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Galus Australis Archivus

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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Heritage to be found

October 6, 2014 – 1:15 pm | 5 Comments

By Alex Kats:
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Bendigo in regional Victoria, and Fremantle near Perth in Western Australia. In both cases I was in town for work, but had some free time and …

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A Limmud Journey

May 30, 2014 – 10:53 am | Comments Off

By Alex Kats:
It has now been five months since I had the privilege of participating in the Limmud Conference in the UK. The branding for Limmud UK – which was plastered on posters and all …

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Eggs & Bacon Bay and The Promised Land: What the Devil?

June 3, 2013 – 8:16 pm | 3 Comments

It is on Argyle Street in the centre of the city, because way back in 1842, Judah Solomon, a local Jewish activist and philanthropist offered land that he owned on that street for the purposes of a Jewish place of worship following a meeting that decided one should be built.

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Collingwood Zionist Magpies

April 23, 2013 – 6:46 pm | 12 Comments

By Alex Kats
Footy is the primary ‘religion’ in Melbourne. Whether passionately or otherwise, everyone supports a team no matter where they come from or what their other religion is, because it is sacrilegious not to. …

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Equally Different

February 8, 2013 – 4:46 pm | 8 Comments

By Alex Kats
Last month in Melbourne, our city was privileged to host one of the world’s best annual sporting events – the Australian Open, one of four international Grand Slam events. Tennis aficionados will know …

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Coming Together

September 10, 2012 – 10:11 pm | 3 Comments

By Alex Kats
In my life I have met very few people of the Sikh tradition. Even on a recent trip to India, the few Sikh people that I did encounter were just in passing and …

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The Creeping Normalcy of Religious Fanaticism

July 17, 2012 – 9:06 pm | 160 Comments

By Alex Kats
Recently, a friend of mine who went to an all-girls Jewish day school, told me about an incident that happened to her whilst she was in upper high school. Ever since hearing about …

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A Patriotic Refuge

July 3, 2012 – 9:29 pm | 30 Comments
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea film poster

By Alex Kats
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to see the premiere of a documentary film called Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It tells the story of a group of mostly …

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The Worst Festival of the Year

October 16, 2011 – 12:38 pm | 36 Comments

By Alex Kats
After the dread of shule choices for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have passed, I turn to the loathing that I have for the festival of Simchat Torah. If there was one day …

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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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