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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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Generational Change: The Anonymous Insider On Our Sick Institutions

August 14, 2013 – 9:54 am | 10 Comments

From the anonymous insider:
In my time as a communal leader, I have been in more than my share of rooms in which I am the youngest person by at least a decade. Often, the gap …

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Magid’s Lawless Refugees, R’ Moss Warns Against Reform, and Lynched: The AJN Roundup

August 9, 2013 – 10:14 am | 14 Comments

From the editor:
Robert Magid, publisher of the AJN, has written yet again – in the lead opinion piece this week – about the inherent lawlessness of boat people and how keeping them out of Australia …

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Danby Speaks About School Funding and Community Security at JCCV Plenum

August 8, 2013 – 4:21 pm | 14 Comments

From the editor:
The JCCV has just issued the following press release:
“Michael Danby MP, Member for Melbourne Ports and Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts spoke about Funding for Schools and Security at the August Plenum of …

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Ameinu Counteracts the “Perverse Ironies” of Our Communal Gatekeepers, Argues Johnny Baker

August 7, 2013 – 6:10 pm | One Comment

By Johnny Baker:
A recent viewing of the controversial Israeli documentary, The Gatekeepers, featuring consecutive heads of the Israeli internal security service, left me with feelings diametrically opposed to what I had anticipated. Rather than emerging …

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Tzedek Responds to COSA, Lambasts Community Leaders, Accuses R’Brander of Cover Up

August 7, 2013 – 8:43 am | 53 Comments

From the editor:
Child abuse advocacy group Tzedek has responded angrily to the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia (COSA) President, Romy Leibler’s, statement in defence of Rabbi Brander. In doing so, community leaders have come …

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Australian Ambassador, Tim Fischer, Lashes out at the “Jewish Lobby:” Discuss….

August 6, 2013 – 12:56 pm | 4 Comments

From the editor:
Barney Zwartz of The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
“The New York Jewish lobby has unfairly blackened the name of World War II pope Pius XII in the interests of a modern political agenda and …

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Breaking News: Tzedek and Rabbi Brander – Cover Up or Unfair Accusation? Plus: Physical Altercation

August 5, 2013 – 6:53 pm | 9 Comments

From the editor:
Might things not be so clear cut regarding allegations that eminent Rabbi, Kenneth Brander, who has been brought out on a speaking tour by the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Australia (COSA), facilitated …

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Action Against Sydney BDS Academic; DNA Test for Birthright; Chief Rabbi’s Racism; Should Yeshiva pay up and More

August 1, 2013 – 4:40 pm | 5 Comments

From the editor:
Tzedek calls for Yeshiva to set up a compensation fund for victims of sexual abuse. What do you think Yeshiva’s needs to do to right the wrongs of the past?
From a press release: …

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This Week: What do you Think?

July 25, 2013 – 8:57 pm | 17 Comments

From the editor:
Convicted paedophile, David Kramer, could be free in three months. Do you think the sentence is appropriate? Do you think Yeshiva has handled the sexual abuse issue well? If not, what do you think …

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The Progressive Perspective on Same Sex Marriage

July 24, 2013 – 8:00 pm | 7 Comments

By Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black:

Within Progressive Judaism, we start with a strong emphasis on the human position. We also believe that every human being is ‘made in God’s image’, and that God is a God of love, …

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