Sunday, November 24, 2013

Satmars Celebrate Kuf Alef Kislev 5754

The 21st day of Kislev is celebrated annual by Satmar chasidim worldwide as the day R' Yoel Teitelbaum Zt'l the founder of Satmar Chasidis in America, escaped from Hungary and this year marks the 69th anniversary of the Grand Rebbe's escape from the Nazis.

Rav 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.

The annual gathering also serves as a dinner and the main fundraising event for the Satmar school system in Brooklyn, which currently has an enrollment of over 13,000 children in their yeshiva and schools and according to reports in the press owns properties valued at over $500 Million throughout the state of New York.

By Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum in the Armory in Williamsburg

By Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum in the Armory in Crown Heights

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish the two brothers would get together it would be so nice i think if the made peace moshiach would come !