Lakewood Family Of Kohanim, Switch To Leviim

birchas kohanim kotelFIRST REPORT: A Lakewood family who have been ‘Kohanim’ for years, have just discovered to be Leviim, TLS has learned. A member of the ‘Kohanim’s’ family went to visit the Kever of a Great Grandfather, and read the Kever which indicated that the family was indeed Leviim. The family, after learning of this shocking discovery, have now switched to Leviim. U/D 10:18 a.m. TLS spoke with one of the family members, who said that they brought the ‘Shaila’ to Harav Dovid Feinstien Shlita, son of Hagaon Rav Moshe Feinstien Zatzal, who Paskened that the family members are indeed Leviim.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Hey! What about taking the DNA test to see if they have the special Strand of Kohanim?!
    Just curious, how they know for sure its their GF? If there is Mesorah on their KY Status, that should outweigh the mesorah on the Kever.
    Also, how did they fall upon this “discovery”? And say they know for sure it is their GF, how many cases do we find reinstated Headstones? Or is it just one more case of the “kids knowing better than the father”?
    BTW… My GGGGGGGF davened Ashkenaz… 🙂

  2. צע״ג שלכאורה יותר מסתבר לומר שיש טעות על הקבר מלומר שדור שלם טעה. אם אפשר ל׳פאסט׳ יותר פרטים אשמך! למה בכלל הם חשבו שהם כהנים? הרי מסתמא כך קיבלו מאבותם, הרי אסור לזר לעלת לדוחן….

  3. Hard to believe anyone would let the media know, this is a humiliating demotion for a family that have been geting kohain and duchening for generations.
    The only solace is that there are far fewer leviim and he’ll get levi every day!
    At least until more kohanim fess up!

  4. Gimpel If you would realize that your job is to be Ovaid Hashem then you wouldn’t look at this as humiliating rather this is what Hashem wants! And this is a true kiddush Hashem to accept this. What would you do??

  5. עדיין אני מסופק אם מותר לכתוב ׳פאסטס׳ במועד ולכן אני מתיר לעצמי רק דברי תורה ובשינוי קצת. ואדרבא אם מישהוא יודע היתר ברור נא להודיענו

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