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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm | Comments Off

Following Galus Australis’ transition away from an online magazine to a Facebook based community group, the site was to be taken offline (on Friday 11 December).
However, as that date became closer, we received several requests …

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Jews Witness the Hajj

October 30, 2011 – 10:20 pm | 5 Comments

By Rachel Sacks-Davis & Anthony Frosh
The Jewish tradition was born in journey. From Abraham and Jacob to Moses and the Israelites, our mythic ancestors were wanderers whose encounters with God almost always occurred en route. …

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Holy Day Music

October 9, 2011 – 8:33 pm | 3 Comments

By Alex Kats
It’s fair to say that I don’t know much about music. In fact, music was the only subject I ever failed at school. Yet despite that, I listen to at least some sort …

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The Curious History of a Load of Crap

August 28, 2011 – 7:30 pm | 2 Comments

By Simon Holloway
Yiddish speakers are very polite. While English speakers might tell you to get stuffed, a Yiddish speaker only directs you to do a poo in the sea (גיי קאקן אויפן ים). …

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A Broyges that goes back to the Goldrush

August 7, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Comments Off
Kozminsky Jewellers in the Melbourne CBD

By Bracha Rafael
This July my entire family travelled to California to attend my grandfather’s 90th birthday party. The day we landed in San Francisco, my sister received an email from a long-lost cousin of ours. …

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Calling all Graphic Artists – Groundswell Logo Competition

July 20, 2011 – 9:26 pm | 4 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
The Gen08 survey of the Australian Jewish community revealed some worrying trends.  Generation X & Y are more likely than their parents to be disengaged from the Jewish community. Furthermore, the transition of …

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Limmud l’Mamma

June 22, 2011 – 12:49 pm | 27 Comments

By Lior Misrachi
The other day I complained to my husband about my iphone (I find that I often lean on it in such a way that I turn myself on mute) and he told me …

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JCCV Tigerish after the fall of Lion

June 14, 2011 – 11:42 am | 29 Comments

Tommy Hafey, former Richmond (Tigers) Football Club coach, immortalised the words, “There’s nothing more tigerish than a wounded tiger!” But what’s to be done about a dead Lion?  In the wake of the Lion FM …

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Funny you should mention Manangatang

May 25, 2011 – 6:43 pm | Comments Off

By Simon Morawetz
Not many people know much about Manangatang, and on face value, there isn’t that much to know. It is a small town around 80km from Swan Hill in Victoria’s northwest, with one general …

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Another Young Jewish Protagonist hits Australian Bookshelves

May 17, 2011 – 11:13 pm | 5 Comments

By Rachel Sacks-Davis
As a teenager, I devoured books but I don’t remember coming across one Australian young adult novel with even a minor Jewish character. I would not have expected to do so given that …

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A Heartfelt Exhibition

May 5, 2011 – 10:07 pm | Comments Off

By Siobhan O’Neill
An exhibition featuring the collaboration of the work the late Lin Onus, the famous Aboriginal artist, and Israeli artist Shaike Snir, opened this evening at Alt Neu I am Art gallery …

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