# 2949 Kosher Fences Make Good Neighbors

Q. We are a small orthodox shul in a small Midwest city. We recently bought a new empty large property to rebuild and expand our existing shul. It turned out that the also empty property neighboring ours, was then purchased by a church and they want to build there a Catholic school and likely also an area for religious services. If we sell our new bought property, we likely are going to loose money that we very much need. Is there a way we can build our shul in such situation?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that with proper separation between the buildings and yards, it is possible to have these institutions as neighbors, respecting each others principles and values. A competent Rabbi familiar with the particular details should be consulted.
This type of situation was common in the Golus history of our nation, and it still is in many places.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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