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July 2010

Jul
26
2010

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Kosher Scandal

In an unprecedented move the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria (COSV) has come out against the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, demanding transparency in the Rabbi Meir Rabi kashrut debate.
The Galus Australis blog provides a copy of the COSV letter here.
Rabbi Rabi, a Melbourne rabbi, has started his own authority to certify products as kosher [...]

Jul
19
2010

Bad Ideas, Bad for the Jews, and Bad for Democracy

Recently the Federal Government re-affirmed their commitment to setting up an internet filter to censor what Australians can view online.
They then decided that this might not be a great policy to spruik right before an election, so they decided to delay it for a year – but they have not scrapped it.
Such a filter would [...]

Jul
7
2010

Kicking ‘Em Whether They’re Up or Down – What Israel Folau and Al Gore Have in Common

In the past week, while reading the papers online, a couple of articles jumped out at me.
The first was a story in the Daily Telegraph about NRL footballer, Israel Folau.
It seems that the big news is that he is a decent person (and in the NRL that is big news).
He is a devout Mormon and [...]