All posts tagged Rabbinical Council of Victoria

Chief Rabbi Lau tours Australia

Israel’s top rabbi has a message for young Australian Jews: be proud of your religion, study your heritage, and marry someone Jewish – he advised while visiting Sydney and Melbourne.

Jewish roof bodies: ‘Legalise SSM’

COMMUNAL roof bodies have urged the government to legalise same-sex marriage in the wake of the postal survey which showed 61.6 per cent of respondents supported marriage equality.

Mixed reaction to euthanasia bill

A marathon 26-hour parliamentary sitting has seen terminally ill Victorians get one step closer to gaining access to euthanasia.

Rabbi Rabin takes on new role

RABBINICAL Council of Victoria president Rabbi Daniel Rabin has been appointed as the new rabbi of South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (SCHC).

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.

Yay or nay?

WITH the legality of the postal survey into same-sex marriage currently being considered by the High Court, communal leaders on both sides of the debate have been sharing their thoughts with The AJN.

Ark conversions rejected

THE Orthodox conversions of more than a dozen people hang in the balance after the Sydney and Melbourne Beth Dins stated they would not be recognised, following consultation with the London Beth Din, the Beth Din of America, the Johannesburg Beth Din and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

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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.

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.

Question mark over conversions

The Ark Centre in East Hawthorn has agreed not to accept any new people into its conversion program for the next 12 months under a deal reached with the Rabbinical Council of Victoria.