The Satmar Rebbe on Preparing for Shabbos

The Satmar Rebbe, Reb Yoel Teitelbaum, on preparing for Shabbos.

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Do Hasidic Jews Use Smartphones?

Do Hasidic Jews use smartphones? The answer: some Hasidic Jews do, particularly those that work in business. Although, it's important to note that as a general rule, the Hasidic community frowns upon Internet and Smartphone use. Hasidic leaders see Internet and smartphones as dangerous for many reasons. Two reasons that come to mind immediately: The … Continue reading Do Hasidic Jews Use Smartphones?

Hasidic Women Rules – Toldos Aharon Takanot For Women

I've gotten a few messages from readers wanting to learn more about women in Hasidic life and Hasidic women rules. So I decided to write a post about the "takanot" or decrees in the Toldos Aharon sect that relate to women. All of the takanot in this post can be found in the sefer Takanot Vehadrachot. This is … Continue reading Hasidic Women Rules – Toldos Aharon Takanot For Women

Hasidic Vs Orthodox: What’s The Difference?

Hasidic Vs Orthodox. What's the difference? Let me get right down to it: Hasidic Jews are a sect/movement within Orthodox Judaism. All Hasidic Jews are Orthodox, but not all Orthodox Jews are Hasidic. There are various sects within Orthodox Judaism and the Hasidic movement is only one of them. If you are not very familiar … Continue reading Hasidic Vs Orthodox: What’s The Difference?