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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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The Next Phase: Going Social

November 11, 2015 – 1:36 pm | One Comment

From editors, past and present – Frosh, Rachel, and Alex:
We’re going social!
This past Shabbes, Galus founding editors, Rachel Sacks Davis and Ant Frosh got together with current editor, Alex Fein, for a brainstorming session on …

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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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Assault and Theft in Caulfield Unlikely to be Hate Crime

November 5, 2015 – 2:59 pm | One Comment

From the editor:Two men assaulted a member of the Jewish community last night before stealing his car. It is likely the Caulfield North man targeted in this incident was followed home from the airport.

While there …

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Something New; Project Zug; From Jewish Care

November 4, 2015 – 10:46 am | 2 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Hi all.
I’m back, taking over from Bracha, for another tour of duty as editor at this Melbourne Jewish institution.
Over the years, Galus has provided its readers with news, debate, and stories about Jewish …

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Message from the editor

November 3, 2015 – 5:01 pm | One Comment

It’s been close to 18 months since I took on the editorship at Galus. It’s been an interesting, exhilarating, and instructive experience.
Today I am resigning from the role of editor.
I am returning to the editorship …

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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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Rabbi Telsner Stands Down; Apologises to Victims

September 2, 2015 – 10:14 am | 3 Comments
Rabbi Telsner Stands Down; Apologises to Victims

Rabbi Zvi Telsner:
י”ז אלול תשע”ה
1st September, 2015
Dear Yeshivah Community Members, Friends and Supporters,
As a senior Rabbi at the Yeshivah Centre I acknowledge and endorse its values, policies and message
of continued support and compassion for victims …

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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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Breaking: AJN Slashes Jobs

August 10, 2015 – 8:10 pm | 8 Comments
Breaking: AJN Slashes Jobs

By Bracha Rafael:
The Australian Jewish News laid off up to seven members of its staff today from a range of departments, including journalistic, advertising and production.
Galus Australis has been informed that the AJN advised one of …

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