Thursday, October 27, 2005

Satmar brawl: Today's papers

'Thrilla in Willa' cont. :


More than two-dozen Hasidic men are in a holy mess after allegedly breaking into a Brooklyn synagogue, apparently as part of an ongoing power struggle among warring Satmar sects.
Cops arrested 26 men who allegedly celebrated a holy day Tuesday by burglarizing a reading room at Yetev Lev Bikur Cholim on Rodney Street in Williamsburg.
The men, ages 18 to 25, destroyed a podium, scattered papers and smashed three walls on the holiday of Shmini Atzeret, officials said.
When cops arrived, the men were sitting on the floor, laughing and smoking cigarettes, sources said. It was unclear if they were drunk...

Daily News :

..."We view the recent events as part of a continuing tactic that arises from their failures to succeed in the courtrooms," said Scott Mollen, lawyer for supporters of Zalman Teitelbaum. The lawyer added that documents were believed stolen from the office.
Aaron Teitelbaum follower Abe Klein contended the men were "targeted" simply for gathering in a second-floor reading room, where they quietly studied religious texts until private guards called police to remove them.
"There was absolutely no sensitivity by police," said Klein, 29. "Their rights were taken away. This is a holy day, and there was no sensitivity."....
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 11:13 AM


Anonymous Der Yid said...

with such a big chilul hashem, they are both big losers

1:36 PM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

May the more peacful side win!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous SephardiLady said...

Look who is talking about sensitivity! It seems that Satmar is about 6 months ahead in the calendar. It isn't Purim, "gentlemen."

6:24 PM  

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