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.

Weinberg vs Chabad

Phillip Weinberg has blamed the whole of Chabad for the child sex abuse crimes.

He has been campaigning for people not to send their kid to Chabad day care and school in protest.

He launched a petition for Don Wolf and Rabbi Glick to apologize and resign, but after a month he doesn’t even have 500 signatures and they are mostly from people who aren’t even part of the local community.

The latest thing is that he has attacked the Shabbos Project. First he said people who go to Shabbos Project events at a Chabad House should “ask the Rabbi why the same people who were in charge of Chabad when children were sexually abused, remain in charge of Chabad today”. Then, he went further and said “There are many ways to support The Shabbos Project without supporting Chabad and institutional cover ups of child sex abuse” which is saying people should stay away from Chabad.

His post on Facebook got 10 comments attacking this stupidity and calling this a boycott, but this morning all the comments were removed!

Weinberg is attacking the whole Chabad for coverups, but then he himself deletes any comments that are critical. What a hypocrite! Manny Waks has done the same thing with critical comments on Facebook. ENOUGH! NO MORE SILENCE! NO MORE CENSORSHIP!

If someone has a screen shot of the comments, please send them here so we can post them.

Besides all of that, Wolf already apologized more than 3 years ago, and he thinks that Wolf is in charge of the entire Chabad and that Yeshivah is responsible for what every Chabad House in Melbourne does. What an idiot!

Ash vs Yeshivah College

The Yeshivah have been trying to get rid of Pinchas Ash for years.
No-one knows why because he’s been one of the better teachers and principals there and he’s a talmid chochom too.
They tried once a few years ago and it didn’t work.
Then they wanted to worm out of paying his super.
Now they are trying again and he is taking them to court.
In the meantime, Glick is still there and no-one knows why.
The Yeshivah have no idea who to sack and who to keep.
Even when they sack someone, they always mess it up.
That’s what happens when you get Goldhirsh to negotiate.

Yeshivah vs Waks

Waks (Manny and Zephania) say the Yeshivah Centre has it in for them because they are coming out against the sex abuse and cover up that happened years ago.
Yeshivah executive as usual say nothing like Sgt Shultz
They think they can ignore for long enough and it will all go away
A few people in shul won’t give Waks an aliya and Waks snr gets Waks jnr to kick up a big fuss when this happens
Telsner said Zephania didn’t act like a chossid so he shouldn’t get an aliya when its a Chabad custom
Everyone forgets what a nuisance Waks has been to Yeshivah for so many years
All his kids went to the school and they didn’t pay a cent
Way before Manny was sexually abused his father threw him out of the house
Balabatim took him in and gave him food and a place to stay and his father begged them not to
Eventually he went to Israel and joined the army and married a nice blonde
Now he and his father are best friends again
Fighting against the common enemy Yeshivah and looking for a big payday?
People at Yeshivah had it in for him before the sex abuse stuff and had plenty of reasons
Zephania keeps making anonymous comments under different names on blogs
Is he in breach of the court orders that put a gag on the cases?