Admorim Of Satmar Have Conversation Regarding Family Members Critical From COVID-19


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The Admorim of Satmar had a phone conversation on Sunday night, to discuss the medical conditions of their family members who have the Coronavirus.

Sources tell YWN that the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, HaRav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum called his older brother the Satmar Rebbe of Kirays Yoel, HaRav Aharon Teitelbaum on Sunday night.

As YWN has reported, their brother, HaRav Lipa Teitelbaum, known as the Zenta Rov, has COVID-19 and is in critical condition on a respirator for nearly three weeks. Additionally, the wife of the Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Yoel, Rebbitzen Sasha Teitelbaum is in a Manhattan Hospital with COVID -19. Her condition has Bichasdei Hashem been improving.

Late Sunday night, Rav Zalman Leib called his brother in Kiryas Yoel and discussed the grave medical condition that their brother Rav Lipa is currently in. Rav Zalman Leib then inquired about the condition of his sister-in-law who has B”H been doing much better the past two days. The brothers then exchanged greetings for a Gut Yom Tov.

Please continue to say Tehillim for Sasha bas Leah Esther who has Bichasdei Hashem been removed from the respirator and doing better.

Please continue to say Tehillim for Chananya Yom Tov ben Pesel Leah who is in need of Rachmei Shomayim and remains critical.

The Zenta Rov, HaRav Lipa Teitlebaum, brother to the Admorim of Satmar

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Couch potato, nobody’s hinting at anything. The story depends on the background that the whole world knows. In light of that background this story is newsworthy, and gives us a spark of hope.

  2. Several thoughts about this situation:
    The well known story about R’ Chaim Shmuelevitch in the miklat saying that they were saved on the zechus of the aguna who had suffered for many years because her husband wouldn’t give her a get and as the bombs were coming closer she cried out, “Ribbono shel Olam, I forgive him, You forgive us.” This seems very relevant in these harsh times, nearly everyone has someone to forgive.

    The AriZal was niftar during a plague when his talmidim were secluded in a chatzer and a machlokes broke out among them (it started with the women and spread to the men), and he said, if there’s machlokes among my talmidim I won’t be able to stay here, and was niftar shortly afterwards. Obvious mussar for our times.

  3. If they can talk to each for 5 minutes every 20 years it is a wonderful thing. Maybe in another 20 years that can talk for 10 minutes. If they can put their financial and kavod quarrels behind them, we all can learn from this.

  4. Why is it news that cousins talk to each other about sick family members? It would be shocking if they didn’t. No one claims they are mortal enemies (e.g. Trump and Cuomo).

  5. I don’t get it. people are dying, levayas not stop. tehillim requests non stop. go fund mes non stop. And this is news??
    The only people who care are their followers. Nobody else gives a hoot.