The Executive Council of Australian Jewry wrote a letter to express its concern to Senator for Tasmania Lisa Singh, in response to her speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which she extolled the Palestinians and dehumanised and degraded the Israelis. Click on "Read More" to read the ECAJ's letter.
Rabbi Raymond Apple wrote an article critical of Reform Judaism entitled "Orthodoxy & Reform" that was published on j-Wire; in response, Rabbi Fred Morgan submitted an article that was also published on j-Wire. Click on "read more" to read both articles.
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism held a Havdalah service and Rally on 1 July near the Prime Minister's residence. Rabbi Gilad Kariv spoke at the rally, and shared his speech below.
The UPJ applauds Zionism Victoria, which met on 27 June and passed a resolution calling upon each Member of the Knesset and all elected public officials to reverse its courses of action regarding the egalitarian prayer space and conversion bill. Click "read more" to read the resolution.
Rabbi Danny Freelander (World Union for Progressive Judaism president), Carole Sterling (WUPJ chair) and Rabbi Lawrence Englander (ARZENU chairman) shared the following response to Prime Minister Netanyahu reneging on the Kotel and Conversion Bills.