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Same-sex marriage statement rocks rabbinate

A Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) member quit the body’s executive and the president apologised within days of an RCV statement urging people to vote against same-sex marriage in the upcoming postal survey.

‘Evil massacres … vicious assaults’

IN the wake of the deadly terror attacks that gripped Paris last week, when Islamic extremists rained death on innocents claiming 17 lives, the outpouring of anguish and shows of defiance from across the globe have been singular and visceral.

Southwick retains but Burns still smiling

A TOXIC federal brand, a mid-term change of leadership and a well-run Labor campaign have translated to pain for the Victorian Coalition at the recent state election.

Friendship forged in tragedy

SHE is the East German idealist, who went on to become the country’s “Mutti”, the first female leader and a key figure in the unification of Europe. He is the Holocaust survivor-cum-tycoon, a potent allegory for Jewish endurance and prolific philanthropist.

Sweeteners announced

THE major parties were making it rain last week, with sweeteners aimed at Jewish voters coming thick and fast.

Fury over anti-Israel Walkley nods

TWO controversial reports, critical of Israel and decried as unbalanced and lacking context have been named as finalists in the 2014 Walkley Awards, which recognise excellence in Australian journalism.

Shorten: ‘ALP opposes BDS’

OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has distanced the ALP from a petition tabled in Parliament earlier this week, calling on the government to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) […]

Pollies turn sod at $8.5 million centre

POLITICIANS, community leaders and families attended the laying of the foundations for Jewish Care’s $8.5 million Disability Respite Centre last week.

Appeal against Socialist Alternative ban defeated

LEFTIST group the Socialist Alternative (SA), which was deregistered at Monash University for discriminating against Jewish students, has had its ban upheld at a recent meeting of the Monash Clubs and Societies Council (MCSC).

Wallenberg stamp gets green light

AUSTRALIA’S only honorary citizen, Raoul Wallenberg, will be recognised with a postage stamp.