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


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

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’s Derech Hashem

In my previous post I discussed the basics of the Sefer "Rebbe HaKadosh," which chronicles the life of Reb Arele. One of the most interesting chapters in the book is the discussion of Reb Arele's derech Hashem (his way of serving God). Learning Reb Arele's derech is crucial for understanding the Hasidic sects that stem from him … Continue reading Reb Arele’s Derech Hashem


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


An Introduction To The Toldos Aharon Sect

An introduction to one of the most insular and fervent hasidic sects, Toldos Aharon.