Перевод я обещал нигде не публиковать, так что читайте оригинал:
In the 1970-s, the Satmar Rebbe’s health collapsed, and until his passing he eff ectively was not able to lead his Chasidim. An extremist group, among them the Satmar Rebbe’s wife, came to power. In that volatile climate, relatively minor diff erences with Chabad turned violent. Some Lubavitch Chasidim were beaten brutally. A Satmar Chasid, Rabbi Mendel Vechter, began to learn Tanya, and became sympathetic to Chabad. One morning, coming home from prayers, Rabbi Vechter was beaten and stabbed and left for dead on the Williamsburg Bridge. To humiliate him still further, even his beard had been shaven off . Concerned for his safety, Rabbi Vechter moved to Israel.
В сети материалов об этом конфликте не очень много (по-русски совсем ничего, что не удивительно), но кое-что есть. На некоторых форумах приводятся леденящие душу подробности о "перерезаном горле" или "теле, выброшеном из автомобиля на полномн ходу". По другим источником, все вроде как было не так трагично:
Early in the morning on Monday, June 20, 1983�as Rabbi Wechter was leaving his home on 54th Street [in Boro Park] for morning prayer services, five men, their faces covered by masks, grabbed him and shoved him into a van. In the course of the struggle, the rabbi�s left ankle was fractured. The men beat him, cut off his beard, and, as added humiliation, left him on the street wearing underwear. (from Hasidic People: A Place in the New World by Jerome R. Mintz).
Так же удалось найти упоминания о других боевых эпизодах этого коннфликта:
On May 27, a Lubavitcher rabbi, Pinchas Korf, was attacked by a group of young men in the Williamsburg section. Rabbi Korf's beard was cut. The beard is a symbol of piety among Orthodox Jews.
A 28-year-old Satmar follower, Yakov Kohn, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Krinsky told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Kohn is an assistant administrator in the Satmar office in Williamsburg. Rabbi Krinsky reiterated his statement that the attackers in both incidents were Satmar Hasidim and contended that leaders of the Satmar movement knew about the attacks but chose not to act.
In response to the attack on Korf, the Lubavitch judicial council called for a boycott of foods certified as kosher by the Central Rabbinical Congress, a Satmar agency which certifies as kosher a wide range of foods.
Информации о том, нашли ли нападавших на Вехтера, мне найтин не удалось. Равно как и сведений, что стало с арестованым по другому делу.