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Torah Studies 5776 - 9 - Yitro (The Cleves Get)

Torah Studies 5776 - 9 - Yitro (The Cleves Get)

The Cleves Get
An 18th Century Saga

On August 14, 1766, Isaac, son of Eliezer Neiberg of Mannheim, married Leah, daughter of Jacob Guenzhausen of Bonn. Days later, the bridegroom took 94 gold crowns of the dowry and disappeared. This troubling episode began a stormy debate between the great rabbis of the time.

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