All posts tagged Rabbi Eli Schlanger

Why the president of RCANZ must stand down

THE leading rabbis of Australia have shown a lack of respect for the Australian legal system by ignoring a ruling of three courts and instead focusing on one dissenting opinion, writes Joshua Levi.

Rabbi Gutnick to remain head of RCANZ

RABBI Moshe Gutnick is to remain president of the Rabbinic Council of Australia and New Zealand (RCANZ) despite the High Court rejecting an appeal application by the Sydney Beth Din (SBD), which he heads, to overturn contempt of court convictions against four of its members.

Construction begins on FREE shule

WITHIN two years, Sydney's Russian-speaking Jewish community will have a new permanent home.

Sydney Beth Din to be investigated

THE Sydney Beth Din (SBD) has accused the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) of having a "history of effectively undermining the theological basis of Orthodoxy and halachah" after JBOD last week resolved to investigate it.

‘I had no choice but to take rabbis to court’

THE NSW Court of Appeals confirmed the original trial judgement of the Supreme Court’s Justice John Sackar’s ruling that the Sydney Beth Din’s (SBD) Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, Rabbi Yehoram Ulman,

Rabbinate reform urged

IT has been revealed that Sydney’s Orthodox rabbis were told they were prohibited from attending the communal funeral service of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) Jeremy Spinak, who died at the age of 36 last year, because it was being held at “a Reform Temple” .

Sydney Beth Din issues statement

THE rabbis of the Sydney Beth Din have issued a public statement following their failure to have a contempt of court judgement against them overturned on appeal. The rabbis were […]

Beth Din appeals contempt ruling

THE rabbis of the Sydney Beth Din (SBD) have appealed a December Supreme Court ruling which found them in contempt of court and the associated penalty of $50,000 in fines plus court costs, expected to be more than $250,000, handed down last week.

Having a blast at Bondi Beach

IF you forget to go to shul this Rosh Hashanah or just don’t have a chance to make it to synagogue, don’t fret: you can still hear the blowing of the shofar ... but at an unlikely venue.

FREE soup for the elderly

AROUND 50 young volunteers gathered at the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia’s (NCJWA’s) Fanny Reading Council House late last month to cook for the elderly.