There is a most interesting din Torah pending in Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. The case was brought before the Av Beis Din, HaGaon HaRav Nissim Karelitz Shlita, to adjudicate the case between two families claiming the same seat in the beis medrash.
Anyone familiar with the yeshiva knows that one of the challenges is to secure a seat, any seat, not to mention a choice location. For the few and the privileged, yichus comes into play, with a makum kavua being handed from generation to generation, but for most, this is indeed among the major challenges in the beis medrash.
In this case, a family that has claimed the rights to a makom kavua for two decades is being challenged by another family, claiming it owned the seat prior to that time and today, the family is reclaiming it. Unable to reach agreement, the case was brought before the Av Beis Din.
Many feel the decision will impact not just the case in point, but it may have widespread ramifications in the beis medrash.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)