Chilul Kevarim & a Threat Against Eida Ravaad


A phone threat was received by Rav Chaim Ozer Sternbuch, son of Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita. “Be careful. Next time it will be your father”, sending a clear warning and threat against the posek, apparently surrounding chilul kevarim and the operation of his organization.

“Why are you acting against Asra Kadisha? Why do you care about Nesher? Mind your business” the threat concluded.

At about 02:30 in the morning, there was a knock at the door and a foul smelling smoke bomb was thrown into the entrance of Rav Chaim Ozer’s home in Har Nof.

The dispute appears to surround ongoing digging in Beit Shemesh. At that location, Asra Kadisha is not overseeing the work but the organization affiliated with Rav Chaim Ozer, ‘אגודה למניעת חילול קברים’.

It should be pointed out that the Eida Ravaad himself along with HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Aurbach authorized the organization’s Beit Shemesh operation, but it appears for some this may be insufficient.

Making things worse, Rav Chaim Ozer’s organization has stated that digging in Nesher is going on without proper supervision, an area under Asra Kadisha jurisdiction.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)