September 25, 2022

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Credit: Tomer Reichman

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 past thirty day period, was considered by a lot of as the biggest rabbinical scholar of his generation. His funeral was just one of the biggest ever viewed in Israel and it now appears to be that several are well prepared to pay out massive quantities for the writings involved with his non secular heritage, and this has sparked a dispute amongst his heirs.

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US extremely-Orthodox businessman Eliezer (Louis) Scheiner, who owns (together with his companion Teddy Lichtenstein) a chain of dozens of nursing residences in Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida and lives in Monsey, New York has available $7 million for the unique writings of the commentaries revealed by Rabbi Kanievsky’s on the Jerusalem Talmud, in accordance to resources near to the make any difference. In the earlier Scheiner was cited by the US media as an important donor to previous US President Donald Trump. In Israel he is effectively recognised for his big donations to the once-a-year occasion in Uman of the Breslov haredi community.

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Immediately after the dying of Rabbi Kanievsky, Scheiner approached his son Shaul and supplied to buy the commentaries from the family members. Right after negotiations with Shaul Kanievsky, they agreed a payment of $7 million. Having said that, Shaul Kanievsky’s brothers experienced no expertise of the matter and only located out by incident.

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This discovery has resulted in an acrimonious inheritance dispute executed discreetly in excess of the previous several months. On the one facet is Shaul Kanievsky who lives in the household home of his late father and is regarded the leading figure amongst the late Rabbi Kanievsky’s followers, while pitted towards him are his two more mature brothers Avraham Yeshayahu, who was also close to their father and wrote several guides with him and Shlomo, the head of the Kiryat Melekh Yeshiva who was considerably less involved with his father’s followers.

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Shaul Kanievsky has informed his brothers that their father intended for him to be his sole heir. His two older brothers were astonished by this information and insist that their father often said that his inheritance would be bequeathed according to Torah legislation. Rabbi Kanievsky had eight small children – three sons and five daughters and in accordance to Torah legislation his inheritance really should be divided amongst the three sons.

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The deficiency of faith amongst the parties has led to an get halting any sale of the late rabbi’s commentaries and the sides have turned to New York dependent actual estate tycoon and philanthropist Rubin Schron, a near confidante of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, to mediate. Schron jointly with Charles Bronfman were being the previous controlling shareholders in Israel Price reduction 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 household for lots of decades. On the a person side is Aryeh Kanievsky, the son of Avraham Yeshayahu, and on the other side Yanki Kanievsky, the son of Shaul, who showcased prominently in the Israeli media over the earlier two many years when he was filmed encouraging his gradfather to oppose Covid limits in Yeshivot.

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky lived modestly but his comprehensive writings and their value blended with the spouse and children household in Bnei Brak mean that his estate is really worth an believed tens of tens of millions of bucks.

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The Kanievsky spouse and children declined to comment on the dispute.

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

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© Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.

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