The wedding is the latest example of the lack of compliance in Hasidic communities with protocols meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus
It’s not the first time that advocates for a Hasidic Jew convicted of a crime have pointed out a defendant’s minimal secular education as part of a bid to reduce a prison sentence.
“In order to avoid even an appearance of conflict, the attorney general has personally recused herself from this matter,” James’ office said in a statement.
Despite these comments, Satmar hassidim, including the grand rabbi himself, were overtly political during the recent presidential election.
The outline was drafted by a group of designated ministers appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and headed by MK Ze'ev Elkin.
In an alternate reality, not affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the wedding of Pearl Malka, granddaughter of Rebbe of Vizhnitz, Rabbi Yaakov Hagar, would have attracted tens of thousands.
Uman's mayor plans to use all legal options to block the city as pilgrims enter despite regulations.
Uman Mayor Oleksandr Tsebriy said that the city's residents, who fear the spread of the coronavirus, would prefer not to have visitors in the city this year.
I do remember the racists and the near daily interactions with them — but I also remember the people who had my back against them.
The Rebbe represents the all-too-rare ability to focus on others and motivate them to be the best neshama they can possibly be.