Historic Reconciliation Between Belz and Satmar

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belzA wave of excitement is gripping parts of the chareidi world as a historic reconciliation between the chassidic dynasties of Belz and Satmar is underway.

The Belzer Rebbe sent a delegation of ten dayanim, headed by his gabbai, to the kevorim of the Satmar Admorim, the Divrei Yoel and the Berach Moshe, at the Kiryas Yoel bais hachaim in Monroe, New York.

The dayanim said Tehillim and lit candles and asked mechilah in the name of the Belzer Rebbe, Rav Yissachar Dov ben Miriam.

This request of mechilah is expected to pave the way to the historic reconciliation between the dynasties. Rav Aharon Teitelbaum of Satmar is planning to visit Eretz Yisroel next month and a meeting between him and his brother-in-law, the Belzer Rebbe, is expected to take place.

[The Vizhintzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak’s sons-in-law are the Skverer Rebbe, Rav Dovid Twersky, of Shikun Skver; the Belzer Rebbe, Rav Yissochor Dov Rokeach, of Yerushalayim; Rav Aharon Teitelbaum of Satmar of Kiryas Yoel; and Rav Menachem Ernster, rosh yeshiva of the Vizhnitzer Yeshiva in Bnei Brak.]

{Shmiel Gellman-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Let’s all take a lesson and do what we can
    to spread peace in our own environs
    and our own dalet amos

    Thank you.

    Dr. Marvin Farkas

  2. Will this start a new business for travel agents to have minunim travel around from every were in the whole world to every beis hachayim with plains boats and buses to ask mechila from others?

  3. It would help if the writer explained what were the differences in outlook between the two groups. Without that, the piece is just a mumble jumble of relations.

  4. Before we say on Bikas Hachoidesh “Acheinu kol beis Yisroel”, we say “MI sheoso NISSIM laavoiseinu………………………………………………………excellent news !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Who cares about the old differences and other details that are now just fodder for cynics? I am not a chosid, just a Yid – I think this is a fantastic event and happening –
    we should all learn that we can create Shalom!
    And now more than ever all frum yiddin need to be as one. truth is, ALL yidden need to be as one – but let’s try this one realistic step at a time.


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