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…
At day camps for young Satmar Hasidim, children hold mock protests — against the State of Israel. In video clips, captured this summer on cellphones and published by the religious website Yeshiva World News, campers are seen chanting “Israeli government, shame on you!”
A brawl in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn grocery store has led to three assault charges and a wave of anger from some activists in the neighborhood’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Prominent elected officials are streaming to memorial gatherings for a Satmar leader who drowned in mid-May, amid growing tensions within the Hasidic community.
Chaos erupted last week at the upstate New York graveside of Yitzhak Rosenberg after leaders decided to bury the powerful Hasidic businessman next to Grand Rebbe Teitelbaum, which some in the ultra-Orthodox community denounced as a sacrilege.