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The Satmar book, The Rebbe, mentions a different version of that story. The Rebbe is quoted as saying: Had Humphrey spoken to me in support of the Zionist state, it wouldn't have bothered me in the least. We Jews have a Torah which forbids us to have a state during the exile, and therefore we may not ask the Americans to support the state. But a non-...


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הבוכ"ע is an acronym for הבורא כל עולמים, meaning "the Creator of all worlds." To verify this, note the correlation of the acronym and the expression in this Google search.


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Fragmentary information I can gather from various sources indicates that the accepted learning style "in Satmar" includes the following characteristics: Topic-directed rather than linear page-by-page learning Studying out loud Ostensible resemblance to the "Chasam Sofer" style of learning, which is characterized by simplicity (avoidance of both pilpul and ...


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Satmar frowns upon wearing a wig only. Besides for that, each woman (family, husband...) decides. In fact Satmar is one of the least uniformly dressed chassidic groups, both among men, and among women. The most common mode is a wig with something on top, like a band, a hat, or a scarf. However, some will wear a shpitzel (cloth or foam in the general shape of ...


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Davening in a Satmer shul in Boro Park, I noticed the siddurim used there were not the typical dimensions I was used to seeing. On the first page the publisher explained that it was made that way in order to fit the (pretty narrow) shtenders (pews). I don't remember seeing anything unusual about the siddur itself. On Yomim Tovim many of them use the ...


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I couldn't find it inside, but it's quoted here as coming from Rabbi Chaim of Tzanz. EDIT Found it!! It's here, Shu"t Divrei Chaim of R' Chaim of Tzanz Orach Chaim Chelek Beis Siman Vov.


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First of all, there is no rule on this that is being enforced, everybody may do however they choose. But, usually within the community the procedure is: the שדכן (Matchmaker) calls up both sides (parents) with the idea, the parents will do research, they will try to do the best research, in some cases it will take a week, sometimes more. Once both sides ...


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It's in the Hakdomoh to דברי יואל - שו"ת - חלק א שאל אותו אחד מן המתחדשים שרצה להתעולל עמו, כיון שהאותיות ״ ס ׳ ש׳ ת׳״ שוין הם במבטא מה צורך יש בשלשת! והי׳ די באחד מהם, ורבינו מבלי לחשוב אפילו רגע השיב לו מיד, א״כ איך הי׳ נכתב הפסוק ״וכסילים מתי תשכילו״


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The Rebbe R' Yoel Teitelbaum himself davened from סדור תפילה ישרה וכתר נהורא.


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This is in addition to what WAF and annex have written. From the book The Rebbe: The Extraordinary Life and Worldview of Rabbeinu Yoel Teitelbaum, page 440: The Yeshiva curriculum was based on the education the Rebbe received from his teachers and ancestors in previous generations, and the same curriculum followed in the Yeshivas of the Chasam Sofer and ...


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Satmar, with the name Satmar, started with Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum. Their Chassidus comes through his father (who was a Rebbe in Siget and who's Chassidus came through the Chozeh of Lublin). However, Rabbi Teitelbaum himself famously held that Nishtachach Toras HaBa'al Shem Tov - the Torah of the Ba'al Shem Tov was forgotten. So it may be correct to say that ...


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I don't think you can find it in an online source, but it is a famous and oft quoted remark. It made its way into the Wikipedia article on Satmar. As one can imagine, many were up in arms about this statement which sends to do away with Chasidus more effectively than any contemporary Misnagdim. The Satmar Rebbe is said to have joked that every Chassid ...


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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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The Satmar Rebbe, R' Yoel Teitelbaum himself, would only daven from the Berditchever Siddur, Siddur Tefillah Yesharah v'Keter Nehora. [Source]


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It appears from the original letter of the protest that the ruling assumed the form of an injunction by the Vaad Rabbanei Lubavitch prohibiting upon its adherents the consumption of any products that carried the Satmar Hisachdus HaRabbanim's hashgachah. I don't believe it was directed not at manufacturers hiring HH nor an attempt to discredit the latter's ...


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If the boy-girl or parents are not religious, usually they will do it the non-religious way. Your question was on the Satmar community. This process is being done by most Hasiddic communities not particularly Satmar. Also, I'd like to point out that by 2nd marriages, they do go out a lot more and not inside their parents' home. They also communicate ...


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As I linked in the comments it can be found in Divrei Yoel 1:10. http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=20289&st=&pgnum=78&hilite=


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Satmar in Montreal (R' Zalman Leib's) use Siddur Yetev Lev which indeed has a strange format, as mentioned by Shmuly.


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The Ben Ish Chai Letter Aleph says that ודע, כי הנה כל אדם העושה קטטה ומריבה עם אשתו או בניו או משרתיו, ודאי נראה לו שהדין עמו, וראוי לריב על המכשלה שיצאה מתחת ידם בעניני הבית. אך באמת, מי שיש לו מוח בקדקדו, בין יבין שאם יצא איזה מכשול מתחת ידם, איננו נעשה מאתם, ואין זה מעשה ידיהם, אלא הוא מעשה שטן כדי לחרחר ריב ומדון בעת ההיא. ואם השטן עומד כנגד האשה או ...


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Tl;dr The term is first used in the 11th century, (well before the State of Israel, or Satmar) and becomes more popular through the centuries. It is first used to refer to overtly miraculous acts designed to lead people to sin. Later it is used to refer to non-miracles, or to miracles disguised as non-miracles which bring people to sin. The Talmud refers to ...


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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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Neither story is accurate; the Satmar Rebbe's remark has been completely misconstrued. The real story was simply that during his visit, Humphrey spoke of his support for Israel and the Rebbe simply smiled. When asked afterwards, the Rebbe said "that's just his way of saying he's not an antisemite". All the other variations of this story are Zionist ...


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The Magein Avraham in siman 75 s.k. 3 has an interesting aproach to the subject. In order to mantain that the Shulchan Aruch does not contradict itself and to maintain the Rambam's opinion in light of a seemingly contradictory Gemara, he asserts that the pruas rosh that is assur for a single girl does not simply mean uncovered, but rather means let lose. ...


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