One day after a prominent Satmar Hasidic man was convicted of sexual abuse in N.Y., the insular ultra-Orthodox community in Williamsburg is still reeling. A Brooklyn rabbi who writes a blog about sex abuse within the tight-knit community allegedly suffered burns Tuesday after bleach was thrown in his face by another Hasidic man. Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg recounted the incident to a local TV station, explaining that a bearded man wearing a black coat ran up to him with a full cup of bleach, and poured it on him. “Half of my face is burned,” he said, “and my left eye, I can't see out of it.” The recent trial, which lasted several weeks, revealed secrets about “modesty squads” in the community, a topic Rosenberg covered on his blog.
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