Breaking: Zeddy Lawrence threatens Rabbi Rabi with legal action
By Bracha Rafael:
Tensions have escalated between Rabbi Meir Rabbi of It’s Kosher and Zeddy Lawrence, national editor of the Australian Jewish News.
Rabbi Rabi has published a detailed response to claims made by Zeddy Lawrence regarding a dispute between Rabbi Rabi and the London Beth Din (LBD).
The dispute relates to a letter of recommendation written by LBD dayan Yonassan Abraham for Rabbi Rabi in 2006. The letter was written on LBD letterhead and stamped with the LBD seal.
The LBD objects to Rabbi Rabi’s use of the letter on his website kosherveyosher.com. Rabbi Rabi argues that the wording of the letter indicates it was intended for public consumption.
The AJN article in question was published on 18 December 2014. Following Rabbi Rabi’s published response, Zeddy Lawrence has referred the matter to his lawyers.
Galus Australis has many further questions for all parties concerned and will be writing on this matter further.
Watch this space.