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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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The Next Phase: Going Social

November 11, 2015 – 1:36 pm | One Comment

From editors, past and present – Frosh, Rachel, and Alex:
We’re going social!
This past Shabbes, Galus founding editors, Rachel Sacks Davis and Ant Frosh got together with current editor, Alex Fein, for a brainstorming session on …

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RBS (Read Before Shabbes) – Osher, Destruction, Timmy, and Yaron

November 6, 2015 – 11:16 am |

Here’s what you need to read about before Shabbes….
1) Osher on moustaches
2) Timmy being awesome at Jewish Care
3) Women destroying the (rabbinic) joint
4) Yaron on paranoia
1) From the inimitable Osher Gutnick:
‘I dropped in on mum on the …

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Assault and Theft in Caulfield Unlikely to be Hate Crime

November 5, 2015 – 2:59 pm | One Comment

From the editor:Two men assaulted a member of the Jewish community last night before stealing his car. It is likely the Caulfield North man targeted in this incident was followed home from the airport.

While there …

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Something New; Project Zug; From Jewish Care

November 4, 2015 – 10:46 am | 2 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Hi all.
I’m back, taking over from Bracha, for another tour of duty as editor at this Melbourne Jewish institution.
Over the years, Galus has provided its readers with news, debate, and stories about Jewish …

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Dvir Abramovich And Fascism: A Jewish Failure

September 1, 2015 – 1:08 pm | 19 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Dvir Abramovich, you need to step down now.
The B’nei B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission requires an immediate change in leadership.
You don’t get to head up a blue ribbon Jewish community organisation–one that enjoys all manner …

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Jewish peak body votes for LGBTIQ inclusion

August 5, 2015 – 4:48 pm | 7 Comments

By Alex Fein:
The unprecedented vote at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria to admit LGBTIQ support and advocacy group, Keshet, was not without controversy.
Robert Weil, President of one of Melbourne’s largest synagogues, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, …

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Update: A Communal Leader on the R’ Telsner and Groner Affair

March 16, 2014 – 1:42 pm | 76 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Update: An communal leader, who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, submitted the following questions to Galus in the hope that they might elicit a response from the Chabad rabbinate:
“Might I suggest …

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It’s time: Why Manny Should Step Down and an Apology to Zephania Waks.

December 22, 2013 – 2:39 pm | 117 Comments

By Alex Fein:
The Yeshiva abuse story has exposed the ugliest elements of our community. Victim blaming and accusations of mesirah compete with the most horrible rumours of who is a paedophile and who is a …

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Zephania Waks Threatens Us With A Defamation Suit

December 12, 2013 – 9:43 am | 19 Comments

By Alex Fein (Editor): I received the email below from Zephania Waks. It threatens us with a defamation suit, despite my best efforts to moderate fairly, unless I offer him a public apology. It is …

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The Beating Heart Of Our Community

December 11, 2013 – 11:32 am |

By Alex Fein:
“… instead of devoting so many scores of millions of dollars to Jewish organizations, many of which have lost track of their original purpose and exist mainly for their own sake, Jews should …

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