“The decision is unprecedented,” said Rabbi Yehoram Ulman, “It basically implies that no Jewish organization should be allowed to exist in residential areas. It stands to stifle Jewish existence and activity in Sydney… and by extension, rewarding terrorism.”
By TAMARA ZIEVE
A court’s decision to refuse an application to build a new synagogue in Sydney, Australia, due to security concerns, came as a “surprise and shock,” the Chabad rabbi of the Bondi Beach community said in a statement Wednesday.
Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia – Photo: Athena Lao/Wikimedia
The Land and Environment Court ruled on Wednesday against an appeal by Chabad group, Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe, against Waverley Council’s refusal of plans to demolish tennis courts to construct a new synagogue due to security concerns. Continue Reading »
WATCH Prime Minister Netanyahu, who started his 5-day official visit to Australia on Wednesday, among other things tells a packed synagogue in Sydney that the Golan Heights “will never go back to Syria, it will always remain a part of Israel.”
SYDNEY — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday commended US President Donald Trump for taking “a strong stand against antisemitism.”
Netanyahu, who started a five day-visit to Australia on Wednesday, made the remarks to loud applause in a packed synagogue in Sydney regarding comments Trump made the day before about a resurgence of antisemitism in the US. Continue Reading »
“This transaction will undoubtedly increase community confidence in the long-term stability of Yeshiva, bringing much-awaited certainty to parents, teachers & the extended Chabad community.” commented Rabbi Feldman.
SYDNEY – An Australian property tycoon has staved off a financial crisis that threatened the closure of the headquarters of Sydney’s Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
Rabbi Pinchus Feldman, Harry Triguboff and Rabbi Dovid Slavin with Yeshiva students – Photo: Ingrid Shakenovsky
Harry Triguboff, a longstanding benefactor of the ultra-Orthodox organization, purchased two Chabad buildings in Bondi Dec. 20 for a reported $6 million, enabling the beleaguered organization to pay off debts that threatened to cripple its ability to operate across Sydney. Continue Reading »