Today in LA, on Taanit Esther, a rally will take place outside the home of a Meir Kin to convince him that after four years, it is about time to give his wife a get. The unseemly details are not pretty – but if you want the full story, you can read them after the break.

Where: 356 N. Poinsettia Pl.
When: Monday, Mar. 9th 5:00-6:00pm

From the Meirkin.com website which has all the background documents.

Meir Kin has been separated from his wife for over four years. Yet he refuses to grant her a Jewish divorce. Without a Jewish divorce (get, in Hebrew) she cannot remarry.

The get consists of twelve lines of text, contains no declaration of faith, and can be completed at no cost to Meir.

Leading Psychologists describe the withholdinig of a get as a form of spousal abuse.

We mean no harm to Meir. He has moved on with his life. We rally in hope that Meir will give Lonna a get allowing her to move on with hers.


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

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11 Comments

  • They should picket 24/6 – maybe even 24/7. Let all is Shabbat guests (if he has any) know the kind of creep he is. If he has a business, it should also be picketed during business hours.

    A rally may be a start – but from the details posted, one event is not going to turn this guy. I don’t know if community pressure will, but public embarrassment sometimes is the only effective weapon.

  • Why do we “mean no harm” to Meir? He is an abuser and deserves some Divine Harm.

    Of course I believe she should opt-out of Orthodoxy, but I can understand how that would be a tremendously painful loss of identity for some women who do not understand the freedoms that are available to them in the secular world.

  • Maybe the guy’s a cad, but he’s exercising his rights within the rules as they currently stand, right? Can he be blamed for that?

    Is picketing someone to enforce norms of private behavior really a good idea? Is this done with garden-variety adulterers or liars or tax cheats or folks who don’t respect the sabbath?

    If the rules work substantial injustice– if they don’t work to protect the woman involved here– aren’t the rules the problem?

  • 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 REF– USES BECA– USE 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 REF– USES 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, BECA– USE 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 HO– USE!! WHY ELSE WOULD SHE GAG HIM! i SPOKE WITH MEIR AND HE REF– USES TO TELL ME WHAT SHE GAGGED HIM BECA– USE 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.

    GOOD MORNING PEOPLE??!!??
    AS CLEARLY STATED BY MORRIS LONNA HAS A VERY SCREWED UP HISTORY FIGHTING HER EX HUSBAND WHOM IN FACT AFTER ABOUT 7 YEARS SHE IS STILL FIGHTING! WE WONT EVEN TALK ABOUT WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THAT HO– USE, WHICH I HAVE WITNESSED PERSONALLY. SHE LURES IN ALL BY SAYING IN THAT SWEEET TONE OF VOICE “HASHEM SHOULD HELP ME…POOR ME” WALLOWING IN SELF PITY IN ORDER TO DRAW OTHERS IN! BESIDES THE FACT THAT SHE HAS BEEN CAUSING UNSPEAKABLE PAIN TO MR KIN, WHO IN FACT DID GIVE THE GET, WHICH IS WAITING AT THE MONSEY BEIT DIN, AND HAS BEEN THERE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW. BUT THIS “POOR WOMAN WHO WISHES SHE CAN GET DIVORCED” WON’T PICK IT UP! INTERESTING, HUH? I KNOW WHY! BECA– USE SHE HAS A PSYCHOLOGICAL DRIVE TO CA– USE PAIN, MY FRIENDS! MR KIN HAS GONE ACCORDING TO HALACHA ALL THE WAY THROUGH, WHEREAS LONNA TELLS ORA “HASHEM SHOULD HELP ME” BS AND THEY PUMMEL HIM AS THOUGH HES THE BAD GUY. THINK IT THROUGH PEOPLE MR KIN IS INNOCENT I DONT WANT TO HEAR ANY MORE OF THIS BS HE HAS DONE HIS PART WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HER???

  • Gee, I’ll contact my Bais Din friends and see if I can get the real story.

    In the meantime, could somebody PLEASE make people aware that it’s a scientifically-proof fact that couples are most likely to divorce if they marry within less than four years of courtship (being “drugged” by hormones) and women taking the pill when meeting their mate and until marriage (which makes them pick a partner that does not genetically match them and they’d find unattractive if not on the pill as studies have indicated)? Could we finally get a ban on aunts that are trying to nag youngsters into getting married before they’ve established themselves in life (which nowadays in late 20s to mid 30s compared to age fifteen 80 years back)? Could somebody spread the word that the average life expectancy isn’t 40 anymore and women can work for their living? Would somebody please promote a ban on events that encourage people to jump into marriages? That would save us from a lot of such messed up stories.

  • Like many other men, he is probably doing us a favor by keeping her secured by an imaginary chain! Thank you Buddy! We don’t want her either!

  • Jeremy is a bully and coward hiding behind a telephone. The BOY enjoys slandering men without having all the facts!

    One day, Jeremy will have met his match and silenced.

    I wonder if he’s receiving sexual favors from the Agunahs in exchange for his services? He’s one UGLY man. You see his parents? UGHHHH! No wonder he’s studying to be a Rabbi…the beard makes him presentable!

  • Meir Kin was involved with a black gioret from Brooklyn named Yael. He dated her for one year and broke it off “because of her race” I will not go into the cruelties he did and said to her, but sufice to say that she was devastated and fell into a deep depression. I despise him because of what he did to my friend. 6 months after he broke her heart he married this woman, he is currently in dispute with. Yael is a sweet and very nice human being, this guy has no heart, he treated her poorly, she has forgiven him and has shied away from the midwood community, Mr. Kin is all about himself.

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