Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, including one Satmar/anti-Zionist faction, will attend a mass rally in Manhattan today to decry the Israeli government’s attempt to draft Yeshiva students to the military.
The solidarity event has been organized by the Agudath Israel of America umbrella organization, including hard-line Satmar sect from Kiryas Yoel. “Whoever is pained by this law knows they must attend this rally,” Satmar head Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum instructed his followers Friday, according to BeHadrei Haredim.
The New York asifa will take place on Water Street in lower Manhattan – between Fulton Street and Broad Street – this Sunday, 7 Adar Sheni (March 9) at 2:00 p.m. It will begin with Mincha and followed by Tehillim and tefillos b’Tzibbur, led by Gedolei Yisroel. A special area for women is also being arranged.