Education In Satmar

This post is primarily based on the sefer Neitzutzei Tomer, which is a compilation of quotes and stories from Reb Yoel Teitelbaum, the founder of Satmar chassidut. The sefer is broken up into various subjects such as chassidut, Torah learning, holidays, education, shabbat, etc. For those of you that are more visual, here's a picture of … Continue reading Education In Satmar


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

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