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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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RBS (Read Before Shabbes) – Osher, Destruction, Timmy, and Yaron

November 6, 2015 – 11:16 am |

Here’s what you need to read about before Shabbes….
1) Osher on moustaches
2) Timmy being awesome at Jewish Care
3) Women destroying the (rabbinic) joint
4) Yaron on paranoia
1) From the inimitable Osher Gutnick:
‘I dropped in on mum on the …

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RCV’s new president oversees own contract at MBD

September 3, 2014 – 1:33 pm | 11 Comments

By Yaron Gottlieb:

In the last month the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) elected a new president – Rabbi Mordechai Gutnick, and was announced with the usual run of press releases and congratulatory articles in the …

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The AJN Got It Very Wrong: The Slurpee Saga

January 12, 2014 – 12:48 pm | 97 Comments

Editor’s note: Welcome back, Galus readers. We begin 2014 with two pieces by Rabbis Yaron Gottlieb and Meir Rabi. 
Yaron Gottlieb writes:
The AJN this week reported on the ongoing vitriol between the kosher agencies. The only …

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The Extraordinary at Limmud: Conservative and Orthodox Rabbis Talk to Each Other

November 6, 2013 – 8:06 am | 8 Comments

By Rabbi Yaron Gottlieb and Rabbi Adam Stein:
The following article has been written by Orthodox Rabbi Yaron Gottlieb with a gloss/commentary (in bold) by his friend and colleague, Conservative Rabbi Adam Stein (think Adam’s Isserles to Yaron’s …

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Galus Exclusive: What The Hell Is Danby Doing? Breaking News: Meir Rabi Condemns RCV; A New Beth Din & More

August 27, 2013 – 12:01 pm | 26 Comments

From Yaron Gottlieb and the editor.

Today, we have an exclusive from Yaron Gottlieb, breaking news from Meir Rabi, and other important news from around the community:
Yaron Gottlieb has discovered something quite bizarre about Michael Danby’s …

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This Week: What do You Think? And Yaron’s Friday Thought

July 18, 2013 – 8:04 pm | 22 Comments

From the editor:
Jeffrey Wolf provides analysis of the vicious battle for Chief Rabbi currently under way in Israel. Does the Rabbinate need to be reformed or is the current situation working? If you don’t believe …

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Dual Loyalty Accusations Arise from the Ben Zygier Case

February 14, 2013 – 7:25 pm | 149 Comments

By Yaron Gottlieb
The revelations this week about Prisoner X on the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent program has lead me to reflect about elements of my life and my relationship with Israel.
I am a dual citizen after …

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The Melbourne Beth Din – This Problem is Fixable

March 15, 2012 – 4:57 pm | 8 Comments

Following his previous article outlining what’s wrong with the Melbourne Beit Din, Rabbi Yaron Gottlieb puts forward some solutions.
The Beth Din (Jewish court) is unique. No other communal institution has anything like its power. My …

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The Melbourne Beit Din – Please G-d you will Never Need Them

February 16, 2012 – 11:18 am | 162 Comments

By Yaron Gottlieb
The Melbourne Beit Din is in an enviable position in the community. We are aware of their presence, but we are glad to ignore their day-to-day actions. Nonetheless most of us have heard …

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Too many Rabbis

September 4, 2011 – 9:11 pm | 39 Comments

By Yaron Gottlieb
What is a rabbi?
What is the significance of a rabbi within the Jewish world? Are they even necessary to live a Jewish life?
We are all familiar with the Catholic model of religious leadership …

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