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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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Not Everyone Loves Chanukah

December 13, 2009 – 9:01 pm | 4 Comments

The following is an excerpt from a travel diary by Anthony Frosh, orignally published here.
It was Wednesday night in Palolem, the sixth night of Chanukah. My new roommate Daniel and I went to the Beyt …

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And now a word from a concerned neighbour‏…

December 7, 2009 – 7:14 pm | 50 Comments

The following letter was dropped into the letter box of one our readers living on Hotham St, Balaclava.  The letter was printed on plain paper in Times New Roman, single line spacing, and without any …

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Tough Frummes – religious Jews making a career in the ring

November 26, 2009 – 2:32 pm | 8 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Last week, a rabbinical student named Yuri Foreman became a world boxing champion.
Jewish boxing champions are nothing new.  Daniel Mendoza, often known as the father of scientific boxing, and English champion in the …

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The Top 60 Jewish Ghetto Names

November 3, 2009 – 6:07 pm | 8 Comments

This video is a production by Melbourne outfit TwofarkingJews. It’s been made as a response to the YouTube phenomenon Top 60 Ghetto Black Names
Compare and contrast.

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Ask Izzy #4: Simcha Circle Conundrum

November 1, 2009 – 10:59 pm | 6 Comments

Dear Izzy,
From time to time, I find myself invited to simchas in which I am not well acquainted with the hosts.  For example, in one case we were invited to a wedding where the connection …

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Ask Bayla #3: Dali dilemma

October 20, 2009 – 2:38 pm | 2 Comments

Dear Tante Bayla,
A couple of weeks ago, my beloved and I decided to visit the Dali exhibition at the NGV for the Art After Dark session. When we arrived we were dismayed to find that …

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Fostering Jewish-Indian relations – one kosher samosa at a time

October 19, 2009 – 10:52 am | 16 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Many months ago, perhaps last summer, I was walking down an East St Kilda street with RachSD, and in front of us were two young men who appeared to be from the Indian …

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Jewish St Kilda Football Club Heretics

September 22, 2009 – 12:05 pm | 18 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
It’s an unfortunate happenstance that the Jewish High Holidays frequently coincide with the AFL finals. I am ‘fortunate’ enough this year to be supporting a team that failed to qualify for the finals, …

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Ask Izzy #3: Sailing Solo

September 9, 2009 – 11:12 pm | Comments Off
Ask Izzy #3: Sailing Solo

Dear Izzy,
My young adolescent daughter is a member of youth sailing club.  Recently she has expressed an interest in becoming the youngest ever solo yachtsperson to circumnavigate the globe.  I feel like I need to …

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Observations of Jews in their Natural Habitat

September 9, 2009 – 1:07 pm | 3 Comments

By Jewin’ the fat
Jewish people are a strange bunch. When it comes to their celebrations, however, the ’strange’ dial gets cranked up to 11. For the uninformed, it can be a treacherous path towards bloating, guilt and …

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