Ariel (played by Ned Eisenberg) is a practicing Hasidic Jew who worked with his father-in-law, Shlomo Teitlemann - a hotel owner. Ariel tried to use his ending marriage to negotiate a 50% share in his hotel. Shlomo contracted the Soprano family to intimidate Ariel into walking away. Ariel refused to back down despite a severe beating, death threats and finally caved at threatened castration, the last being a suggestion from Hesh. Ariel negotiated a 15% share to ensure an amicable divorce.