Rav Gestetner: Cheirim On Bialositzky is in Full Effect


rav-nosson-gestetnerRav Nosson Gestetner, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ponim Meiros and one of the senior poskim of Bnei Brak, has issued strong words of condemnation against Tzvi Bialositzky, the Bnei Brak builder who went with a case to the Tel Aviv Court, ignoring a prior ruling of the bais din of Rav Nissim Karelitz. As reported here on Matzav.com, a recent protest held with the support of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman decried the chillul Hashem brought about due to Bialositzky’s actions, which forced a number of dayanim of Rav Karelitz’s bais din to go to the Tel Aviv court and endure hours of questioning and cross-examination.

At the time of the protest, Rav Sender Erlanger, a prominent rov in Bnei Brak, stated that Bialositzky has been formerly placed in nidui, or cheirim, because of his actions.

bialositzkyFollowing that proclamation, a son-in-law of Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, rov of Ramat Elchonon in Bnei Brak and son-in-law of Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, went to Rav Gestetner to discuss the matter with him and ask if the nidui is still in effect.

Rav Gestetner replied that the “Nidui is in effect on him and all those around him.” He added that “it is forbidden to walk in his daled amos and deal with him.”

Yesterday, the Bialositzky tumult reached Yerushalayim, where giant posters on behalf of the maligned contractor were hung in the streets, questioning why he has been targeted for going to a secular court when there are others who have done the same and have not been condemned.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Why should Bialositzky be held to a higher standard than others who went to secular court. Are their assets more important than his? The double standard is hard to understand. We are a dor yasom R”L!

  2. dear fellow jew,
    your post can be misconstrued by some, to mean that you are disagreeing with one of the gedolim of our generation…
    please clarify that this wasn’t your intent, as such a statement would certainly be very costly and would not be worth whatever you may have gained out of posting it anonymously on a website

    much hatzlacha to all

  3. There is a big difference between going to court and shlepping dayanim to court after they paskened against you in a din toorah you agreed to go to in the first place and then lost .

  4. [deleted by moderator] GEVALD! By the Satmar Rav ZT”L going to a goyishe court would’ve been unthinkable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW who said Bialositzky schlepped the dayonim to court?

  5. #3 my point was the same point Rav Zilberstein SHLIT”A went to clarify. Why single this guy out when everyone else is running to arkaos. Why so strict against this guy?

  6. I’m happy this is being taken care of.

    This in acertain sense can be partially attributed to the fake and… “botei din” which forced people to go to court (with permission from real botei din). Once it has become necessary to go, people feel its always OK to go, as #1 stated

  7. The low-life Bialositzky should have gotten a Heter Beis Din to go to secular Courts. Bialositzky could have printed up giant posters of the Heter and placed all over Yerushalayim and Bnei Brak. Who would then have dared say a bad word.