Vito Lopez scandal stoking Hasidic sects’ feud

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The battle between two Satmar Hasidic sects is about to reach biblical proportions.

The scandal engulfing Assemblyman Vito Lopez — the most powerful ally of Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum’s faction — has created a window of opportunity for the faction led by older brother Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum to capture the highly coveted Williamsburg congregation the sibling rivals have fought over for a decade.

At stake is a $372 million real-estate empire.

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Posted by Jasmin on Monday, October 18th, 2010. Filed under Jewish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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