Kiryat Yovel Residents to Appeal Court Ban on Apartment Shul

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daven2.jpgMembers of Kiryat Yovel’s chareidi community are unwilling to come to terms with last week’s court ruling released by the Jerusalem Local Court siding with secular residents who object to using a home for a Shabbos minyan. Residents are now taking their case to the Jerusalem District Court, seeking to have the earlier ruling overturned.

Chareidi residents feel the court’s ruling was not in line with Freedom of Religion, insisting the use of a vacant home for Shabbos tefillos is not a violation of zoning ordinances as the court states.

Petitioners add that Justice Tamar Asher Bar-Tzaban is known for her anti-religious and anti-chareidi leanings and while this is most unfortunate, they are not willing to accept her ruling as the end of the matter.

Residents are moving forward with the same attorney, Rav
Raphael Shtub, stating with a modicum of confidence the ruling will never stand up in the High Court of Justice and they are also fairly confident the ruling will not even be upheld on the district court level.

Jerusalem Councilman R’ Yosef Deutsch met on Sunday in urgent session with other city officials and MKs from Yahadut HaTorah as they seek a solution for the residents of the city’s Kiryat Yovel neighborhood. The parties involved agreed they must act swiftly to prevent the local dispute from getting out of hand and to permit the chareidi residents of Kiryat Yovel to daven with a minyan on Shabbos without fear of legal reprisal.

The elected officials rejected the concept of a court closing down shuls in Yerushalayim. They explained such occurrences were part of the dark days but are no longer acceptable and may not be tolerated. The participants also discussed the matter of the Chabad kindergarten in the Katamon area of the city, seeking to arrange an urgent meeting with Mayor Nir Barkat on this matter.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


7 COMMENTS

  1. Perhaps a better solution would be for a Basic Law (similar to a US constitutional amendment) stating that orthodox Jews have a “right” to practice their religion unimpaired by the government.

  2. This is the disease of the holyland.

    “chareidi community are unwilling to come to terms with last week’s court ruling” — If a group of people (secular, religious, arabs, soldiers, leftists, peace party, right wing nationalists, etc.) are unhappy with a court ruling they are ready to look for blood.
    Riots, demonstrations, garbage cans on fire, rock throwing, boycotts, close the roads–WHATEVER!!!!! as long as the law sides with me. HOW RIDICULOUS!!!
    This shows how the charedim are so at home in the homeland, if they were in Europe, America, South America, Canada or South Africa they would just HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW!

  3. What on earth are you batting about?
    Did anyone turn over a garbage can? Besides you dumping a load of garbage on the Haredim.

    They’re appealing the court’s decision! Should I explain it slowly? It’s called democracy: D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y.
    The rule of law.
    Learn how to read.

  4. Hey, sayitlikeitis,

    Next time you get a ticket you feel was undeserved, don’t bother going to court. You’ve got to FOLLOW THE LAW. You wouldn’t want to look like you’ve got some kind of anti-establishment disease or something. Cute.

  5. “chareidi community are unwilling to come to terms with last week’s court ruling” —
    1. When I get a ticket that I do not deserve, I appeal and send in a not guilty plea. I am NOT “unwilling to come to terms with the court’s ruling”. If the decision is guilty I may try again or send in the $$$, yet I am willing to accept the court’s ruling.
    2. “Petitioners add that Justice Tamar Asher Bar-Tzaban is known for her anti-religious and anti-chareidi leanings and while this is most unfortunate, they are not willing to accept her ruling as the end of the matter”.–This has nothing to do with democracy #3, the ruling stinks since the Justice is anti-religious & anti-chareidi according to the petitioners. They are NOT willing to accept her ruling….. will they accept the next ruling if it is not to their liking?????
    I believe that every Jew has the right to daven and daven with a minyon, but in an apartment that is owned by a chutznik, rented and NOW becomes a shul. What a chutzpa, there are other places to daven in the neighborhood, I have davened in KY and never had a problem finding a minyon…

  6. “they are not willing to accept her ruling as the end of the matter”

    Once again, learn how to read, “as the end of the matter”. They are accepting and abiding by her ruling as it now stands, but they are not willing to accept her “lawful” ruling as the end of the matter….meaning they will go on to district court and appeal, and hopefully find a judge who is less virulently anti-religious than her.
    This is why their is an appeals process, so that people don’t have to accept the ruling of a lower-court judge as “THE END OF THE MATTER”.

    They need to abide by it until it is overturned, or a temporary injunction is issued, but they don’t need to accept it as the end of the matter.

    It’s really quite simple to understand when you read what is written, and when you don’t have a pre-determined agenda against Chareidim.

    And the judge’s bias is VERY relevant, as that influences her judgment. If the law was so unequivocal and clear on every point, there would be no appeals process, and their would never be an overturned judgment.
    But it’s open to interpretation, and Bar-Tzaban’s interprative bias trends anti-chareidi.
    Hopefully the next judge won’t understand the law that way.
    Now that you understand this, you can celebrate the Chag with an easy heart, you know, Pesach, the chag where Moshe and Aaron had the temerity to challenge the rule of the Land and not feel obliged to follow the diktats of an Anti-God ruler.

  7. Judges such as this Jew hater belong in the old dungeons!
    They MUST all be put away – forever and ever!
    And, if the judges in Israel insist that this ruling os to stand, we must get rid of ALL judges = just as during Chanukka , we got rid of the hellinists!
    Either thru the law, or thru other means!
    These beasts do not belong in Israel – altogether.
    Get rid of them – together with the arabs!