All posts tagged Rabbi Paul Lewin

Why the president of RCANZ must stand down

THE leading rabbis of Australia have shown a lack of respect for the Australian legal system by ignoring a ruling of three courts and instead focusing on one dissenting opinion, writes Joshua Levi.

Rabbinate reform urged

IT has been revealed that Sydney’s Orthodox rabbis were told they were prohibited from attending the communal funeral service of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD) Jeremy Spinak, who died at the age of 36 last year, because it was being held at “a Reform Temple” .

Sydney rabbis back Moriah

NINE Sydney rabbis have joined forces to back Moriah College’s policy of only accepting students who are Jewish according to orthodox halacha. It follows the school clarifying its policy earlier

RCNSW could vote on Feldman membership

All members of the Rabbinic Council of NSW could have an opportunity to vote on the status of Rabbi Pinchus Feldman as an RCNSW member.

Taking the helm of the Sydney rabbinate

NEW president of the Rabbinical Council of NSW (RCNSW) Rabbi Eli Cohen hopes to strengthen the RCNSW itself by uniting the rabbinate.

Rabbis back refugees

TWELVE Sydney rabbis have joined their interstate counterparts in calling on the federal government not to deport 267 asylum seekers to Nauru.

PM’s rabbinical appointment

IN the first meeting of its kind, a delegation from the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) held talks with the Prime Minister in Canberra this week. During the get […]

Chief Rabbi arriving this week

CHIEF Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Ephraim Mirvis is set to arrive in Australia this week for his first visit Down Under since assuming the role just […]

Rabbi Kluwgant at ORA helm

RABBI Meir Shlomo Kluwgant has taken the mantle of Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) president after the peak Orthodox rabbinical body’s elections on Sunday went uncontested.

A celebration of Talmud

ON the first day of Rosh Hashanah in 1923, Poland-based Rabbi Meir Shapiro began a program called Daf Yomi (daily page), whereby students would learn a page of Talmud per day, taking seven-and-a-half years to complete the entire Talmud.