An Asifa was held in New York on Wednesday attended by a number of admorim, including both Satmar Rebbes Shlita. The gathering was hosted in the Hisachdus Horabbonim office in Williamsburg, and other admorim present included the Pupa Rebbe, Viner Rebbe, HaRav Yisrael Hager (Av Beis Din Vishnitz Monsey & son of the rebbe), and other Rabbonim.
The rabbonim discussed concerns surrounding the intervention by government health officials into bris milah, the result of the death of an infant from herpes blamed on metzitzah b’peh. The story has earned a prominent place in the mainstream media in NYC. The rabbonim expressed grave concerns over the unwanted intervention that threatens this mitzvah, seeking to find a way to persuade the medical community to change its viewpoint.
A number of askanim and physicians attended the meeting as well, contributing their knowledge and viewpoints from a medical and community activism point of view.
The chareidi news in Eretz Yisrael is also giving prominence to the fact that the Satmar Rebbes were both in attendance at the same time. BrooklynScoop.com posted photos of this on Wednesday. Visit the site for more.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)