Hasid Killed In Hit And Run Died Because He Violated Shabbat, Pashkvil Says
A hasid killed in a hit and run Friday night used the Williamsburg eruv. Satmar hasidim do not – and now signs are posted in Williamsburg saying the dead man was killed by God because he used the eruv.
This paskvil, wall poster, is posted in Williamsburg today.
It is about a man named Meilech Weiss.
Weiss was hit by a car and killed Friday night.
Weiss was a Klausenberger hasid who used the eruv, the "fence" made up of wires that encloses an area – in this case, a part of Williamsburg – so Orthodox Jews can carry objects outside on Shabbat
Unlike Weiss and other many other non-Satmar hasidim, Satmar does not recognize the validity of the Williamsburg eruv and strongly opposes its use.
Satmar hasidim have in the past physically attacked other hasidim pushing baby strollers or carrying books on Shabbat.
The poster says that God killed Weiss he violated Shabbat by using the Williamsburg eruv: