See this article about Chassidic “atheists”. I don’t know how true it really is. Ironically Centrist Orthodox (e.g. YU) are accused of becoming more Chassidic as witnessed by the employment of the Aish Kodesh, Rabbi Moshe Weinberger (a Rebbe with an MA and MS) as Mashpia at YU. I read an article about that phenomenon when I was in NY. I’m told davening in his Shule is a real experience.
Whatsapp and the Chassidic Community
I saw this interesting article. I guess whatsapp has a hechsher from the Badatz? Maybe they will no longer use it because the owner of facebook is allegedly a mechallel shabbos b’farhesya?
New Square arson victim to file lawsuit tomorrow challenging grand rebbe’s power
The lawyer for Aron Rottenberg, the New Square man seriously burned in an arson attack on his home, said this afternoon that he will file a lawsuit tomorrow contending that New Square’s grand rebbe is responsible for a campaign of intimidation against Rottenberg that sparked the attack.
Lawyer Michael Sussman said that Rottenberg is committed to breaking Grand Rebbe David Twersky’s hold on power over everything that happens in the ultra-insular Hasidic village.
“That control, if it is going to be exerted as it has been, has to end,” Sussman said.