I hope that Mr. Friedman did more accurate investigation into Lubavitch then he did into American orthodoxy. His comment, "Hassidim for the most part live in dire poverty, similar to the Israeli ultra-Orthodox" shows a total alck of knowledge. While the Lithuanians may have acquired more secular education in the states, the Chasidic community (satmar, Bobov, etc..) is a wealthy entrepenural community. Mr. Friedman travel through Williamsburg, Borough Park, Kiryas Yoel and look at the skyrocketing real estate prices. Please check your facts.
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from the article: One brother became secular, the other was mentally ill