Satmar Hasidic community endorses Eric Adams for NYC mayor

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Mayoral hopeful Eric Adams on Tuesday won the endorsement from a traditionally bloc-voting Orthodox Jewish group, according to reports and the Adams campaign.

The Satmar Hasidic community led by Aaron Teitelbaum — a faction that supported Mayor Bill de Blasio in his 2013 primary win — endorsed the Brooklyn borough president late Tuesday, The Forward reported.

“This endorsement reflects the momentum of Eric’s campaign throughout the city,” Adams adviser Menashe Shapiro told The Post.

He added that the Satmar faction is “standing with Eric in recognition of everything he has done, and will do, to keep the community safe, growing and prosperous.”

In a video obtained by The Post, Adams on Tuesday night promised leaders of the Satmar Aroni faction that “we’re going to have a safe city” and that “we are going to rebuild empires in this city.”

“Within one year, we’re going to see a different city,” Adams said while sitting at a table in a Williamsburg home, joined by Satmar community leaders.

Endorsement of Eric Adams in Der Blatt
The Yiddish-language Der Blatt weekly newspaper endorses Eric Adams for mayor.
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“These are not new friends; these are old friends,” Adams added. “We have stood together on so many incidents throughout the years, and we are going to stand together on so many incidents we are facing in the future.”

The former cop said the endorsement “means a lot” and represents a “significant moment” for him.

The Aaron Teitelbaum-helmed faction of the Satmar Hasidic community was originally part of a coalition of nine Hasidic groups that ranked Andrew Yang 1, but the group, with less than two weeks before the June 22 primary, reversed course to endorse Adams as their first choice.

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Andrew Yang has ambitiously courted New York City’s Jewish vote in his mayoral campaign.
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The larger of the two major Satmar groups, led by Aaron’s brother Zalman Teitelbaum, still supports Yang.

Several Orthodox Jewish groups and political leaders in Borough Park also back Yang.

This is the second time in the last two competitive mayoral primaries that the Satmar community — based in Williamsburg and Kiryas Joel — have split in their endorsements. The group endorsed Comptroller Bill Thompson in the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary.

On Tuesday night, the publication of the Yiddish-language Der Blatt weekly newspaper was delayed so that the Adams endorsement could be included, according to Yeshiva World News, which also reported on the Adams endorsement.

Then-State Senator Eric Adams meeting with members of the Hasidic Jewish community in New York City.
Then-state Sen. Eric Adams meeting with members of the Hasidic Jewish community in New York City.
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Adams as borough president has had a close relationship with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, and represented parts of the heavily Hasidic Crown Heights neighborhood in the state Senate, though Hasidic Jews in the central Brooklyn area are mostly associated with the Chabad movement.

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