The Eretz Yisrael Satmar community is a buzz in anticipation of the upcoming visit of the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Rav Zalman Leib Teitlebaum SHlita. This will be the rebbe’s first trip since taking over as rebbe, and he will be attending a chasanah of a grandchild. He will also be laying the cornerstone for the new Satmar community in the Ramat Elchanan area of Bnei Brak.
The chasenah is schedule to take place on Tu B’Shevat, as was reported by YWN-ISRAEL earlier.
In the first stage, 600 apartments will be constructed in 20 buildings. The new community will be called ויואל משה after the late Rebbe ZT”L ZY”A. The prices are expected to be extremely attractive, with a four bedroom apartment selling for 650,000 NIS. At some later date, the community may increase in size by 40%, reaching 1,000 units.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)