JewishPress.com received a number of updates and reports (and a lot of jokes) from members of the Australian community regarding the Kiddush Herring Dispute and Stabbing.
The CSG – Community Security Group of Victoria released the following description of the event:
At 12:18pm on Saturday 16 April, one community member stabbed another community member at Rambam Shule on Hotham Street, St Kilda East. The offender was identified but has not yet been apprehended.
It is believed that an altercation occurred inside Rambam between these two community members. The perpetrator then left the Shule, intoxicated, and is believed to have returned to his home to obtain a kitchen knife. He then returned back to the Shule and stabbed a different community member. He left the scene on foot and continued to pose a threat to other community members.
Which implies that perhaps Schnapps was also involved in the Herring dispute.
A number of readers asked, why was herring being served in a Sephardi shul?
A member of the Australian community who wishes to remain anonymous clarified some of the points to JewishPress.com:
1) The incident occurred outside the Rambam Sephardi Synagogue which is directly opposite the Chabad Yeshivah Centre.
2) The incident did NOT happen at the Kiddush or even inside. Synagogue members were unaware of the incident until they came outside.
3) The two who had been arguing and the third person who intervened and was stabbed were not regulars at the minyan. They were there for a Shabbat Chatan being celebrated upstairs in the Ramban Sephardi Bet Knesset.
JewishPress.com will continue to followup on this story as it develops.
Keep those reports and comments coming in, and Refuah Shleimah to the wounded man.Jewish Press News Briefs