Satmar community

Heck No, We Won’t Go

In Manhattan, Satmars and other ultra-Orthodox Jews take on the Israeli draft.

06/11/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Thousands of haredi Jews gathered in Lower Manhattan’s Foley Square on Sunday to protest Israel’s new draft legislation, which they claim is “an attack on our freedom of religion.”

‘Unorthodox’ Author’s Claim Of Cover-up Is Countered

Coroner’s report lists 20-year-old’s death in Kiryas Joel as suicide, not murder.

02/21/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

With allegations of communal cover-ups involving child sexual abuse dogging the haredi community over the past several years, it may not be much of a stretch for some readers to believe a gruesome story that appears in a new memoir about growing up in, and leaving, the Satmar community.

Deborah Feldman’s book about her departure from haredi life includes the account of a Satmar man’s suspicious death.
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