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Satmar Rebbe R’ Aron Teitelbaum, spoke passionately about how the Rebbe Reb Yoel Zt'l taught his followers to be proud of their Satmar heritage, to continue in their customs in America, the dangers of Zionism and strongly condemned those who speak out against U.S. President Obama. on Aug 17 2011 at  New York State Armory in Crown HeightCrown Heights, NY - Speaking Motzei Shabbos at the annual Satmar dinner commemorating the escape of Grand Rebbe R’ Yoel Teitelbaum Zt’l from the Nazis in 1944, Satmar Rebbe R’ Aron Teitelbaum, from Kiryas Joel, NY, spoke passionately about how the Rebbe taught his followers to be proud of their Satmar heritage, to continue in their customs in America, the dangers of Zionism and strongly condemned those who speak out against President Obama.

R’ Teitelbaum told a crowd of thousands at the New York State Armory in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NY that we are obligated to make a public statement that religious Jews pray daily for the welfare of the United States, which includes a special blessing for its leaders wishing them continued success in their efforts to bring peace to the world and said that it is those leaders who support the state of Israel who are guilty of insulting President Obama in a public forum.

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“We live in a malchus shel chesed,” said R’ Teitelbaum.  “We enjoy freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  But recently self-appointed Jewish leaders have gotten up and insulted the President in the worse way.  Their words have been broadcast on the radio and television and all the media.  Why should Jews come out in public with these sort of statements?  It is provoking the nations to hate us and it brings danger upon Jews not only here but all over the globe. We mustn’t forget that this is exile. Who knows what the effects of this irresponsible behavior could be?”

The 21st day of Kislev is celebrated annual by Satmar chasidim worldwide as the day R’ Yoel Teitelbaum escaped from Hungary and this year marks the 67th anniversary of the Grand Rebbe’s escape from the Nazis.  R’ Teitelbaum was among over 1600 people who were transported out of Hungary by train due to the efforts of Rudolf Kastner, one of the leaders of Budapest’s Vaadat Ezra V’Hatzalah, who brokered a deal with Adolph Eichmann to let the passengers leave in exchange for a large sum of money, diamonds and gold.  While Eichmann reneged on the deal and had the train sent to Bergen Belsen, the train was finally released after four months of negotiations and the passengers finally obtained their freedom when they arrived in Switzerland. 
To listen to the speech in Yiddish below:



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1

 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:28 AM Anonymous Says:

Git Gezugt Rabbi Shlita

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:21 AM Moses2 Says:

We may disagree with the President (its America) but it must be done in a respectful way.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM richman Says:

I was there last night, it was an amazing sight, the biggest event ever in Satmar's history, I heard the Rebbe talk about President Obama, you could hear a needle drop, such a suspense, in reality there has been an Hefkeirus with many so called Jewish leaders trying to outdo each other with bashing our President, come on? as Torah Jews in Galus we must respect our government who protect us like never before in Jewish History, the Rebbe is 100% correct on this.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:41 AM Anonymous Says:

The. Fact that obama claims that he is the best to israel where in fact its a lie still deserve critics........

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:44 AM LeonNormanson Says:

I'm not affiliated with Satmar in anyway, but I have to agree with the Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum.

I am pro-Israel etc., but if you listen closely to what he says (never mind the accent) he says "Dvarim shel ta'am"!

Bottom line: we've got to be caerfull what we say and where we say it.

We don't have to agree with the president, but we have to respect him nevertheless.

Let's use our freedom of speech for wisely!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM Realistic thinker Says:

He is right and definitely made a big kiddush Hashem by saying this! You may disagree with the president (as I do on every I repeat on every aspect) but you gotta do it in a respectfull way hes right! We jews gotta be reminded that we are told to be misspallel for the president in all his ways even though hes a democrat and even obama!! Lol.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:48 AM Mark Levin Says:

Let's all disagree with the president & vote him OUT!!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM shianbet Says:

The issue is not to criticize Obama and disagree with his policies, but to bash him because of Israel that a problem.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM Liepa Says:

He's still busy with the tzionim, sixty some years later.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:05 PM moshe shmiel Says:

He's making a valid point. There is something I don't understand maybe someone can explain it to me. How is that satmar has these ultra liberal politicians and figures come to their sukkas and gatherings (bloomberg who should be considered according to satmar a mimer lhachis...) And they applaud these lowlifes and shake hands with them in a holy sukka! If I recall there is a halacha that you should not be mischabar im harasha.... If someone has a valid explanation please share it.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:08 PM Anonymous Says:

You should respect the president and also the people living in your village!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:14 PM Anonymous Says:

He doesn't get it. American Jews are embarrassed at having elected a leader that has spent his presidency squeezing Israel and appeasing terrorists. Obama will be bashed by every educated American Jew until he reverses the damage. Fortunately, there are prior commitments and a Congress that prevents Obama from completely abandoning Israel or trashing a portion of American policy on Israel.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Never thought I'd agree but the Rebbe is correct.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Well said.
BTW, his brother Rabbi Zalman Leib Shlita also spoke about this matter in from of about 6000 followers last night, as he strongly opposed those attack our honorable president

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM YJay1 Says:

Yup, well said. We should never forget the Chessed that America does for us. We might disagree sometimes with the President but we may never act disrespectful. Hakoras Hatov!

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM bklyn Says:

The other satmar rebbe said d same thing.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM YOELYG Says:

Reply to #10  
moshe shmiel Says:

He's making a valid point. There is something I don't understand maybe someone can explain it to me. How is that satmar has these ultra liberal politicians and figures come to their sukkas and gatherings (bloomberg who should be considered according to satmar a mimer lhachis...) And they applaud these lowlifes and shake hands with them in a holy sukka! If I recall there is a halacha that you should not be mischabar im harasha.... If someone has a valid explanation please share it.

By the satmar faction of r'ahron they never called this polticions in his sukka, also last night in crown hights armory was no polticions.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:54 PM anonymous Says:

I as a survivor of concentration camp even though not a Satmarer have the greatest derech eretz for what he Rebbe said and it should be heeded and it should be a lesson for some of the nivel peh which even appeared on this website. He is a the Rosh hamemshela of the greatest power in world and country where Yidden have an unprecedented status politcally and otherwise. Don't be foolish that you have direct line to hashem yisborach. MAybe Satmar has more insight due Reb Yoel zeicher zaddik livrocha escape

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Why do rabbanim talk politics when they don't pay attention to this "shtus"???
Obama is anti-Israel. Satmar is anti-Israel. Therefore, they agree and you can't take anything they say about each other as 100%... take it with a few grains of salt.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:03 PM solomon Says:

The only way to stop anti-semitism, is by teaching ourselves, to sincerely care for all of mankind, Yidden and the Umos Ho'olom.
Only then will HKB"H, Never-Again, instigate anti-semitism.
Speaking about anti-semitism, while at the same time, repeating the Memreh, of Eisuv Soineh L'Yaakov, which includes every single non-jew, is counter productive.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:05 PM oiber-chacham Says:

when Hitler yemach shemo came into power in the 1930's, and started ranting and raving against the jews,there were some Rabbonim in Europe who insisted,that jews should not make waves,and should keep quiet,and keep on making MI SHEBERACH'S in SHULL for Hitlers government,of course we know the tragic ending of this,
now,am i comparing Hussein Obama to Hitler ?,of course not,but let's be aware and understand,that Obama's policy's in the middle east,is just as dangerous to the six million jews living in Israel,as Hitler's policy's was in Germany,therefore us jews who care for our brothers and sisters in Israel,and don't want to see another holocaust,we must do everything in our power to make sure Hussein Obama is not re'elected.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:14 PM Reb Yid Says:

Interesting. So his shita is, that in golus, we're never allowed to criticize the president? That's quite a daas yochid. I'd be interested in seeing any tshuvos from gedolim that say that.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:20 PM anonymous Says:

thank you VIN for posting the Satmarer Rebbe's drusha, wise and appropriate devorim.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:30 PM policeman Says:

more then 10,000 pepole are saying yes the rabbi is 100% correct

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:31 PM Teddybear Says:

Since both Satmer Rebbe's spoke about The President the same thing, doesn't that make u think that these 2 brother's are really in good terms and speaking 1 to the other , and just the chasidim are fighting ?
If u look how many people both had Noch a Mazel they r separated, u couldn't off put all the people in 1 place

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:34 PM shlomo Says:

One can respect the US government but still criticize Obama, who is just one part of the government who has to be accountable to us and can be voted in or out every four years.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:37 PM harryw Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

He doesn't get it. American Jews are embarrassed at having elected a leader that has spent his presidency squeezing Israel and appeasing terrorists. Obama will be bashed by every educated American Jew until he reverses the damage. Fortunately, there are prior commitments and a Congress that prevents Obama from completely abandoning Israel or trashing a portion of American policy on Israel.

With such a stupid statement you made you should be anonymous. I always think that I met already the biggest idiot there is. But people like you always find a way to surprise me.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

He doesn't get it. American Jews are embarrassed at having elected a leader that has spent his presidency squeezing Israel and appeasing terrorists. Obama will be bashed by every educated American Jew until he reverses the damage. Fortunately, there are prior commitments and a Congress that prevents Obama from completely abandoning Israel or trashing a portion of American policy on Israel.

Every single policy Obama has voiced regarding Israel is a continuation of the Bush "Road Map to Peace." Remember Bush? He was the president who pressured Israel into withdrawing from Lebanon while terrorists still were massed, forced them out of Gaza, forced them to allow Hamas in the P.A. elections and said the point of negotiation was the 1949 armistice lines. Bet you were knelling over him when he was in office, weren't you.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 01:51 PM CommonSense Says:

For once I agree with him...

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 02:03 PM Avreich1 Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

He doesn't get it. American Jews are embarrassed at having elected a leader that has spent his presidency squeezing Israel and appeasing terrorists. Obama will be bashed by every educated American Jew until he reverses the damage. Fortunately, there are prior commitments and a Congress that prevents Obama from completely abandoning Israel or trashing a portion of American policy on Israel.

Let me get this straight, please.

1. The President of the United States is elected by universal suffrage, right?
2. Seventy-eight per cent of American Jews voted for Barack Obama in 1978, right?
3. Being responsible people, they all made themselves familiar with all the candidates' manifestos before they went to the polling stations, right?
4. So why are those Jews now complaining? They knew what they were doing, right?

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 02:03 PM Buchwalter Says:

Reply to #19  
Anonymous Says:

Why do rabbanim talk politics when they don't pay attention to this "shtus"???
Obama is anti-Israel. Satmar is anti-Israel. Therefore, they agree and you can't take anything they say about each other as 100%... take it with a few grains of salt.

So far apache helicopters are delivered, the military assistance to Israel has not been curtailed and for all your gedolim Yidden in America are still a minority and the troops returning from Iraq were not mismadim learning daf yomi

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 02:28 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #10  
moshe shmiel Says:

He's making a valid point. There is something I don't understand maybe someone can explain it to me. How is that satmar has these ultra liberal politicians and figures come to their sukkas and gatherings (bloomberg who should be considered according to satmar a mimer lhachis...) And they applaud these lowlifes and shake hands with them in a holy sukka! If I recall there is a halacha that you should not be mischabar im harasha.... If someone has a valid explanation please share it.

Its very simple, this ultra liberal politicians or whatever name you want to call them are Democrats and their agenda is the same like ours. Help each other, the needy etc, Its called the Torah, Vohavto loreach komajcho. All social programs, Soc Sec, Welfare,Section H,Food Stamps etc are Democratic platform.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 02:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

He doesn't get it. American Jews are embarrassed at having elected a leader that has spent his presidency squeezing Israel and appeasing terrorists. Obama will be bashed by every educated American Jew until he reverses the damage. Fortunately, there are prior commitments and a Congress that prevents Obama from completely abandoning Israel or trashing a portion of American policy on Israel.

Yes he gets it. Most educated american yew is proud of electing a leader by 80% of the jewish vote, who respects us and the State of Israel more than any othe president in american history. First Seder in White House, Channukah Party, Saving jews in Egypt, Giving bunker busting bombs to Israel, meeting the President of Israel more times than any other american president before him, stopped the creation of Palestine etc. There is very small minority of american jews who are not aware of this who dislike the president. He will be reelecte b"h for onother term with the majority of jewish vote,

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 02:49 PM Yonason_Herschlag Says:

Is the blood of Jews in Eretz Yisroel not sacred?!
Would Obama assist terrorists attacking a Satmar neighborhood, would the rebbe shlitta still hold that it is forbidden to speak out against him?!
Bill Ayers sent the flotilla, and Obama openly called for an investigation into the marines killing of 9 terrorists in self defense, and then Obama declared on national TV that the blockade of Gaza is unsustainable. Every Jew is obligated to pray for the welfare of all Jews, and that means that criminals and terrorists such as Obama should be removed from endangering us.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 03:01 PM cool masmid Says:

The Rebbe is 100% right. And it could be the Rebbe mentioned this, I didn't hear his speech, but beyond the fact we have to be disrespectful when disagreeing but the fact is this president- and I'm not a democrat and did not vote nor will I vote for President Obama, did a lot of good things for Israel. We are not privy to all what goes on but officials in both governments continuosly say there is remarkable intelligence sharing and real time co-operation between both countries in all areas. I think it sends a terrible message when us Jews don't show any appreciation for anything he has done. That said I hope Mitt Romney becomes our next president.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 03:28 PM haskail Says:

I think Rebbe.is mixing up,elected official,with Malchus.
As we live,in a democracy,we have every right to critcize,the elected leader,as this IS
democracy,at its best.
He,Obama, is being villified,and ostracised,by the majority of USA citizens.
So,why not add our voices,to be heard.
Hisagrus Beumois?Give me a break.
It is b'geder loi Samoid al dam reiachu,if someone believes,Obama is damaging Israel,and keeps quiet.Wheter this is the case,needs discussion.
But critique,and disagreement,is important,and is not Hisgarus.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 03:35 PM anonymous Says:

Reply to #21  
oiber-chacham Says:

when Hitler yemach shemo came into power in the 1930's, and started ranting and raving against the jews,there were some Rabbonim in Europe who insisted,that jews should not make waves,and should keep quiet,and keep on making MI SHEBERACH'S in SHULL for Hitlers government,of course we know the tragic ending of this,
now,am i comparing Hussein Obama to Hitler ?,of course not,but let's be aware and understand,that Obama's policy's in the middle east,is just as dangerous to the six million jews living in Israel,as Hitler's policy's was in Germany,therefore us jews who care for our brothers and sisters in Israel,and don't want to see another holocaust,we must do everything in our power to make sure Hussein Obama is not re'elected.

what you said is sheker and ther biggest lie. Not one rav except your figment of hallucination every said something like this. The first korbonis were yiidden and in Oranienburg, Dachau and later Buchenwald returned the ashes. Shame on your for printing such a lie. I was there as a child and in concentration camp, you ligner.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 03:58 PM Anonymous Says:

While I agree with the thought that we should show Hakores HaTov to the US, I spit on Obama. I didn't really have a problem so much with Clinton because although he was rough on Israel I didn't think his policies stemmed so much from hate. Obama's do. So I RESPECTFULLY disagree with the Rebbe & I will continue to use every chance I can get to attack Obama & his administration.

By the way, America has seen more & worse acts of anti-semitism since Obama & his obviously pro-Muslim/pro-Arab cohorts came into office. So the US ain't so great for the Jews at the moment. Let's give the Republicans a chance in 2012: it can't be worse, except to see Israel obliterated.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 05:06 PM RightJew Says:

Chairman Obama's policies have greatly damaged the US economy, his policies have been intensely hostile to Israel, he has caused radical Islamic regimes to proliferate under the guise of spreading democracy, he has appointed vicious Jews haters, leftists, and terrorists to government offices, he has vigorously promoted homosexuality, and he has undermined state efforts to control illegal alien criminals. All these policies have caused great anger and dissension in the heartland of America, and yet Jews continue blindly supporting Obama.

Exactly which policies of Chairman Obama does the Rebbe consider to be acceptable, and not warranting criticism?

The Rebbe claims to be concerned about provoking hatred among the nations. Is the Rebbe so detached from reality that he doesn't understand that when Jews defend the most un-American and most anti-Israel president, this causes decent heartland Americans to utterly despise Jews?

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 05:58 PM esther Says:

Reply to #34  
Yonason_Herschlag Says:

Is the blood of Jews in Eretz Yisroel not sacred?!
Would Obama assist terrorists attacking a Satmar neighborhood, would the rebbe shlitta still hold that it is forbidden to speak out against him?!
Bill Ayers sent the flotilla, and Obama openly called for an investigation into the marines killing of 9 terrorists in self defense, and then Obama declared on national TV that the blockade of Gaza is unsustainable. Every Jew is obligated to pray for the welfare of all Jews, and that means that criminals and terrorists such as Obama should be removed from endangering us.

yonosan,if you read #32 i think it will give you great insight into the kind of thinking going on here.sof kol sof,on paper, kiryas yoel is one of the pooerest areas in the US ie it receives enormous amounts of goverment benefits and they wouldn't want to bite the democratic hand that feeds them.tragically ,it's all about the money and i'm sure satmer's anti zionism is part of this also.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 06:08 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #38  
Anonymous Says:

While I agree with the thought that we should show Hakores HaTov to the US, I spit on Obama. I didn't really have a problem so much with Clinton because although he was rough on Israel I didn't think his policies stemmed so much from hate. Obama's do. So I RESPECTFULLY disagree with the Rebbe & I will continue to use every chance I can get to attack Obama & his administration.

By the way, America has seen more & worse acts of anti-semitism since Obama & his obviously pro-Muslim/pro-Arab cohorts came into office. So the US ain't so great for the Jews at the moment. Let's give the Republicans a chance in 2012: it can't be worse, except to see Israel obliterated.

"Obama & his obviously pro-Muslim/pro-Arab cohorts came into office " Since you didnt name theme i assume David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel Who not only jewish but volunteered in the Israel defense Forces and a member of an orthodox schul in Chicago. This president is better for jews in USA and Israel than any other before him with exception the NK who considers the Israeli Defense Force,Modern orthodox the enemy of Judaism.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 06:10 PM Monseyboy Says:

Lev melachim v'sarim b'yad Hashem. If Obama does something "bad" for Jews, being upset and bashin him is silly. He didn't do it. Hashem made him do it. So instead of bashing we should daven for the safety of EY and all Jews.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 06:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #39  
RightJew Says:

Chairman Obama's policies have greatly damaged the US economy, his policies have been intensely hostile to Israel, he has caused radical Islamic regimes to proliferate under the guise of spreading democracy, he has appointed vicious Jews haters, leftists, and terrorists to government offices, he has vigorously promoted homosexuality, and he has undermined state efforts to control illegal alien criminals. All these policies have caused great anger and dissension in the heartland of America, and yet Jews continue blindly supporting Obama.

Exactly which policies of Chairman Obama does the Rebbe consider to be acceptable, and not warranting criticism?

The Rebbe claims to be concerned about provoking hatred among the nations. Is the Rebbe so detached from reality that he doesn't understand that when Jews defend the most un-American and most anti-Israel president, this causes decent heartland Americans to utterly despise Jews?

Under Pres Obama the stock market is up 80%, has appointed more jews than any other president before him, Stopped the creation of Palestine. Beside the Neture Karte everyone understands this.

44

 Dec 18, 2011 at 06:26 PM hmmmm Says:

Reply to #25  
Teddybear Says:

Since both Satmer Rebbe's spoke about The President the same thing, doesn't that make u think that these 2 brother's are really in good terms and speaking 1 to the other , and just the chasidim are fighting ?
If u look how many people both had Noch a Mazel they r separated, u couldn't off put all the people in 1 place

It really does seem they had it planned out together. Mabey we should arrange for shulem. As it sounds it is in the backround... Like the saying goes, hey, you never know!.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 06:59 PM Anonymous Says:

The problems with the US president and Israel is the same whether the president is democrat or republican. Israel needs to stand up and say it has a G-d given right to the land and to protect its citizens. Even though Satmar does not think there should be a Jewish government in power before Moshiach, what does it say about a terrorist president from Iran that is threatening Israel and Arabs who when given land, attack Israel more? Does he really think that Jews and Jewish holy sites would be safer if, G-d forbid, Arabs or international bodies were in power?

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 07:02 PM a nelson Says:

Reply to #41  
ayinglefunadorf Says:

"Obama & his obviously pro-Muslim/pro-Arab cohorts came into office " Since you didnt name theme i assume David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel Who not only jewish but volunteered in the Israel defense Forces and a member of an orthodox schul in Chicago. This president is better for jews in USA and Israel than any other before him with exception the NK who considers the Israeli Defense Force,Modern orthodox the enemy of Judaism.

Rahm may have volunteered for non military duty in the IDF, butafter he returned he married a shiksa, had gentile children, triedto get Israel to surender jerusalem, claimed to be orthodox while he was a member of an Alexandia conservative temple and publically ate squid on shabbat in Israel. N back in chicago his gentle sons go to a gentile school

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 08:28 PM MyComment Says:

Nice to see that between the two groups thousands of Jews commemorated the liberation of the Grand Rebbe R’ Yoel Teitelbaum Zt’l from the Nazis in 1944. Why is politics discussed at these events. Are those who bash Obama attending the event? And if the bashers were listening (non other than via the internet) do they understand Yiddish? If the bashers are being addressed why not speak in a language which they understand. I am not sure who the audience is when discussing politics. It would be best that the speeches be kept to real issues affecting the Satmar communities, like banning the internet, ensuring that only Yiddish is spoken, modest clothing, etc.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 09:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Most of us don't hold and don't paskin with what the Satmar say.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 09:35 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

Reply to #46  
a nelson Says:

Rahm may have volunteered for non military duty in the IDF, butafter he returned he married a shiksa, had gentile children, triedto get Israel to surender jerusalem, claimed to be orthodox while he was a member of an Alexandia conservative temple and publically ate squid on shabbat in Israel. N back in chicago his gentle sons go to a gentile school

Sorry, get the facts Rahm Emanuel maried a Jewish girl they live in Chicago and daven in a modern orthodox shul. Unless of course you consider modern orthodox shikse etc if doesnt wear a hat on top of the seitl all the time.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 09:40 PM oiber-chacham Says:

listen closely what this so called rebbe is saying,we jews here in America baruch hashem,we live in a malchus shel chesed,never in history have we jews had it so good,we have all the freedoms,all the lavish government programs,please let's not rock the boat,and get the goyim angry at us,even though it is pretty obvious that Hussein Obama is doing everything in his power to help the Arab nazi's to destroy Israel and perpetuate another Auschwitz on our brothers and sisters in Eretz yisroel,well it's not our problem,we have to worry first and foremost about us here in the U.S,let the jews in Israel take care of themselves,
doesn't this remind us that this exactly what Stephen Weiss and the other reform rabbi's argued 68 yrs ago when millions of our brothers and sisters were gassed and burned in the crematoriums.
CH.S

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:03 PM jay Says:

#45 let me educate u. Its not satmer who is against having a jewish state. Its the torah. (If u know what it is ) and don't ask sill questions. Hashem has all the power

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:07 PM gurgit Says:

He's brother said m'mu nafshoch we not aloud to talk against the president, if he is not an anti semite and he will hear so much that he is , till he will get an anti semite . Divrei pi chuchom chein.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:44 PM Avreich1 Says:

Reply to #50  
oiber-chacham Says:

listen closely what this so called rebbe is saying,we jews here in America baruch hashem,we live in a malchus shel chesed,never in history have we jews had it so good,we have all the freedoms,all the lavish government programs,please let's not rock the boat,and get the goyim angry at us,even though it is pretty obvious that Hussein Obama is doing everything in his power to help the Arab nazi's to destroy Israel and perpetuate another Auschwitz on our brothers and sisters in Eretz yisroel,well it's not our problem,we have to worry first and foremost about us here in the U.S,let the jews in Israel take care of themselves,
doesn't this remind us that this exactly what Stephen Weiss and the other reform rabbi's argued 68 yrs ago when millions of our brothers and sisters were gassed and burned in the crematoriums.
CH.S

In a single word: NO.

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 Dec 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Liepa Says:

He's still busy with the tzionim, sixty some years later.

Why....you think anything changed since?

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 12:01 AM Lawrencemiami Says:

Reply to #52  
gurgit Says:

He's brother said m'mu nafshoch we not aloud to talk against the president, if he is not an anti semite and he will hear so much that he is , till he will get an anti semite . Divrei pi chuchom chein.

We have to show the utmost respect for the Satmar Rabbis for many reasons ,however the obvious is that we as Jews should show respect for the President publicly even if we disagree with him .You can never know the positive reactions of doing so.The satmar rabbis without any college education have more understanding about politics & world reaction than any college educated phi beta kappa professor can possibly have,therefore they can make such statements understanding a positive response from their actions.Bear in mind that to critique a President in a negative way can only bring about negative results ,however through respect & discussion can positive results perpetuate.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 01:46 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #50  
oiber-chacham Says:

listen closely what this so called rebbe is saying,we jews here in America baruch hashem,we live in a malchus shel chesed,never in history have we jews had it so good,we have all the freedoms,all the lavish government programs,please let's not rock the boat,and get the goyim angry at us,even though it is pretty obvious that Hussein Obama is doing everything in his power to help the Arab nazi's to destroy Israel and perpetuate another Auschwitz on our brothers and sisters in Eretz yisroel,well it's not our problem,we have to worry first and foremost about us here in the U.S,let the jews in Israel take care of themselves,
doesn't this remind us that this exactly what Stephen Weiss and the other reform rabbi's argued 68 yrs ago when millions of our brothers and sisters were gassed and burned in the crematoriums.
CH.S

If u could compare our president yurim hoidoh2 hitler ym"s. I think u should go 4 a visit 2 the doctor asap before its 2 late.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 08:47 AM PMOinFL Says:

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moshe shmiel Says:

He's making a valid point. There is something I don't understand maybe someone can explain it to me. How is that satmar has these ultra liberal politicians and figures come to their sukkas and gatherings (bloomberg who should be considered according to satmar a mimer lhachis...) And they applaud these lowlifes and shake hands with them in a holy sukka! If I recall there is a halacha that you should not be mischabar im harasha.... If someone has a valid explanation please share it.

You assume that Bloomberg KNOWS he doing wrong. Jews of his generation were taught that frum yidden were a relic of the European ghettos and that "Reform" is a legitimate way to practice Judaism.

People like Bloomberg, for all his intelligence, don't know they are doing wrong and the gedolim of the generation asked everyone to leave them alone. Those who got out of Europe before the war, the survivors and even the first generation of yidden born here were scared of Judaism. They were scared to be "too different", and that overwhelming fear is something we ALL understood.

Our gedolim asked us NOT to target them for kiruv out of fear we would push them away even more.

The fact that Bloomberg publicly acknowledges in Judaism means that there is still hope for his children and grandchildren. But the only way to reach them is to ensure that our doors and hearts are always open to every yid, no matter what level they are on. That is the only way we will EVER help them find their way back.

Calling someone who doesn't understand a "rasha", is foolish, dangerous and does great harm to those involved in kiruv.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 08:50 AM PMOinFL Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

He doesn't get it. American Jews are embarrassed at having elected a leader that has spent his presidency squeezing Israel and appeasing terrorists. Obama will be bashed by every educated American Jew until he reverses the damage. Fortunately, there are prior commitments and a Congress that prevents Obama from completely abandoning Israel or trashing a portion of American policy on Israel.

Could you please state how Obama's policy toward Israel has differed from his last 2 predecessors? Please site sources.

Secondly, if you really believe that Obama hates Israel you are obviously getting your news from the "infotainment" programs on the radio or cable news as anyone with half a brain can clearly see that Obama's stances have been consistent with both Clinton and Bush. But, if you have some documented evidence to show otherwise, please share it with us.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 08:52 AM PMOinFL Says:

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oiber-chacham Says:

when Hitler yemach shemo came into power in the 1930's, and started ranting and raving against the jews,there were some Rabbonim in Europe who insisted,that jews should not make waves,and should keep quiet,and keep on making MI SHEBERACH'S in SHULL for Hitlers government,of course we know the tragic ending of this,
now,am i comparing Hussein Obama to Hitler ?,of course not,but let's be aware and understand,that Obama's policy's in the middle east,is just as dangerous to the six million jews living in Israel,as Hitler's policy's was in Germany,therefore us jews who care for our brothers and sisters in Israel,and don't want to see another holocaust,we must do everything in our power to make sure Hussein Obama is not re'elected.

I am still looking for evidence of Obama's "dangerous" policy? Please provide evidence and site sources to show that his policy is any different than Clinton's or Bush's which were never described by Jews as "dangerous".

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 09:03 AM PMOinFL Says:

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Yonason_Herschlag Says:

Is the blood of Jews in Eretz Yisroel not sacred?!
Would Obama assist terrorists attacking a Satmar neighborhood, would the rebbe shlitta still hold that it is forbidden to speak out against him?!
Bill Ayers sent the flotilla, and Obama openly called for an investigation into the marines killing of 9 terrorists in self defense, and then Obama declared on national TV that the blockade of Gaza is unsustainable. Every Jew is obligated to pray for the welfare of all Jews, and that means that criminals and terrorists such as Obama should be removed from endangering us.

This may be the most ignorant comment here, and it is why we Conservatives will lose the next election.

1. Bill Ayers SENT a flotilla to Israel? No. He posted on his blog that he "supported" them. That's it. If you have further proof, share it.

2. Who gives a darn what Bill Ayers did? He is an animal, a terrorist and a troublemaker. Why people insist on attaching him to Obama, who has only been in the same room with the guy three times, is well beyond me. We have member of Congress who have spent FAR more time with leaders of the Klan (like David Duke), and nobody criticizes them for it.

3. When there are suspicious deaths in war, a civilized nation will ALWAYS investigate. Our mission is not to kill as many as possible, but to bring about peace. We lead by example. We are NOT savages and never accept that kind of behavior. An "investigation" doesn't mean they did anything wrong.

4. In the long-run, the Gaza blockade is NOT sustainable. Solutions must be found. Obama did NOT say that Israel should abandon the blockade, and you can't find anywhere that he did.

Your ignorance knows no bounds. You just parrot the nonsense of the talk radio entertainment hosts. Sad.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 09:11 AM PMOinFL Says:

Reply to #36  
haskail Says:

I think Rebbe.is mixing up,elected official,with Malchus.
As we live,in a democracy,we have every right to critcize,the elected leader,as this IS
democracy,at its best.
He,Obama, is being villified,and ostracised,by the majority of USA citizens.
So,why not add our voices,to be heard.
Hisagrus Beumois?Give me a break.
It is b'geder loi Samoid al dam reiachu,if someone believes,Obama is damaging Israel,and keeps quiet.Wheter this is the case,needs discussion.
But critique,and disagreement,is important,and is not Hisgarus.

"He,Obama, is being villified,and ostracised,by the majority of USA citizens."

This is why we Conservatives will lose the next election. If you are so ignorant as to believe the cable news and radio show entertainment programs when they say things like Obama is being ostracized by the majority, you are the reason intellectual Conservatives have no chance.

EVERY.... and I mean EVERY reliable polling organization that is not tied to a political party shows that there is NO Republican candidate that certainly beats Obama, YET. So if that is true, how can your assertion that a "majority" is against him be true? You obviously get your NEWS from entertainment programs like so many of the ignorant and small-minded people in our community.

It is so sad. In our community, the headline and commentary matters far more more than the FACTS contained within the story. How pathetic. How shameful.

Obama should be removed from office in favor of a Conservative, but there is not one, single Conservative candidate out there. Regardless, the ignorant will flock to vote for whomever the radio/TV entertainers tell them to, because they are too ignorant to fact-check anything.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 09:53 AM Phineas Says:

I am no Satmar fan but I am impressed with Rav Aron's sentiments regarding the President and the U.S. in general.

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 Dec 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM mendel_L Says:

satmar takes issue with american zionist jews meddling there power to advance an "israel first" agenda, the rebbe wanted to set the record straight that for jews in america their loyalty stands with the USA first, and that is the safest policy for jews all over the globe, including jews in israel.

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 Dec 25, 2011 at 07:16 AM Reb Yid Says:

It's odd that none of the other gedolim criticize people for criticizing Obama, only the Rebbe. And he only condemns criticism of Obama's stance on Israel. One wonders if he would be condemning Obama critics if it were some other issue involved like cleaning up old cemeteries in Europe, money for Kiryas Joel, which color socks to wear on shabbos vs weekday, or some other issue of greater importance than Israel.

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