All posts tagged Sydney Beth Din

‘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.

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.

JBOD says yes, Beth Din says no

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) almost unanimously passed a motion supporting same-sex marriage on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

Yay or nay?

WITH the legality of the postal survey into same-sex marriage currently being considered by the High Court, communal leaders on both sides of the debate have been sharing their thoughts with The AJN.