Satmar Rebbe Of Kiryas Yoel Tested For Coronavirus


The Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Yoel, HaRav Aharon Tietlebaum, was reportedly tested for Coronavirus on Thursday.

Sources tell YWN that the Rebbe was tested after his physician ordered the test as a precaution. The Rebbe reportedly has no symptoms and is resting at home in quarantine due to his age.

The Rebbe is a high candidate for this virus, as he meets with hundreds of people each day, not to mention the multiple Tish that were held on Purim which were attended by thousands upon thousands of Satmar Chassidim.

YWN notes that the test takes at least two days for the results to come back, and the Rebbe was tested today.

Earlier Thursday, YWN published a video from a leading physician in Kiryas Yoel who predicted that 90% of the entire village will have the virus in the next few days.

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  1. 90% sounds like an exaggeration, but who knows.

    a doctor friend who spends time in KJ, half day a week, told me that he told a patient a while back that he had a virus and the hasid said avayros! oy !

  2. The Rebbe negligently fails to order his disciples to follow the keep your distance guidelines until the White House has to intervene, yet he gets to be tested. What a leader!

  3. Jay Orchard, your comment is ridiculous. You should be ashamed !!

    Put away your bias and pay some respect to Godol Yisroes. 

    As  Godolim (who you hopefully admire) warn us now we need to stop talking, comenting negative on others, no difference if the you agree or don’t with them. Your of kinds comment is part of the problem and you need to do Teshiva .

    Ps, I have no  connection with the rebbe , I simply have some respect  Godol Yisroes. And as a Yid I won’t comment such negative comments on other people and even it true you are still not allowed