Satmar Hasidic sect in NY continues to evolve
February 18, 2019 6:15 AM Subscribe
Since this 2011 post on the green asking about lowest median ages of human population groups, the community of Kiryas Joel, NY has undergone some fascinating developments. Originally part of the town of Monroe, voters approved independence for the 20,000+ Hasidic Jews living there. New York's first new town in 35 years is called Palm Tree, an English translation of the group's first rebbe’s surname, Teitelbaum. Since that vote, frictions amongst the locals have become more apparent.
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