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Dayanim and Rabonim gathered Monday night to try and resolve the serious question asked for many years of how to write Gitten in Lakewood, according to a report in Israeli website, JDN.

Joining together to weigh in on the matter were Harav Yecheskel Roth Shlita, Harav Yitzchok Stein and other notable Rabbonim and Poskim. The discussion was to discuss the old question and how to write Gitten in Lakewood.
Seemingly, for may years the tradition in Lakewood was not to write any Gitten in Lakewood because of a defining mandatory requirement within
the Gett to record a permanent physical feature in the earth in the vicinity of that city, and being unable to know which river in the case of Lakewood is the closest to Lakewood.

This ongoing situation has caused much trouble and heartache for couples looking to file for a Gett and forces them to seek out other towns with a Bais Din established for writing a Gett.

The meeting continued for a long time with all the Rabonim referring to maps and notes in the hope of resolving this all important issue. There was much conversation discussed in the ensuing Halachik debate as all those assembled expressed his opinion in regard to the question.

Members of the Lakewood Bais Din under the auspices of Horav Yisroel Aryeh Knopfler, Rosh Bais Din, met Monday Night in Boro-to discuss the issue, the report says.

The Rabonim implied that they would all invest immediate attention and
effort to help resolve this question quickly, and after many years hopefully resolve this situation of not being able to write Gitten in Lakewood

15 Responses to “Rabbonim Meet To Resolve Lakewood Gitten”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow lakewood really needs this.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is all about nothing, the dayanim in lakewood log know what to do, they write the get in deal, and there is no hardship the lakewood bais din takes a 20 min trip to deal to finalize the get, they have no safeck what to do. and what ever this meeting decides will have no impact on what the bais din in lakewood continues to do. the fact that rabbi knofler was part of this says alot because "all" the rabanim in lakewood put out a letter saying rabbi knoflers bais din is worthless and if you get a hazmanah from him you dont have to go

  3. Yehuda says:

    This issue was resolved... the meeting was instigated by an outsider without backing.. the Lakewood batei dinim and Roshei Yeshiva have been operating under the authority of R' Elyashiv up until now, with his p'sak, and when the Rabbanim mentioned above heard this, they threw out the shailah... check out lakewoodlocal.com

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hassenfeld put this story up on TLS for a few hours and it suddenly disappeared. I'd bet that he got a call from the official censor of his site (AK) who told him it has to be removed because it mentions Knopfler.

    Of course he wouldn't want to have a spine and stand up to the mafia. He might just get called down again to R' MK's house to be threatened again - like he did when he gave a forum to HH.

    What a wimp.

  5. busy says:

    I think they need to meet first about the get meusah issue first! They don't seem to have any issues with the Briskman get that was written in Lakewood.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The claim that everything until now has been done under the authority of Rav Elyashev rings hollow when one of the prominent participants of this asifa was Rav Soriel Rosenberg son in law of Rav Nissim Karelitz, who was sent as a representative of both his father in law and the aforementioned Rav Elyashev. lakewood local seems to be lying. Who are they covering up for?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Gittin Issue A Vicious Attack Against Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva in Town
    An issue with Lakewood gittin being reported by the Israeli media and other media outlets, is a vicious attack against the establishment in town, whose actions in dealing with gittin are done under the auspices of the posek hador, Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Shlit”a.
    A rogue individual, who has a beis din not recognized by the Roshei Yeshiva or Poskim in Lakewood, went to a group of rabbonim in Boro Park without inviting anyone from Lakewood, to try and invalidate the close to 300 gittin written in Lakewood over the past 12 years. Unwittingly, the rabbonim met with him.
    Once word of the meeting was heard, the rabbonim in Boro Park were notified of the psak of Rav Elyashiv and threw the individual’s shailah out, as there is no halachic basis for the fabricated issue that was brought before them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Since when has the truth become second to politically correct on your site? L.H.(moderated) told you that you might be called down and threatened as well?

    Chaim, don't loose your spine. Your'e from the few outlets of the truth left out there....

  9. Anonymous says:

    looking on lakewood local. not there. seems to have been removed. what's going on?

  10. Question says:

    why doesn't Kotler's like Knopfler

  11. Anonymous says:

    See Kuntres Ha'aretz L'oreha in Shu"t Atzei Besamim by Harav Hagaon R' Mendel Sederovic Shlit"a for a detailed history of Rav Elyashiv's psak regarding how to write lakewood in a gett the psak is very machmir and includes the metedeconk river, lake carasaljo and the Shenendoah

    a quick perusal of the relevant issues in SH"A will resolve this forever even if the kevius is incorrect after the kevius it is assur to change and be meararon gittin and everythingis kasher....

  12. Anonymous says:

    Because he is not beholden to them (that's being nice).

    Nobody elected BMG to any position of power to appoint or dis-appoint any BD. They do not have a status of the 7 tovei ha'eir - period. Whoever claims otherwise is an am-ha'aretz.

    They are free to voice their opinion for anyone interested in listening - that's it. If they wish to claim that he is posul - let them prove it to the public.

    Call him rouge, call him whatever adjective you wish. Maybe its true, maybe its not.

    But one thing is certain however.

    The guy has a spine.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Could everyone stop commenting in hints and roundabout comments and explain what this is all about? I have no idea what is going on here and I don't have anyone who knows all the hock to consult. If you report a story, report it all the way please!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Rav Eliyashev, shlita said get together the Rabonei america to decide that issue-that's what they are doing-yes knofler, no knopfler.

    Besides deciding how to properly write a get in Lakewood, unbeknown to knopfler's Bais din, some of the Lakewood Gitten were not done corectly al pi halacha. That casts a shaddow on the mesadrim till now-Raboisai-we are in trouble.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Rabbi yanai has been doing gets in lakewood for some time I hope he was doing it the correct way since he divorced my sister , he says he got approval from rav elyashiv , but I hear that there is a video where elyashiv says that its up to american rabbis to decide
    I myself have askes chacham ovadya as to his opinion and he said that gittin should only be done in deal nj since there are many sefakot on the spelling of the rivers in lakewood

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