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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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Our Culture of Silence Must Change

December 1, 2013 – 9:48 am | 20 Comments

By David Werdiger:
Editor’s notes:
. Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to publish this piece as scheduled, last Monday – White Ribbon Day. We therefore post it today.
. NB: This publication does not endorse …

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Searching for an Alternative to our Broken Beth Dins

April 4, 2013 – 6:35 pm | 98 Comments

By David Werdiger
Some Australian Rabbis have been in the news a fair bit lately – and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons (although it must be said that popular media sources are hardly chasing puff …

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A Real Jewish Plot

January 25, 2013 – 8:13 am | 17 Comments

David Werdiger unfolds his map and puts on his navigators cap, as he plots the fastest route from Oz to Israel. But can you find a faster path from Melbourne (or Sydney, or Perth…) to …

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The Chanukah Tree

December 12, 2012 – 10:46 pm | 3 Comments

By David Werdiger
The Menorah is one of the most enduring Jewish symbols we have – instantly recognizable, and adopted as part of the emblem of the state of Israel. The menorah lit in ancient times …

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What the Jewish Community can learn from the AFL

October 23, 2012 – 4:25 pm | 2 Comments

By David Werdiger
The end of the chagim usually means one thing – a slide into that inexorable gap between the football season and the cricket season, known affectionately as the spring racing carnival. For those …

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A Helping Hand with School Fees

September 6, 2012 – 5:16 pm | One Comment

Having published several articles related to the affordability of Jewish schools as well as the Free Jewish Education Movement, we know that there are many readers interested in options concerning ever-increasing school fees.  While many …

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Our Investment for the Future

July 5, 2012 – 4:47 pm | One Comment

By David Werdiger
The balanced scorecard is one of the better-known strategic performance management tools commonly used to monitor large corporations or organizations. It recognizes that profit is not the only way to measure success, and …

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Beyond Rabbi Groner

June 21, 2012 – 8:20 pm | 94 Comments

By David Werdiger
Rabbi YD Groner OBM was often described as “larger than life”. He was an imposing character: large in size, strong in voice, autocratic in nature. From his arrival in Melbourne in the 1950s, he …

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Moishe’s in da House!

June 3, 2012 – 7:17 pm | 13 Comments

By David Werdiger
The topic of next generation Jewish engagement continues to raise its head, following the important report last year arising from the Gen08 community survey, which gave some clear indications of some of the …

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Understanding Chabad and Messianism

March 27, 2012 – 7:48 pm | 41 Comments

By David Werdiger
As an active writer and blogger, I have often found myself in discussions about Chabad with people from outside the Chabad community. In addition, I recently had the opportunity to review some of …

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