Sydney rabbi sues Australian Jewish News over alleged defamation on child abuse comments

Yosef Yitzchak Feldman’s frustration had apparently overwhelmed his ability to sit still.

Justice Lucy McCallum addressed his barrister. “Mr Cohen, I’m finding your client’s pacing around and going to the side of the courtroom very distracting,” she said.

The rabbi sat.

Mr Feldman is suing Polaris Media Pty Ltd, publisher of the Australian Jewish News [AJN], for three articles printed during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, which reported him giving evidence that he did not know that it was illegal for a man to touch the genitals of a child.

Read the article by Harriet Alexander in the Sydney Morning Herald.