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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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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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Jewish is my mother tongue

July 5, 2014 – 7:53 pm | One Comment

By Gillian Polack:

I love telling the reading public (or rather, my reading public, when it chooses to listen) “I’m not the Jewish person you think I am.”
I don’t belong to mainstream Judaism, even though I do. …

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Jewish Elders and Korean Pop – Why Does it Work so Well?

May 31, 2013 – 9:37 am |

By Anthony Frosh
You might have already seen this video. After all, it has already been shared on social media a fair bit, and received a very positive reception.
On the surface, it might not sound that …

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How to Deal With Your Boss as Shabbat Times get Early

May 1, 2013 – 7:48 pm | 20 Comments

We’re at the time of year in the southern part of the globe where shabbat is coming in very early. For some, that can make it tough getting away from the office on time on …

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Worst Shidduch Date Ever!

March 8, 2013 – 7:34 am |

You’ve got to feel sorry for any of young women sitting across from these guys.  Let us know who you think was the worst or best, whichever way you look at it.
From comic genius Lev …

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Employee Requests Leave for Sukkot and This is What Happened

October 5, 2012 – 1:14 pm | 4 Comments

Most of us, at some time or another, have been in this position, and some of us regularly. This year has been particularly bad, seemingly with a maximum number of holidays falling on weekdays.
In this …

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Kapparot for Animal Lovers

September 24, 2012 – 10:35 pm | 10 Comments

Kapparot (or Kaporas כפרות) is an ancient Jewish ritual, performed prior to Yom Kippur. In recent times, this ritual has gained controversy due to the use of live chickens. In this video, Galus Australis’ resident …

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Advertising Shul for the High Holidays

September 21, 2012 – 12:18 pm | 2 Comments

The Yamim Noraim (High Holidays) can leave some with a feeling of dread. This advert, from a previous year, cleverly identifies an issue (albeit more relevant to the USA than Australia) that afflicts some potential …

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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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Chag Sameach 5772

April 6, 2012 – 12:53 pm | 4 Comments

Dear Readers,
Galus will be recovering from Pesach cleaning and taking a break over the holiday period.  In the meantime, please enjoy this very funny clip of American comedian Alex Barnett explaining how he makes his …

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