U.S. federal agents raid New York Hasidic town of Kiryas Joel

(JTA) – U.S. federal agents are searching the New York Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel for the second time in the past two months.

According to the Forward, investigators from the FBI, Sullivan County District Attorney’s office, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms searched locations throughout the town on Thursday.

Last week, two videos surfaced apparently showing a Kiryas Joel principal kissing a male student. In March, FBI agents raided schools in the village in connection with their use of the federal E-rate technology subsidy program.

Kiryas Joel is run by a Satmar faction led by Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum.

 

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