The following is an unedited article by NBC News in New York on the historic visit of HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch. The article focuses specifically on the visit to Boro Park on Monday.
As YWN has extensively reported, Rav Sternbuch traveled to the United States for the first time in 20 years to be the keynote speaker at a massive Satmar anti-Zionist rally on Sunday in Nassau Coliseum.
“Hundreds of Hasidic Jews thronged the streets in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Monday morning to catch a glimpse, or perhaps even a blessing, from an esteemed rabbi visiting from Israel.
Chopper 4 was over the scene as Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch’s car departed the borough about midday.
At times the push to get a hand on the car got physical, with fists flying and some men falling to the ground.
The rabbi, 93, gave a keynote speech at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.
His entrance to New York City also made the news, with reports that his arrival was allegedly given an illegal light and siren escort by members of the Satmar Hasidic sect.
The NYPD has said it was aware of the reports about the escort and was investigating.
ALL PHOTOS BELOW ARE COURTESY OF JDN. FOR AN ADDITIONAL MASSIVE GALLERY OF THIS HISTORIC VISIT, CLICK HERE.