All posts tagged Sydney Beth Din

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.

Ark conversions rejected

THE Orthodox conversions of more than a dozen people hang in the balance after the Sydney and Melbourne Beth Dins stated they would not be recognised, following consultation with the London Beth Din, the Beth Din of America, the Johannesburg Beth Din and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Rabbis of three hues on ‘blacklist’

THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.

Woman refused to accept Jewish divorce

The case of Idelsohn v. Idelsohn saw an Orthodox Jewish husband attempting to force his wife into accepting a gett, asking the Family Court of Australia to withhold the wife’s property settlement of approximately $760,000 until she agreed. 

South Caulfield siruv lifted

A CONTROVERSIAL “siruv” prohibiting the hiring of a rabbi or service leader has been lifted from South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation.