In the decades-long legal battle over 770, Justice Harriet L. Thompson of the Kings County Surrogate’s Court ruled that the authority over 770 Eastern Parkway belongs to the petitioners ‘Agudas Chasidei Chabad’, and that they can remove the Gabboim, and the congregants do not have legal rights to the Shul.
It is important to mention, this court saga has been going on for over sixteen years, in different courts, and the rulings have been changing from side to side, each after a different side submits an appeal.
As of now, the Gabboim are discussing with their team of lawyers what options they have in this legal battle over the Rebbe’s Shul.
The current ruling allows for an appeal to a higher court within thirty days of the decision.
The current ruling states that the Gabboim and the congregants have six months to vacate the Shul, in the meantime all the options are being evaluated.
Chassidim worldwide are asked to say Tehillim for the success of 770 case, that the Rebbe’s instructions should be fulfilled, and that the Shul will continue to be run by the Gabbaim in accordance with the instructions of the Rebbe over the years, and of the Rabbanim of the Shchuna, as it has been since its establishment and IY”H till the coming of Moshiach.
It is important to note that the judge mentions in the 144 pages, that the Gabboim wanted the case should be dealt with a Jewish court – Din Torah – and Aguch opposed settling this in a Beis Din. It is well-known the severity Shulchan Aruch details regarding going to secular courts instead of settling our disputes at a Beis Din.
With much Tefillos, that well before any appeal, or application of this will take place, we will be Zoche to the complete of revelation of the Rebbe Melech Hamoshiach, with the coming of Moshiach now.