R. Dovid Feinstein Fails
R. Dovid Feinstein aroused great enthusiasm among many people, myself included, when we heard he was involved with a Beth Din that would adjudicate about Tamar Epstein Friedman. It was our hope that he would clearly state that Tamar Epstein Friedman was an adulteress, that if she had a child it would be a mamzer, and that any woman who did such things was a great sinner. We anticipated a strong demand from the Beth Din that those involved with encouraging Tamar Epstein Friedman to remarry without a GET were wrong, and were guilty of the sin of encouraging the worst sins. That is, we hoped that the Beth Din would clearly require Rabbis Greenblatt and Kaminetsky to revoke any permission or encouragement that they gave to Tamar to remarry without a GET from her husband Aharon Friedman.
That is what we anticipated, but that is not what we got. Instead, the Beth Din of Reb Dovid did not give out anything. All that we have is a letter from Shalom Kaminetsky that he accepts the ruling of the Beth Din that he should not have encouraged Tamar to remarry without a GET, although I don't have the exact words he wrote at this point. Furthermore, we do not find that Shalom or Shmuel or Noto Greenblatt made any statements about the sin of remarrying without a GET.
I called up Rabbi Hillel David to find out what the Beth Din ruled and he told me basically that it was none of my business, because the entire Beth Din was only made as a favor for Shmuel Kaminetsky. And if I wanted to know what the Beth Din ruled, they should ask Shmuel Kaminetsky.
What happened is therefore a whitewash by the Beth Din to protect the name of Shmuel Kaminetsky, who accepted the Pesak of the Beth Din and was immediately allowed to visit the Gedolim in Israel now that he had climbed out of the tree with Reb Dovid's cleverness. Reb Shmuel Kaminetsky and his son Shalom spent months getting a woman to marry without a GET based upon their ridiculous logic and lies, and then they got Rabbi Notto Greenblatt to marry her without a GET to a man who was not her husband. For this wickedness and folly Reb Dovid worked, not to protect women from the rulings of people like RSK, but to protect RSK from the folly and rishuse that he invented with his son. RSK and his son are mamzer makers. That is all they are. They should not be Roshei Yeshiva. They should not pasken halochose. And a decent Beth Din would not work to restore them to their senior positions in Agudah Israel. But Dovid Feinstein does not have a decent Beth Din. He is a member of the Agudah, and the Agudah is more concerned with restoring RSK to his very high position there, as a Gadol HaDor, than it is to admitting that it has a mamzer maker who speaks as if he is the senior rabbi in the Agudah on a regular basis.
How the mighty have fallen! The Agudah and Reb Dovid used to have great respect, no more. Now Dovid is a friend of a liar and twister of halacha, a mamzer maker, and his friendship has destroyed his name. Now he is just that, a friend of a mamzer maker. And if you are a friend of a mamzer maker, you are very, very far from a Gadol. The only Gadol you are is a Gadol in making mamzerim.
Again, the Beth Din of Dovid Feinstein is a wicked "Beth Din." It does not protect women from those who invent halocho to produce mamzerim. The three rabbis on that Beth Din are working to protect a mamzer maker and his son who is also a mamzer maker. For this we have to tell it like it is. The Beth Din are reshoim. What does it do with the gemoras that "whoever can prevent a sin but does not is punished for that sin"? Does the Beth Din have a different gemora? Does it treat gemoras the way it treats women to tell them to make mamzerim? Obviously, it does.
I have been battling the rosho Kaminetsky and his son for a long time. I always wondered where everybody else was. It seemed like me and my brother were fighting against mamzer makers but nobody else. Then Tamar married without a GET. The world exploded with rabbis from Israel, America and Canada writing very sharp criticism of those who permitted Tamar to remarry without a GET. At that point, RSK and his son Shalom were ruined. But Reb Shmuel got Reb Dovid his colleague from Agudas Yisroel to get the monkey out of the tree, and Reb Dovid and his fake Beth Din did it. But there was a price to pay. Now Reb Dovid and that Beth Din are working for those who are working to invent halochose that nobody accepts. If Reb Dovid wants that status, well, he has it. Maybe the Agudah will honor him for this. Because they have some very interesting "gedolim" who are also mamzer makers or the friends of mamzer makers.
Again, the "Beth Din" of Dovid Feinstein, Hillel David and Senderowitz is a fake Beth Din, violating its obligation to fight mamzerim, and instead protecting the great mamzer maker and his son. Shmuel Kaminetsky and his son should not teach Torah surely not in a Yeshiva. They should not pasken shaalose. And they should not be honored as great authorities. They are reshoim, liars, inventors, who have a different Torah than the real one. And Reb Dovid is their great backer. For this it is proper to say of Reb Dovid, ראוי לנדותו.