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Galus Australis Archivus

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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Why UJEB needs to change

July 26, 2015 – 10:44 pm | 3 Comments

By Leonie Ben-Simon:
UJEB as we know it has become a dinosaur and needs to change its modus operandi.
These days thousands of Jewish children within our community are not able to attend Jewish Day Schools. As such …

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You do have to be rich to be my Jew

March 3, 2015 – 10:38 pm | 9 Comments

By Ron Burdo:
The cost of living Jewish life in Australia is rising and rising. This puts a big question mark over the future of our community. And what have the community leaders done about it? …

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Limmud Former Soviet Union comes to Australia

February 20, 2015 – 3:03 pm | Comments Off

By Sarah Bendetsky:
Among the approximately 120,000 Jews living in Australia, nearly 30,000 are immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Reaching out to the Russian-Jewish population, the international Jewish organisation Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) is …

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Op-ed: rabbinic failures go deeper than a lapse in judgment

February 17, 2015 – 1:05 pm | One Comment

By Bracha Rafael:

I want to dig into what is fundamentally wrong with the current generation of rabbinic leadership in this country, as exemplified by one Rabbi Tzvi Telsner. The Royal Commission is giving a lot …

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JCCV condemns Rabbi Telsner’s Comments

February 17, 2015 – 11:21 am | Comments Off

By Bracha Rafael:

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has released a strong statement regarding Rabbi Telsner’s testimony before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Rabbi Telsner was asked to explain Rabbi Groner’s …

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The Revolution Is Here: Universal Jewish Education

September 15, 2014 – 3:04 pm | 12 Comments

By Jeremy Weinstein:
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard championed the ‘Education Revolution’ both as her time as Education Minister and then as the Deputy Prime Minister. However none of her initiatives rivalled the revolution announced by …

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A Failure of Leadership: Rabbinic Overreach

June 12, 2014 – 12:27 pm | 33 Comments

By Anonymous:
What happens to a leader when they overreach? How many leaders in the world have begun to believe their own press and tried for one last grab for absolute power only to damage their …

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