In the last week WIS has received numerous emails calling our attention to possible legal action against the Zabla Bais Din. All this as Rabbi Rosenberg has to come to a final decision over Braun candidacy, and Braun promoters want to bring Braun in for Yud Tes Kislav to CROWN him Rov, regardless if he has Smicha or not. The emails allude to the fact that the Zabla Beth Din, primarily Rabbi Avraham Rosenberg, have violated his own verdict – Psak Din.
“What was the point of the Psak if in the end nothing in it really matters?” asked one resident. He continued “Your trying to rebuild a Bais Din that the community should take seriously, while the whole Psak on which its based is one big joke” is this the way things are done “My 13 year old son has the same eligibility” he added. “He’s under 40, No Smicha, and even knows how to use a Blackbarry” he concluded.
So can there really be legal action?
The arguments being made is that after so much time and money was wasted on a Din Torah, the community was let down.
The Zabla Beth Din came out with a ruling which is legally binding, yet we find that Rabbi Rosenberg has broken the rules more then once. Note: every-time a rule was broken it was done so for the benefit of the Mossrim and trouble rousers.
Some of the rules that were broken:
There was a time limit for each side to present their candidate. Braun came late, Rabbi Rosenberg let him run nevertheless.
There was an age limit, 40 and up. Braun is not 40 and nevertheless Rabbi Rosenberg let him run.
The candidates had to have Smicha, and Rabbi Rosernberg signed off on Braun without checking his documentation. And once the election passed it was confirmed that Braun did not in fact have Smicha when he ran.
So can there really be a lawsuit from either party over the full payment of the Zabla?
What WIS finds disturbing is that the Din Torah was meant to bring peace and harmony to Crown Heights and the Beth Din, yet we are back to square one.
Interesting that Zaki Tamir does not want to take responsibility, being a lawyer, and knowing full well what it entails.
b. Challenges and Qualifications
i. Is the vaad responsible to review any qualifications associated with the Rav? If yes, to what degree, specifically? And if not, who is? And need we, the vaad, be concerned with such matters at all?