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 past month, was deemed by many as the best rabbinical scholar of his technology. His funeral was 1 of the major at any time viewed in Israel and it now would seem that numerous are organized to fork out massive amounts for the writings linked with his spiritual heritage, and this has sparked a dispute amid his heirs.

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US ultra-Orthodox businessman Eliezer (Louis) Scheiner, who owns (alongside one another with his lover 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 released by Rabbi Kanievsky’s on the Jerusalem Talmud, in accordance to sources close to the issue. In the past Scheiner was cited by the US media as an vital donor to previous US President Donald Trump. In Israel he is nicely recognized for his significant donations to the yearly occasion in Uman of the Breslov haredi neighborhood.

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Just after the loss of life of Rabbi Kanievsky, Scheiner approached his son Shaul and available to acquire the commentaries from the family. Right after negotiations with Shaul Kanievsky, they agreed a price of $7 million. Having said that, Shaul Kanievsky’s brothers had no expertise of the issue and only discovered out by accident.

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This discovery has resulted in an acrimonious inheritance dispute executed discreetly above the past couple weeks. On the one particular aspect is Shaul Kanievsky who lives in the spouse and children house of his late father and is thought of the top figure among the late Rabbi Kanievsky’s followers, even though pitted against him are his two more mature brothers Avraham Yeshayahu, who was also near to their father and wrote numerous books with him and Shlomo, the head of the Kiryat Melekh Yeshiva who was a lot 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 more mature brothers have been astonished by this information and insist that their father constantly explained that his inheritance would be bequeathed in accordance to Torah legislation. Rabbi Kanievsky had eight little ones – 3 sons and five daughters and in accordance to Torah law his inheritance need to be divided in between the three sons.

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The deficiency of religion concerning the parties has led to an order 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 near confidante of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, to mediate. Schron together with Charles Bronfman were the previous controlling shareholders in Israel Discounted Bank (TASE: DSCT).

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The dispute has not only set the brothers at loggerheads but also two of the cousins who managed their grandfather’s property for several yrs. On the one particular side 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 about the past two decades when he was filmed encouraging his gradfather to oppose Covid constraints in Yeshivot.

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky lived modestly but his comprehensive writings and their worth merged with the relatives home in Bnei Brak signify that his estate is really worth an approximated tens of thousands and thousands of pounds.

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The Kanievsky relatives declined to remark on the dispute.

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

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