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Rabbis of three hues on ‘blacklist’

THREE Australian rabbis – from mainstream Orthodox, Chabad and Progressive shules – are baffled to be on an Israeli Chief Rabbinate “blacklist” of 160 rabbis worldwide.

‘Compass’ takes on conversion

ABC TV’s Compass will present ‘Ike’s Conversion’ this week, telling the story of 21-year-old Melbournian Ike Curtis, and his journey to Orthodox Judaism through the Melbourne Beth Din.

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Couples’ ketubahs ‘not legitimate’?

One couple may need to have a second Jewish wedding ceremony and another wedding is being scrutinised amid claims the officiating rabbi failed to meet halachic standards.

No less loved in the eyes of God

THE saddest part about the uproar which plagued Rabbi Steven Greenberg’s recent Australian visit was that the substance of conversation that so desperately needs to be had within the heart of the Orthodox community never really got off the ground, writes Rabbi Yaakov Glasman.

Sparks fly over gay rabbi’s event

PLANS for Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC) to host the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi speaking about Jewish homosexuality have alarmed sections of the Orthodox community, with a threat of a demonstration outside the shule during this Friday night’s event.

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First female leader for Israeli Orthodox shul

For the first time, an Orthodox synagogue in Israel has appointed a woman as spiritual leader; Carmit Feintuch is to help lead renowned Ramban Synagogue.

Debut novel’s religious twist

EMERGING writer Eli Glasman felt “re-engaged” with Judaism after completing his debut novel The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew, a narrative set around the Orthodox community where

Jackas back in action as new coaches debut

THE AJAX Football Club has returned to action for the first time in 2013, with three teams facing off against Beaumaris sides in practice matches under the guidance of new coaches.