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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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Michael Jackson and the Lubavitcher Rebbe

June 30, 2009 – 7:24 pm | 26 Comments

By Yoram Symons
Both Michael Jackson and the Lubavitcher Rebbe died on the 3rd of Tammuz.  This much is fact. The rest of this piece is entirely speculation.
The first I heard of Michael Jackson’s death was …

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Jews in Pop-culture: a Critical Examination Part 1

June 28, 2009 – 10:15 pm | 29 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
There is a tremendously interesting documentary titled Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies & The American Dream (1997).  Amongst other things, the film touches on the portrayal of Jews on the big screen. If memory serves, …

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Australian Jewish media – where to from here?

June 24, 2009 – 9:15 am | 15 Comments
Australian Jewish media – where to from here?

By Parrogan
I. Aligning oneself with the AJN
Are you well-served by our national Jewish newspaper, one of the oldest continuously published rags in the history of Australian newspapers, miraculously plodding forth into an age where print …

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My Cousin Sammy (OR: The single-issue voter: a portrait)

June 23, 2009 – 10:09 am | 15 Comments

By The Hasid
Picture it: Melbourne, 2007!
It’s a Friday night in November. You’re partaking of the Shabbos meal with your nearest and dearest, somewhere in the Jewish Commonwealth of Glen Eira. The conversation turns, inevitably, to …

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A Democratic Model For Communal Governance

June 22, 2009 – 12:36 am | 34 Comments

By Yoram Symons
I am going to begin this post from the following assumption: The JCCV is not democratic nor is it representational.
Pages have already been filled on this blog debating this issue and it is …

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BRW Rich List – nothing to kvell over.

June 21, 2009 – 10:37 am | 23 Comments

By Anthony Frosh and Rachel Sacks-Davis
One thing that gets our goat is when people in the Jewish community kvell over the over-representation of Jews in the BRW rich list.   Google BRW and AJN, and you …

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Yavneh: Is it time to go?

June 19, 2009 – 11:27 am | 30 Comments

By Malki Rose
With the Jewish education crisis looming larger than ever, (although some might say it loomed just as large 20 years ago and that this is nothing new), many individuals have been heard to …

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Ode to the Moshiach Dancers

June 18, 2009 – 10:44 pm | 21 Comments

By Anthony Frosh and Rachel Sacks-Davis
Living in the heart of St Kilda East, a mere ball throw from any Lubavitcher yeshiva in Melbourne, there are few things that give us as much joy as the …

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Calling on all signatories

June 18, 2009 – 10:16 pm | 45 Comments

By Anthony Frosh and Rachel Sacks-Davis
To the 170 signatories to the petition calling on Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard to cancel her planned visit to Israel, we understand that you believe that Israel is not …

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