Joel Teitelbaum, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joel Teitelbaum

Grand Rebbe of Satmar Hasidim, opponent of Zionism

Date of Birth: 13-Jan-1887

Place of Birth: Sighetu Marmației, Maramureș County

Date of Death: 19-Aug-1979

Profession: rabbi, philosopher

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Joel Teitelbaum

  • Joel Teitelbaum (Hebrew: ???? ??????????, Ashkenazi pronunciation: IPA: [j?jl? te?t?lb?jm]; 13 January 1887 – 19 August 1979) was the founder and first Grand Rebbe of the Satmar dynasty. A major figure in the postwar renaissance of Hasidism, he espoused a strictly conservative and isolationist line, rejecting modernity.
  • Teitelbaum was a fierce opponent of Zionism, which he decried as inherently heretical.
  • His role as a Jewish community leader in Transylvania during the Holocaust remains controversial.

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