Firmly entrenched in the court of Satmar Chassidic dynasty, Rabbi Chaim Moshe Stauber grew up as the court flourished in the United States. He passed away on May 4.

As a young man, he lived in the home of the Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, and went on to be his main assistant for more than two decades.

A talented writer, Stauber served as the editor-in-chief of Der Yid, a popular Yiddish weekly.

Stauber was a Talmudic scholar and communal activist, representing organizations such as Hisachdus Harabbonim and Kollel Shomrei Hachomos, among others.

He was also a powerful and witty orator, frequently speaking at public gatherings. As a well-connected individual, Stauber was a frequent conduit between local politicians and dignitaries to the Chassidic community.

In 2011, he co-authored The Satmar Rebbe: The Life and Times of Rav Yoel Teitelbaum zt”l, A Close Talmid’s Personal Recollections, paying tribute to his revered mentor and teacher.

He is survived by extended family.

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