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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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What is LaunchPad?

March 26, 2014 – 9:36 am | 2 Comments

By Natalie Rathner:
A dynamic new forum for young Australian Jews will help re-imagine the future of Australia’s Jewish community. LaunchPad is a first-time platform to mobilise young Jews from across the country, starting with a …

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Update: Mizrachi Condemns and Leichter Defends – Chabad Rabbis Telsner and C.Z. Groner Join Anti-Zionists in Protest

March 12, 2014 – 9:50 am | 67 Comments

From the editor:
 Updates below the original article:
We apologise for the small size of the picture and reproduce the information here:
“Communal Tefillah Gathering: Melbourne Rabonim join the call of Gedolei Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel, America and …

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Police Reject Bima Rape Allegations: Calls for Manny Waks to Make a Statement

March 2, 2014 – 12:14 pm | 49 Comments
Police Reject Bima Rape Allegations: Calls for Manny Waks to Make a Statement

From the editor:
The Age reported on Friday afternoon that police have dropped all charges against Rabbi Glick related to the bima rape case. Addendum/correction: no charges were ever actually laid. The police have simply decided that there …

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Project Deborah Launched

February 21, 2014 – 9:07 am | Comments Off

By Jackie King:
Over 170 guests attended the launch of Project Deborah on 4th of February to hear keynote speaker, Catherine Fox debunk myths relating to women and work.
Catherine claimed that Australia needs to reframe 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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Women’s Leadership to the Fore with Project Deborah – And The Holidays…

December 24, 2013 – 3:39 pm | Comments Off

By Jackie King:
In August 2012 I was fortunate to be included in a leadership program facilitated by Australian Jewish Funders and ROI/The Charles and Lynne Schusterman Foundation. At the end of the workshop, participants were …

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It’s time: Why Manny Should Step Down and an Apology to Zephania Waks.

December 22, 2013 – 2:39 pm | 117 Comments

By Alex Fein:
The Yeshiva abuse story has exposed the ugliest elements of our community. Victim blaming and accusations of mesirah compete with the most horrible rumours of who is a paedophile and who is a …

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Melbourne’s Largest Synagogue Celebrates GLBTI Festival

December 20, 2013 – 10:23 am | 26 Comments

From Temple Beth Israel:
Editor’s note: homophobic comments will not make it through moderation.
Temple Beth Israel (TBI) is proud to host the first ever celebration of the Midsumma Gay and Lesbian Festival in a Victorian Synagogue …

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Four Jews, Four Christians, and Four Muslims Walk into a Wall….

December 17, 2013 – 10:21 am | 2 Comments

By Rabbi Adam Stein:
Four Jews, Four Christians , and Four Muslims walk into a wall….
And it’s not a joke.
I’ve spent the past two years working on a very special project with two friends of mine: …

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Exclusive: Manny Waks to be Sued. Updated 19/12/2013: Manny Refers to “Blog’s” Defamatory Material

December 13, 2013 – 5:41 pm | 70 Comments

From the editor:
We have received the following information from a source that does not wish to be named:
“Mr Manny Waks Will be served imminently with papers by a certain family suing him for defamation. A …

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