Another scandal

January 7, 2022 by  
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Why does every religion seem to have a problem with sex criminal clergy sheltering under its protection? Read more

Third sister begins Leifer evidence

September 19, 2021 by  
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The third of three sisters who allege they were abused by former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer has begun her evidence. Read more

Will Tuesday be Decision Day?

May 22, 2020 by  
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In the Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday, Judge Chana Lomp is scheduled to hand down her ruling on Malka Leifer’s mental fitness to face the hearing seeking her extradition from Israel to Australia to face 74 charges of alleged child sexual abuse. Read more

Leifer hearings go in reverse

February 19, 2020 by  
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In the Jerusalem District Court Judge Chana Lomp has accepted the request by Malka Leifer’s legal team to allow them to bring two of the psychiatrists that they previously brought in testify on Leifer’s behalf in order to hear their views on the most recent psychiatric panel’s decision. Read more

Zohar Rabbinical Organization issues call for immediate extradition of Malka Leifer

November 30, 2018 by  
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In a meeting with Dassi Ehrlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper, three sisters who have accused Malka Leifer of sexual abuse while the three were her students, Rabbi David Stav, Chairman and founder of Tzohar, expressed the organization’s full support for the sisters’ campaign to have Leifer extradited to Australia to stand trial for her alleged crimes. Read more

Leifer not expected to appear in closed court today

November 27, 2018 by  
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The ongoing saga in the legal stoush to extradite Malka Leifer from Israel to Melbourne where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse continues in a Jerusalem court without the accused and in a closed court. Read more

Dassi Erlich tells her story

June 27, 2018 by  
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JNFNSW, in collaboration of the Jewish House and The Australian Jewish News, raised awareness for victims of child sexual abuse and support for the Association of Rape Crisis Centres in Israel.  Read more

ABC clarifies Rabbi Yosef Feldman’s evidence

November 6, 2017 by  
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ABC has published in its Corrections and Clarification despatch that the broadcaster accepts Rabbi Feldman was aware it is illegal for an adult to touch a child’s genitals. Read more

Yeshiva and Yeshivah child protection policies in front of the Royal Commission

November 3, 2016 by  
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The Yeshivah in Melbourne and the Yeshiva in Sydney will have their current policies regarding children protection reviewed during a The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse public hearing in February. 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

$1m awarded to sex abuse victim

September 16, 2015 by  
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A woman alleged to have been sexually abused by the principal of a Jewish day school in Melbourne has been awarded $1 million in damages. Read more

Safer shules in Victoria

March 19, 2015 by  
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The Rabbinical Council of Victoria Inc (RCV) has just launched its Child Protection Policy Program in Shules in partnership with Australian Childhood Foundation. Read more

After the Royal Commission…

March 12, 2015 by  
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The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has established a Task Force on Child Protection that will focus on the welfare of children in communal institutional settings. Read more

The Royal Commission: Sentiments without action are not enough

February 8, 2015 by  
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Rabbi James Kennard, principal of Mount Scopus Memorial College in Melbourne has issued a statement on the current hearing at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse….declaring “sentiments without action are not enough”. Read more

JCCV supports victims of child sexual abuse

February 5, 2015 by  
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As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse hears testimony from members of the Jewish community, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) reiterates its support for victims of child sexual abuse and their families, and welcomes the opportunity provided by the Royal Commission for them to tell their stories. Read more

Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

January 28, 2015 by  
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The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) is deeply concerned about comments attributed to criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg which have appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Read more

Waks welcome call to commission

December 17, 2014 by  
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A public hearing will be held in Melbourne on February 2 to examine the response of Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi to allegations of child sexual abuse. 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

Most child sex offenders have multiple victims

May 24, 2013 by  
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An astounding 93 per cent of child sex offenders have more than one victim, while 23 per cent abuse 10 or more children, psychologist Sandra Ifrah told parents attending workshops on ‘Parenting Safe Children’ held recently in Melbourne. Read more