• Mezuzah Saga Continues; Heading to Din Torah

    The Mezuzah scandal has sparked massive controversy amongst the Lubavitch world. It has raised one too many eyebrows and people are demanding answers. We have covered this story prior and will continue to update as the rest of the story unfolds • Full Story

    Written by ChabadInfo.com editor

    The Mezuzah scandal has sparked massive controversy amongst the Lubavitch world. It has raised one too many eyebrows and people are demanding answers. We have covered this story prior and will continue to update as the rest of the story unfolds.

    R’ Moshe Dovid Wolf obtained ten Mezuzos from eight well known vendors in Crown Heights. He followed up with sending them over to R’ Binyomin Rosenbaum, a Sofer in Chicago, to be checked. He then shared in a video that went viral, that five out of ten of the vendors sold Posul Mezuzos and that two of the ten vendors had “very poor quality Mezuzos.” He brought out the importance of having one’s Mezuzos checked after being bought and that buying cheaper Mezuzos, often leads to a higher likeliness of there being mistakes.

    The response from the Sofrim differed. Some thanked Rabbi Wolf for his input, and stated how they will try to do better in the future, while some denied his claims, arguing that the Mezuzos were all Kosher and Rabbi Wolf is misrepresenting the truth. Most were not too happy, claiming Rabbi Wolf had no sufficient proof for damaging their reputation.

    One of the Sofrim involved stated: “relying on a single unknown Magia (reviewer) to do a character killing of many people and people’s livelihood is wrong. The poor choice of how to do this and the public shaming of Sofrim is wrong” said Rabbi Gad Sebag from Oraita.

    Some of the vendors counteracted Rabbi Wolf’s claim by inviting Wolf to a Din Torah that is based in Crown Heights. Rabbi Wolf responded by agreeing to take it to a Din Torah but insisted it to be held in his hometown, Chicago.

    In his own words: “However, based on the Halacha of “התובע הולך אחר הנתבע” (the claimant must pursue his case in the place of the defendant”), please know that I am a native of Chicago, I reside in Chicago, and my place of employment is in Chicago.”

    As of today, the Sofrim have agreed to bringing up the controversy to the Beth Din Zedek, Chicago Rabbinical Council for further inquiry. In addition to taking Rabbi Wolf to Din Torah, they have included R’ Binyomin Rosenbaum as well.

    The list of plaintiffs are: Rabbi Moshe Klein, Rabbi Yossef Liran, Rabbi Gad Sebag, Rabbi Dovid Rimler, Rabbi Eliezer Shapiro and Rabbi Mendy Vogel.

    It is worth noting that Rabbi Yitzchok Raskin of Machon Stam and Rabbi Yitzchak Mishulovin of Merkaz Stam, are not listed on the list of plaintiffs.



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    1. The people who purchased Mezuzah’s (that weren’t 100% kosher) from these plantiffs should call these plantiffs to a Din Torah

      Crown Heights Resident
    2. I have a bag of mezuzos i bought which aren’t kosher. Can i bring them to the din torah and get my money back?

      Anonymous
    3. The best way to do this is. Everyone who purchased Mezuzah’s (that weren’t 100% kosher) from these merchants should get together & bring a “class action” lawsuit (or Din Torah) against these merchants.

      Crown Heights Resident
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