Vizhnitzer Rebbe condemns advanced academic studies

Yes keep them chained in poverty and in ignorance ……so that we keep shnooring for them ….

At a recent meeting of the Organization of Principals of Haredi Seminaries, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe expressed his strong opposition to haredi girls learning in university, likening advanced academic studies to the “Greek wisdom” that Torah sages have been traditionally opposed to throughout Jewish history, and asserting that the underlying purpose of introducing haredim to advanced university studies is to “implant ideas of heresy” into their minds.

“We are now approaching the festival of Hanukkah, and as is known, one explanation for the Torah verse describing how the ‘earth was empty and formless and darkness was upon the face of the deep’ is that it refers to the rule of the Greek Empire, and the attempts of the Greeks to cloud the vision of the Jewish People via their decrees,” the Rebbe said. “Their sole desire was to teach the Jewish People their Greek wisdom and to separate them, G-d forbid, from the Torah of G-d. Therefore, we use a specific term that hints at this ‘darkness’ when we refer to their attempts to make us forget our connection to Torah, because being connected to G-d and His Torah comes from a place of light, whereas the opposite comes from darkness.”

The Rebbe then linked his words to the current trend of university learning, saying, “I came here in order to arouse the listeners to the urgency of this matter of advanced academic studies which are forbidden, and indeed it should be obvious that such studies are in opposition to the wisdom of the holy Torah which enlightens mankind – they achieve the opposite effect and bring about only darkness.

“Such is the situation today as well,” the Rebbe continued, “in their attempts to convince us with nice-sounding phrases and persuade us that this will enable us to earn a respectable income, and from there things just deteriorate.”

Referring to the commonly made claim that having a degree enables a person to earn a higher income, the Rebbe said that given that this is accompanied by a decline in a person’s spiritual level, it should not be a matter for serious consideration, as “no G-d-fearing person wants his spiritual state to decline, regardless of possible material gains.

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If you are Not Americans, Why Are You Afforded the Right to Vote ? – Zali – Satmar Pronouncement

We are not Americans,’ says Satmar grand rabbi

The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg Zalman Lieb Teitelbaum speaking to French Jews, July 2017 (photo credit: AVRAHAM BLOOM)
The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg Zalman Lieb Teitelbaum speaking to French Jews, July 2017
(photo credit: AVRAHAM BLOOM)

The Grand Rabbi of the Satmar Hassidim community of Williamsburg, New York, Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum, has said that his hassidim should not consider themselves as American but rather as Jews in exile.

The rabbi made his remarks on Sunday night during an annual commemorative event for the rescue of Satmar founder Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum from the Nazis on the Kastner train in June 1944.

“Jews were drawn to American politics and greatly broke the distinction between Jews and the nations,” said Teitelbaum in comments first published by KAN News.

“We need to understand that we are in exile, we live here but we are not Americans,” the rabbi asserted.

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Scheduled Massive Funeral Happening Now! Is this Any Different from a Suicide Bombing or Bio-Terrorism? – Covid-19, NY

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It is with deep regret that New Yorkers have additional concerns. We have been informed that Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill De Blazio will not disperse the huge crowd, of their very lucrative bloc vote, forming as this gets typed!…

We have been advised that a massive funeral taking place now at 152 Rodney Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 which is then heading at about 3:00pm pm to the new Kiryas Joel Cemetery at Rawood Rd or or Rawood Drive to the Zalman-Brooklyn Satmar faction plot in the rear of the old cemetery where the the followers of Aron Teitelbaum will historically not permit the followers of Zalman Teitelbaum to be buried.

We are being advised that this funeral is for a very popular and influential rabbi who was the rabbinical advisor to the younger brother in Brooklyn Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum who helped orchestrate pushing out the older brother, Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum, from downstate Satmar leadership, thereby making room for Zalman Teitlebaum to take control.

The deceased was 94 years old and tens of thousands of Satmar Hasidim are expected to show up mask-less and pushed together for the funeral. It is anticipated, given the numbers that they are likely to infect and potentially to kill off the sick and old from the Covid-19 pandemic, who are both the most vulnerable and the most likely to have family members in attendance.

BD”E: Harav Yisrael Chaim Menashe Friedman, Zt”l, Satmar Dayan



The Satmar community of the Rebbe Harav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, shlita, and the Chassidic world at large, mourn the petirah of the Dayan Hagaon Harav Yisrael Chaim Menashe Friedman, zt”l, on Monday morning.

Harav Friedman was 94 at his petirah.

In recent years he was weakened and hospitalized. On Monday his condition deteriorated and many tefillos were held for his refuah, yet the gezeirah was sealed and his neshamah was returned to its Maker.

Harav Friedman served as Rosh Av Beis Din of Satmar for many decades, and he left his mark on the world of dayanus. He was notably niftar on 21 Kislev, the day of the saving of the Satmar Rebbe, Harav Yoel Teitelabum, zy”a, from the Nazi regime.

The levayah will be held at 12 midday from the Satmar beis medrash at 152 Rodney St. Williamsburg.

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November 18, 2020 Monsey, NY Massive Wedding – Covid-19 – non-Viznitz be Damned


The lack of care for the potential spread of Covid-19 is staggering. The optics are stunning in their selfish and almost malicious disregard for the potential to spread Covid-19 beyond the walls of the Atrium in Monsey, New York. This is or should be labeled a form of bio-terrorism.