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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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Parenting with Strategy

May 27, 2013 – 7:05 pm | Comments Off

By Diane Levy
If only they’d do as they are told… I’d be a much nicer parent!
Although, I’ve been counselling and coaching parents for the last thirty years, this week has been a challenge-in-the-field.  I, together …

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Lessons in Preventing Child Sex Abuse

May 22, 2013 – 8:45 pm | Comments Off

By Margaret Bozik
An astounding 93 per cent of child sex offenders have more than one victim, while 23 per cent abuse 10 or more children, psychologist Sandra Ifrah told parents attending workshops on ‘Parenting Safe …

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World Vision Australia Rejects Allegations it Provided Financial Aid to Terrorists

May 20, 2013 – 5:36 pm | 8 Comments

By Tim McCormack
The Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Centre) first wrote to World Vision Australia (WVA) in February 2012 claiming that our AusAID-funded agricultural development project with the Palestinian organisation – the Union of …

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Mind Control and Rabbinical Tyranny

May 17, 2013 – 12:33 pm | 3 Comments

By Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo<
Judaism is experiencing a great renaissance these days, something we can rejoice over. Today we are blessed with a great number of highly unusual Israeli “secular” programs where completely non-religious young …

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South African Jews: In trouble or thriving?

May 14, 2013 – 12:25 pm | 2 Comments

This article, by Limmud presenter Daniel Barnett , is the first in our 2013 Limmud-Oz preview series.
The South African Jewish community is renowned for being one of the world’s most close-knit. From a communal infrastructure point …

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What the Youth Crave

May 7, 2013 – 10:44 am | 8 Comments

By Ben Scholl
Every few months our community is overcome by fear at the utterance of terms such as ‘assimilation’ and ‘continuity’.  A recurring theme of crisis is established as we realize that school fees are …

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More Mondoweiss Madness

April 28, 2013 – 8:43 pm | Comments Off
More Mondoweiss Madness

This is the second part of a two-part series on Mondoweiss by David Schulberg.  To read Part I, click here.
Margaret Cassar, an organiser of the BDS protest movement in Adelaide, in a Mondoweiss article decried the …

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Collingwood Zionist Magpies

April 23, 2013 – 6:46 pm | 12 Comments

By Alex Kats
Footy is the primary ‘religion’ in Melbourne. Whether passionately or otherwise, everyone supports a team no matter where they come from or what their other religion is, because it is sacrilegious not to. …

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Triumph of the Wit

April 18, 2013 – 7:22 pm | 35 Comments

By Joel Lazar
This coming May I’ve decided to trounce around in front of hundreds of people as a neo-Nazi maniac with six pigeons for friends. My parents are tremendously proud. I play Franz Liebkind in …

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Mondoweiss Madness

April 15, 2013 – 5:09 pm | 9 Comments

By David Schulberg
As we well know, there is a huge battle taking place on the internet for the hearts and minds of people who care about what happens in the Middle East. With the potential …

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