Photos: Fake Kever of Satmar Rov zt”l Set Up for Children in Yerushalayim


On the occasion of the yahrtzeit of the Satmar Rov, Rav Yoel Teitelbaum zt”l, the Satmar Talmud Torah in Yerushalayim set up a mock kever, utilizing silver foil and other items to create the replica.

The “kever” features a life-like matzeivah, with the full text of the matzeivah found at the actual kever in New York.

The organizers also placed small candles on the top of the kever.

The students of the Talmud Torah were brought to the fake kever and given the opportunity to daven there, as they were taught about the great rebbe and his remarkable life and accomplishments.


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{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Was there ever a precedent for doing something like this in last 3000 years? Is this really chinuch habanim? Why not focus on the basics like derech eretz and midos tovos?

  2. This is a great idea. Why waste your money and go to Europe when the ‘kever’ comes to you! I’m sure the tefilot of the kinderlack will be answered.

  3. This is actually very interesting from a sociocultural point of view. The sanity of a careful society to teach traditional values to a child can in this case use pretend humane thought to show that a grave can be holy and the child can find his own solace in the future at such a place.

    The safe bet is that this is either a new concept in child rearing or just probably perhaps experimental.

    Still, one thinks that a child’s life is good to think interesting. Will the child more revere the grave? Will be be himself ready sooner to visit a real kever? Does it really matter if they make the child feel a strong feeling for death at a certain limited very young age or will we just find more dry thought among chassidim?

    This is interesting and one might want to know the socio-cultural aspects of Torah judaism as to whether a mock kever is a good asset or just a choice of a more frightened society for the hardened crimes or the world to continue to exist with children who are all the grain being kept very strong in the interests of Torah.

    The child who is not scared when he goes to a grave side will be himself much more prepared for prayer. It is very interesting.

  4. Comment 1:
    It is one and the same. The same applies to the mock hachnasas Sefer Torah (a few articles ago).
    These are very young kids. Their understanding of things is very immature. There is absolutely NO harm being done by these fake playful games. This is no different than reading to them “the cat in the hat” vichidoma. At this stage everything is imagination/fantasy/day dreaming, etc… they are at the stage in life where laughter and giggles are just as important as eating a healthy meal. All you left wing liberal kooks who are bitter and have no enjoyment in life, are the ones who object, under the phony pretense of “sensitivity”. So just bury yourself in your closet and wait until your life runs away.

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