Satmar Rebbe Warmly Welcomes Chabad Authors

Photos: Eliyahu Ezagui

Two Lubavitcher authors were warmly welcomed by the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Harav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, and presented him with their seforim. 

By reporter

Two Lubavitcher authors were warmly welcomed by the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Harav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, at his home in Williamsburg.

The delegation included Rabbi Menachem Mendel Ezagui, compiler of ‘Dvar Malchus’ on the last two chapters of the Rambam, Rabbi Eliyahu Matusof, member of Otzar HaChassidim and of Machon Lihachonas Drushei Dach Lidfus and author of numerous seforim, activist R’ Eli Slavin and R’ Eliyahu Ezagui, the “international shochet.”

Rabbi Ezagui first presented his work, which compiles the Rebbe’s many chiddushim on the Rambam’s hilchos Moshiach. A special edition of the sefer, which is titled ‘Dvar Malchus’, was prepared for the Satmar Rebbe with his name embossed on the front cover.

As Satmar is know for the strong stance against Zionism, Rabbi Ezagui showed the Satmar Rebbe the Rebbe’ strong words against saying that the state of Israel was an aschalta d’geulah or anything of the sort.

They also spoke about the big koch that the first Satmar Rebbe, Harav Yoel Teitelbuam, had in the last two perokim of Rambam.

Rabbi Matusof then presented a newly published book of his own to the Satmar Rebbe. The new book, “Esrogim in Halacha, the Calabrian Esrog Tradition” discusses the minhag of Chabad to specifically use an esrog from Calabria in Italy, and addresses various Halachic concerns and questions on the topic.

The Satmar Rebbe welcomed the author and discussed at length the contents of the book. During the discussion, the Satmar Rebbe displayed a keen knowledge of the Alter Rebbe’s piskei dinim on esrogim.

The Satmar Rebbe then warmly wished the delegation a shana tova umesukah and brachos for the new year.

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  1. ולהעיר מלקוטי שיחות חט״ו בהוספות שכתב שם רבינו הגה״ק זי״ע דהביאור היחידי לזה שנהרגים מאות יהודים בארה״ק הוא משום דהכריזו הציונים על אתחלתא דגאולה.

      1. בה
        מכתב הנ”ל הוא בדיוק מה שהראתי לאדמור מסטמר
        נדפס בספר דבר מלכות ע’ רב וע’ תצא

        בברכת חתימה וגמר חתימה טובה משיח נאו!
        מנחם עזאגווי

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