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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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Zephania Waks Threatens Us With A Defamation Suit

December 12, 2013 – 9:43 am | 19 Comments

By Alex Fein (Editor): I received the email below from Zephania Waks. It threatens us with a defamation suit, despite my best efforts to moderate fairly, unless I offer him a public apology. It is …

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The Beating Heart Of Our Community

December 11, 2013 – 11:32 am |

By Alex Fein:
“… instead of devoting so many scores of millions of dollars to Jewish organizations, many of which have lost track of their original purpose and exist mainly for their own sake, Jews should …

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Breaking News: Rabbi Glick Interviewed According to Herald Sun and Rabbi Smukler’s Response – Updated 6:00pm

December 9, 2013 – 2:16 pm | 103 Comments

From the editor:
Manny Waks and Tzedek have published the following on their Facebook Wall:
“We can now confirm that a major figure within the Melbourne Yeshivah community has been arrested and formally interviewed on allegations of …

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The War Within and The Culture of Smear

December 2, 2013 – 11:10 am | 26 Comments

By Anonymous:
Editor’s note: This piece has been heavily edited to remove potentially defamatory content. Galus is publishing this piece because we believe the central contention regarding a culture of smear is relevant to the current …

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Our Culture of Silence Must Change

December 1, 2013 – 9:48 am | 20 Comments

By David Werdiger:
Editor’s notes:
. Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to publish this piece as scheduled, last Monday – White Ribbon Day. We therefore post it today.
. NB: This publication does not endorse …

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JCCV: Change is Happening Now

November 19, 2013 – 8:49 am |

From the editor:
While any organisation’s AGM might not seem like the most exciting way to spend an evening, the JCCV’s AGM is highly recommended.
Since Nina Basset assumed the presidency, with personnel like Jo Silver in …

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The Awards: What Do They Mean? And Jesus At The Museum: What Do You Think?

November 13, 2013 – 9:01 am |

From the editor:
We’ve received two interesting press releases recently.
The first details the winners of  the JCCV’s Community Recognition Awards. These awards provide a fascinating insight into what and who our state’s peak body believes …

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Meir Rabi on the Sydney Kashrut Imbroglio

October 31, 2013 – 10:03 am | 66 Comments

By Rabbi Meir Rabi:
So you go to a religious friend’s home for dinner, they don’t have a Rabbi or a Mashgiach to verify that the food is Kosher. No worries we will eat.
Same friend makes …

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My Kosher Kitchen Rules

October 28, 2013 – 9:25 am |

By Malki Rose
The Dora Rose Foundation was established to create initiatives to support and nurture vulnerable children in our community.
The charity, established in memory of Melbourne Grandmother extraordinaire & Holocaust Survivor Mrs Dora Rose z”l, …

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Doing Good Deeds to Meet Community Needs: Mitzvah Day 2013

October 22, 2013 – 10:34 am |

By Judith Feiglin:
On Sunday November 17, people across Australia’s Jewish communities will get together to work for variety of worthy causes in celebration of Mitzvah Day.
A ‘mitzvah’ is commonly recognized as doing a good deed, …

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