satmar

Several Americans wounded in Jerusalem terror attack

According to reports, the four US citizens injured in the attack are visiting Israel from their neighborhood of Williamsburg, New York.

Brooklyn rabbis ask followers to turn down free food from ‘Zionists’

Williamsburg’s Satmar Hasidic community is warning followers not to accept food from the Met Council or the Zionist charity United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg.

By JACOB HENRY/JTA
15/04/2022
Satmar Hasidim

How Satmar Hasidim used liberal values to create an American theocracy

Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic village in Upstate New York, is an enclave of Satmer Hasidim that has their own legal traditions and customs.

By DAVID N. MYERS , Nomi M. Stolzenberg , JTA
19/01/2022
A man arrives at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in the Brooklyn borough of New York Decembe

Hasidic Jews are the real counterculture in gentrified Brooklyn

There’s a variety of reasons why they end up becoming distanced, and they see it as a way of protecting themselves and their community from negative influences.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
10/06/2021
Thousands gathered for the wedding of the son of Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam, grand rabbi of a faction

Thousands attend Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn, many from Europe and Israel

The wedding is the latest example of the lack of compliance in Hasidic communities with protocols meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
20/01/2021
Satmar Rebbe Teitelbaum

Rabbi Teitelbaum, Satmar Hasidic leader, tests positive for COVID-19

The Satmar community has been implicated in a number of large gatherings over the last several months, in defiance of state and city guidelines.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
29/12/2020
Satmar Rebbe Teitelbaum

‘We are not Americans,’ says Satmar grand rabbi

Despite these comments, Satmar hassidim, including the grand rabbi himself, were overtly political during the recent presidential election.

Residents of Hasidic Williamsburg have largely returned to pre-pandemic life, as seen on Sept. 29, 2

NY Hasidic Jews continue to hold large weddings despite COVID rules

Members of the Hasidic community say the weddings aren’t likely to stop, in part because cases are not translating into the large number of hospitalizations and deaths seen in the spring.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
25/11/2020
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