The first wife of הרהג ר’ אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליטא was Hinda, the daughter of Rav Yechiel Michel and Lifsha (née Soloveitchik) Feinstein (i.e. she was the granddaughter of the Brisker Rav, Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik). At the time of his marriage his older brother Meir זצ’ל was alive and was groomed to be the next ראש ישיבה . When הרהג ר’ אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליטא went to the US to visit his ailing father, Rabbi Shneur Kotler, his wife refused to join him, as it is the Brisker tradition not to go to America. While in the US, his father succumbed to his illness and Kotler was called upon to succeed his father as rosh yeshiva of BMG. Back in the day he didn’t think he will be offered the job and this was an opportunity of a life time, an opportunity to eventually become the Gadol Hador. The fact that his wife cannot join him because she is forbidden to do so by her grandfather the Holy Brisker Rav, was not going to stand in his way. Hinda was willing to join her husband in Lakewood as long as a Rabbinical court in Israel would hear the case. הרהג ר’ אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליטא knew that no Jewish court would side with him so הרהג ר’ אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליטא created his own Kangaroo court which consisted of three young rabbis who were well connected to the Kotler family and had no experience as דיינים. They issued a rarely used exemption (Heter meah rabbanim) allowing him to take a second wife. A few months later he married his second wife Chana Leah Tikotzky. Hinda never picked up her Get. הרהג ר’ אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליטא is a full-fledged polygamist.
This past week הרהג ר’ אריה מלכיאל קוטלר שליטא the polygamist issued a rabbinic decree demanding all must vote for NJ Senator Menendez – the pedophile and philander, and Lakewood Committeeman Lichtenstein an adulterer.