Snow? What snow?
Satmar chassidim pledged $8.5 million during the snowy Sabbath for the sect’s new Boro Park building, which is to include a wedding hall and approximately 70 classrooms when completed, according to the Matzav blog site.
Thousands of Satmar followers from the entire state stormed – pardon the expression – on Boro Park to join Satmar Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum for prayers and the traditional “tisch,” the Yiddish word for a festive fathering of song, food and Torah study with the rabbi.
Those who donated more than $250,000 had the honor of eating a Sabbath meal with the rabbi, who on Saturday night visited the home of one supporter who pledged half a million dollars.
About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.