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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm |

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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Broken Glass, White Bull – an extract from Howard Goldenberg’s latest book, “Raft”

August 16, 2009 – 2:00 pm | 11 Comments

by Howard Goldenberg
On November 9, 1938, Heinrich Korn is nine years old.
William Cooper is 77 years old.
Shaike Snir has not yet been born.
Heinrich Korn and his family are proud Germans. Heinrich’s father is proud to …

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You say Hebrew; I say Israeli!

August 9, 2009 – 10:30 am | 4 Comments

The language spoken in today’s Israel is a multifaceted and fascinating fin-de-siècle hybrid, based not only on ‘sleeping beauty’ (or alternatively, ‘walking dead’) Hebrew but also on the revivalists’ mother tongues such as Yiddish, argues …

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A Jew goes to Burma

August 3, 2009 – 9:00 pm | 17 Comments

by Sibella Stern

Burmese demographics are mind boggling; in a land heavily devoted to Buddhism, you will nevertheless be woken every morning by the Muslim call to prayer. Your 16 hour bus ride (which you …

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A Uyghur Tale

August 2, 2009 – 12:18 am |

By Alex Kats
Last week I was privileged to see the controversial film about Rebiya Kadeer at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
In the lead up to the festival, English director, Ken Loach, who had previously …

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The Hebrew Revival: Lessons for Indigenous Australia

July 27, 2009 – 10:53 pm | 16 Comments

By Ghil’ad Zuckermann
What lessons could one draw from the Hebrew revival in the Promised Land to current revival attempts of no-longer spoken Aboriginal languages in the Lucky Country? Heaps! While the Hebrew revivalists, who wished …

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Everyone loves a boycott!

July 17, 2009 – 1:55 am | 6 Comments

By The Hasid
Nothing like a hot coffee, a bagel, the AJN and news of a fresh cultural boycott to start one’s day, right?
Yes, dear readers, it’s that time of year again – MIFF! As British …

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Jews in Pop-culture: a Critical Examination Part II

July 9, 2009 – 11:52 pm | 7 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
NCIS is not first class drama.  The plots are quite often formulaic, and the acting is often melodramatic.  Nevertheless, it has the rare distinction of being the only mainstream network show (we …

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Jews in Pop-culture: a Critical Examination Part 1

June 28, 2009 – 10:15 pm | 29 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
There is a tremendously interesting documentary titled Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies & The American Dream (1997).  Amongst other things, the film touches on the portrayal of Jews on the big screen. If memory serves, …

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Australian Jewish media – where to from here?

June 24, 2009 – 9:15 am | 15 Comments
Australian Jewish media – where to from here?

By Parrogan
I. Aligning oneself with the AJN
Are you well-served by our national Jewish newspaper, one of the oldest continuously published rags in the history of Australian newspapers, miraculously plodding forth into an age where print …

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