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 extremely-Orthodox Judaism, who died last month, was deemed by quite a few as the greatest rabbinical scholar of his generation. His funeral was a person of the largest at any time viewed in Israel and it now would seem that a lot of are ready to spend massive amounts for the writings involved with his spiritual heritage, and this has sparked a dispute among the his heirs.

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US extremely-Orthodox businessman Eliezer (Louis) Scheiner, who owns (collectively with his companion Teddy Lichtenstein) a chain of dozens of nursing properties in Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida and life in Monsey, New York has supplied $7 million for the primary writings of the commentaries published by Rabbi Kanievsky’s on the Jerusalem Talmud, in accordance to resources shut to the make any difference. In the earlier Scheiner was cited by the US media as an essential donor to previous US President Donald Trump. In Israel he is very well known for his main donations to the yearly function in Uman of the Breslov haredi community.

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Following the dying of Rabbi Kanievsky, Scheiner approached his son Shaul and made available to purchase the commentaries from the household. Soon after negotiations with Shaul Kanievsky, they agreed a fee of $7 million. Nonetheless, Shaul Kanievsky’s brothers experienced no information of the make any difference and only located out by accident.

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This discovery has resulted in an acrimonious inheritance dispute performed discreetly above the earlier several months. On the one particular side is Shaul Kanievsky who life in the relatives household of his late father and is regarded as the top figure among the late Rabbi Kanievsky’s followers, even though pitted towards him are his two older brothers Avraham Yeshayahu, who was also near to their father and wrote quite a few textbooks with him and Shlomo, the head of the Kiryat Melekh Yeshiva who was fewer included with his father’s followers.

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Shaul Kanievsky has told his brothers that their father intended for him to be his sole heir. His two more mature brothers had been astonished by this news and insist that their father often said that his inheritance would be bequeathed in accordance to Torah law. Rabbi Kanievsky experienced 8 children – a few sons and 5 daughters and according to Torah regulation his inheritance really should be divided among the 3 sons.

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The deficiency of religion between the events has led to an buy halting any sale of the late rabbi’s commentaries and the sides have turned to New York primarily based genuine estate tycoon and philanthropist Rubin Schron, a shut confidante of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, to mediate. Schron alongside one another with Charles Bronfman had been the previous managing shareholders in Israel Discounted Bank (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 residence for numerous yrs. On the just one facet is Aryeh Kanievsky, the son of Avraham Yeshayahu, and on the other aspect Yanki Kanievsky, the son of Shaul, who featured prominently in the Israeli media over the previous two many years when he was filmed encouraging his gradfather to oppose Covid restrictions in Yeshivot.

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky lived modestly but his extensive writings and their worth combined with the family members home in Bnei Brak suggest that his estate is truly worth an estimated tens of thousands and thousands of pounds.

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The Kanievsky relatives declined to comment on the dispute.

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

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