Satmar Rebbe Aaron Teitelbaum this week lashed out at attempts to draft yeshiva students and advance an equal share of the burden in Israel, calling them "a decree worse than the annihilation of the Jewish people."That makes no difference. What he said to his followers is offensive in the extreme, and goes against the Torah's belief in the wonders of living.
He went on to accuse the supporters of the move of being "worse than those who murdered us."
The rabbi made the remarks on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is unlikely, however, that he was aware that Israel was commemorating the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis that day.
He said that those working to draft yeshiva students were actually seeking to "cause us to leave religion."A big lie since there's plenty of pious people in the army as it is.
"A black cloud is hanging these days over our brothers, the people of Israel living in the Holy Land," the rabbi said. "A malicious government has convened… and is seeking to uproot the Torah.Yes, a shadow government run by the Satmar has formed a black cloud made from hats and suits within the space of a conference center/synagogue that hangs like a thorn in the side of its bloodbrothers over in Israel. And that awful cloud seeks to uproot the Torah and rewrite all the values we hold dear. "Oy gevalt" would not be enough to describe just how terrible a situation the Satmar are. They don't even deserve citizenship here. Any Satmar member who sides with such vile sentiments Teitelbaum expresses should not even venture into this country. And neither should he. To think, that such an awful man would preach and prefer cowering in ghettos to defending the nation against those who seek to destroy it. A major fiasco of a community they are.