The Badatz New Hod V’Hadar for Inyanei STaM was launched this week, receiving a bracha and guidance from HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita.
In light of a growing number of painful stories surrounding STaM, the decision was made to launch this new body that will supervise the STaM industry in line with the piskei halacha of the Mishnah Brura and the Chazon Ish ZY”A. The badatz will of course work to eliminate unacceptable practices while simultaneously seeking to increase the level of the industry.
HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Werdiger of the Merkaz STaM in Ashdod approached a number of other rabbonim, including HaGaon HaRav Marmurosh (Mora D’asra Shikun Gimmel Bnei Brak). Rav Marmurosh turned to gedolei yisrael shlita, who welcomed the initiative, establishing a supervision addressing inspection of parshios. Other rabbonim involved include Rav Gualman (Ramot Aleph) and Rav Posen (Naot Pisgah, Modi’in Illit).
The rabbonim visited with Rav Kanievsky in his home and the gadol hador gave his bracha along with guidance regarding a number of issues that were raised.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)