Last week, R' Avraham Kahaneman, the Director of the famed Lithuanian Ponovtich Yeshiva of Bnei Brak passed away at the age of 97.
Voz is Neias reports:
"Avraham Kahaneman took over the yeshiva, but despite his title as president, he has had little involvement in the past decade due to serious illness. That absence left a power vacuum that essentially split the yeshiva into two institutions in the same building.The "last will and testament" was revealed yesterday...a tiny piece of paper...which bequeathed the entire yeshiva, building, property, financial assets of the yeshiva...and even the coveted name of Director of the Ponovitch Yeshiva...to...a woman?!
Now Kahaneman's son, Rabbi Eliezer Kahaneman, and his son-in-law, Rabbi Shmuel Markovitz - both of whom hold the title of rosh yeshiva and are fighting over the authority that each says the elder Kahaneman gave them - are waiting to hear the contents of Avraham Kahaneman's will, which followers hope will shed light on his position over the protracted dispute."
Rebbetzin Rivka Kahaneman the widow of R' Kahaneman is now Director of Ponovitch. (source in Hebrew)
Who says that Ultra Orthodox Litvaks aren't progessive?
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