids going. I definitely believe that this is putting others at risk.”
“It’s like nothing’s happening.”
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.