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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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Triple J Incident Unearths need for Holocaust Education Revamp

August 15, 2012 – 8:39 pm | 13 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Triple J, the national broadcaster’s youth oriented radio station, prides itself on unearthing Australian musical (and even comedic) talent. However, in an incident last week, it was not talent that was unearthed, but …

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Shenanigans of the XXX Olympiad

July 26, 2012 – 10:11 pm | 9 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are nearly upon us. As was predicted by Ashley Browne in an earlier article on Galus Australis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused requests to honour the …

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Are We Biased Against Your Sub-Group?

July 10, 2012 – 9:04 pm | 29 Comments

Anthony Frosh, co-editor of Galus Australis, responds to various negative perceptions.
We recently received some feedback from a correspondent who wrote, “Within the frum community … [Galus Australis] is seen as having an anti-religious agenda, and …

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It’s about Freedom of Choice, not Freedom of Speech

May 22, 2012 – 10:14 pm | 132 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
As happened last year at Limmud Oz in Sydney, advocates of the destruction of the State of Israel have had their application to host a session rejected. And just as happened last year, …

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The Finkler Panel

May 8, 2012 – 10:04 pm | 10 Comments

Galus Australis is excited to be hosting a couple of panel discussion sessions at the upcoming Limmud Oz in Melbourne.
One of these sessions will be on The Finkler Question and Jewish Identity. The Finkler Question, authored …

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Cardinal Pell not anti-Semitic but Dawkins is Humourless

April 10, 2012 – 10:13 pm | 104 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
In one of the highest profile episodes of the ABC’s Q&A program, evangelical atheist Professor Richard Dawkins debated Australia’s Cardinal George Pell.
The most entertaining aspect of the episode was watching Dawkins on several …

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Interview with the PM’s Special Emissary to the Jews

March 7, 2012 – 10:02 pm | 6 Comments

The  following is an abridged version of an interview recently screened on the ABC’s Q&A program.
Tony Jones:         Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a very special Purim edition of “Q&A”. I’m your …

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Attempts at Censorship will Prove Counterproductive

January 17, 2012 – 7:58 pm | 78 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
In attempting to ban DVD sales of The Promise, a polemical mini-series recently screened on SBS, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) have done a proverbial Andrés Escobar.
Attempts, or even perceived attempts, …

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Limmud Oz Fest Finds the Missing Generation

December 8, 2011 – 9:55 pm | 7 Comments
Punk Jews, directed by Jesse Mann, produced by Evan Kleinman.

By Anthony Frosh
After the most recent Limmud Oz that took place at Monash University Caulfield campus in Melbourne (2010), there was considerable discussion about the absence of young people. Indeed, an article in this publication, …

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Some Must Have Additions for Your Bookshelf

November 16, 2011 – 9:18 pm | 2 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
I recently attended a panel session that was part of the Melbourne Jewish Book Festival. The session was on the topic of “What is a Jewish book?” After listening to the panel and …

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