June 25, 2022

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Rabbi Kanievsky’s sons embroiled in bitter inheritance dispute

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, the de-facto head in Israel of the Lithuanian branch of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, who died very last thirty day period, was regarded by several as the greatest rabbinical scholar of his era. His funeral was one particular of the greatest at any time observed in Israel and it now appears to be that several are organized to shell out substantial quantities for the writings connected with his non secular heritage, and this has sparked a dispute among his heirs.

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US extremely-Orthodox businessman Eliezer (Louis) Scheiner, who owns (jointly with his spouse Teddy Lichtenstein) a chain of dozens of nursing homes in Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida and life in Monsey, New York has provided $7 million for the authentic writings of the commentaries revealed by Rabbi Kanievsky’s on the Jerusalem Talmud, in accordance to resources near to the issue. In the past Scheiner was cited by the US media as an critical donor to former US President Donald Trump. In Israel he is very well recognized for his major donations to the annual function in Uman of the Breslov haredi group.

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Just after the dying of Rabbi Kanievsky, Scheiner approached his son Shaul and offered to obtain the commentaries from the relatives. Immediately after negotiations with Shaul Kanievsky, they agreed a rate of $7 million. Even so, Shaul Kanievsky’s brothers had no awareness of the subject and only observed out by accident.

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This discovery has resulted in an acrimonious inheritance dispute conducted discreetly about the previous couple weeks. On the 1 facet is Shaul Kanievsky who life in the loved ones house of his late father and is regarded as the foremost figure amid the late Rabbi Kanievsky’s followers, while pitted against him are his two more mature brothers Avraham Yeshayahu, who was also shut to their father and wrote many books with him and Shlomo, the head of the Kiryat Melekh Yeshiva who was less associated with his father’s followers.

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Shaul Kanievsky has explained to his brothers that their father meant for him to be his sole heir. His two older brothers were being astonished by this information and insist that their father usually explained that his inheritance would be bequeathed in accordance to Torah regulation. Rabbi Kanievsky experienced eight children – three sons and five daughters and in accordance to Torah legislation his inheritance really should be divided concerning the three sons.

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The lack of faith amongst the get-togethers has led to an order halting any sale of the late rabbi’s commentaries and the sides have turned to New York dependent true estate tycoon and philanthropist Rubin Schron, a near confidante of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, to mediate. Schron with each other with Charles Bronfman were being the former managing shareholders in Israel Discount Financial institution (TASE: DSCT).

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The dispute has not only place the brothers at loggerheads but also two of the cousins who managed their grandfather’s home for lots of yrs. On the one aspect is Aryeh Kanievsky, the son of Avraham Yeshayahu, and on the other side Yanki Kanievsky, the son of Shaul, who highlighted prominently in the Israeli media more than the earlier two several years when he was filmed encouraging his gradfather to oppose Covid constraints in Yeshivot.

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky lived modestly but his intensive writings and their worth mixed with the loved ones home in Bnei Brak imply that his estate is value an believed tens of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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The Kanievsky loved ones declined to comment on the dispute.

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Released by Globes, Israel business enterprise news – en.globes.co.il – on April 28, 2022.

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