Chometzdige Kiosk Opened To Find Thief

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In this Sunday, July 13, 2014 photo, a TV screen shows the ongoing fighting between Israel and Gaza at a kiosk in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel. Israelis are struggling to decide whether to keep up with the nonstop TV coverage of the fighting or tune out entirely. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

It has emerged that Rav Yehuda Leib Landau of Bnei Brak allowed a chometz kiosk to be opened on Pesach to track down a thief.

The story began when Bnei Brak resident Rav Kasriel Cohen came to Bartenura Square with two bags, one filled with chometz and the other with $4,000 in cash. Noting a youngster stoking the chometz fire, Rav Cohen borrowed his stick, handed him his bag of money to look after and proceeded to burn his chometz. By the time he finished, the youngster was gone.

The city’s Hashomrim organization asked Rav Landau whether the Hakikar Kiosk, which was sold to a non-Jew for Pesach, could be entered in order to view its video coverage of the area.

Rav Landau permitted this on condition that the place be opened publicly by day in the presence of the kiosk owner, Rav Kasriel Cohen and Hashomrim volunteers, to demonstrate that the kiosk was being opened in unusual circumstances.

{Matzav.com Israel}

7 COMMENTS

  1. Why would the Rav give over a bag containing so much money to a kid he never saw before. Something missing about this story.

  2. 1) Theft? The boy accidentally through the bag of money into the fire, was scared, and fled.
    2) “It has emerged that Rav Yehuda Leib Landau of Bnei Brak allowed a chometz kiosk to be opened on Pesach to track down a thief.” VERY MISLEADING.

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