Admorim, dayanim, rabbonim and askanim are busy today, 2 Teves 5774, hours before a chasenah that is set to take place in Bnei Brak. The chosson is a ben torah who over recent years has become very close to the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita. The young man’s rov, who takes a personal interest in all of his talmidim, arranged the shidduch for this talmid who is described as a bit advanced in years. The kallah is a divorcee with three children.
We must now backtrack about 18 months and travel 6,500 miles to New York City. At that time it was reported that thugs broke into the home of a chassidish avreich in the middle of the night and beat him to persuade him to give his wife a get. The story shocked many and made prominent news headlines. The avreich did give the get but maintains it is not valid and he only gave it to stop the beatings. Shluchim for the man insist the husband never intended to divorce his wife and from the husband’s point of view, he is still married. The young mother happens to be the shidduch who is hoping to marry the young man who is close to the Vishnitzer Rebbe.
Leading rabbonim in Ashdod remain divided in the case, with many of the opinion the get was invalid. The city’s chief rabbi, Rabbi Chaim Shimon Pinto however feels the get is valid and is fine with the woman remarrying as planned without any reservations. He has issued a document in writing permitting the woman to remarry l’chatchila without any reservations.
Kikar Shabbat reports the matter during the past hours has been handed over to leading admorim in the USA to render a verdict on the validity of the get.
The husband of the wife who was beaten in NYC has arranged for pashkavilim in Bnei Brak calling for protests against permitting a chasenah of eishes ish and the chupah is set to take place davka in the Torah City.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)