Mayor De Blasio Reportedly Questioned By Feds on Satmar Ties

New York City’s mayor met for several hours Friday with federal authorities looking into allegations that donors to his mayoral campaign were promised favors. Read more

A Rabbi In Iran The Neturei Karta’s Fight Against Israel

The two-day Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada held on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Iranian capital of Tehran was a great opportunity to spout anti-Israel rhetoric for opponents to the Jewish state, including for a select few ultra-Orthodox Jews. Read more

How A Satmar Hasidic Rabbi Came Out As Trans Woman

NEW YORK – Abby Stein is almost certainly the only ordained Hasidic rabbi who is also a woman. Read more

A ‘Modern Slave Market’: How Day Laborers Are Exploited By Satmar Hasidism In Williamsburg

NEW YORK – Autumn in this city illustrates vividly how deceitful the sun can be. Read more

Hasidic Man Arrested At JFK and Charged In Satmar Kidnapping Plot

Federal prosecutors have charged a third Hasidic man in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap a man who had refused to release his wife from marriage. Read more

NYC Councilman Successfully Takes on Neturei Karta At Anti-BDS Hearing

Police ejected dozens of disruptive anti-Israel protesters from the New York City Council chamber during a debate on whether to adopt a resolution condemning boycotts of the Jewish State on Thursday. Read more

Orthodox Rabbi, Woman Plotted To Kidnap and Kill Husband Who Wouldn’t Grant Her A Religious Divorce

An Israeli rabbi and an acolyte from an Orthodox Jewish community upstate were charged by the feds Tuesday in a scheme to kidnap and kill a fellow member of their sect for refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce. Read more

In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women

In the mid-1940s, Joel Teitelbaum, an eminent and charismatic rabbi, immigrated to the United States, colonizing a section of Williamsburg in Brooklyn for his Hasidic sect, the Satmar, its name taken from the Hungarian town of Szatmar, where Rabbi Teitelbaum had fought to resist the encroachments of a modernizing society. Read more

Satmar Decree Bars Women From Higher Education

Hasidic rabbis from the Satmar sect reportedly have issued a decree barring women from pursuing higher education. Read more

Satmar Va’ad Hatznius Blasted Calvin Klein For Underwear Ad

Kiryas Joel – Satmar Hasidic Va’ad Hatznius, or modesty patrol, the self-appointed arbiters of right and wrong in the Satmar community. Read more