Just a few weeks ago, William Handler and the anti-vaxxer cult made national headlines along with a colossal Chillul Hashem at a “vaccine symposium” held in Rockland County. We can expect that to happen again, as a large event is planned for Tuesday night at Ateres Chynka Hall in Flatbush.
At the Rockland County event, held at the Atrium Hall, the audience was privileged to hear from the dishonest conspiracy-theorist individual claiming to be a Rabbi.
But since Handler was the “Rabbi” at this event, the NY Times made sure to quote him in their coverage of this event. Disgustingly, Handler used inflammatory words about elected officials – such as describing NYC Mayor DeBlasio as a “sneaky fellow” and a closet German – “Wilhelm, his real name, was named after Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany.”
(In fact, none of this is true. Mr. de Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm Jr., and later decided to take his mother’s last name as his own after becoming alienated from his father.)
The event caused such a Chillul Hashem, that both Satmar as well as Agudath Israel of America both issued statements of condemnation against Handler. Satmar of Williamsburg went so far as to place a full page proclamation in their weekly newspaper “Der Yid” slamming Handler.
Sources confirm to YWN that the caterer at Ateres Chynka says he was misled and was told by those renting the hall that this was some type of Chinuch event.
The dishonesty is not surprising at all, as William Handler also claims to speak in the name of Hagaon HaRav Avigdor Miller ZATZAL, when in fact, YWN has confirmed with his children and grandchildren that he does not speak for them in any way shape or form.
Meanwhile, in Rockland County tonight there is a pro-vaccination event being held. All are encouraged to attend:
— Rabbi Yisroel Kahan (@ykahan) June 3, 2019
To hold an anti-vaccination rally in the middle of an outbreak is beyond irresponsible, it is downright dangerous. pic.twitter.com/TCL2aijfHF
— Commissioner Oxiris Barbot (@NYCHealthCommr) June 4, 2019
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