Rav Aharon of Satmar: “If You Flee, We Will Greet You in the U.S.”


rav-aharon-teitelbaum-satmarWith the Shaked Committee’s approval of controversial criminal sanctions for bochurim who fail to enlist in the IDF and the bill waiting for a full Knesset vote, the Torah world is in turmoil.

Rav Aharon Teitelbaum of Satmar, though, had encouraging words for Yidden of Eretz Yisroel.

“If you will be forced to flee, we will greet you (in chutz la’aretz) with open arms,” ​​said the Rebbe during a lechaim tish held last night in the north of the country.

Rav Aharon is now in the Holy Land to attend the wedding of his great-nephew and other events.

During a tish near the kever of Rebbi Akiva in Tiveriah, he spoke to 50 yeshiva bochurim.

“If you will have to escape, we will greet you with open arms in the U.S. and take care of your needs. You will not be alone,” he said.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Absolutely! As of now (you can never tell with Obama), one is free to learn Torah unhindered, in this great “Medina schel chesed”! We should make an exchange. Send all the American Bachurim to EY, because they can’t be drafted, and send all the Israely Bachurim of draft age, here.
    I agree with Commentor #1:
    If anyone can pull it off, its the Satmar community with their rich heritage of Chesed regardless of the Yid’s background! Kol Hakavod!

  2. I know of Israelis from various countries securing their childrens foreign citizenship “just in case”. how sad yidden fear they may have to flee the “jewish state” just to learn Torah

  3. Why is only Satmar making this offer?We should all be considering trying to help the Lomdey Torah leave EY and reestablish themselves in America.

  4. The frum velt are witnessing more and more how the Satmar hashkofah is correct regarding the medina. They never took money from the medina and only those who did not take money can be critical.

  5. I am very involved with a Satmer Chessed organization and i can attest to the above comments.

    i will add that they to it selflessly without fanfare

  6. Doesn’t need my haskma, but this rebbe is of the brilliant leaders of our time, vision , ruach hakodesh….risk his kovod to help Yiddishe kinder

  7. Baruch HaShem satmar is willing to sacrifice themselves to help the bochurim and I hope all friime yidden in America can follow suit. Kol hakavod!

  8. I have to laugh at the Israeli Zionists. After so many years, they still don’t understand what they are up against. Everytime they try to beat us, they end up shooting themselves in the foot. Here they will lose again and Netanyahu’s political future is absolutely finished….(and it goes without saying the Bennett and Lapid are out like the other populist politicians with no substance). Hey Lapid, take a look at what happened to your father. YOUR NEXT !!!!!
    PS and let’s not forget that Lapid’s father who would go on TV on yom kippur eating pork etc….wrote in his will to HAVE A HALACHIC BURIAL !!!!!