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This poster is from the main Satmar shul in Boro Park. The shul is under the leadership of Reb Aaron. But in order to gain control away from the Zali faction it took some struggle, including the use of some violence. The leader of the Zali faction in Boro Park is the former dayan of this shul Reb Chaim Duvid Katz who after being forcibly removed from this 53rd St. Shul opened a competing shul that is functioning as the Satmar shul under Reb Zalman Leib. Reb CD Katz - who is a radical kanai - when he was still dayan opposed having Artscoll gemoros in the shul. But the Aroni faction is relatively more moderate, and the very popular 'Bais Chaya' (in the basement of the shul) is fully stocked with Artscroll gemoros with many learning the daf every day there. Still it is an eye opener to see the obvious anger in an official Satmar notice decrying the "stolen" Artscroll gemoros (of the current daf). But it seems not everybody agrees. Look closely at the word "lomdim" it is crossed out and the word "leider," Yiddish for "regrettably" that many are learning - the daf that is.
Times are changing.