And then there were five

April 6, 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 […]

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Hilchos Mesiroh

April 5, 2011
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Some dangerous nonsense has been posted in comments, and it appears that at least one commenter imagines that mesiroh is some sort of peccadillo that can be winked at. This is not the case; mesiroh is a serious aveiro, one of the most serious a Jew can possibly commit. A mosser is worse than a […]

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Settlement in the CBD

April 1, 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: […]

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Elect this

March 25, 2011
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Some members of the Yeshivah Shul may have received the letter announcing elections. If not, here it is. This is not a Purim joke, although in reading it you might think so. Members have been agitating for some sort of involvement in the shul for over twenty years, and this is what they get? It’s […]

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Not enough Cookes

March 25, 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; […]

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Just the Fax, Ma’am

February 27, 2011
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There have been several further developments in the Chaim Herzog/Chabad of CBD saga: About six weeks ago a fax arrived at the office of St Kilda Shul. It had been sent from the Shluchim Office in Crown Heights, and seemed to have been intended for Toorak Shul, but had been sent to the wrong number. […]

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Who is the Rabbi of Yeshivah Shul?

January 12, 2011
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// Some time before his passing, as his health was in decline, Rabbi Groner OBM invited his son-in-law, Rabbi Tzvi Telsner, to come to Melbourne and take a position in the Yeshivah shul. The matter of succession had been discussed at various levels, and Rabbi Groner wanted to be succeeded by someone from his own […]

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