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Jun 30, 2014

Man sues for bank account to build Beit Hamikdash

Strange story here - that led to a 100 million shekel lawsuit...

A fellow claims he tried to open a bank account for the funding of the construction of the Third Beit Hamikdash. He claims that God appeared to him in a dream and told him to build the Temple. When he tried to open a bank account to process donation for this project, the banks refused to open the account. Five different banks, they all refused. He went to the District Court in Beer Sheva, claiming he was refused for no good reason, and they too told him to jump in a lake. This fellow has now also appealed to the Supreme Court, only to be rejected by them as well.

His rejection by the courts was actually for peripheral reasons. he had not supplied the right, or enough, documentation proving his financial situation or how his finances were affected by the rejection.
source: NRG Law

Sounds interesting. I'd like to know on what basis the banks refused to open the account. Even if they thought he is a crackpot, why would they not want his money?

We pretty much have a rule that nowadays anybody who says God spoke to him is pretty much a crackpot. I wonder if or how we will ever believe the Mashiach or Elijah or any other modern-day prophet when that should come to be...

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1 comment:

  1. No surprises here.

    The banks are under orders.

    This reminds me of the time Atty. Baruch ben Yosef wrote a letter to the Rabbanuth, asking them to request from the Wakf permission to bring the Qorban Pesah. If I remember correctly the letter was sent registered.

    I believe the idea was that if we at least ask, and get refused, they we would be considered [more] anoos, and could at least rest assured that we really were not hayav kareth.

    Upon following up, Baruch found that the letter wasn't lost, in the eyes of the Rabbanuth, the letter did not exist.

    I do not remember the details, yet from what I recall, the Rabbanuth was not terribly cooperative.

    Gee. I wonder why.


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