Rav Landau Assumes Exclusive Responsibly For Kashrus & Marriage In Bnei Brak


Some are celebrating while others disappointed, but HaGaon HaRav Shimon Elituv of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel has decided that the responsibility for kashrus and marriage in Bnei Brak will not be handled by both Chief Rabbis, but placed in the hands of HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Isaac Landau Shlita, son of the cities late Chief Rabbi, HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Leib Landau ZT”L. When Rav Landau was first appointed with HaGaon HaRav Shevach Tzvi Rosenblatt, it was announced they would share responsibility for kashrus, but the Chief Rabbinate has decided otherwise. The Chief Rabbinate Council however decided otherwise.

Chreidim10 News reports that during the levaya of Rav Yehuda Landau, the appointment of the chassidish and litvish rabbonim was announced. It appears that the Chief Rabbinate Council however only appointed Rav Landau to oversee kashrus and marriage in the city, as per the letter dates 30 Sivan 5779.

Rav Elituv, a Chabad Chossid from Rishon L’Tzion, requested that the kashrus and marriage remain exclusively in Rav Landau’s hands. It is pointed out that during recent years, when Rav Yehuda Landau became ill and was not ambulatory. Rav Isaac ran the kashrus and marriage and is known for his vast knowledge in halacha and the kashrus world.

Rav Landau has been notified that he is to fill the place held for decades by his father.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)