A grandson of the Skvere Rebbe of New Square, New York is being married tonight, allegedly at a hotel in Connecticut. Zisha Twersky was threatened and intimidated because he was not considered to be religious enough to meet village standards. He eventually moved out of New Square and cut off his beard and peyot (sidecurls). The Skvere Rebbe is said to be attending tonight's wedding, but he has banned his hasidim from going with him, and the actual location of the ceremony and reception is secret – even though a wedding of a rebbe's grandchild would normally be a large community-wide event with all Skvere hasidim participating in it.
If Zisha Twersky had not been the Rebbe's grandson, he might have met the fate of Aron Rottenberg, who was almost killed along with his family in a Skvere-hasid-led arson attack two years ago.
Yichus, however, saved him.
This is reportedly the first family wedding not held in New Square's grand synagogue since New Square's founding in the 1950s.
The kallah (bride) and hatan (groom):