VIDEO: One Person Protests Satmar Chosid Holding Disgusting Sign Against Gadol Hador

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In a brazen act of public Chilul Hashem, and Bizayon Hatorah, one Satmar Chosid who attended Sunday’s Satmar-organized anti-Israel protest in Manhattan’s Federal Plaza, took the protest to an entirely new level. The man held up a large sign which had the word “STOP”, and called Maran Hagon HaRav Aron Leib Shteinman Shlita by his name, without even the title “rabbi”. Below that were the words “corrupting and proselytizing our children through Israeli military”.

Only one person out of the crowd of 20,000 grabbed the sign away from the man, at which point the NYPD intervened, and the man was escorted away from the area. It is unknown if he was arrested, or just driven to another area, as he was seen being placed into a police car.

gJust last week in a Satmar Bais Medrash in Kiryas Yoel, a sign was seen hanging which called for people to daven for the downfall of the gadol hador when reciting “Vilamalshinim” in Shemonah Esrei [Click image to the left to ENLARGE].

Approximately ten years ago, when Maran rav Shteinman visited New York, thousands of people participated in a Kabolas Ponim in Boro Park. At that event, hundreds of Satmar Chassidim protested outside the massive tent at the 18th Avenue park in Boro Park. Dozens of buses brought Bochrim from the Satmar Yeshivos to protest, where they stood holding degrading signs and calling the Gadol Hador names for three hours.

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38 COMMENTS

  1. YWN is becoming more slanted than the NY Times.

    #1 – How many people even realized that this person was holding such a sign?

    #2 – Perhaps the Headline should read; “One person out of 20,000 holds a Disgusting Sign Against Gadol Hador”

    #3 – Kudos to YWN: The article does read similar to the headline at the beginning.

    #4 – And finally; once one person grabbed the sign away, what was anyone else who saw this supposed to do? Attack him and then get arrested?

    Report the news with editorializing.

  2. The exact reason I would never participate in anything satmar.

    They all feel this way, just most never say it. About time someone like YWN is moichah

  3. Satmar has a long history of zero tolerance for anyone not agreeing with their Shita. It’s not just one guy with a sign. Speak to anyone of them. They call him “Shteinman”.

  4. From what I can see on your video, it looks like the organizers worked quickly to have the sign removed before very many people could see it.

    — So why did you have to publicize it??

    It looks like one man tried to make a chilul Hashem, but the organizers of the event made a big Kidush Hashem!

    Why are you working so hard to put down the demonstration. Rav Steinman didn’t say it could be detrimental. He just said it wouldn’t help. Other gedolim thought it could help, but you are trying hard to make sure that nothing good can come of it. Why?

  5. Satmar Rebbe (Aronim) refused to be part of Citifield Internet Asifa last year because they had “English Speeches” and the tziyonim from the “agidah” we’re there…. The same tziyonim who were there yesterday.

    Yesterday there was English speeches, and tziyonim from the “agiiiiidah” we’re sitting next to these rebbes.

    What a bunch of fake.

    Not one ounce of leashem shomayim. Let these Baalei chill hashem and Baaleii machlokes go to bais din.

  6. The 1 person holding the sign represents all of Satmar. They routinely use this language against the Gadol Hador, and for that matter, against any rav who disagrees with their radical ideology.

  7. The issue was not one lunatic holding a sign that is a bizayon for one of the top gadolim in the world today and certainly at a level far above the two feuding brothers whose hateful litigation in the secular courts has been an ongoing chillul hashem over more than a decade. Yes, of course there are a few Satmar modos that do chesed but the focus of recent Satmar efforts (among both the Aronites and Zalmanites) is to instill hatred of the other side, often manifest in violence, and to promote a shita of intolerance towards the Medinah and Tzionim. YWN has done a great job to report the news from a proper Yeshivish perspective and cut through the misrepresentations of a deceitful Satmar propaganda machuine.

  8. I’m not surprised. As #4 said, Satmar has no respect for anyone who’s not part of their cult. A Rebbe of mine once told me that he was discussing the idea of an eruv in NYC with a Satmar chossid. The Satmar guy starting talking about “yenem Feinstein”. Like I said, no respect. But when you have a community where the leader hates his own brother, what do you expect?

  9. In addition to my comments above (#5) –

    Why bring up a story from ten years ago where the exact opposite happened from what happened yesterday?

    Furthermore, even if I am mistaken, and Rav Steinman thought the demonstration would be counter productive – I’m sure that he would be delighted if he were wrong and in fact it produced results. So now that it has taken place, everyone, even the strongest followers of Rav Steinman, should be working to show it in a positive light so that something useful can come from it, not to denigrate it, as you seem to be doing.

  10. From what I remember from the demonstrations that I participated in years ago the NYPD prohibits sticks to hold signs, but somehow this chossid had a sign with a stick.

    If they have to demonstrate against something in Israel – why don’t they fly there enmass and demostrate?

  11. Yes! We ALL feel the same way about ” Rav Shtainman ” Still, not everything needs to be hung on a sign for the public. However, thanks so much to YWN for letting the world know! You are doing the job better than we can do ourselves !

    BTW. We have our own newspapers. Because the Yeted and YWN and a few other papers decided that “Rav Shteinaman” is the Gadol, does not mean that we all have to follow …

  12. When will we finally organize against these “co-religionists” of ours. Certainly they are entitled to different opinions. idachgissa – you are wrong. These people came to scream and shout to drown out Rav Shteinman when he spoke in Boro Park. The Beirach Moshe was still Rebbeh at that time.
    This is not a lone protester.
    If Rav Shteinman had said to go, I would have joined even the Satmar Chasidim. I’m a Chasid but will listen to the Gedolim in Artzeinu hakedosha when it comes to any issue regarding acheinu bnei yisroel in E’Y.

    We can defeat Satmar. We can start by boycotting any item with a Satmar hechsher.

    just my thought.

  13. What a brocha that only one pey tzadi was among all those people. I guarantee you he wasnt garnering good tidings from emesdika satmar rabonim.

    These oysvorfs don’t understand, since this is milchoma l’shem shomayim, the kiddies need to let these words come ONLY the roshay satmar, if at all.

  14. Meanwhile Litvish Gedolim like Rav Ahron Schechter from the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah and Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel and Rav Oosher Kalmonovitz, etc. etc. stand shoulder-to-shoulder at the protest in solidarity with our Satmar Bnei Torah brothers and not with the MO/RCA cabal.

  15. it is only the Bnei Yoel and Neturei Karta factions who have the chutzpa to do things like this – the mainstream Aronim and Zalonim do not say such things about gedolim – this guy does not represent Satmar in any way

  16. “Meanwhile Litvish Gedolim”…….

    While the riffraff from both sides of the aisle continue to spew stupidity and hatred (not necessarily in that order) in online forums such as these.

  17. I agree with “Get Real” fully – only – sadly some of these people, sorry i mean animals, believe that they are doing it L’sheim Shomayim.
    Complete lunatics.

  18. The police and the organizers could do nothing about that lone wolf who represented no one but himself and answers to no rabbi, to stop him. It is legal in America to hold the most despicable signs at a protest under the free speech provisions.

    Neither the organizers nor the police could stop him.

    Yet, it must be noted that the organizer — repeatedly — publicly called out on the microphones for the signs to be removed.

  19. A probability that that sign was designed, printed and distributed just like all the other Satmar RHETORIC/INCITEMENT signs.
    You can be sure he didn’t draw it up himself??!!!

  20. מעשה בשני אחים, שהאח הגדול היה נמוך מאחיו הצעיר.
    האח הגדול לא חש בנוח עם העובדה הזו, ולכן יצא עם אחיו הקטן אל החצר, חפר בור קטן באדמה וביקש מאחיו להיכנס לתוכו. אחר כך נעמד על יד הבור ואמר:
    “הנה, אני גבוה ממך…”.
    האמא שראתה הכול מהחלון, קראה לו ואמרה: “אם ברצונך להיות גבוה יותר, קח אבן גדולה ועמוד עליה. כך תגביה את עצמך ולא תצטרך להוריד את אחיך…”.

    פרשת השבוע מספרת על הקנאה של קורח, בבן דודו, משה רבינו. והאמת היא, שכמעט כולם מקנאים במישהו – בחבר שהשיג עמדת הנהגה או בשכן שהתעשר במהירות.

    המסר של הסיפור הוא, שמותר וצריך לשאוף גבוה, אך הדרך היא להגביה את עצמך ולא להתעסק, חלילה, בהחלשת החבר

  21. it is no small thing that this took place immediately after Parashas Korach; Korach thought he was L’shaim shmayim too, the Mishna has to point out he wasn’t, very dangerous for those who are mevazeh a Gadol B’Yisroel. ( I don’t believe Rav Yoel zt”l would’ve put up with this type of behavior)

  22. To # 21:

    What a fool!

    Why don’t you also boycott their Bikur Cholim if a relative of yours ends up, G-d forbid, in the Hospital? Boycott their FREE food they give out, when your luck is down. Might as well boycott Misaskim (Satmar support) also! If a Satmar Hatzalah member shows up to save your life, why don’t you just send him away? If a Satmar member of Chaveirim shows up when your stuck on the side of the road, send him away! You are a total IDIOT!

  23. I used to get upset when I would see Orthodox Jews behaving badly. Now I do what Jews throughout the world do: I laugh at them.

  24. A bunch of despicable animals, ALL of Satmar, BOTH of their sects. They have zero respect for anyone but their Rebbes. The only reason why there weren’t hundreds of these signs is because it didn’t serve them well this time, they wanted the Litvishe to show up. Where is the Rebbes condemnation?????

  25. Talk about HATRED, the hatred spewed on this website is not any better. You can all calm down because Satmer is here to stay whether you like it or not! You made fun that no one would show up? Thousands attended and from what I see in the dais , more than half have absolutely no shaichos with Satmer, so sorry to disappoint all of you…..

  26. “One Person Protests Satmar Chosid Holding Disgusting Sign Against Gadol Hador”

    HOWEVER wrong that it is,such sentiments are expressed from mizrachnikers in this venue without protest often enough.

  27. I am waiting for a condemnation from the Satmerer Rebbe. And to the one yelling about the Satmar Bikur Cholim…….true, there is a TON of chessed that comes from Satmar. However, nothing can explain being mevazeh Gedolim, nothing! את לרבות תלמידי חכמים! The Torah equates ORDINARY Talmidei Chachomim to hkb’h, let alone a Gadol!! How dare they?!

  28. PLEASE NOTE I AM NOT A SATMER CHUSID I AM VIZNITZ, I WENT TO THE PROTEST BECAUSE OUR RABBI’S TOLD US TO GO AND WE ALL BELIVE THAT THE PROBLEM IN ISRAEL IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR KLAL YISROEL,
    I SAW THIS CRAZY PERSON WITH THE SIGN HE WAS SENT AWAY FROM ONE CORNER AND CAME BACK TO ANOTHER CORNER AND THE WHOLE TIME PEOPLE FROM SATMER TRIED TO GET THIS SIGN OFF AND THE POLICE WAS STANDING THERE PUSHING AWAY THE PEOPLE, UNTILL SOMEONE MANAGED TO TAKE IT OFF,
    1ST LOOK AT THAT PERSON WITH HIS TALIS 7PM AND A BEKITSHA AND YOU TELL ME IF HE REPRESENTS SOMEONE, JUST TO PICK A CRAZY GUY TO HAVE WHAT TO WRITE ON A WHOLE COMMUNITY, IS RIGHT?
    AND NOW ABOUT SATMER THEY DO CHESED DAY AND NIGHT CHAVEIRIM, BIKUR CHOILIM, HATZOLAH, CHESED TRIPS, ETC.
    DONT TAKE A COMMUNITY AND TALK ON THEM THAT WAY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PROBLEM THAT YOUR RABBI OR ROSH HAYESHIVA TOLD YOU NOT TO GO, ITS TOO BAD ON YOU, ITS A SHAME THAT YOU TAKE SIDES ON ISSUES JUST BECAUSE ITS NOT THE WAY YOU WANT.

  29. To Yosef Stern from # 30:
    Just to verify before I go off to mincha. So that I have the names right by shmoina esrey, Do you know the mothers’ name of Hagaon Reb Elya Ber Wachtfogel & Hagaon Reb Arye Schechter “who went to protest”?

  30. The Lone Sign Holder, represents only Himself, he is a known Psychotic, I attended the protest and walked around the area for about 2 hours and did Not see him, it is very likely that he was there for as long it takes to snap a picture, there is no need for the Satmar rebbe to condemm evrey Meshugane and Satmar did Not protest against Rav Shteinman in BP 10 years ago No Buses came from the Satmar Yeshiva, neither Satmar rebbe (R’ Aron or R’ Zalmen Leib)or any Authrized person (Rosh Yeshiva, Menahel,Gabai)sent their bucherim or their kollel yungleit.

  31. I spoke to someone who was there and he said this person wasnt playing with a full deck. He showed up in vasseh zuckin along with talis and tfilin, seemingly EXPECTING to be taken away!

  32. I know this will offend lots of people but the truth needs to be said CHAZAL teach us “BMUKEM SHYESH CHILLUL HASHEM EIN CHOILKIN KOVOD LRAV” I know lots of people hate the satmar shita and the reason is because after all these years it turned out to be 100% true “AND THE TRUTH HURTS” to date ISRAEL has not saved us from any problems what so ever look at how many deaths and problems and SINAS YISROEL arround the world it has caused and if you read the newspapers in ISRAEL on the frum jews it will remind us of the NAZI SHTURMER frum jews lived in erets yisroel way before the ISREALIS came and started wars with evryone and now they are asking from us to defend them, now neither the YETED OR HAMODIA or going to tell us who is a godel and if this so called godel alloyed the founding of nachal charadi in the eyes of the torah and OUR GEDOLIM he is not considerd a godel and you in lakewood could call it what ever you want and it dosent faze us at all.