Monday, November 24, 2014

Thousands of Lubavitch and Satmar Chasidim gather seven miles apart in Brooklyn, Lakewood gathering as well

 2014 Kinus hashluchim
Satmar gathering
It was two different events each one drawing thousands of chasidim. For Chabad it was the annual Kinus hashluchim 5775 International conference of chabad emmisseries. The convention took place at the South brooklyn marine terminal. Over Five thousand people gathered and join in the festive chabad farbrengen. Seven miles away in Williamsburg thousands of Satmar Chasidim gathered in taylor street to welcome the Thee gaavad Rav Yitzchchok Tuvia Weiss head of the Eidah Hachareidis of Yerushalayim. Thousands of men and children dressed in shabbos attire  waving flags and holding torches, came out in mass to greet the Rav. The 5 tier dais was flanked by Satmar rabbonim from new York including the Satmar rebbe Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum and the Toldos Aaron Rebbe of  Yerushalayim. Across the river in NJ thousands gathered in a Lakewood in Bais Medrash Govoha to commemorate the yartzheit of  Rav Aaron Kotler zatzal and the Mashgiach Rav Nosson Wachtfogel zatzal.
Lakewood Yartzheit gathering

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