Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SHEARIM Blog quoted regarding Satmar and Belz


My SHEARIM blog was quoted on ARUTZ 7 today. The Belzer Rebbe and one of the two Satmarer Rebben, Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum, may be striving for peace between the two chassidic groups. Honestly, I am not too excited about the peace rumours, as there is another person in the game called Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum. The second present Satmarer Rebbe Zalman Leib is anything but on good terms with his brother Aharon in Kiryat Yoel. 

The Belzer Rebbes wife and Rebbe Aharon's wife are sisters and, of course, both Rebbes have been in touch with each other. On very good terms, as far as I heard. Both against Rebbe Zalman Leib und the third sticking onto them is one of the three present Vishnitzer Rebben, Rabbi Israel Hager (the brother of the two mentioned wives). 

The question is whether Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum is able to risk an official peace with Chassidut Belz because his brother, Rebbe Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, may use this against him. Rebbe Zalman Leib has already picked on his brother for having a wife who went to a school where teachers and students speak in Hebrew and not in Yiddish. Furthermore, ARUTZ 7 is mentioning the Site "Vos iz Neias" which is partially financed by Kiryat Yoel (as far as I was told). 

So, we will see how things are going to develope ... 


  1. The intricacies of chassidishe politics...

  2. B"H

    Sometimes I am really glad that, in the end, I didn't join. I would go crazy with who said what ...:-)

  3. B"H

    I'm sure you also saw this article amongst the many others:


    You're blog must have had a surge in traffic recently.

  4. B"H

    Actually not that much. Not so much more than usual.