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Joel Teitelbaum

Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, known variously as Reb Yoelische and the Satmar Rav, was a prominent leader in Orthodox Judaism. He was most widely known for his opposition of Zionism, following the opinions of his father and predecessor Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum and other prominent Hasidic Rabbis. He encouraged his followers to form self-sufficient communities outside of Israel and forbade engagement with the State of Israel.

His most famous work is a book length exposition of his belief that Zionism is prohibited by halakha entitled "Yoel Moshe." Other works include collections of responsa and novela entitled "Divrei Yoel" and "Al HaGeulah V'Al HaTemurah."

See also: Neturei Karta, Satmar