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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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Time-Travelling Candles

December 4, 2013 – 12:41 pm |

By Sarah Bendetsky:
The windows are ice frosted; it’s dark and snowstorming outside.
I sit on a warm carpet in our living room, enchanted by the lights of multi-coloured Chanukah candles.
Packed in a light-blue box, these …

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The War Within and The Culture of Smear

December 2, 2013 – 11:10 am | 26 Comments

By Anonymous:
Editor’s note: This piece has been heavily edited to remove potentially defamatory content. Galus is publishing this piece because we believe the central contention regarding a culture of smear is relevant to the current …

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Our Culture of Silence Must Change

December 1, 2013 – 9:48 am | 20 Comments

By David Werdiger:
Editor’s notes:
. Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to publish this piece as scheduled, last Monday – White Ribbon Day. We therefore post it today.
. NB: This publication does not endorse …

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Fill the Void – Movie Ticket Giveaway

November 22, 2013 – 1:13 pm | One Comment
Poster for Fill the Void (Hebrew: למלא את החלל‎ - lemale et ha'ḥalal)

We are delighted to be able to give away a stack of double passes to critically acclaimed film, Fill The Void  (Hebrew: למלא את החלל‎ – Lemale et Ha’Halal)
Here’s what Margaret Pomeranz had to say about the …

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JCCV: Change is Happening Now

November 19, 2013 – 8:49 am |

From the editor:
While any organisation’s AGM might not seem like the most exciting way to spend an evening, the JCCV’s AGM is highly recommended.
Since Nina Basset assumed the presidency, with personnel like Jo Silver in …

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An Architectural Expression of Judaism – Win tickets to a special screening of Sukkah City

November 17, 2013 – 8:57 am | One Comment

Thanks to the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF), we have two double passes to give away to the following event:
In conjunction with JIFF, the Jewish Museum of Australia (JMA) and Moishe House Melbourne will host a ‘Think …

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The Awards: What Do They Mean? And Jesus At The Museum: What Do You Think?

November 13, 2013 – 9:01 am |

From the editor:
We’ve received two interesting press releases recently.
The first details the winners of  the JCCV’s Community Recognition Awards. These awards provide a fascinating insight into what and who our state’s peak body believes …

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Understanding Ethics: Overcoming the Fundamental Confusions

November 11, 2013 – 10:16 am | 9 Comments

By Jonathan Schauder:
The confusing notion of ethics
There is a growing frustration driven by a lack of definition and understanding of how we might achieve certain vague interpersonal ideas. For example people say that they want …

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Tal Spinrad on The Writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heshel at Limmud Fest

November 8, 2013 – 8:11 am | One Comment

By Tal Spinrad:
The following is a press release we received from Tal Spinrad –
“Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: The Writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heshel”
A colleague, advisor…friend of both Pope John 23rd and Rev. Martin …

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The Extraordinary at Limmud: Conservative and Orthodox Rabbis Talk to Each Other

November 6, 2013 – 8:06 am | 8 Comments

By Rabbi Yaron Gottlieb and Rabbi Adam Stein:
The following article has been written by Orthodox Rabbi Yaron Gottlieb with a gloss/commentary (in bold) by his friend and colleague, Conservative Rabbi Adam Stein (think Adam’s Isserles to Yaron’s …

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