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Limmud Former Soviet Union comes to Australia

February 20, 2015 – 3:03 pm |

By Sarah Bendetsky:
Among the approximately 120,000 Jews living in Australia, nearly 30,000 are immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Reaching out to the Russian-Jewish population, the international Jewish organisation Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) is …

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Op-ed: rabbinic failures go deeper than a lapse in judgment

February 17, 2015 – 1:05 pm | One Comment

By Bracha Rafael:

I want to dig into what is fundamentally wrong with the current generation of rabbinic leadership in this country, as exemplified by one Rabbi Tzvi Telsner. The Royal Commission is giving a lot …

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JCCV condemns Rabbi Telsner’s Comments

February 17, 2015 – 11:21 am |

By Bracha Rafael:

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has released a strong statement regarding Rabbi Telsner’s testimony before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Rabbi Telsner was asked to explain Rabbi Groner’s …

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Finding Happiness

February 13, 2015 – 4:52 am | 2 Comments
Finding Happiness

By Shira Sebban:
I recently surprised myself by turning down a rare opportunity to attain what I had long considered to be my dream job. Having compromised my career for motherhood for many years, I had often …

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Breaking: Zeddy Lawrence threatens Rabbi Rabi with legal action

February 4, 2015 – 9:44 pm | 5 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
Tensions have escalated between Rabbi Meir Rabbi of It’s Kosher and Zeddy Lawrence, national editor of the Australian Jewish News.
Rabbi Rabi has published a detailed response to claims made by Zeddy Lawrence regarding a dispute …

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TBI introduces Australia’s first synagogue streaming services

January 27, 2015 – 2:11 pm | 2 Comments

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 tbi.org.au through ‘TBI TV.’
The …

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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 | Comments Off

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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