NEW YORK (Jun. 6)
The Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Moishe Teitelbaum, was scheduled to fly to Israel on TWA today in his first visit to the Jewish State since becoming head of the Satmar Hasadic movement.
Rabbi Ephroim Stein, a Satmar spokesman, said the purpose of the visit was for Rabbi Teitelbaum to attend the groundbreaking of a new Satmar neighborhood in Jerusalem. The neighborhood will be built without any funds from the Israel government, which the Satmar movement does not recognize, and will provide housing for up to 200 Satmar families, Stein said.