Chalk one up to the new Satmar "Tuchis Lekker!".......
The one and only "poisik hador," Rabbi Yair Hoffman!!
In a tribute to the late Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis a"h, Rabbi Yair Hoffman in an article in the 5 Towns August 26 edition, credits the Satmar Rav, R' Yoel Teitelbaum as the creator of the Rebbetin's kiruv movement, Hineni ...
What??????????????? Are you kidding me?
Satmar Rebbe is the founder of Hineni?????
Satmar Rebbe is the founder of a kiruv movement????????????
Yup ..... you think that Artscroll has the license to re-write history??
Rabbi Yair Hoffman now joins the others in re-writing the entire Rebbetzin Jungreis' Kiruv Movement and writes, albeit in parentheses, .... that if it wasn't for Satmar Rebbe there wouldn't be Hineni!
Now, anyone that knows anything about R' Yoel Teitelbaum, the founder of the Satmar Chassidic movement, knows that the Satmar Rebbe was totally against all kiruv movements, and frequently mocked Lubavitch for their Tefiilin Campaign! He also said that the Kiruv Yeshivois Chinuch Atzmaei was "chazir treif."
When people pointed out to him that the Baal Shem the founder of the Chassidic world started the entire movement on the basis to be mekareiv other Jews, he would dismiss the entire idea and say that the Baal Shem's ideology was "nishtakach" "Forgotten!"
To now write "It is a fact. No Satmar Rebbe, no Hineni" is not only and out and out lie, and pure fiction but laughable!
Most liars ala Hillary Clinton start their lies with "It is a fact!"
The Satmar Rebbe never "advised her to go ahead and form her Hineni kiruv movement in 1973."
The Rebbe was against Kiruv .... ask any Satmar Chusid ...
What happened was ... the Rebbetzin after deciding to form Hineni went to the Rebbe to get his blessing ....
the Rebbe knowing full well that she was not a Satmar Chusid and would do it anyway ... gave her his blessing but I'm sure that if one of his lady Chassidim would have asked to start a kiruv movement he would have said "absolutely no."!
Yair Hoffman now joins his nemesis, the "clown" Yitzy Franfurter as bono fide Satmar Tuchis Lekkers!
Pass the toilet paper ... please!