Guest post by RaP
Now we are literally at a crossroads, between two streets in Brooklyn!
As Yoel Weiss has called Rivky Stein's bluff and stated point blank that he will willingly give her a get ASAP at the location of her own designated "beit din'" all of a sudden a psychological war of confusion and games erupts. With all kinds of smokescreens and dummies worthy of a cloak and dagger James Bond thriller!
Until now no one had heard from the Chabad people at E77nd, or anywhere, all of a sudden someone supposedly checks up with one Chabad "rebbbetzin" (who as every amateur Halachist and even a Talmud beginner knows is NOT "kosher le'eidus" because she is woman!) while the Chabad rabbi supposedly chimes in from the background and pleads innocence that he knows of no such bais din at his Chabad house! Aw shucks!
Really?! So how come others who are tracking Rivky Stein's own Facebook pages are reporting that Rivky Stein herself says, in contradiction of the Chabad "rebbetzin" that indeed the "correct" address for her "beit din" IS located at E72nd Street home of the Chabad house and NOT at E77th (nd) Street!
By the way, what connections to Rivky Stein and her backers such as Uziel Frankel have with Chabad??
This confusion is a sign of the desperation Rivky Stein and her backers must feel. As people who have followed Chabad in some depth know, that over time they do have their failings like any other fallible humans. One such problem with Chabad as anyone who has been seriously watching them knows is that they are not averse to getting involved in disputes where big money is at stake, usually involving large estates and last minute re-writing of wills.
It is understandable that Chabad rabbis need funds to grow their communities, and unfortunately there have been too many instances where out of desperation they have been involved in court cases, legal proceedings, and dinei Torah involving allegations of forging signatures and documents to gain access to sizeable funds. And Chabad fights to win, no matter who is right or wrong!
Given that Rivky Stein was demanding over $400 million, yes that's over Four Hundred Million US Dollars, from Yoel Stein and his entire family, it is not that difficult to imagine that a small-time desperate Chabad rabbi could be talked into "loaning" his "address" for a necessary document or two in exchange for a cut of such a big potential haul, even if a final settlement would yield one tenth it still comes out to over $40 million, and ten percent of that is over $4 million, nice! No one imagined when this all started that this scandal would be pasted all over the Internet, not just the way Rivky's PR people planned it, or that anyone would even care, and obviously some people thought that they had Yoel Weiss like a "cat in the bag" but now it has all gone awry for them as Yoel has jumped out of that imaginary bag of lies, entrapment and manipulations.
Of course, in order to build in "plausible deniability" in case something "goes wrong" certain information and details need to be fudged and designed to create "wrong data" to put off and co-opt the overly nosy bloodhounds.
Thus it is no surprise that "E72nd" Street can be segued or pushed or fudged or slanted off to become "E77nd" (and the other way around too) since "E72nd" Street is sort of like "E77th" Street on paper but not in reality. After all what's the real difference in the shapes between a "2" and a "7" -- not much really, in writing they can be confused, and sometimes smudged or confused or easily become typos.
After all what is teeny-tiny typo between friends?
But in this case the matter is deadly earnest.
So now, as the deadline approaches, up comes the designed "defense" (of Rivky Stein) with the decoy that has this built in conundrum to throw those hot in pursuit off the trail, who are yelling: "will the real 'beit din' [on either 72nd Street or E77th Street] please stand up"?!
Seems that perhaps that the poster who CLAIMS to have "spoken" to the Chabad "rebbetzin" is being too clever by half, if by the same token he "tells" Yoel Weiss in a fake Yinglish accent that Yoel and his entourage should "only" show up in one place when it has become obvious that something very fishy is going on here and that there is no choice but Yoel has to cover all his bases at BOTH the E72nd Street and at E77th Street simultaneously!
In fact Yoel Weiss can hire private detectives and also must appoint groups of friends and relatives, or have a rov appoint two kosher eidim and shluchim (not Lubavitchers!) to monitor BOTH E72nd Street AND E77th Street AT THE SAME TIME and to be at each place ONE HOUR BEFORE NOON and each group should be the scouts and search party that should be willing and able to establish at just which of the two street addresses Yoel Weiss should show up at.
It's not an "either-or" rather it is a "be at both" solution!