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Adults abusing each other over child abuse

Child abuse is the most abhorrent crime. Sadly, the incidence of child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, has been disclosed in recent times as being perpetrated in a number of educational institutions in Australia. Extremely disturbing facts have  been revealed by recent investigations especially within the Catholic Church in Australia and …

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We need real justice, not rumour

This week’s Torah reading – Shoftim – contains the well-known phrase ‘Tzedek tzedek tirdof’ (Devarim 16:20) – the injunction to pursue righteousness. This comes at the conclusion of verses which mandate the establishment of ‘law and order’ in society, which are built upon a judicial system, and police to enforce …

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