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Shavua Tov: Win a Double Pass and Your Sunday Diversions

July 27, 2013 – 10:22 pmOne Comment

From the editor:

the-world-is-funny-movie-posterFollowing its success as the Jewish International Film Festival’s (JIFF’s) 2012 festival Opening Night film, The World is Funny (העולם מצחיק) opens exclusively at the Classic Cinemas from August 1st.

Galus Australis has five double passes to give away to our Melbourne readers. To go in the draw to win, simply go to our corresponding post on our Facebook page and recommend us a film that you think is worth seeing.  There will be five random draws between now and commencement of the season.

Check out the below trailer!

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Sunday Diversions:

Ruth Calderon is heading a quiet revolution in the relationship between Israelis and religion. She’s speaking at as a guest of the ZFA in Melbourne.

What’s so special about a Jewish sex scandal?

What’s the link between Judaism, Mormonism, the internet, and abandoning religion? Hat tip to Shani Tzoref.

“Welcome, newbies!” Gila Rose provides the ProTips for new olim.

Geoffrey Alderman writes about the Anglo-Jewish infatuation with royalty.

Peter Beinart is often derided as an anti-Zionist, so his demolition of the accusations of Israeli  Apartheid  are as useful as they are interesting.

From  Heeb: “Totally Serious Orthodox Video Encourages Orthodox Men to Marry Much Older Women

The very complex story of lube kashrut is examined in Hipster Jew.

The first Farsi language book on the Holocaust is extremely popular as the sun sets on Ahmedinejad’s presidency.

From Jewniverse: “Why has one building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn been painstakingly recreated all over the world, from São Paulo to Melbourne, Los Angeles to Milan? Because the building, 770 Eastern Parkway, is the headquarters of Chabad Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known for its outreach to Jews around the globe.”

The pick of Jewcer: Help document the disappearance of the Baghdadi Jews.

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