2 Feburary 2015

To Whom it may concern,

We are concerned about the wellbeing of Benjamin and Samuel Schlesinger. In a rare case, the courts in Austria have granted full and final custody to the father, with very limited visiting rights to the mother, Ms. Beth Alexander.

THe unusual decision to deny a mother the right to raise her children, combined with the limited and often cancelled access, has caused substantial stress to Ms. Alexander. More worrying are the reports about the twins' delayed growth and development, and that the mother is not consulted regarding their welfare or education.

We request from all concerned that they address the best interests of the children and explore ways of guaranteeing these boys a better childhood.

Rabbi Bentzi Sudak
Chabad Lubavitch UK