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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).
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The Italians are Coming

January 5, 2010 – 11:05 pm | 7 Comments

by Anthony Frosh
I grew up in very Italian neighbourhood.  As a consequence, we had several Italian family friends.  And technically speaking, one of my grandfathers immigrated to Australia from Italy (well, he was there for …

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Not Everyone Loves Chanukah

December 13, 2009 – 9:01 pm | 4 Comments

The following is an excerpt from a travel diary by Anthony Frosh, orignally published here.
It was Wednesday night in Palolem, the sixth night of Chanukah. My new roommate Daniel and I went to the Beyt …

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Look Who’s Afraid of Free Speech Now

December 1, 2009 – 5:48 pm | 50 Comments

By Anthony Frosh & Rachel Sacks-Davis
Fascism has long been associated with far right-wing political movements.  Today, when it comes to suppressing the expression of ideas, it is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish between the so-called intellectual …

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Tough Frummes – religious Jews making a career in the ring

November 26, 2009 – 2:32 pm | 8 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Last week, a rabbinical student named Yuri Foreman became a world boxing champion.
Jewish boxing champions are nothing new.  Daniel Mendoza, often known as the father of scientific boxing, and English champion in the …

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A Serious Man – a spoiler free invitation

November 22, 2009 – 9:42 am | 12 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Last night I went along with RachSD to see the new film by the Coen brothers, A Serious Man.  On a night where we experienced weather that had an almost biblical feel – …

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British Court Demonstrates Cultural Arrogance

November 11, 2009 – 3:30 pm | 17 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
By now you may have read or heard about the British Supreme Court ruling against a Jewish Orthodox school. The court has ruled that the school is not permitted to define who is …

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Fostering Jewish-Indian relations – one kosher samosa at a time

October 19, 2009 – 10:52 am | 16 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Many months ago, perhaps last summer, I was walking down an East St Kilda street with RachSD, and in front of us were two young men who appeared to be from the Indian …

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Simchat Torah – Fight Night

October 11, 2009 – 9:43 pm | 4 Comments

by Anthony Frosh
Walking the 3.5km down Balaclava Rd from east of Caulfield Park to Hotham St, circa midnight Simchat Torah, there were plenty of intoxicated members of the community to be seen.  Happily, most of …

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Inglourious Basterds – Enthralling, but lacking in Jewish content

September 29, 2009 – 10:20 am | 14 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
WARNING: The following article is best suited to those who have already seen the film Inglourious Basterds, currently screening in Australian cinemas. The article (or follow-up comments) may contain spoilers; so …

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Jewish St Kilda Football Club Heretics

September 22, 2009 – 12:05 pm | 18 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
It’s an unfortunate happenstance that the Jewish High Holidays frequently coincide with the AFL finals. I am ‘fortunate’ enough this year to be supporting a team that failed to qualify for the finals, …

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