All posts tagged Sydney Beth Din

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.

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,

Reflections on the Sydney Beth Din case

A number of decisions of Australian Courts have reflected adversely on the workings of such rabbinical arbitrations, highlighting the potential for conflict between the operation of the civil and religious legal systems.

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 […]

A Jew is a Jew?

SINCE Moriah’s inception it has always been a Modern Orthodox school that accepts students based on the halachic ruling of the Sydney Beth Din. For decades, that standard was in […]

Like Mary, we can give the greatest gift of all

IT'S the greatest gift, it's in every breath you take, in each moment you wake – it's the gift of life. In these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we are especially attuned to the preciousness of this present; the fabulous bestowal of this trembling heart, this wondrous, fragile cargo called life. Our prayers are saturated with a longing for life: "Remember us for life", "Who will live, who will die?", the bracha to the one who has "given us life, sustained us and brought us to this time" (Shehecheyanu).

Panel approves new Bondi shule

AFTER 12 years of frustration, Sydney's Russian-speaking Jewish community is in celebration after Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe's (FREE) long-planned synagogue and community centre finally got the green light last week.