Toldos Aharon Takanot – Prayer

In my last post I discussed the Sefer Takanot Vehadrachot, which essentially serves as a sort of life guidebook for Toldos Aharon Hasidim. The Sefer includes a compiled list of the main takanot (decrees) that they must live by to stay part of the sect. Now, let's discuss a few takanot: 1.  Every Hasid (that lives in Jerusalem) must … Continue reading Toldos Aharon Takanot – Prayer

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Sefer Takanot Vehadrachot – Toldos Aharon

In my introduction to the hasidic sect of Toldos Aharon I discussed the "Takanot" (decrees) that Toldos Aharon hasidim must keep in order to be a part of the group. It is not without reason that I referred to Toldos Aharon hasidim as modern day Essenes. They are in my opinion, the most strict group of Jews in … Continue reading Sefer Takanot Vehadrachot – Toldos Aharon

Reb Arele And His Followers In Satmar

In Reb Arele's biography HaRebbe HaKadosh there is a discussion of his following in the town of Satmar (located in Hungary). His followers mainly consisted of working men, but he also recruited some top Yeshiva Bochurim (learned students). Reb Arele played the role of "Rebbe" for his group of followers, yet he refused to take that title. Instead, … Continue reading Reb Arele And His Followers In Satmar

Sefer Rebbe HaKadosh – Biography of Reb Arele

Rav Aharon Roth, known to his followers as Reb Arele, is the patriarch of Shomrei Emunim, Toldos Aharon, and Toldos Avrohom Yitzchak. Understanding Reb Arele, is key to understanding these sects and what they are all about. I would highly recommend reading Reb Arele's biography "Sefer Rebbe HaKadosh." Here is a picture of the sefer: The sefer runs … Continue reading Sefer Rebbe HaKadosh – Biography of Reb Arele