Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lawsuit Filed Against Mystic Rabbi By Woman Who Paid $214,000 For Matrimony and Torahs
The New York Post reported yesterday on a lawsuit filed against Rabbi Chaim Sharabi, a controversial mystic in the Orthodox Borough Park community, by a woman who claims she paid Sharabi $214,000 after he promised to find her a husband and to purchase three Torah scrolls in her name to be placed in synagogues in Brooklyn and in Israel. Plaintiff Cecilia Lifschitz says that Sharai never performed on his promises. Sharabi says he did match Lifschitz with a man, but that things did not work out between them, and that he did purchase the Torah scrolls.