Robert Richter addresses Purim lunch in Melbourne

March 2, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Prominent Queen’s Counsel Mr Robert Richter QC, one of the highest profile lawyers in Australia has addressed the Chabad of Melbourne CBD Purim event.

Robert Richter

Rabbi Chaim Herzog summarised the story of Purim and its importance to the Jewish people and introduced the guest speaker Richter who was the former Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association and a past President of the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties.

Robert Richter and Rabbi Chaim Herzog

The Megillah was read for everyone by a student from Yeshivah Gedolah and then the program culminated with dancing.

This was the 18th year that Chabad of the Central Business District has held its annual downtown Purim festivities.

Mark Sofer, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman and Michael Danby

Meantime in Canberra Israel’s ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer joined Labor Federal MP Michael Danby at the home of Rabbi Shmueli Feldman to celebrate Purim.

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One Response to “Robert Richter addresses Purim lunch in Melbourne”
  1. Lynne Newington says:

    Jewish Robert Richter is arguably Australia’s foremost criminal defence counsel, feted for his forensic intellect and courtroom advocacy…….
    No wonder he was sort after in the high profile abuse cases hitting the news recently……
    Michael Rozenes another for those with a good memory.

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