A man arrives at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in the Brooklyn borough of New York Decembe
Satmar leader who called to follow health rules, dies of COVID-19 at 70

Mayer Rispler, 70, died Friday, according to Vos Iz Neias, an Orthodox news site.

Satmar Hasidim
Major Satmar Hasidic leader critically ill with COVID-19

Flyers circulated online Wednesday morning calling for prayers for Mayer Rispler, a community leader in the Aronim faction of the Satmar community.

rand Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum speaks at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in New York
Brooklyn Satmar rabbi to skip Rosh Hashanah due to rising COVID-19 cases

Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum will remain in Kiryas Joel for Rosh Hashanah because of new cases of COVID-19 in his upstate town, according to an announcement from a local synagogue shared on social media.

‘Unorthodox’ – a too-tasteful version of reality

Most of the scenes set among the hassidim are completely in Yiddish.

SATMAR HASSIDIM celebrate Lag Ba’omer in Kiryas Joel, New York, in 2012
Satmar rebbe of Kiryas Yoel diagnosed with coronavirus

All Satmar institutions of both Kiryas Yoel and Williamsburg ordered shut by respective grand rabbis in US and Israel.

The real reasons coronavirus is spreading in my Hasidic community

Shutting down synagogues and schools inevitably brings up dark memories in a community that consists primarily of descendants of Holocaust and persecution survivors.

Shira Haas in the Israeli drama 'Princess.' (Credit: Yes)
Netflix returns to Jewish content with release of 'Unorthodox'

The show, about a young woman leaving hasidic orthodoxy for a new life in Germany, is the platform's first Yiddish language show.

Police tape.
NJ shooting witness: We heard shooting like we've never heard before

"A lot of shots were fired," he stressed. "And then we started seeing swat teams, and crazy armored vehicles and officers showing up and knew it was serious."

Chef David Biton (right) with Haim Spiegel, Dan Hotels’ food and beverage manager.
Grapevine: Enemies within the tribe

Israelis and Palestinians find it easier to be friends and to cooperate on joint ventures when not in the region

Satmar grand rabbi gives $5 million to institutions refusing state money

Zalman Teitelbaum hands out donations at ‘Pure Shekel’ ceremony in Jerusalem during 10-day visit to Israel

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