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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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Spinoza and Noah’s Ark: The Problem of Religious Obedience

June 26, 2013 – 9:02 pm | 3 Comments

By Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo
In his Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, Benedictus Spinoza (17th century), the famous Jewish ‘philosopher apostate’, launches one of his most outspoken attacks on Judaism. Not mincing words, he accuses it of demanding obsessive …

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The Permanent Preciousness of the Secular Jew

June 11, 2013 – 6:31 pm | 2 Comments

By Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo
We are living in an age of flaunting irreverence. Debunking has become the norm and wherever we turn we experience a need to reveal the clay feet of even the greatest. Human …

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I am Taking Off my Kippah

May 29, 2013 – 5:10 pm | 3 Comments

By Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo 
I’m Taking Off My Kippah
Don’t be shocked. But I need to be honest. I am contemplating taking off my kippah. No, do not worry. I have no intention of becoming irreligious, or …

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Mind Control and Rabbinical Tyranny

May 17, 2013 – 12:33 pm | 3 Comments

By Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo<
Judaism is experiencing a great renaissance these days, something we can rejoice over. Today we are blessed with a great number of highly unusual Israeli “secular” programs where completely non-religious young …

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