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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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Changing the World – and Getting Paid for it

January 19, 2012 – 4:52 pm | 5 Comments

By Keren Tuch
A new year, a new set of first round university offers, and hard decisions to make.  Which university course to do – law, commerce or medicine? Embarking on an alternative career is almost …

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Does Charity Begin at Home?

October 3, 2011 – 9:46 pm | 10 Comments

By Keren Tuch
Does charity begin at home? It’s an issue many of us have grappled with, and a significant consideration for the Jewish community.
Recently, I attended a panel at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival exploring this …

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Refugee Stigma

June 28, 2011 – 6:42 pm | 9 Comments

By Keren Tuch
There were many thought provoking events on last week in honour of Refugee Week, including the confronting SBS series Go Back To Where You Came From, discussed here and here.
One event I attended …

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It’s Time for all People to have their Festival of Freedom

April 17, 2011 – 2:55 pm | 27 Comments

By Keren Tuch
In a couple of days time we will be reciting the familiar Hebrew song from the Passover Haggadah  “Avadim hayinu ata b’nei chorin – We were once slaves, but now we are free.”  …

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MasterChef goes Kosher

March 21, 2011 – 7:18 pm | 8 Comments

By Keren Tuch
After arriving in Melbourne one month ago, stepping into the Astor Theatre on Chapel Street last Tuesday night, I could have fooled myself that I was in NY.  The theatre was packed full …

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The Diaspora Divide

December 5, 2010 – 9:21 pm | 4 Comments

By Keren Tuch
The Sydney Jewish community has just farewelled the great Jewish educator, Steve Israel.  Steve, who is well known to any youth movement madrich (leader) who participated on Machon (a 4 month program designed …

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Yes, Jews do Camp

October 6, 2010 – 6:26 pm | 30 Comments

By Keren Tuch
I was telling a friend about a rejuvenating weekend camping I enjoyed in Australia’s beautiful nature. Although he expressed interest in coming on future camping trips, he remained a little surprised because, as …

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At least the Maoists won’t be taking power – a global perspective

August 22, 2010 – 12:18 pm | 19 Comments

By Keren Tuch
Whilst I detest listening to our leaders belittling one another in an act of political sabotage, the optimist in me is grateful that I live in a democracy with freedom of speech.  Whilst …

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Bored to Death

June 6, 2010 – 9:53 pm | 11 Comments
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By Keren Tuch
Oh the irony, that so many Israelis dream of nothing else but to live in utopic Australia, whilst others, myself included, consider living in a war torn country where peace is a seemingly …

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Spirituality within Judaism – Learnings from Amma

May 6, 2010 – 1:49 pm | 7 Comments

By Keren Tuch
The air was holy.  People walked the aisles as if levitating in a state of awe.  As the holy Amma appeared on stage and performed her ritualistic puja, the audience – a mix …

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