ב”ה י”ב טבת תשע”ג
המכתב החתום ע”י ר”ח שנעק יצא מחמת אי הבנה וביהמ”ד דברי חיים עוד מצורף להתאחדות קהילות החרדים
וע”ז דו”ש משה חיים אפרים פדווא
12 Teves 5773
The letter signed by Chaim Schneck was released as a result of a misunderstanding and the Beish Hamedrash Divrei Chaim remains affiliated to the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.
Greetings of Peace
Moshe Chaim Efraim Padwa
The first letter by Kedasiah (that Chaim Halpern’s shul was expelled from their organization), was issued because Dayan Sholom Friedman brought a number of women to his brother-in-law Rabbi Padwa, and they took testimony from them about Chaim Halpern’s improper behavior. The talk of town is, that Rabbi Padwa tore “keriah” and burst out crying and had the letter issued. Afterwards he went over to R’ Elchonon Halpern with the testimony where R’ Halpern’s son and brother of Chaim started yelling at him and wouldn’t let him leave unless he issues a retraction. There was also a demonstration by Halpern’s supporters and police had to be summoned – Therefore the second letter was issued under duress and is worthless.