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JCCV working to improve inclusion and reduce mental health tragedies for our LGBTI community members

[Note: this Mental Health Forum was convened as an emergency response to the ABS Postal Survey on Same-Sex Marriage] JCCV working to improve inclusion and reduce mental health tragedies for our LGBTI community members   Last night, about 40 community … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy within the Jewish community of calling for a “respectful” debate (or silence) on Marriage Equality

On Monday September 4 2017 the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) issued a statement advising citizens to vote No in the upcoming federal government postal survey on marriage equality.  A backlash to this statement ensued, with no less than Rabbi Daniel … Continue reading

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Shira Hadasha expresses disappointment with the Rabbinical Council of Victoria’s statement against marriage equality

Shira Hadasha is disappointed to read the statement of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria encouraging Australians to vote no in the proposed postal vote on same sex marriage. The issue is of civil law reform which will not compel any … Continue reading

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Rabbi Yaakov Glasman responds to the Rabbinical Council of Victoria’s statement against marriage equality

  Message to my St Kilda Shule community (and others): Two days ago the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) issued a statement encouraging people to vote “no” in the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage. The statement caused significant distress … Continue reading

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Executive Council of Australian Jewry rebukes Rabbinical Council of Victoria’s anti-marriage equality statement

Statement by Anton Block, President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry “The President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Anton Block, has rejected as “alarmist” suggestions that an amendment to the definition of marriage in Australian civil law … Continue reading

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Rabbi Daniel Rabin’s personal apology for RCV statement on marriage equality

I would like to personally address the recent RCV statement on the upcoming postal vote and any hurt that it has caused in the community. The RCV should not have told people how to vote and refrained from making a … Continue reading

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Caulfield Hebrew Congregation responds to the RCV statement on same sex marriage

Caulfield Hebrew Congregation responds to the RCV statement on same sex marriage 6 September 2017 15 Elul 5777 Rabbinical Council of Victoria is out of touch The statement released by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria on same sex marriage is … Continue reading

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ARK Centre Statement on Same Sex Marriage

ARK Centre Statement on Same Sex Marriage Response to the RCV: As an Orthodox Jewish Community Centre ARK Centre rejects the recent statement released by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria with regard to the upcoming Same Sex Marriage postal plebiscite … Continue reading

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Wrong for Rabbinical Council of Victoria to interfere in civil marriage

This Monday (Sep 4 2017) the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) issued a statement (incorrectly dated Sep 9 2017) advising the Jewish community to vote “No” in the proposed postal survey on whether the Marriage Act should be changed to … Continue reading

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“Harry Elkus” and the Caulfield Synagogue anti-homosexuality protest

A document protesting a gay rabbi was being shared around the Melbourne Jewish community.
Intolerance of gay people is unacceptable. Continue reading

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