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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm |

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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Kapparot for Animal Lovers

September 24, 2012 – 10:35 pm | 10 Comments

Kapparot (or Kaporas כפרות) is an ancient Jewish ritual, performed prior to Yom Kippur. In recent times, this ritual has gained controversy due to the use of live chickens. In this video, Galus Australis’ resident …

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The Dog Test

April 24, 2012 – 8:34 pm | 6 Comments

By Vadim Chelom
With another Pesach now behind us I am sure that this year, as in the past many of you have spent nervous moments agonising over the permissibility of usage on Pesach of many …

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Tradition at the Cutting Edge of Animal Welfare

March 22, 2012 – 8:18 pm | 13 Comments

By Vadim Chelom
In one of last week’s most reported news stories, an activist with a hidden video camera filmed an indigenous dugong hunt. The video, when broadcast on the ABC, provoked outrage by the apparent …

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Sir Zelman Cowen and the Guilt Generation

December 15, 2011 – 8:36 pm | 12 Comments
Dr Rabbi Shimon Cowen, son of Sir Zelman Cowen

By Vadim Chelom
Last week saw the passing of Sir Zelman Cowen, a man whose lifetime has encompassed more achievements than it seems a single lifetime could contain. A gifted lawyer, educator, statesman, a man who …

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Occupy Caulfield

November 10, 2011 – 9:41 pm | 13 Comments

By Vadim Chelom
I have had enough! This injustice and abuse has to stop. I am going to do something about it – tonight I am putting on an extra layer of thermal underwear and unrolling …

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