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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Satmar Rebbe, Reb Aaron Teitelbaum Visits Otisville Jews

The Satmar Rebbe R' Aaron Teitelbaum met some 20 Jewish men in Otisville prison, including Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.
I will give credit where credit is due! I believe, even though people are locked up, they still deserve some chizuk, and if Reb Aaron Teitelbaum offered chizuk, then "kol hakovod" 
The only thing that I don't get is why Reb Aaron needed a translator, he speaks fluent English!

By COLlive reporter

Jewish prisoners at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, enjoyed an uplifting encounter before the start of the holiday of Chanukah, last week.

The Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Joel, R' Aaron Teitelbaum visited the medium-security federal prison for male inmates on Monday, December 15, and spoke about the power of spiritual freedom.

About 20 Jewish inmates met him in the prison chapel and prayed Mincha service together. For a total of one hour, the Satmar Rebbe spoke with each person present, encouraging them to stay strong and hopeful.

Serving as his translator and ad hoc gabbai was Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the Lubavitcher chossid sentenced to 27 years in prison for running the now-bankrupt Agriprocessors kosher meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa.

"Sholom Mordechai welcomed him in English," a Satmar source told COLlive.com. "The Rebbe said Divrei Torah in Yiddish and Sholom Mordechai translated it into English. And when they came to give 'kvitlach' he helped as well."

In his most recent email to his family, Rubashkin discussed the "contradictions and opposites" that can be found in "the place called prison."

"Starting with the opposites used to 'bring' the prisoner to the 'correctional' facility which in truth is a punitive facility, where a person's soul is constantly being destroyed, where the body is hardly fed enough food, and "served' in a 'Dining Hall' under flowery names that hide more than reveal."

He continued to describe prison as a place "where prisoner's clothes is called a 'uniform', and a prison cell is referred to 'home'; Where the claim is to promote family ties, yet the phones time with a child is limited to an impossible 9 minutes a day; Where torture of 'Solitary Confinement' is called 'Special Housing' and is for the person's 'Safety'."

The Satmar Rebbe raised a L'chaim with the prisoners - only it was said on grape juice. Prisoners told him they plan to light the Menorah with olive oil over the course of Chanukah.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you know "ES PAST NISH FAR A GROISER REBBE TZU REDEN ENGELESH"
remember when this fake phony and fraud didn't want to attend the internet assifa,
because there would be some speeches in english.
CH.S

Anonymous said...

Kudos, hallevei more rabbonim... What we need is a Jewish Sharpton/Jackson to cause mayhem until sentence is reduced and Pollard freed....


Derby

Anonymous said...

You are wrong on many counts, 1), the holy Chatam Sofer writes in his Sefer Shut Chatam Sofer Ahe"z volume 2, that because the Yerushalmi Shabbos perek 2 includes to not speak foreign languages as one of the Yud Cheth Davar, that's why Chazal when they had to use a foreign language, they deliberately spoke it in the wrong pronunciation, he chastises a certain Beis Din fir even signing their name in a non Jewish alphabet, in his Sefer Drashos Chatam Sofer he clearly opposes saying Drashos in any language other than Yiddish, he also says that someone who indeed Darshans in other Languages, is NOT fit to be a Marbitz Tora!!!!, I'm aware that there others who might have a different view, however there's no question that following the Psakim of the Great Chatam Sofer is the way to go, you can't go wrong!!!!, 2), by being Mevazeh a Talmid Chacham, and what a Talmid Chacham, Definitely one of the few greatest Geonim of this generation, what you're doing, besides the great Onshim that YOU are bringing upon yourself, you're also advertising to everyone that you're IRELLEVANT, IGNORANT, INTOLERANT,etc.

Dusiznies said...

8:26
You don't know what the H you are talking about..
the Chasam Sofer spoke fluent German and even composed a poem for Chanukah in German... the Chasam Sofer signed all his documents in non hebrew alphabet... you meshiginer.....there goes your theory..
also Moshe spoke to Paro in Egyptian...
and the Sanhedrin were required to know and speak foreign languages
go creep back under your rock...

Knighted Vorpal Sword said...

Chizuk from a man who blamed the parents of the 3 teenage kedoshim HY"D who were murdered near Chavron? Chizuk from a man who publicly supported the sex offender Weberman? Chizuk from a man who blamed Jews going up to Har Habayis for the murders in Har Nof?

Shameful.

Anonymous said...

Knighted, I agree with you 100%. This man is despicable. Derech Eretz kadma letorah; he has zero derech eretz for anyone not dressed in 17th century clothing and smelling like a donkey's rear end. All the torah learning in the world will not make him a mentch. I know one of his chasidim who spent some time in Otisville. Just as despicable as Aron the Moron.

Anonymous said...

oh, and to the guy who defends aron, please do not feed me your bullshit that I am mevazeh a gaon and I will burn in hell. If and when I end up in hell, I will say hello to Aron and all his gangsters and molesters.

Anonymous said...

You guys aren't only a bunch of retarted apikorsum, but also aam haraatzim gemurim, somebody quotes the Chatam Sofer, and because that does not fit into your deios kozvos, then it's not true, however I went and looked it up, Lo and behold, the Chatam Sofer writes exactly those words, AT LEAST 6 TIMES in his SEFER DRASHOS CHATAM SOFER, he quotes the YERUSHALMY, SHABAS PEREK SHENY, that one of the gezeiros of SHAMAI and HILEL, among the YUD CHESS DAVAR, is not to learn or speak foreign languages, sure the SANHEDRIN had to, but not anyone else, and as the esteemed person before me, quoted the CHATAM SOFER, when you MUST speak a foreign language, then don't do so in the right accent and perfect grammar, he also writes, that is what the pasuk means, that the OLEI BAVEL did, CHETZYAM ASHDODIS, in essence a mixture of the languages, and he writes that they did so not because they weren't fluent in those languages, no, they were, only they did so INTENTIONALLY. I know exactly what to expect now, you're going to discredit the holy CHATAM SOFER........

Dusiznies said...

7:41
Boo hoo, bow wow...
I actually learned in Chasan Sofer, and we had a library with hundreds of letters that the Chasam Sofer wrote in German and signed in the goyishe alpha bet.
And that is a fact...
If you want you can call Reb Dovid Aryeh Ehrenfeld, and he will show you the letters....

Anonymous said...

Chsam Sofer is one posek, many many many others disagree. Our community follows Rav Shamshon Hirsch.

Anonymous said...

7:41, Seymour & his clergy;

Either at birth, the nurses bitch slapped you because you were , well, you know....
OR you hit your head R"L.

Is there nOOOOObody else besides the Chasam Sofer? Do you know how many rabbonim speak English, spoke German in Germany, Hungarian in Hungary, Dutch in Holland, etc..
How does your bitch slapped crooked trap dare call those who feel different , 'retarted apikorsim"... Did you write 'reTarded? ' Yes , you did, retarDed one...
Only Sakmarians, and only Ahron Sakmarians, only LEKKhood and only Chasam Sofer, and only R' Elchonon..

Derby.... As Rodney Dangerfield(?) said.... They slapped his mother too.

Anonymous said...

Meant to quote you... retarTed...

Now tell us what YOUR Babel-babble of Dor Haflagah languages as you scrawl & scribble & doodle your lunacy?
I've an interest in languages.


L'chol Hapoochis.... sitting here with Dery's new tweed Irish derby...

Anonymous said...

"... in essence a mixture of the languages, and he writes that they did so not because they weren't fluent in those languages, no, they were, only they did so INTENTIONALLY..."
Is that what you're doing hypocrite ???? So that's why you never write in clear English..!! I see !
Your insane doodlings are getting old and now VERY stupid also.
Can't you go outside and play Ringolevio with your drunken clergymen???

What a pain in our achronims ..!!! Prep H anybody???

Derby

Anonymous said...

"Oh, get off my phone already , you pusillanimous pipsqueak." -- Late, great Bob Grant.





Derby... Dun.. ! Can't stomach this "skunk"( Bob Grant)

Anonymous said...

That's classic derby the ferd, show him facts that poke a hole in his blabbering, what's his answer? Change the subject, curse, deride, drop names, anything, 'cause he's full if it!!!!!, full of baloney!!!!! Mayim ein bo aval nechashim vekrabim yesh bo!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tryin' to be slick, Seymour..????
Get up a tad earlier than Vasikin to pull wool over people's eyes... You know very well that I've answered all your boolshytte, but you're so drugged that you ignore it.

YOUR MOM HERE... ha ha ha ... yes, Ferdiella Bitchinke herself.. !!!

L'chol Happochis...

Anonymous said...

Derby (the ferd), is so retarded, that he thinks everyone is just like him, he 'never ever' answers his adversaries, 'cause he can't, 'cause he doesn't even fully understand what he wrote or said, 'cause all he does is repeat like a parrot, the 'minus and Apikorsus' that those Zionist 'Raa-bonnim' preach, but listen to him, according to his low IQ mass of veins instead of a mind, HE answers all of his critics,,,, cursing, degrading, bullying, etc, all that he considers as an answer??????!!!!!!!, hey lowlife, get yourself a life......