The mora d’asra of Rehovot, Rabbi Simcha HaKohen Kook Shlita, has come out harshly against Bayit Yehudi’s new nationwide marriage registration bill.
The rav told Arutz-7 that Bayit Yehudi decided to go ahead with the bill, despite strong objections from prominent dati leumi rabbonim.
“If anyone can get married anywhere one wishes, this will lead to increased mamzerus. In a city where one lives the family is known but in line with the new law, one may register in another city, where one is not known. If one wishes to marry the sister of his former wife and his ex wife is still alive, there will be mamzerus”.
“I am not just telling stories. This actually happened to an unfortunate family and all of the decedents are mamzerim.”
Rav Kook brought another example. If a man completes the process of giyur in another city other than his residence and in that city they are unaware he is not shomer Shabbos, he is not truly a convert.
Rav Kook blasts Bayit Yehudi for turning its back on its own rabbonim and for being a part of this legislation, which was spearheaded by Tzohar Rabbonim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)