Poskim and rabbonim are being asked what to do by so many couples forced to abandon their homes, many learning later the homes were badly damaged or destroyed. As a result, many have lost their kesuva.
HaGaon HaRav Kook Shlita of the Beit Hora’ah in Yerushalayim ruled that while a new kesuva must be written as expeditiously as possible, a couple may return home before this is done. Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita ruled a couple may not return home before a new kesuva is written.
Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita has announced the couple may live together if the kesuva was burned but they have to have a new one written.
Rav Yosef writes:
“יש להכין כתובה דאירכסא, אבל בינתיים מותר להם לגור יחד, כיוון שיש העתק. וגם האישה סומכת על בית הדין שישמור על זכויותיה, וגם יש חרם דרג”ה, ושבועה – ועוד טעמים”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)