So long, and thanks for all the fish

November 8, 2011
by

20

This blog has been running for about a year. It was started by a group of people who were very unhappy about the “leaders and Rabbis” of the community. We wanted to make public some examples of their awful and useless leadership, and we did. These are things that people in shul have been talking […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Cover up? What cover up?

September 12, 2011
by

100

For some reason, the discussion of the sex abuse arrests took place on our contact page. The purpose of this story is to put up all the coverage in the newspapers about it, and to have a better place to continue the discussion so people can find it. 6 September 2011 Jewish News – charges […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

And then there were two

August 3, 2011
by

324

A few months ago we reported on the resignation of Mulik Gurewicz from the Vaad Ruchni. Chabad in Melbourne has reached a new low. Reb Arel Serebryanski has been officially removed as a shliach by the Shluchim Office in New York. This is the latest in a dispute between Rabbi Moshe Serebryanski and Rabbi Nir […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

This is Daas Torah?

July 16, 2011
by

47

The Yeshivah College sex abuse scandal is going from bad to worse. Today The Australian newspaper had a front page story about it. The Age have also been speaking to people in the community and will be publishing another story soon. The Rabbonim and leaders seem to have no idea how to deal with this. […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Birds of a feather flock together

July 3, 2011
by

10

Melbourne may be one step closer to some kind of resolution in the ongoing Chaim Herzog saga. Chaim has officially stepped down as Rabbi of The Shul, which is a minyan he ran in Wilks St. The minyan was only on Friday nights, and most of the people there were paid to be there. No […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Abuse? What abuse?

June 18, 2011
by

89

Recently, the Victorian Police sent out the following letter to boys who went to Yeshivah College about 20 years ago and were taught by a teacher who was alleged to have sexually abused some of them. The matter was dealt with in the usual way by the leadership of Yeshivah. It was swept under the […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Worth Remembering

May 5, 2011
by

18

When Reb Moshe Feiglin landed nearly one hundred years ago in the port city of Fremantle, local Jews advised him not to overly emphasize his Judaism. When he later went to Melbourne and found a relatively organized Jewish community, it wasn’t the sort of community he was familiar with. It was clear to Reb Moshe […]

Posted in: Uncategorized