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Australian Jewish leaders slam Israeli minister

AUSTRALIAN Jewish leaders have condemned comments by Israel’s new Education Minister Rafi Peretz appearing to endorse gay conversion therapy.

JCCV’s ‘sorry’ to Aleph 20 years on

HISTORY was made at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) on Monday night when its plenum voted to apologise unconditionally to LGBTIQ+ advocacy and support group Aleph Melbourne for painful events that occurred 20 years ago.

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

OLD wounds were scratched at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) plenum on Monday when it failed to formally apologise for denying affiliation to gay advocacy and support group Aleph Melbourne 20 years ago.

Jewish chuppas booked for same sex weddings

The first two same-sex Jewish weddings in Australia to be solemnised by a rabbi will take place next year, as Jewish community leaders applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, while high-profile gay Jewish Australians expressed joy at the landmark change.