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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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Keeping Bad Company: A BDS “What If?”

February 27, 2014 – 3:43 pm | 5 Comments
Keeping Bad Company: A BDS “What If?”

Editor’s note: While we usually try to avoid discussions of Israel-related topics, we do occasionally publish on matters regarding the diaspora relationship to Israel.
Among Australian Jewry, there are three distinct camps when it comes …

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Where Should The Money Go?

December 6, 2013 – 10:32 am | 7 Comments

From the editor:
Many readers will watch the video below, which has been doing the email rounds recently, and have a visceral reaction. That reaction will not be positive. Many will fume at what they perceive …

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Another Alleged Perpetrator Faces Court. Holocaust uniqueness? Jewish Care Abuse Response. Abuse Hush Money And More

November 15, 2013 – 10:14 am | 12 Comments

From the editor:
This is what we believe will be dominating Shabbes dinner table conversation….
. Another accused in the Yeshiva abuse scandal faces court: Aaron Kestetcher has his committal hearing today.
. Jewish Care responds to accusations …

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Gay Marriage: The Gulf Between Our Leaders, An Odd Misrepresentation, and More

November 3, 2013 – 11:29 am | 42 Comments

From the editor:
There have been some communal developments over the past few days:
In this a letter to the AJN editor this week,  Ravs Moshe Gutnick (ORA President), Yehoram Ulman (RCNSW President), and Meir Kluwgant (RCV …

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Bondi and The Holocaust: The Fallout From The Attacks

October 29, 2013 – 9:57 am | 51 Comments

From the editor:
Along with horror, the Bondi attacks have elicited much debate.
Was the Anti-Defamation League cheapening the memory of the Holocaust in its comparisons?
Was the Australian media missing in action?
Did the Greens take too long …

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You Are Not My Rabbi: Chabad and The Marriage Equality Controversy

October 23, 2013 – 11:52 am | 32 Comments

By anonymous:
Editor’s note: I received an email from a concerned reader in Canberra who has asked me not to disclose his/her identity. He/she writes about the recent “Abrahamic faith leaders’ ” response to the ACT’s …

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ZFA Alienates (plus updates and headlines)

October 4, 2013 – 10:09 am | 23 Comments

By Anonymous:
I am a university student in Australia with a youth movement background. For reasons of my own, I don’t want my name published with this article.
The ZFA released an ‘advocacy update;’ on Wednesday October …

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Is This a Worry? Grand Mufti Blackballs Pro-Israel Labor Candidate

September 30, 2013 – 12:16 pm | 3 Comments

From the editor:
On ABC’s Insiders yesterday, it was reported that Union Leader – and outspoken Israel supporter – Paul Howes may have been forced to withdraw his candidature for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob …

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Rabbi Moshe Gutnick Apologises to Child Sexual Abuse Victims – Tzedek Responds

September 11, 2013 – 12:20 pm | 12 Comments

From the editor:
President of the Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia, Rabbi Moshe Gutnick has offered the following apology to victims of child sexual abuse:
The Eve of Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement – 5774
Greetings …

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5774: Is There a Growing Distance Between Our Key Institutions?

September 9, 2013 – 12:34 pm | 2 Comments

From the editor:
Nina Bassat and Danny Lamm seem to be wishing two completely different communities a sweet new  year. One community is sufficiently established and secure to care for others and strive for peace, while …

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