Leifer applies for bail

September 26, 2019 by  
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The day after Rosh Hashana, the case to extradite Malka Leifer who is wanted in Australia to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse, will be in a Jerusalem court again as her lawyers apply for bail. Read more

Manny Waks talks with Henry Greener

July 20, 2018 by  
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While Manny Waks was in Melbourne recently, he spoke with Henry Greener about his journey as a victim, and now the globe-trotting advocate for justice in the field of child sex abuse….a video report. Read more

Groner event causes distress

June 24, 2018 by  
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An event to commemorate the 10th yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzhak Groner has caused distress to victims of child sexual abuse according to The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

Chabad’s hollow statements on child sexual abuse…writes Manny Waks

October 3, 2017 by  
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The report of a new public statement by seven (seemingly random) Chabad rabbis calling for the immediate reporting to state authorities of reasonable suspicions of abuse is welcome news, especially their unequivocal announcement that prior rabbinic advice is unnecessary. Read more

Silent no more

December 10, 2015 by  
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Billed as a night for reflection, understanding, healing and regret, Silent No More is Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre’s response towards the widespread child sexual abuse which has existed in the school system since the 1980s. Read more

On reflection – Manny Waks post the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse yeshiva and yeshivah hearings

February 17, 2015 by  
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Nearly four years ago, when I publicly disclosed the sexual abuse I endured as a child at Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre, I did not envisage that today so many around the world would know exactly what had happened to myself and so many other children at that institution. Read more

At peace with the Groners

February 16, 2015 by  
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Manny Waks was a victim of child sexual abuse whilst attending Melbourne’s Yeshivah College when it was under the supervision of the late Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner. He has accepted an apology from Rabbi Groner’s children. Read more

Mikveh Rules

October 29, 2014 by  
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Tzedek, the advocacy group working against child sexual abuse, has published guidelines for those involved in the operations of a male mikveh, a ritual bath, when boys are involved. Read more

Waks apologises

April 3, 2014 by  
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The CEO of child sexual abuse advocacy organisation Tzedek Manny Waks has apologised for allegations made about Rabbi Abraham Glick. Read more

Tzedek welcomes jail sentences for failing to report child sex abuse

March 26, 2014 by  
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Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has introduced new laws giving courts the power to jail those who fail to report to the police  instances of child sex abuse for up to three years. Read more

Melchior to advise Tzedek

March 25, 2014 by  
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Former Member of Knesset and Cabinet Minister, Rabbi Michael Melchior, has joined the Tzedek Board of Advisors. Read more

David Cyprys – suppression order lifted

September 17, 2013 by  
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Former security guard at Melbourne’s Yeshivah College David Cyprys has been facing charges in Melbourne’s County Court since last month of more than 40 offences against children in the 198os and 1990s….but proceedings have been subject to a suppression order until today. Read more

Waks in Africa

August 14, 2013 by  
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Manny Waks is CEO of Tzedek, an advocacy organisation which champions the cause of the cictims of sexual abuse. He has been on a visit to South Africa. Tali Feinberg reports from Cape Town… Read more

The Spirit of Manny

August 2, 2013 by  
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ABC’s Rachael Kohn has interviewed Manny Waks…the oldest member of seventeen children who was sexually abused as a child attending Yeshiva in Melbourne…. Read more

Kramer sentencing: the aftermath and a repeated apology

July 26, 2013 by  
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The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has its say, the Yeshivah College apologises again and Tzedek responds… Read more

Now is the time

June 20, 2013 by  
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The Commonwealth Royal Commission Inquiry into child sexual abuse within organisations has now commenced.  Tzedek, an Australian-based advocacy group for Jewish victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, is uniquely positioned to provide evidence to the Royal Commission about the nature and extent of past and present child sexual abuse within Jewish organisations. Read more

Senior Yeshivah Officials may face tribunal

May 25, 2013 by  
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The father of child sex abuse victim Manny Waks is taking two senior officials at the Yeshivah Centre to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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Perth Rabbi’s abuse claim refuted

May 20, 2013 by  
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Perth Rabbi Dovid Freilich told “The Australian” that he believed 95% of Australian rabbis dealt with sexual abuse matters internally…a claim challenged by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria. Read more

Tzedek applies to appear at the Royal Commission

May 8, 2013 by  
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Tzedek, the Jewish organisation which has been established to end the silence on child sexual abuse within the Jewish community, has made an application to appear at the Royal Commission into child abuse. Read more

…and Manny Waks responds

December 18, 2012 by  
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Following the publication of the letter to the ECAJ’s letter to the Victorian Government Inquiry into Handling of Child Abuse, Manny Waks, himself an alleged victim of sexual abuse who made a submission to the Inquiry, responds… Read more

Organisations v Community

December 18, 2012 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has written to the Victorian Government Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other non-Government Organisations criticising a submission claiming that sections of the Jewish community may have been at fault. Read more