Prominent Sephardi posek HaGaon HaRav Bentzion Mutzafi released a psak halacha on Tuesday, 26 Sivan, the yahrzeit of the Tanna Yonasan ben Uziel, Kikar Shabbos reports. In his words, Rav Mutzafi says visiting the tziyun will not do anything to assist one looking for a shidduch and the people running the operation “are non kosher and dishonest individuals”.
At least 10,000 people are expected to visit the tziyun during the yahrzeit in addition to ads on chareidi radio offering to be mispallel for people at the tziyun on the yahrzeit. Rav Mutzafi says there is no segulah for a shidduch associated with the kever despite what organizers would like the tzibur to believe.
The rav says this is not new and he has published his words many times in the past and the tzibur must stop believing the lies spread about a segulah for a shidduch being associated with visiting the tziyun.
He adds “To my sorrow in our generation there are dishonest non kosher individuals who take advantage of the naiveté and pain of those unfortunate lonely people who believe they will find their match, bleeding them by cheating and lying to them, promising one type of yeshua or another”.
The rav told his talmidim “Daven to HKBH with your pure heart and please, do not assist those who defraud and lie, who are just interested in money and have no mercy on their brothers in Klal Yisrael, and may be soon be redeemed”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)