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Galus Australis Archivus

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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RBS (Read Before Shabbes) – Osher, Destruction, Timmy, and Yaron

November 6, 2015 – 11:16 am |

Here’s what you need to read about before Shabbes….
1) Osher on moustaches
2) Timmy being awesome at Jewish Care
3) Women destroying the (rabbinic) joint
4) Yaron on paranoia
1) From the inimitable Osher Gutnick:
‘I dropped in on mum on the …

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Jewish Care’s First Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

September 22, 2015 – 8:19 am |

By Jenna Chaitowitz: 
Jewish Care Victoria’s first digital crowdfunding campaign, ‘Cents for Senses’ succeeded in raising the target amount of $21,530 within 30 days. The money raised will be used to purchase vital equipment to be used in …

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Dvir Abramovich And Fascism: A Jewish Failure

September 1, 2015 – 1:08 pm | 19 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Dvir Abramovich, you need to step down now.
The B’nei B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission requires an immediate change in leadership.
You don’t get to head up a blue ribbon Jewish community organisation–one that enjoys all manner …

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JCCV holds its first LGBTI Community Engagement Symposium

August 24, 2015 – 11:23 pm | 2 Comments

By David Marlow:
Understanding the human cost of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion in the Jewish community.
In a milestone event for social inclusion in the Jewish community, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) held …

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Jewish peak body votes for LGBTIQ inclusion

August 5, 2015 – 4:48 pm | 7 Comments

By Alex Fein:
The unprecedented vote at the Jewish Community Council of Victoria to admit LGBTIQ support and advocacy group, Keshet, was not without controversy.
Robert Weil, President of one of Melbourne’s largest synagogues, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, …

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An open letter to the JCCV plenum

August 3, 2015 – 6:02 pm | 7 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
Lehavdil is one of my favourite Hebrew words. It’s a shorthand that conveys a rather convoluted sentiment: that though two things are not equivalent, one thing speaks to another.
The thing, today, is death. Death, …

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Keshet update: strong support as Jerusalem reels

August 2, 2015 – 11:48 pm | 2 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
The upcoming Keshet vote at this Monday’s Jewish Community Council of Victoria plenum has taken on a new significance following the stabbing attacks in Jerusalem last Thursday. Six participants in Jerusalem’s Gay Pride …

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Does Keshet have the numbers?

July 30, 2015 – 12:28 am | 3 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
It is unclear if Keshet will be successful in its bid to join the Jewish Community Council of Victoria. Keshet is the second Jewish LGBTIQ advocacy group to attempt to join the JCCV. Aleph Melbourne’s …

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JCCV to host GLBTI symposium

June 25, 2015 – 12:20 am | 2 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:
The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is hosting a GLBTI symposium on Sunday 23 August 2015. The JCCV plans to generate conversation and lay the groundwork for action on GLBTI issues in the Jewish …

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Comment: the great Caulfield debate

October 29, 2014 – 11:11 pm | 4 Comments

By Bracha Rafael:

The Zionist Youth Council of Victoria and AUJS Victoria recently hosted a political debate between the major contenders for the seat of Caulfield: the incumbent Liberal MP, David Southwick; Labor candidate Josh Burns, …

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