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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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  • Maccabi'im Gravesite

    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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The Bostoner Rebbe ztz"l Tried to Save the Life of the Satmar Rebbe ztz”l

Etrog correspondent Yosef Feffer heard an amazing story firsthand today, from someone who heard it from the Bostoner Rebbe ztz"l.

Yochanan Weisberg, Yosef Feffer 07/12/2009 12:39

It was Shabbos Parshas Shekalim in 5728 (1968), a Shabbos that Satmar chassidim have never forgotten, when the Satmar Rebbe ztz”l, author of the Divrei Yoel, collapsed after suffering a stroke.
 
The phone rang on Motzaei Shabbos in the Bostoner Rebbe’s home, and on the line were the household members of the Satmar Rebbe ztz"l, with a request.
 
It’s well known that the Bostoner Rebbe ztz”l was expert in medical matters, and the doctors in Boston respected his opinion very much, therefore, they asked him to convince one of the senior doctors in Boston, an expert in brain strokes who incidentally was the personal physician of President Eisenhower, to come to New York.

The Bostoner Rebbe ztz”l immediately called the doctor and asked him to travel to New York, but the doctor replied calmly that tomorrow is Sunday, and Sunday is a day off for him, and with all due respect, he can fly only on Monday.

The Bostoner Rebbe did not give up, and after long time of pleading and request, the Bostoner Rebbe said: "You now have a rare opportunity, which doesn’t happen to just anyone, to save the life of the holiest man on earth. Go to New York ... " but the doctor refused.
 
The Bostoner Rebbe ztz”l hung up, hoping that he would soon change his mind.
 
Not an hour passed, and the telephone in Bostoner Rebbe’s home rang again, and on the line was the doctor: "Rabbi, let’s take that plane now and fly to New York, but I have a condition: You, Rabbi, will have to come with me."

A few hours later the Bostoner Rebbe and the doctor landed in New York and immediately headed toward the hospital where the Satmar Rebbe ztz”l was.
 
The doctor treated the Satmar Rebbe ztz”l for several days until his condition stabilized. 

Later, the Bostoner Rebbe ztz”l asked him why he changed his mind, but the doctor would not tell him anything. And he did not explain why he demanded that the Bostoner Rebbe ztz"l would accompany him on his journey.