This is a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court: Case Type: Other Promissory Note/Collections (General Jurisdiction) Case#: SC098384 Parties: BURK EILEEN – Defendant,BURK YAKKOV – Defendant,RALBAG ARI – Plaintiff,RALBAG ARI – Plaintiff & Plaintiff In Pro Per Attorneys: Date Filed: 05/28/2008

I find it hard to believe that Eileen Burk, a divorced mother of four, has any money worth suing over.

I don’t know anything about this lawsuit but I believe Ari Ralbag is the son of a Rabbi Ralbag who served in Los Angeles.

I believe Ari Ralbag has a sister named Lonna). She’s been divorced several times. Her most recent ex-husband is Israel Meir Kin, the subject of an anti-RCC-corruption website regarding his failure to give his wife as get (Jewish divorce).

According to a Google search, Lonna Ralbag graduated from Beverly Hills High in 1975.

I see her name on this 1999 Jewish music CD.

Lonna managed the artist Yehuda!. He’s popular in NCSY crowds.

Morris emails: "Ari Ralbag is the son of Ronald Ralbag who is a retired psychiatrist living in Beverly Hills. Ronald Ralbag is a first cousin to rabbi Aryeh Ralbag who by the way is very controversial in both his kashrus organization (triangle-k) as well as [the way] he muscles his political/rabbinical clout to the "highest bidder" be it a man or woman in divorce cases. He too is a [controversial] rabbi."

This is Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag? More here:

As the son of esteemed Rabbi Jehoseph Ralbag, Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag is the "posek" (issues rabbinical rulings) and Head Kashruth Coordinator of Triangle K. He was born in New York City and studies at the world famous Lithuanian Chevron Yeshiva – Hebron Rabbinical College, in Jerusalem, where he received Semicha (rabbinical ordination) Yore Yore Yodin Yodin. In 1975, Rabbi Ralbag received further Dayanus Semicha from the Yeshiva, Badatz of Ashkenazim Perushim in Yerushalayim, Roshei Yeshiva, Dayanim and Rabbonim. The list of those who gave him Semicha include Rav Moshe Chevroni, Rav Eliezer Platchinsky, Rav Ovadia Yosef, Rav Avraham Rosenthal and, the most essential for him, his grandfather, HaRav Aron Yehuda Arak. Rabbi Ralbag was Rabbi of the city of Amsterdam and its Beth Din (ecclesiastical court) from 1975-83. From 1983 to the present, he has served as Rabbi and Spiritual Leader of the Young Israel of Avenue K/Congregation Ahavath Israel in Brooklyn, New York. He heads the Beth Din (rabbinical court) on the Agudath HaRabbonim, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, which deals with all issues of Halacha (Jewish Law). Rabbi Ralbag has published numerous Jewish legal responsa in rabbinical journals, including HaPardes, Moriah and HaMaorl. He has published a major monograph – aresponsum – on the Eruv in Amsterdam in the prestigious journal, "Noam," Vol.21, 1979.

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