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TBI introduces Australia’s first synagogue streaming services

January 27, 2015 – 2:11 pm |

Melbourne’s largest progressive synagogue Temple Beth Israel (TBI) has become the first Jewish community in Australia to stream Sabbath (Shabbat), High Holy Day, festival services and concerts live from its website through ‘TBI TV.’
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Galus Australis wants YOU!

January 12, 2015 – 3:46 pm |

Galus is looking to build our team for 2015.
Who we are
Galus Australis is a fully independent Australian Jewish media outlet. We exist to host discussion and debate about local issues and to foster community culture …

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Questions after Har Nof

December 29, 2014 – 2:17 pm | One Comment

By Ilan Bloch:

Eleven years ago, I made Aliyah to Jerusalem – at the tail end of the Second Intifada. I can count the number of terror attacks in the city which occurred during my first …

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Message from the editor: Martin Place

December 17, 2014 – 6:23 pm | 5 Comments

We at Galus Australis extend our deepest condolences to the families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson. We wish the surviving hostages a speedy recovery.
Monday’s events shook us as a nation and we will no …

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Jews, meet the modern world; modern world, meet the Jews

November 14, 2014 – 12:05 pm |

By Raphael Descalu:

The Jewish encounter with the modern world has been both traumatic and fruitful, as major social upheavals also facilitated the emergence of new ideas and approaches to Jewish identity and culture.
We at Shira are …

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Comment: the great Caulfield debate

October 29, 2014 – 11:11 pm | 4 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:

The Zionist Youth Council of Victoria and AUJS Victoria recently hosted a political debate between the major contenders for the seat of Caulfield: the incumbent Liberal MP, David Southwick; Labor candidate Josh Burns, …

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Heritage to be found

October 6, 2014 – 1:15 pm | 5 Comments

By Alex Kats:
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Bendigo in regional Victoria, and Fremantle near Perth in Western Australia. In both cases I was in town for work, but had some free time and …

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Time to fess up

September 24, 2014 – 1:38 pm | 2 Comments

Dear Friends,
As we approach Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we reflect on the past, and what we would do differently had we the opportunity.
We so often make promises to G-d, that if he blesses us, …

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September 17, 2014 – 7:35 pm | Comments Off

By Dr Gávi Ansara:

My Love knows no flag.
He awaits me in the desert,
His arms outstretched,
His mouth filled with ash.
If my Love could speak,
He would bless this void with song
His voice a fountain flowing through
The city …

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The Revolution Is Here: Universal Jewish Education

September 15, 2014 – 3:04 pm | 12 Comments

By Jeremy Weinstein:
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard championed the ‘Education Revolution’ both as her time as Education Minister and then as the Deputy Prime Minister. However none of her initiatives rivalled the revolution announced by …

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RCV’s new president oversees own contract at MBD

September 3, 2014 – 1:33 pm | 11 Comments

By Yaron Gottlieb:

In the last month the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) elected a new president – Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick, and was announced with the usual run of press releases and congratulatory articles in the …

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