Dozens of Rabbonim in Lakewood have signed a letter screaming against those who are attempting to re-investigate the river defining Lakewood, thereby questioning the validity of hundreds of Gittin written in Lakewood over the years. The letter, which was signed by the leading Rabbonim of Lakewood, was signed about two months ago sources say, but was only released today.

The letter was signed after a meeting took place in Brooklyn, where Rabbi Knopfler asked Rabbonim – including Rabbonim which were apparently unaware of the fact that it was against many esteemed Rabbonim – to open an investigation into the issue, which could have resulted in catastrophic situations, Rabbonim say.

The issue discussed at that meeting, was which river defines Lakewood, a mandatory requirement for every

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17 Responses to “Lakewood Rabbonim Sign Letter Against Questioning ‘Gittin’ In Lakewood”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful. After the yeshiva. Did a job on you (Harold h.) They polished off knoffler,and
    You back them

  2. in the know says:

    The rabbonim at the meeting did not malign previous gitten written in lakewood. Most Rabinim that write gitten in lakewood drive to Deal currently. The fact that the official practice of writing gitten in lakewood was sanctioned by nobody, that itself was "laaz" against gitten written in lakewood. This is like a town that has an eruv that most rabbonim dont carry in. They may not have said that it is hitzaha but they imply that it is problematic.

    Here you have the first assifah with chashivah rabbonom that come together to basically figure out the correct way of doing things, or perhaps to figure out that the previous way of doing things were adequate. Either result is better then what we had before!

    All those that are hating on Rav Knophler have an agenda, that is that THEY should be given final authority of what goes on in Lakewood. I'm sorry but as long as we don't have an official "Shivah Tovaih Hair", you cannot decide that you are the sole authority. Today its rav knophler tomorrow it will be rav gissigner or whoever goes against anything that the hanhalah of BMG deem "their business'

  3. Anonymous says:

    I don't see
    The Mashgiach
    Rabbi Zymbal of Westgate
    Rabbi nochum Eizenstein of Forest park
    Rabbi Yardly of Village Park
    Rabbi S. Bunim Cohen of Ateres Yishaya
    Rabbi Shlomo gissinger of New England Village
    Rabbi Sorotzkin of Telzshe/ Lakewood Mesivta
    The Satmar Dayan willing Signature
    Rabbi Eliyahu Levin Of Kollel Even Haezer

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, you can cary on shabbos any place in Lakewood, the "eiruv" rav covers the whole Lakewood.

  5. Anonymous says:

    BMG self interest ONLY

  6. Anonymous says:

    Although the Rabbonim can not allow this guy to rome the streets, and must stop him in his tracks, Is it halachicly correct that his hazmana is not an hazmana?I thought any three people can issue an hazmonoh. You are not obligated to go to them to din, you may choose another bais Din but you must respond. Why is he posul to give an hazmana? Even if they were right that he is a mechutzaf (which one is not allowed to believe despite all the signaturs but may protect himself from harm if "nogea") he is still a shomer torah and mitzvos. Can someone direct me to a halacha as to why his hazmonoh would be invalid? Does he have a history of sending unwarranted hazmonos?
    Some right that Giluy Ponim Batorah Shelo Kalacha is Yehoreg Veal Yaavor!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Knopfler will send a retarded hazmona for anyone who is willing to pay for one. It will save a lot of people a lot of wasted time and stress seeing that they can ignore them. If someone has a legitimate claim they can have a legitimate beis din issue the hazmona.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Excuse me - but the job of a beis din is not to evaluate how good the case is first. If they would do that, they would first have to listen to the case first - which is osur.

    Every beis din in the world sends hazmonos when a tovea asks for one. When that come to beis din, if it is completely frivolous, the beis din may rule that the tovea has to pay for the din torah.

    This has nothing to do with gittin. This is 100% payback for not being "kafuf" to them.

    That - is the truth.

  9. Anonymous says:

    he went to big poskim about gittin, bigger then all those that signed this letter

  10. Torah Cries says:

    (Moderated) what I find hard to believe is that ALL of the Rabbonim who signed had actual knowledge and all of the details of his wrong doings. According to the Chofetz Chaim the Rabbonim are not permitted to believe anyone, they must do their own research. And this applies to every sigle Ruv that signed the document. Does anyone know if ALL of the Rabbonim who signed called Knupfler to hear his side of the story before signing? Was there a yeshivas Beis Din that rendered him guilty? Why can't these machoos be done in the proper Torah way so people can have some more repect for these letters. Are the Rabbonim exempt from following the Torah? I am all for killing Knupfler if he is guilty as charged, but there is a Torah way to do it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    If the "powers to be fail" on this one, they lost to a 35 year old that out did them. They may be as Reb Noson's Rebetzin said " err bleibt a nahr mit a shtar".

  12. Anonymous says:

    "Knopfler will send a retarded Hazmana........." I Guess Gavriel Finkel is better he doesnt bother sending a Hazmana he doesnt even bother calling the other person or try to find out the other persons side of the story instead upon listening to one side of the story Gavriel Finkel immediatly issues a Psak in many cases that Psak is Heter Arkous to sue the other person in secular court and or have the othe person arrested and jailed

  13. Anonymous says:

    There is an ikkul on file against R' Kahan and that is why he pushed to close Knopfler. Apaprently, R' Shlomo Miller also approved . There are no Mayshorim signatures on this letter, for this very reason.
    Mayshorim was not opened with the permission or the approval of the Rabbonim or Roshei Yeshiva.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Anon 5:47
    Please explain what you mean that R' Shlomo Miller approved.
    Approved of what?

    And what does the ikkul against R' Kahan or Meyshorim have to do with this?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Mesharim was opened as an extension of R' Karelitz's beis din in Bnei Brak which puts it above needing approval from Local Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva. they have not followed R' Karelitz throughout and abused their powers in many corrupt ways. its a very political b"d.

    unlike Knopfler who just opened a beis din to do whats right, and not fear the town corruption.

  16. Anonymous says:

    r' kahan tried everything he could to get as many signatures, without himself having to sign. Payback for the ikkul, ridding your competition, and a few other things too.

    maysharim is not an independent bd. they will never step on bmg's toes, as their kovod depends on it. they rubbed the right backs. if not , they would have ended up like Knopfler.

  17. Anonymous says:

    why did you reverse what i wrote in my post?

    (Your comment was a personal baseless attack, which is not the idea of posts and comments here)

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