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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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Questions after Har Nof

December 29, 2014 – 2:17 pm | One Comment

By Ilan Bloch:

Eleven years ago, I made Aliyah to Jerusalem – at the tail end of the Second Intifada. I can count the number of terror attacks in the city which occurred during my first …

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Certifying Cigarettes Kosher for Pesach

March 31, 2013 – 8:51 am | 27 Comments

By Ilan Bloch
While shopping in a local Jerusalem supermarket during Hol Hamoed I asked a worker (who happened to be Arab) where I might find quinoa. This gentleman looked at me aghast and, with a tone filled with rebuke, informed …

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Right Choice? Definitely. Right Reasons? It’s Complicated.

February 3, 2013 – 1:57 pm | 12 Comments

By Ilan Bloch
Last month I began my tenth year in Israel. I made Aliyah in order to stop being part of a minority in a multicultural, yet Christian-rooted, Australia. I wanted to live in my …

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My Problems with Hasbara

September 12, 2011 – 10:39 pm | 10 Comments

By Ilan Bloch
For the past eight years, I have worked as a guide and educator, taking groups of students from the Diaspora on Israel programs. Recently, I was more than frustrated after the group that …

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