The Satmarer Rebbe, Harav Hagaon R. Yoel Teitelbaum
zt"l (Al Hageulah V’al Hatemurah 108) writes,"Visiting Kivrei
Tzadikim is only for people who understand and know how to connect with the
Tzadik. Those who are not at that Madreigah (level), for them there is no point
to go to Kivrei Tzadikim".
the times of the Chasam Sofer, Chasidus in Hungary wasn’t as
popular as in the Ukraine and Poland.
Chasidus started to infiltrate Hungarian communities the Chasam Sofer was not too supportive of it .
He wrote “ Chodosh Assur min
Hatora בין לאיסור (Chasidim) bein בין להיתר (L’havdil reform)
of the first and foremost Chasidic Rebbes in Hungary
the Yismach Moshe (R. Moishe Teitelbaum Zt"l,
Rov in Uhel Hungary-great
grandfather of R. Yoilish Teitelbaum Zt"l the Satmarer rebbe )
Chasam Sofer had many arguments (regarding chasidus) with the Yismach Moshe some,
are printed In the Teshuvos.
of the arguments the Chasam Sofer had with the Yismach Moshe was about kabbala
being introduced to the masses.
adopted Kabbala for the masses, and the Chasam Sofer argued and held
that Kabbala is not for the masses.
Chasam Sofer felt that the Yismach Moishe had accused him of overstepping the line
The Chasam Sofer sent him a letter of apology, informing him that he
what the Yismach Moshe thought he said, therefore the Yismach Mosheowes
him a brocho. (Choshed Biksheirim) The Chasam Sofer concludes that he still
disagrees with him.
The Chasam Sofer was trying to appease the Yismach Moshe by asking him the following question.
do chazal know that Dvash of the Shivas Haminim are
by Bikurim it says מראשית (the first and also the best)
sweetest and best honey (nectar) comes from dates.
Teitelbaum is a
tree . (Tshuvas Chasam Sofer Orach Chaim #197)
Chasam Sofer end of Chelek 7- Kovetz Teshuvas #36)
לז"נ ר' יחיאל בן הרב אליעזר ע"ה יום השנה- ט"ו אלול No Dikduk
The Chavas Yair #124 writes:
is important and necessary only, for the basics.(
, נכח-נסתר ,זכר-נקיבה , עבר-עתיד,יחיד-רבים,etc.) Wasting days learning various different בינינים is
not important”. The Tashbatz 1:33 writes ,” Not knowing
Dikduk doesn’t reduce
the Ma’alos of a Talmid Chacham”. In Shu”t Ha’Rema (5-6-7) there are exchanges of
letters from the Maharshal who criticizes the Rema for writing
Teshuvos with Dikduk mistakes." כי כתביו הם חומה פרוצה לרוב בנוכח ונסתר" The Rema admits to him that his writing is not
fluent. He says that he is careful to make his point clear and
understood, and that is more important than proper grammar. Only a Sefer Torah,
needs to be exact with the wording. The Rema continues , he is
not trying to brag about it but he never learned Dikduk in
It seems, the lack of Dikduk study goes back, way
before the Maskilim reintroduced it.