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Aleph Melbourne withdraws from tainted 2017 Midsumma Pride March

Regretfully Aleph Melbourne will not be participating in the 2017 Pride March due to Midsumma keeping News Corp Australia as a sponsor.  This breaks an annual tradition going back to 1997. While News Corp journalists like Andrew Bolt, Mirada Devine … Continue reading

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ADC presents “Making a Difference” award to Georgie Stone

Transgender teen becomes youngest, and first ever LGBTI person to receive prestigious ADC Making a Difference Award November 15, 2016 16-year-old transgender teen Georgie Stone, who has campaigned for transgender rights and for greater tolerance, has become the youngest, and … Continue reading

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Responses in the AJN to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

A selection of responses to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM“ cartoon that were published in the Australian Jewish News.  Click on each to enlarge. Protecting minorities IT’S a bit rich for Paul Winter (AJN 21/10) to talk about society only protecting noisy, … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne presents documentary DVD to Glen Eira Council

Australian Jewish News, October 28 2016 Follow the progress of our documentary on Facebook: Aleph 20 Project

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JIFF 2016 – The Queer Sessions

This year’s Jewish International Film Festival includes a selection of films to tempt those looking for queer themes.  Click on the film title for the offical JIFF page and session details in Melbourne and Sydney.* Barash “…fresh, frank look at coming out and coming … Continue reading

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ADC responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

Out in Perth has published a response from the Anti-Defamation Commission in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) said he understood why cartoonists are drawn to the Nazi analogy but described the comparison as repulsive. … Continue reading

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ECAJ responds to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon

The Australian has published a letter from the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in their September 22 letters column, in response to Bill Leak’s “Waffen-SSM” cartoon: I refer to Bill Leak’s cartoon (“Waffen SSM”, 21/9). It can be readily accepted that … Continue reading

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Thank you very much Alan Goldberg

Aleph Melbourne remembers Alan Goldberg QC for his part in making Tasmania, and all of Australia, a better place.  Our deepest condolences to his family on their loss. “And proudly, perhaps most proudly, he acted for Mr Croome, in the attack … Continue reading

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Gender-diverse? Get noticed in the 2016 Census.

With the increasing visibility of gender diverse people in the Australian Jewish community, it’s important to get an accurate understanding of how many identify beyond the gender binary of female and male. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has advised that in … Continue reading

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