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    Historic Shul Fights Demolition

    The historic Chevra Anshei Lubawitz synagogue in Boro Park hopes that having a landmark status will avoid its planned demolition. Full Story

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    I don't understand
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    I don't understand

    Isn’t it assur to destroy shul? Shouldn’t these developers be put in Cherem or something?

    Holy site
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    Holy site

    It is great to see that the desecration of this holy temple is not going unnoticed

    new shul on same spot
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    new shul on same spot

    basicly the old shul was bankrupt , very few minyanim and in need of major repair – so someone had the bright idea of building condos with a beautiful new ground floor beis medrash that would be a win win for all and some nudniks are stalling the project with nonsense landmark shtusim 99.9% of bp residents have never and dont step into the shul even for a mariv

    A neighbor
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    A neighbor

    Comment Number three must be coming from the developer and his associates the shul was in heavy use and I was much appreciated by all the neighbors, There were two mispalem who came from a nearby shul about two or three years ago and cozied up to the president with the intention of building condos and getting Rich , this is an absolute travesty

    Wrong wrong wrong
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    Wrong wrong wrong

    It’s one thing that’s ok that happened a month ago where the only reform non orthodox temple sold out and got knocked down in one day for condos. Right now in Boro park there is a mad rush to build buildings with numerous condos. It’s happening in Jerusalem as well. In fact right near shop rite supermarket they are building 10 story buildings with over 200 aptms. The people who want to destroy this shul on 12 ave are not interested in a shul. They want fast money. Build multi floors and charge crazy prices for each apartment sale. It’s… Read more »

    i am # 3
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    i am # 3

    i live on 40 street have nothing at all to do w/ the developer nor do i plan on buying the condo’s . i am a very normal level headed baal habos , with a soft spot for chabad as well BUT i play fair and when a good idea makes sense i support it

    to 6:
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    to 6:

    First of all, the developer was given a sweet heart deal. He basically took the property for free since no money exchanged hands. The property was given to him based on a promise that he would build a new synagogue in the future. There is no timeline, or protection for the synagogue. And even the so called purchase price was way below market value. Whoever organized the deal on behalf of the synagogue is incompetent or corrupt. The whole thing smells. You claim to be a normal level headed person so please answer the questions.below . 1. Why was the… Read more »

    not involved at all but will attempt to answer anyway
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    not involved at all but will attempt to answer anyway

    my answer to # 123 – who is ” the shul” what do u mean u dont know the shul is falling apart . most of the neighbors dont walk even once a month . obviously the person making the deal had some kind of rights ..if you thought selling the shul is a good idea you wouldnt put it out for opinions of people who are not major players in the shul you get it done . whoever the guy selling it ( i have no idea who he is) doesnt owe the people using his place anything. as… Read more »

    Historian
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    Historian

    “Yeshivah Toras Emes, Boro Park’s first elementary yeshivah, had its beginnings in the shul when the need for a yeshivah in the neighborhood became apparent in the 1930s.”

    Toras Emes was not the first elementary yeshiva of B.P. It was preceded by Yeshiva Etz Chaim (aka Hebrew Institute of Borough Park) which started in the teen years.

    Even so, leave it.
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    Even so, leave it.

    Even if it’s allowed halachically, there is something about it’s antiquity that makes it worth being preserved. It’s the oldest shul in Boro Park.

    Needs repair? So, just make the repair! Tell the truth! is it really in danger of collapse?

    Landmark Shtus? Woe!!! Take a look at this, about the Rambam’s shul in Cairo:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maimonides_Synagogue

    Unfortunatly
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    Unfortunatly

    Unfortunatly today you can’t trust too many people especially when it comes to money. I agree with the commentator who told the obvious truth. If they were sincere about replacing the shul then why did they not put money aside in escrow for that purpose and then build the shul with apartments above. Something is fishy.

    a neighbor
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    a neighbor

    answer to #8, the shul belongs to the mispalilim not to you, is is us who will decide what the best interest is not you, your interest is to sell it and build condos and make money on our back, we loved the shul and you came only to destroy it, you stoled from us whats not yours, and bezras hashem we will get it back,

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