Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe Detained In JFK Airport
Eli Gefen • Yeshiva World News
Sources tell YWN that upon the Rebbe’s arrival, he was immediately taken by agents into a private room and hassled for more than an hour. He was repeatedly questioned how much cash he was bringing into the USA.
After more than an hour of intense interrogation, and searching all the Rebbes belongings, it was obvious that there was no illegal activity involving the Rebbe - and he was permitted to exit the airport.
The Rebbe arrived today for a scheduled visit seeking to raise funds to support his ailing mosdos, some reportedly on the verge of collapse.
This upcoming shabbos, Lech Lecha, the Rebbe will hold a tisch in Boro Park.
I think what we have here is is an event related to both the Spinka Rebbe's money laundering case and the money laundering cases of the Syrian rabbis arrested this past July.