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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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Plastered IX

September 16, 2013 – 10:21 am | 4 Comments

By Michaela Simai
For those who have not come across our organisation before, Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s Emergency Medical Service. Come rain, hail or shine; in peace and war; no matter your race, ethnicity, …

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Filling the Communal Black Hole

September 11, 2013 – 8:51 am | 13 Comments

By Jo Silver:
Is there really a black hole into which all Jewish 24 – 40 year olds disappear? Hasn’t this always been a problem? What happens to young adult leaders who make their way up …

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Shana Tova

September 4, 2013 – 2:34 pm | One Comment

From the editor:
We’re taking a break over the new year and will be back on the 7th.
We wish our readers a very sweet new year.

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Galus Exclusive: Rabbi Rabi Responds to RCV Accusation

August 22, 2013 – 12:59 pm | 18 Comments

From the editor:
Yesterday, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria sent out the the following media release (hat tip Emmanuel’s list):
RCV Media Release regarding ‘it’s Kosher’

It has recently been brought to the attention of The Rabbinical Council …

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Artist Profile: Yvette Coppersmith

August 20, 2013 – 12:00 pm | One Comment

By Yvette Coppersmith:
Even a year ago, if someone had told me I’d be painting a Rabbi with a Torah, I’d have been surprised. But last week, a work of that description was unveiled at Temple …

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The Education Series: UJEB’s Response

July 29, 2013 – 2:28 pm | 2 Comments

By Marlo Newton:
What we need is not “A Jewish Education” but “Jewish educations” – multiple pathways into learning and joining.
It is time to stop blaming parents for the choices they make, and start celebrating every …

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Shavua Tov: Kosher Pork Buns! And Some Sunday Picks

July 21, 2013 – 8:11 am | 4 Comments

Daniel Broder‘s Kosher Pork Buns.
Lisa: “I’m going to become a vegetarian”
Homer: “Does that mean you’re not going to eat any pork?”
Lisa: “Yes”
Homer: “Bacon?”
Lisa: “Yes Dad”
Homer: “Ham?”
Lisa: “Dad all those meats come from the same animal”
Homer: …

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Professor Andrew Markus on Future Challenges: Part III of The Education Series

July 17, 2013 – 8:43 pm | 5 Comments

By Andrew Markus
The sustainability of the Jewish day school system is a frequent subject for discussion. Yom Limmud Melbourne featured a panel on Jewish education, focused on the impact of the Gen08 communal survey (undertaken …

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The Jewish Education Series: Will Generation X Please Stand Up

July 10, 2013 – 11:17 am | 51 Comments

Jonathan (Jonny) Schauder
This is the second in our education series. You can read Rabbi Kennard’s piece – the first in the series – here. Next week, Andrew Markus provides his assessment of the Jewish Australian educational landscape. 
I …

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Rabbi James Kennard: Jewish Schools Are The Key

July 3, 2013 – 7:48 pm | 52 Comments

By Rabbi James Kennard
Why are Jewish schools so important in the establishment of Jewish identity? Why do studies throughout the world show that attendance at a Jewish day school, allied with a positive home environment, …

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