Arson attack victim files suit against Hassidic grand rabbi

15.06.2011                      13.Siwan, 5771 

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Arson attack victim files suit against Hassidic grand rabbi

Family claims rabbi directing, condoning harassment against them after Rorrenberg trekked outside of New Square village to pray.

The family of a man badly burned in an alleged arson attack filed a lawsuit against the grand rabbi of the Hassidic village of New Square, N.Y., accusing him of directing and condoning a campaign of harassment against them.
The suit, filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court on behalf of Aron Rottenberg and his family, lists two defendants: Shaul Spitzer, 18, the alleged arsonist; and David Twesky, the rebbe of the Skverer Hassidic sect. It urges the court to level an $18 million judgement agaisnt each of the two defendants….