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December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm | Comments Off

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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It’s about Freedom of Choice, not Freedom of Speech

May 22, 2012 – 10:14 pm | 132 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
As happened last year at Limmud Oz in Sydney, advocates of the destruction of the State of Israel have had their application to host a session rejected. And just as happened last year, …

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First Milestone Achieved for the Free Jewish Education Movement

May 20, 2012 – 8:35 pm | 52 Comments

By Jonny Schauder
The Background and Vision
Back in August last year, I published my first article on Galus Australis about working with Glen Eira College. The article was part of a strategy to improve the services …

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How Healthy is Your Body?

May 16, 2012 – 7:33 pm | 12 Comments

By Michelle Coleman
Your peak body that is. For Victorians, this is the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV).
Is it really ‘the voice of Victorian Jewry’? Does it truly represent 60 organisations and 65,000 Jews? Is …

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Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

May 14, 2012 – 7:22 pm | 4 Comments

As part of the lead up to Limmud Oz 2012, we will be publishing some articles by presenters in order to give our readership a taste of some of sessions on offer. If you are …

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War and Peace

May 10, 2012 – 10:04 pm | 132 Comments

In response to a recent discussion on Galus Australis relating to the ethical and moral issues that arise if one chooses to serve in the Israeli military, Larry Stillman has submitted the following article.
The key issue …

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The Finkler Panel

May 8, 2012 – 10:04 pm | 10 Comments

Galus Australis is excited to be hosting a couple of panel discussion sessions at the upcoming Limmud Oz in Melbourne.
One of these sessions will be on The Finkler Question and Jewish Identity. The Finkler Question, authored …

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The International Olympic Committee needs to lift its Game

May 2, 2012 – 7:37 pm | 3 Comments

By Ashley Browne
So how many women will be competing for Saudi Arabia at this year’s summer Olympic Games?
The answer is zero, just as it has been at all eight Olympics to which the Saudis have …

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Reclaiming the Yom Ha’atzmaut Prayer Service

April 29, 2012 – 7:58 pm | 51 Comments

By Mark Symons
Every year, the Melbourne Orthodox community conducts a communal Yom Ha’atzmaut  (Israeli Independence Day) prayer service. But it is a community service in name only. The rabbis and presidents of most Orthodox congregations …

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The Dog Test

April 24, 2012 – 8:34 pm | 6 Comments

By Vadim Chelom
With another Pesach now behind us I am sure that this year, as in the past many of you have spent nervous moments agonising over the permissibility of usage on Pesach of many …

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When it Comes to Intermarriage, ‘Experts’ Confuse Cause and Effect

April 20, 2012 – 8:42 am | 107 Comments

In an article first published in the New Jersey Jewish News, Paul Golin argues that fear of intermarriage is not a logical reason to fund Jewish day schools. It is equally relevant to the Australian …

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