Members of the Satmar community gathered in NYC today to protest the founding of something which has been founded for 70 years already. Apparently they still believe the vote is ongoing at the United Nations; don't tell them or you'll spoil their fabricated victim-hood which might corrupt their delicate system.
"Satmar" is a portmanteau for Saint Marie, as this sect is believed to descend from Saint Marie Magdaline, wife of Jesus Christ. And just like in Islam there are the Sunnis and Shiites, in Satmar there are Zalis and Aronies. Each one believes something or other about Jesus Christ with these difference often leading to violence.
It's hard to explain the mentality of these Satmars, since despite this rally, they don't really care about today's particular issues, they just hate Israel. This current political debate is just something they can use to protest Israel like they've been doing for decades. It is also result of the confluence of their said hate for Eretz Israel and with the Chasidish need for excitement and entertainment since they have no other means of experiencing any. Rebbes, Hasidic leaders, realize they need to keep the men fat and happy, so they host huge gatherings of people to watch them eat dinner, they organize exceptionally large weddings, they wear Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats like they are in a Broadway show (they are in an off off Broadway show), they roll their eyes back into their heads while they hum a tune, and they wave their hands and dance for the people's amusement and enjoyment.
For some reason a fellow who is not Satmar, and not Chasidic by any means attended and spoke at this event. Elya Ber Wachtfogel is the Dean of Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg and one of the most "Litvish" people in American rabbinics today. If you can picture a place that is thoroughly anti-chasidic in style, behavior, and thought, it would be this man's school.
That is why it came as a surprise to me that he spoke there. Was his Daas Torah-dar out of wack? Did he not think a sign such as this (see right) would be found there? I'm not apart of Wachtfogel's community but I belive his community should make him answer and apologize for having taken part in this event. The sign attacks the vice leader of worldwide Lithuanian style Charedi Judaism.
Lithuanian Jews: Satmars are not your friends, they dont care about you, they are just an extremely powerful and rich lobby who will use and abuse you for their purposes and dispose of you when done. Joel Teitelbam wasnt your friend, he would despise your Lakewood lifestyle.
Another issue is the media's attention to the fact the Zali and Aroni leaders would both be attending this event. These are two siblings who do not speak to each other because of a fight over money, real estate, and power Religious leaders, supposedly positions which should be held by the most pious, are filled by petty bickering money and power hungry fascist loons and we're supposed to be impressed that they put aside their petty differences to unite over hatred for other Jews? So the IDF you cant join but to fight in one of the two Satmar armies is permissible? Talk about sick and twisted.
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