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Galus Australis Archivus

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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Jew is as Jew does

November 23, 2009 – 8:08 pm | 6 Comments

By Jewin’ the fat
We knew it would happen eventually, and you know what they say – when the shit hits the fan, everyone gets covered in it.
I’m talking of course about the imminent ruling of …

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New Visions for Commemorating the Shoah

November 17, 2009 – 8:45 pm | 4 Comments

This article by Talia Katz is the second of a two-part series on new and sometimes controversial forms of Shoah commemoration.  Part 1 can be seen here.
There seems to be a distinctly anti-Generation-Y movement …

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Holocaust Commemoration 2.0: re-told, re-imagined, re-worked (Part 1)

November 9, 2009 – 11:51 am | One Comment

by Talia Katz
Part 1 of 2
My earliest memory of the ‘Holocaust’ is the living history project I was asked to create with the help of Olga, a kindly seventy year-old Polish woman.  I was eleven.  She told …

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Safran pushes the boundaries

October 26, 2009 – 5:26 pm | 16 Comments

By Jewin’ the fat
Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.
— Guillaume Apollinaire
John Safran is arguably Australia’s King …

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Observations of Jews in their Natural Habitat

September 9, 2009 – 1:07 pm | 3 Comments

By Jewin’ the fat
Jewish people are a strange bunch. When it comes to their celebrations, however, the ’strange’ dial gets cranked up to 11. For the uninformed, it can be a treacherous path towards bloating, guilt and …

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Oxfam are Oxymorons

August 31, 2009 – 9:24 pm | 23 Comments

By Jewin’ the fat
My brother-in-law announced quite casually one Friday night that he was planning to run 100km in under 24 hours. Through the bush. All in one go. At first, our family went through …

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Nine things to do in Jerusalem

August 18, 2009 – 10:04 pm | Comments Off

By Jewin’ the fat
Jerusalem: It evokes picturesque sunsets and co-existence paradise, but sometimes, the reality is a touch different than what the tourguide said it would be. Too often, I meet people who are fresh …

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Punch and Jewdy

August 13, 2009 – 11:30 am | 3 Comments

By Jewin’ the fat
At a swanky media party in Melbourne, glass of white in hand, I struck up a conversation with a bright eyed young Melbournian, who had a plan to revolutionise the Jewish community …

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Reporters without Borders (or standards)

August 5, 2009 – 6:10 pm | 8 Comments

by Jewin’ the fat.
Too often, a journalist is attacked for elements of a story which are out of their control – photos provided by the photographer, headlines composed by the sub-editor – it is a …

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Say it, don’t spray it

July 31, 2009 – 11:24 am | 12 Comments

by Jewin’ the fat.
(Read a longer version here.)
In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled — Paul Eldridge
It’s funny how the media works in Australia. Newsworthiness (which sounds like a made up word, but …

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