Browsing Archives of Author »Fifth Chelek«

So long, and thanks for all the fish

8 November, 2011

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This blog has been running for about a year. It was started by a group of people who were very unhappy about the “leaders and Rabbis” of the community. We wanted to make public some examples of their awful and useless leadership, and we did. These are things that people in shul have been talking […]

And then there were two

3 August, 2011

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A few months ago we reported on the resignation of Mulik Gurewicz from the Vaad Ruchni. Chabad in Melbourne has reached a new low. Reb Arel Serebryanski has been officially removed as a shliach by the Shluchim Office in New York. This is the latest in a dispute between Rabbi Moshe Serebryanski and Rabbi Nir […]

Abuse? What abuse?

18 June, 2011

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Recently, the Victorian Police sent out the following letter to boys who went to Yeshivah College about 20 years ago and were taught by a teacher who was alleged to have sexually abused some of them. The matter was dealt with in the usual way by the leadership of Yeshivah. It was swept under the […]

Worth Remembering

5 May, 2011

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When Reb Moshe Feiglin landed nearly one hundred years ago in the port city of Fremantle, local Jews advised him not to overly emphasize his Judaism. When he later went to Melbourne and found a relatively organized Jewish community, it wasn’t the sort of community he was familiar with. It was clear to Reb Moshe […]

And then there were five

6 April, 2011

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As people have heard and was mentioned on this blog, Mulik Gurewicz has resigned from the Vaad Ruchni. The following note was sent out: We wish to inform the community that Mr. Shmuel Gurewicz has, for personal reasons, resigned from the Vaad Ruchni, please click here for his letter of resignation. We have reluctantly and […]

Settlement in the CBD

1 April, 2011

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After six weeks of shuttle diplomacy, Rabbi Reisenberg has reached a breakthrough in the Chabad of CBD controversy, and a settlement with Chaim Herzog. The terms of the settlement are as follows: Chaim will continue to be a named shliach in the Melbourne CBD He will come to Melbourne to run two functions per year: […]

Not enough Cookes

25 March, 2011

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Calls for accountability at the Yeshivah Centre continue to grow and build momentum. After Emmanuel’s broadcast in the week of Parshas Pekudei, calling for the committee of management to heed its message of accountability, Bruce Cooke has continued his own campaign with a letter to the AJN. This did not come out of the blue; […]