I am not Chassidish. I am not Chareidi. I count myself among the Dati Leumi Torani camp. I live in a community in Israel that is very serious about learning, mitzvot, davening with a minyan, etc.
There is something I don't understand in the Chareidi world, and I'm hoping someone on YW can explain it to me. It has to do with certain groups of Chassidim, and the splits among brothers as leaders.
Satmar is one that comes to mind. Vishnitz in Israel comes to mind as well. The followers of one brother fight followers of another brother. Streimels are stolen. Police are called.
Do these Chassidim really and truly believe that this is what HKB"H wants?
I'm not looking for answers that involve flaming others, derogatpry remoarks, and lashon hara. I just want to know if there is a sensible answer to what's happening.