Do Satmar hassidim follow the Mishnah Berurah? If this is not the case, what sefer or sefarim do they use?

  • Just as a provisional, partial answer, I know they don't follow the MB because up until very recently they not only let out shabbos at the R''T zman, they also took it in at that time, which lead to some weird situations.
    – Tatpurusha
    Jul 14, 2014 at 20:31
  • There are instances where people deviate from the Mishna Brurah and rely on another shittah it dies not mean they don't usually pasken like him
    – sam
    Jul 14, 2014 at 20:43
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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Interesting first question. I think that there are other communities, including a few Litvishe yeshivas (but I'm not sure which ones) that look at other authorities ahead of the Mishna Berurah, and I'd also like to know which ones. Jul 14, 2014 at 20:54
  • Maybe learning the Sugya (up to late acharonim) and Shimush? Jul 14, 2014 at 20:56

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The chassidim in communities i know, this means poskim and dayanim, who bishita don't view the mishna berurah as the posek achron rely upon the rav shulchan aruch. This is a general attitude, not limited to satmar.

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    Do you mean the Shulchan Aruch haRav?
    – Mol
    Jul 14, 2014 at 21:33
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    Satmar Chassidim do learn Shulchan Aruch Horav in their Yeshivos and generally follow his rulings. Jul 15, 2014 at 3:53
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    Thanks. And by the way, I find it disgusting when you called their ideology "idumbology". Read Vayoel Moshe and you will understand how dumb YOU are.
    – Mol
    Jul 17, 2014 at 16:39
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    Its ok. I've been called worse by better people. I also know Rabbi Frankel who fed Reb Yoel all the lashon hara about the state before he wrote Vayoel Moshe, so I know nothing in there was written with the clear objectiveness a seffer deserves.
    – user6591
    Jul 17, 2014 at 17:16
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    And its very telling of your personality that you waited to insult me untill after you attained all the information you wanted from me.
    – user6591
    Jul 17, 2014 at 17:21

I've been in a Yeshiva with Satmar guys. By Halacha Seder they learnt Mishnah Berira. Reb Leibel Willger isn't Satmar but he uses Mishnah Berira all the time!

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