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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).
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Jews Witness the Hajj

October 30, 2011 – 10:20 pm | 5 Comments

By Rachel Sacks-Davis & Anthony Frosh
The Jewish tradition was born in journey. From Abraham and Jacob to Moses and the Israelites, our mythic ancestors were wanderers whose encounters with God almost always occurred en route. …

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Occupy Your Local Shtetl

October 18, 2011 – 10:29 pm | 11 Comments
Jewish Labour Marchers at Occupy Wall Street

By Anthony Frosh
At a kiddush on first day Sukkot, I found myself in conversation with a fellow shul-goer about the Occupy Wall Street movement. His daughter, who lives in New York, had attended Yom Kippur …

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together – Deal with it!

September 26, 2011 – 12:09 pm | 3 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Box Hill in Victoria has lots of Chinese, Lakemba in NSW has lots of Lebanese, Peppermint Grove in WA has lots of WASPs, and of course, there are a number of areas in …

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Census Maximus

August 2, 2011 – 9:57 pm | 21 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
‘There’s this unspoken thing among Jews,” comedian John Safran was quoted in a recent interview published in The Age,  ”that no matter whether you’re kosher or not, you always ask for kosher meals …

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So you think you can Soapbox? Good, because I can’t!

July 25, 2011 – 11:08 pm | 17 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
A couple of weeks of ago, I received a call from one of the organisers of the upcoming event The Jewish Community: What’s in it for me? that is on this Sunday evening.  …

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Calling all Graphic Artists – Groundswell Logo Competition

July 20, 2011 – 9:26 pm | 4 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
The Gen08 survey of the Australian Jewish community revealed some worrying trends.  Generation X & Y are more likely than their parents to be disengaged from the Jewish community. Furthermore, the transition of …

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BDS Advocates and Sympathisers Accuse Limmud-Oz

May 18, 2011 – 10:56 pm | 139 Comments

By Anthony Frosh & Rachel Sacks-Davis
Advocates of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, Vivienne Porzsolt and Peter Slezak, have had their applications to speak at Limmud-Oz next month in Sydney denied. Limmud-Oz Program Director, …

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Australian in line for al-Qaeda Top Job

May 3, 2011 – 9:26 pm | 73 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
An Australian has been named as one of the potential replacements for the recently deceased al-Qaeda chairperson, Osama bin Laden.  Fiona Byrne, current mayor of Marrickville, is apparently on the short list to …

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What now for the Jews of Tunis?

January 18, 2011 – 1:39 pm | 2 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
With the political state of affairs in Tunisia now lying somewhere between anarchy and revolution, it’s a troubling time for all citizens of this North African republic.  For the Jewish community, such instability …

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Jews support asylum seekers while the NSW Greens deligitimise Jews – the week in politics

December 12, 2010 – 4:43 pm | 35 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Last week, the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) issued a press release calling on “Australians to welcome asylum-seekers into their communities and embrace the benefits refugees can offer Australia.”  The full statement is …

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