Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lubavitch Messianist Wing Appealing Decision of State Supreme Court

New York's highest appellate court may soon find itself ruling on the battle splitting Chabad Lubavitch into two.

The case reached the New York Court of Appeals after the New York State Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago in favor of Agudas Chasedei Chabad, which had filed suit to halt activities by the messianist wing at the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway, to object there activity including a banner which proclaims, "May our
master, teacher and rabbi, the King Messiah, live forever," and the frequent singing of a song with the same words.

State Supreme Court Justice Ira Harkavy ruled that since ACC are the legal owners of the property, they have the right to determine what activity is permitted there and who is permitted to enter.However, the messianist appealed, arguing that the question of who should be making decisions about internal synagogue affairs is none of the court's

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