Dating site for social outcast

Kellner, who was a member of a synagogue that is closely affiliated with the Satmar sect, the largest Hasidic community in New York, wasn’t sure that the prohibition against made sense in a country where, he said, “the justice system is credible enough.” Although the Satmar community distrusts secular government, it participates fully in the democratic process.Hasidim typically vote as a bloc, delivering tens of thousands of votes to the politicians their leaders endorse.Kellner said, “The way history tells it is that if a Jew was arrested he was thrown in jail and never heard of again.”Hasidim, whose movement emerged in the eighteenth century as a mystical, populist alternative to traditional Judaism, are defined in part by their concern for self-preservation.Kellner is the son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors who re-created in Brooklyn a community that had been destroyed by the war.

Kellner sought counsel from Rabbi Chaim Flohr, the leader of an institute where rabbinic scholars study how the teachings of the Torah translate to contemporary dilemmas.Men dress in black frock coats; married women wear long skirts and hide their hair, which is considered alluring, under shawls or wigs.They speak Yiddish, and resist television, the Internet, and other secular forms of entertainment.In exchange for political support, Brooklyn politicians give Hasidim latitude to police themselves.They have their own emergency medical corps, a security patrol, and a rabbinic court system, which often handles criminal allegations.