Uproar Over Selling Aliyos at Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin in Bnei Brak on Rosh Hashana


A large uproar broke out on the second day of Rosh Hashana in Beis Midrash Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin in Bnei Brak. The uproar reportedly took place during Kriyas Hatorah, and involved the sale of the Aliyos.

BeChadrei Chareidim reports that the uproar, which included shouting and screaming, lasted for a few minutes and ended only after a direct instruction by Gavaad Zichron Meir, HaGaon Rav Chaim Meir Halevy Wosner Shlita.

At the end of davening, a member of the Vaad Kehilla and the shaliach tzibur of Musaf, Rav Yaakov Meir Steig, asked mechila in the name of the entire khal for the disgrace to the sefer Torah due to what occurred during laining. The khal expressed disgust with the uproar and against the few persons who were responsible for the unacceptable behavior.

It is noted that the rosh yeshiva, HaGaon HaRav Yosef Binyamin Wosner Shlita, returned to be shaliach tzibur for musaf on the first day of Rosh Hashanah after nine years of being the rav of Satmar in London.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)