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Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum, Grand Rabbi of Satmar Dead at 91

Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum, the “Satmar Rebbe” leader of the Satmar Hasidic Sect since 1980, has passed away in New York City at the age of 91

Teitelbaum was born in Siget, in present-day Romania. He escaped Nazi persecution during World War II and came to the United States in 1946. Teitelbaum took over leadership of the Satmar sect from his uncle, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, who died childless in 1979 at age 93. He took the formal title of rebbe the following year.
The question of who will succeed the rebbe as spiritual leader looms high. Two of his sons, Aaron and Zalmen Teitelbaum, have been feuding over that question.

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2 thoughts on “Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum, Grand Rabbi of Satmar Dead at 91

  1. áøåê ãéå äàîú. I hope his sons don’t make a bigger chillul hashem than already. Maybe they should split the Chassidus into Satmar and Sigheter.

  2. B”H
    Boruch Dayan Emes.
    though i was never a paricular fan of satmar anti-zionism, the Satmar Rebbe was a great tzaddik in our time, and i’ll never forget the advice he gave me about trying to be religious in a secular school/

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