Another student starts proceedings

September 18, 2015 by  
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Melbourne’s The Age newspaper has reported that a second former student has commenced proceedings against the ultra-orthodox Adass Yisroel School following this week’s judgement awarding over $1 million to a former student who allegedly suffered sexual abuse. Read more

Peace and Happiness…writes Ari Heber

February 11, 2015 by  
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As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse continues its investigation we should be aware that the incidents it is investigating represent only a very small percentage of child sexual abuse incidents in Australia. Read more

Tzedek welcomes Maccabi statement

July 7, 2014 by  
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J-Wire has published Maccabi Australia’s updated policy on protecting children in their care from sexual abuse…Tzedek has welcomed the new strategy. Read more

Seeking the abused

November 27, 2013 by  
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Melbourne’s Jewish Care has been made aware of sexual abuse incidents involving children in residential care in the 1960s. Read more

Sexual abuser at Yeshivah? “This could be no further from the truth”

October 11, 2013 by  
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The Principal of Melbourne’s Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah College has responded to claims that a known perpetrator of child sexual abuse is in the College’s employment. Read more

Progressive rabbis declare abhorrence of child sexual abuse

August 23, 2013 by  
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During last Shabbat,  pluralistic Rabbis across Australia, New Zealand and Asia read out the Statement below as part of the Sabbath service. Read more

Working with Children

August 19, 2013 by  
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Tzedek, the advocacy group focusing on sexual abuse on children has called for checks to be made on communal workers and shlichim within the Jewish community. 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

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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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