Waks Media Circus

Lots of posts on this site have to do with Manny Waks and all the different people he gets into disputes with.

None of the posts fit this story, so it needs a topic on its own.

Manny Waks is now suing his brother Avi Yemini for defamation because of comments Avi made about pedophile Keller staying at their parents house last year.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/manny-waks-sues-brother-for-defamation-over-paedophile-claims-20160927-grp85c.html

Two points:

Manny says Avi’s claims “seriously injured his … reputation”. Is that even possible?

Timing is perfect for the launch of Manny’s book http://www.mannywaks.com/book-who-gave-you-permission.html next week. He just can’t stay out of the press for too long, can he?

Cooke vs Yeshivah

Waks has left the country and is busy with much bigger things, like promoting himself on the global stage.

[redacted] is no longer relevant and has gone silent.

Bruce Cooke keeps taking the fight up to Yeshivah

He made a long submission to the VQRA against Rabbi Glick and was told that Glick has no case to answer.

He spread some rumours about Nechama Bendet and the ESS contract which were completely false. He keeps mentioning her as often as possible.

Everyone at Yeshivah knows that Rabbi Telsner is a lame duck and just waiting for a deal for him to walk away, but Cooke keeps slamming him.

Latest target is Hersh Cooper who is still a trustee but is busy behind the scenes setting up a new constitution where someone like him could not be a director because he doesn’t live in the community. Is he a hypocrite or is he fixing a big problem with the current structure?

He even attacks Rabbi Groner, who is dead, and can’t answer for what he did and why back then. That is low. Anyone who dares defend what Rabbi Groner did is also on Bruce’s hit list.

Bruce: all these people are either gone or on the way out. What do you hope to achieve except throw mud?

Head Shliach vs Head Shliach

Letter from Chaim Tzvi Groner on 1 March

Please be advised that I terminated Rabbi Chaim Herzog’s appointment as a Chabad shliach on 14 Cheshvan 5774, 18th October, 2013.

Accordingly, Rabbi Chaim Herzog does not have my authority to continue to use the names “Chabad” or “Lubavitch” in any activities being conducted by him, including but not limited to Chabad of CBD (Melbourne).  Any continued use of these names in conjunction with any activities undertaken or initiated by him is without my authority.

I acknowledge that more should have been done to have publicised this determination earlier.

I apologise to those that may have been impacted by my failure to have more publically alerted the community of my determination to terminate Rabbi Chaim Herzog’s appointment as a Chabad shliach earlier.

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Groner
Head Shliach, Melbourne Australia

Letter from Yossel Gutnick on 4 March

It is with deep regret that I read the letter from Rabbi C Z Groner, disseminated to all members of the Yeshivah Community via the Yeshiva community email. Its well known that the Chabad Houses  are an independent organization headed by Rabbi A Serebransky, Rabbi Yossel Gutnick, and Rabbi C Z Groner  all appointed by Chabad Headquarters in N Y and not under one individual, or the Yeshiva organization.
In the current climate with the tragic events that have recently befallen our community together with the negative publicity emanating from the Royal Commission, in the spirit of unity  and Chabad values and  principals we encourage all Anash and Shluchim to work together and work out  issues internally, and not fragment  Cahbad Houses and their Emissary’s .

As there are three head Shiluchim responsible for Chabad  Houses around  Australia (excluding NSW headed by Rabbi P Feldman ) this issue and all future issues should be discussed and agreed upon to by the three Head Shiluchim  and not by one individual independently taking severe action of this nature on his own accord.

The letter and action taken by Rabbi CZ Groner was without consent and should be retracted. I strongly urge the letter against Rabbi C Herzog should be withdrawn forthwith.

I would like to conclude with the Blessing of
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Rabbi Yossel Gunick
Head Shilach Australia

 

The two of them have become a joke
Why did Chaim Tzvi write this now?
What was he planning to do if Herzog defies him just as he has been doing for years?
Yossel was put under pressure by Levi Mochkin and Henry Herzog to come out against Chaim Tzvi.
Yossel has a conflict of interest as the three crooks are all in business together.
Now this has become an issue of who is in charge of shluchim
Where is Reb Arol Serebryanski in all this?

Chabad HQ vs Chabad Melbourne

The governance review panel has released their recommendations.
The parents and friends are not happy with them.
They are not happy with anything that comes from the Yeshivah.
Now Chabad HQ have got involved after all these years having nothing to do with Melbourne.
What are they scared of? That Chaim Tzvi Groner will lose control?
What can they really do about this?
Manny Waks wants the community to force the trustees to hand over to “capable and independent trustees”
He is the biggest fool of all – no-one can force the trustees to do anything. Not Krinsky and Shemtov, not Manny Waks, and not the community.
The only power is with Nechama Bendet and Sholom Mendel Kluwgant.

Smukler vs COM

There is a dispute between Rabbi Smukler and the Yeshivah Committee of Management, but we don’t know what it is about.
He was their star witness at the RC but now they are fighting.
Different people have put their versions out there to suit their own agendas.
AVB and his special adviser YN want everyone to think it’s all coming from the Royal Commission. The fools at the AJN will print anything those two tell them http://www.jewishnews.net.au/yeshivah-principals-future-in-doubt/41304 and even the editor says what he thinks about it http://www.jewishnews.net.au/rabbi-smukler-the-community-stands-with-you/41263
But Smukler went looking around at other jobs last year long before the RC, and now has a job offer in his home town of Toronto.
Some people say his contract is up for renewal and now he knows he is worth a lot more so is playing hardball with the COM.
Anyone who has dealt with the tough guys on the COM knows that they are experts at playing hardball too.
The people who had disputes with the school (family C and family D and their friends) want him to go.
Some people who sided with them against Smukler now have changed and want him to stay. Maybe this is because they hate the COM even more than Smukler?
The inside word is that the dispute isn’t because of the RC. Smukler wants full control to run the school himself. He doesn’t even want to account to a parent body. Is that any worse than the COM who don’t account to anyone?

Royal Commission Hearing

Readers have asked for a special topic to talk about the Royal Commission hearing next week. The purpose of the hearing is in the link.
Everyone’s favourite secret recorder and leaker of conversations has been very busy. Anyone with half a brain can see that http://www.theage.com.au/national/jewish-sex-abuse-victims-pressured-not-to-assist-police-secret-tapes-and-emails-reveal-20150127-12zcfa.html and http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/yeshivah-police-target-declares-it-ok-to-kill-jews-who-report-abuse-20150129-1312vo.html have nothing to do with the purpose of the hearing.