In their own words….
The following are statements that have been attributed to some key figures within the Jewish community (or about them) – both within Australia and globally.
Rabbi Manis Friedman
· Senior Chabad official
· World-renowned author, lecturer and philosopher; and co-founder of Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies in Minnesota
· Served as simultaneous translator for the live televised talks by the late Lubavitcher Rebbe
“Do I have to tell that I was molested? Do you have to tell that you once had diarrhoea? It’s embarrassing, but nobody’s business.”
1 February 2013
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
· Prominent rabbi, author, TV personality
In responding to allegations of child sexual abuse directed at his friend Alan Dershowitz:
‘Rather my purpose is to ask, Where are the Jewish leaders to rise to Mr. Dershowitz’s defense?
Here is a man of sterling character who has been a champion of the Jewish people and Israel his entire life. He is America’s best-known defender of Israel.’
5 January 2015
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