Did Meir Kin Refuse To Give His Wife A Divorce?

Mort emails: "Ok, I read your protest about Kin not wanting to give a Get. I’m confused now. Is he the problem, or is she the one causing problems?"

From Beth Jacob:

To the Los Angeles Jewish Community,

ORA: The Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, is organizing a rally to protest the abusive behavior of Meir Kin, who is mesarev le-din by the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC). Our posek, Rav Hershel Schachter, shlit"a, fully supports our work in pressuring Mr. Kin to give a valid get to his wife, Lonna.

Though the couple has been separated for over 4 years, all other outstanding issues have been resolved, and a civil divorce has been granted, Meir refuses to appear before a respected beit din to issue a get to his wife. Therefore, we are organizing a peaceful protest rally for Taanit Esther, Monday, March 9th at 5:00pm at the home of Rabbi Yitzchok and Mrs. Yedda Kin (356 N. Poinsettia Pl.), Meir’s parents, who continue to support and harbor Meir. Meir lives with his parents when not in Sacramento (where he is currently employed) and is at their house nearly every weekend.

We would greatly appreciate any support which you could provide towards our efforts. Beside for impacting this specific case, this rally will make a critically important statement to the Los Angeles Jewish community about respect for halakha and the plight of agunot. Therefore, we expect that you will join us at the rally. Please encourage your fellow congregants, students, friends, and family to be there as well.

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the basic history of this case:

Upon receiving permission from Agudas Harabbonim, Lonna filed for divorce in the New York civil courts on December 16, 2004 and requested a get from Meir. He refused.

Meir submitted to the beit din of Rabbi Moshe Gobioff (Even Hamishpot), and Lonna submitted to the beit din of Agudas Harabbonim. At the same time that Rabbi Gobioff’s beit din sent her a seruv, Agudas Harabbonim sent Meir his first hazmana, and Rabbi Gobioff eventually retracted the seruv against her. The two batei din tried to arrange a zabla, but Meir refused to attend, so Agudas Harabbonim issued a seruv against him on March 22, 2006.

Meir moved to Los Angeles, so Lonna signed a shtar berurin with the RCC beit din on December 20, 2006. Meir refused to appear before the RCC, and a seruv was issued against him on March 26, 2007. Despite Lonna’s attempts to settle all issues in beit din (and having discontinued the divorce proceedings in civil court, the motion of which was filed on June 14, 2006), Meir filed for divorce in the Los Angeles Supreme Court on May 2, 2007, precisely 6 months after he declared residency in California thereby making him eligible to file in court there. Unlike in New York, where the Get Law would have assured that Lonna would receive her get, there are no provisions in California family courts which assure the provision of a get.

As you can see, this case has an unfortunately long history. The bottom line is that all divorce issues have been settled, yet Meir refuses to issue a get from a respected beit din. Instead, he has received a heter me’a rabbanim from the beit din of Rabbi Tzvi Dov Abraham, who claims that a get is available for Lonna to pick up. However, Abraham has stated that the get will be available for her on condition that she submits to a binding din Torah with Abraham’s beit din to rehash all divorce matters that have already been settled, including child custody. Abraham is notorious for assisting husbands in extorting exorbitant sums from their wives in exchange for gittin. Therefore, the Rabbanut in Israel, the RCC, the Beth Din of America, Agudas Harabbonim, and Rabbi Moshe Green (rosh yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Monsey) have all stated explicitly that they do not recognize gittin issued by Abraham and his beit din. Essentially, Meir has chosen to issue a get to his wife from the one corrupt beit din which everyone agrees not to recognize. He has refused to attend any other beit din to issue the get.

Upon request, we will provide documentation.

A rally is the last thing that we would like to do. For nearly three years, ORA attempted to resolve this situation peacefully through mediation. Tragically, we are now left with no choice but to apply significant communal pressure. Meir Kin refuses to comply with Halakha, and the Kin family remains resolute in their support for Meir and his abusive, contemptible behavior.

Please join us on Taanit Esther. This rally will make a difference. For more information, of if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send an email to Rally@MeirKin.com, call us at 212-795-0791, or visit this rally’s website at www.MeirKin.com.

Kol tuv,

The ORA Team

Morris emails me: DEAR LUKE I SAW YOUR POSTING ABOUT THE RALLY AGAINST MEIR KIN. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS ONE FABRICATED LIE , ANDTHAT RABBI WEIL, RABBI UNION, RABBI SAUER, RABBI GOLDENBERG AND RABBI BESS ARE PUPPETS OF THE EVIL HERSCHEL SCHLECHTER OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY. STAND-BY AND I WILL SEND YOU SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THIS HENIOUS AND LOWLY CRIME AGAINST AN INNOCENT JEW IN LOS ANGELES. YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN BELIEVING ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF BETH JACOB WHERE LONNA KIN’S PARENTS, RABBI AND MRS RONALD RALBAG DAVEN. OF COURSE THEY WILL TWIST THE TRUTH!! THIS MAN HAS OFFERED A GET 1 YEAR AGO!!! AND SHE REFUSES BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO EXTORT MORE MONEY FROM HIM AS YOU WILL SEE FROM THE UPCOMING DOCUMENTS.HER FORMER HUSBAND, DR STEVEN PRESSER, IS STILL SUFFERING FROM HER. SHE REFUSES TO ALLOW HIM TO SEE HIS DAUGHTERS. IN FACT THE REASON WHY MEIR AND LONNA HAVE NOT BEEN TO A BAIS DIN SINCE HER FILING FOR DIVORCE IN 2004, BECAUSE SHE RAN TO NY FAMILY COURT AND OBTAINED A GAG ORDER WHICH PROHIBITED HIM FROM REVEALING TO ANYONE INCLUDING RABBIS AND POLICE OFFICERS OF THE HENIOUS CRIMES SHE WAS PERPERTRATING IN HER HOUSE!! WHY ELSE WOULD SHE GAG HIM! i SPOKE WITH MEIR AND HE REFUSES TO TELL ME WHAT SHE GAGGED HIM BECAUSE HES FEARFUL OF GOING TO JAIL AS YOU WILL SEE FROM THE LETTER OF RABBI GOBIOFF. THANK YOU FOR READING THIS AND I WILL SOON SEND YOU ALL THE DOCUMENTS THAT PROVE CORRUPTION OF RABBI WEIL, RABBIS OF RCC LISTED ABOVE, HERSCHEL SCHLECHTER, ORA AND THE JEWISH PRESS NEWSPAPER.

i will be sending you multiple emails with each having attachments. here is the first one. here are letters in hebrew and english showing that 1 year ago, meir kin had deposited a get with them but lonna kin is refusing to pick it up! also see this link:
http://mishpattsedek.com/Justice-Denied-LA.htm  this website lists the letters from rabbi gestetner that the RCC seiruv against meir kin are fraudulent. notice how rabbi gestetner is the only rabbi citing halachic sources to back up meir kin, whereas the gangster rabbis never cite one! also see the letter at that site written by rabbi ginzberg from agudath harrabonim in SUPPORT OF MEIR KIN and stating that no seiruv should be placed on him since she obtained a gag order which does not allow him to express himself freely in front of ANY BAIS DIN !

this attachment shows that rabbi aryeh ralbag is one of the chief dayanim of this bais din. the evil ORA organization failed to mention that lonna kin’s maiden name is ralbag and rabbi aryeh ralbag is HER FIRST COUSIN!!!  that makes that BAIS DIN (Agudas Harrabonim) disqualified because of family ties. so once again you see the corruption!! they ostracize Meir Kin for failing to appear at that Bais Din which belongs to her cousin aryeh ralbag! additionally the 2nd in command, rabbi Ginzburg, issues a letter in advance of their siruv not to issue a seiruv since meir kin had been halachacally compliant!

in these attachments, you will see rabbi gobioff calling her to a din torah, which of course she refused. he also put a seiruv [a person in contempt of the Bais Din, the Jewish law courts that govern traditional Jewish life] on her for the gag order. she ultimately… him to remove that seiruv while the gag order against meir kin is still in effect! also see letter signed by 3 monsey rabbis listing the sequence of events. also contrary to ORA’s claims. lonna kin never fully removed herself from the courts as she still maintains court orders in the ny family court, and it’s contrary to halacha to adjudicate matters in a bais din while maintaining a foot in the civil courts.

in regards to the false claims that rabbi gestetner is not accepted, see the attached recommendation letters in hebrew of rabbi gestetner (another). By the way, it does not state in Halacha that the woman gets to choose which scribe or rabbi shall write the GET.its as ridiculous as someone telling you that you must only eat from a particular hashgacha.

ORA is against rabbis giving "HETER MEA RABBONIM" which is a signature from 100 rabbis allowing a man to remarry when you have a recalcitrant woman. however the same rabbi ralbag, lonnas cousin, who is the rabbi of the corrupt agudath harrabonim is seen in the attached article to be accused of issuing a heter mea rabbonim because he was paid off.

now i will reveal to you that the real extortionist is lonna kin who has her lawyer write "in disguise" an offer letter requesting a total of 1.5 million from a man who has nothing!
Incidently Luke, you are very good in looking up court records. I believe lonna kin just finished litigating her first husband , dr steven presser, and won a large award!  this woman is a real fighter and can fight 2 ex- husbands at the same time!

lonna kin is no stranger when it comes to turning her back on a deal as evidenced by this 2001 seiruv regarding her discord with the previous husband, Dr Steven Presser.

there is no question, that in this generation the revered Rav Elyashiv is considered a GIANT in Halachic rulings. Please see attached psak from Rabbi Elyashiv that one cannot coerce a man to give a GET under most circumstances. even more so, in our case , where Meir Kin had already prepared a GET and she refuses to pick it up!

THEREFORE IN THIS MONTH OF ADAR, WHERE JEWS ARE SUPPOSED TO UNITE, INSTEAD WE SEE CORRUPTED AND MISGUIDED RABBIS FEEDING FALSE IDEAS AND FACTS TO THE PUBLIC, IN ORDER TO EMBARRASS AND HUMILIATE THE KIN FAMILY AND COERCE MEIR AGAINST HIS HALACHIC RIGHTS. THESE RABBIS AND ORA ACTIVISTS ARE RENDERED RESHAIM(WICKED PEOPLE) AS RABBI GESTETNER INDICATED IN HIS LETTERS THAT I’VE ATTACHED AGAIN. THEREFORE IT IS A MITZVA TO PUBLICIZE THESE MISGUIDED INDIVIDUALS AND ASK THEM TO DO TESHUVA. THEY ARE LONNA KIN, RABBI HERSCHEL SCHLECHTER, RABBI UNION, RABBISAUER, RABBI BEIRISH GOLDENBERG, RABBI GERSHON BESS, RABBI STEVEN WEIL, RABBI KOROBKIN, JEREMY STERN (ORA), JOSH ROSS(ORA).WE SAY IN PURIM : VENAHAFOCH HUH. IT IS MY HOPE THAT THEIR EVIL INTENTIONS SHOULD BE TURNED ON THEMSELVES.

Letter in Hebrew Letter in English Letter in Hebrew Letter in Hebrew Letter in English

Kishke writes: "Why is he withholding the get now?"

Morris responds: "A GET HAS BEEN PREPARED AND WAITING FOR HER TO BE PICKED UP. SO HER CLAIMS ARE FABRICATED IN ORDER TO EXTORT MORE MONEY FROM HIM. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LETTER FROM 2 RABBIS."

Kishke emails: "It is forbidden to write a heter me’ah rabbanim w/o providing a get for the woman without preconditions. It’s become unfortunately common among vindictive husbands and their rabbinic enablers to write these substandard heter me’ahs without providing a get, and then to claim when challenged that there’s a get waiting, when in fact there’s no way the woman will ever lay hands on it without payoffs.

"I’m pretty sure that being a cousin doesn’t disqualify you from serving on a court, so there’s no reason Ralbag can’t serve; it is true, though, that Ralbag himself is no angel when it comes to the heter me’ah rabbanim racket. This guy Abraham is a complete nut and lowlife and evil bastard, and I’m not surprised he’s involved here on the husband’s side. (By the way, I think the Jewish novelist Pearl? Abraham is his daughter; from what I heard, he drove her away with his misogyny, but I might be mixing the two up.) All we need now is Blumenkranz (another heter me’ah extortionist) and the evil cabal will be complete. I don’t know anything about the RCC (save that you don’t like them) or Gobbioff, but I’m not impressed by the other batei din mentioned here (Agudas Harabbonim & Abraham). Anyone who wants an honest, incorruptible beis din wouldn’t go near these guys w/a ten-foot pole."

"If he has a heter me’ah, there’s not the slightest reason she should not have a get. The fact that she does not, combined with the involvement of Abraham, is very damning. Morris’s excuses are unconvincing."

Morris replies: "a message to kishke: go to hell you feminist bitch! you feminists dont care about the truth, and you dont care about equality, because if you did, then you wouldnt condemm a man who is innocent. why dont you go marry another woman so you wont need a GET if things dont work out between you two!"

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