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‘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
A Satmar wedding takes place in Williamsberg, breaking coronavirus restrictions. November 2020

Satmar wedding ‘disrespectful, deceitful, illegal,’ says NY Gov. Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York City should do ‘robust investigation’ of incident and ‘bring the full consequence of legal action to bear.’

SATMAR HASSIDIM celebrate Lag Ba’omer in Kiryas Joel, New York, in 2012

Secret Satmar wedding bypasses COVID restrictions in NYC - watch

According to video obtained, there were thousands of men seated within the bleachers of the 7,000 person capacity synagogue, singing and dancing into the night.

The Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue on October 19, 2020 in Williamsburg. A wedding planned

‘Ways of the evil’: Satmar rabbi denounces Borough Park protests

“None of you should be seen at these protests,” the Satmar leader told a crowd. “Praise unto the person who doesn’t follow in the ways of the evil.”

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
29/10/2020
A man arrives at a mass gathering of Satmar Hasidic Jews in the Brooklyn borough of New York Decembe

I blew the whistle on the 10,000 person Satmar wedding. Here’s why

My motivation for reporting such irresponsible behavior outweighs the unpleasantness of the online harassment, although I am unfortunately well aware that it could escalate to physical violence.

By NAFTULI MOSTER/JTA
21/10/2020
Orthodox Jews of the Satmar Hasidim in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York

NY synagogue scraps wedding due to 'unwarranted' COVID violation claims

The synagogue supposedly took precautions to ensure the wedding would abide by regulations and not attract 10,000 attendees, but “nobody verified our plans before attacking us.”

Orthodox Jews of the Satmar Hasidim in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York

10,000 expected to attend Satmar wedding in New York despite coronavirus

The sheriff's department has ordered the wedding be postponed or canceled, should it not be limited to 50 people.

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.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
17/10/2020
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.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
17/09/2020
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