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Galus Australis Archivus

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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Zephania Waks Threatens Us With A Defamation Suit

December 12, 2013 – 9:43 am | 19 Comments

By Alex Fein (Editor): I received the email below from Zephania Waks. It threatens us with a defamation suit, despite my best efforts to moderate fairly, unless I offer him a public apology. It is …

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The Beating Heart Of Our Community

December 11, 2013 – 11:32 am | Comments Off

By Alex Fein:
“… instead of devoting so many scores of millions of dollars to Jewish organizations, many of which have lost track of their original purpose and exist mainly for their own sake, Jews should …

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Breaking News: Rabbi Glick Interviewed According to Herald Sun and Rabbi Smukler’s Response – Updated 6:00pm

December 9, 2013 – 2:16 pm | 103 Comments

From the editor:
Manny Waks and Tzedek have published the following on their Facebook Wall:
“We can now confirm that a major figure within the Melbourne Yeshivah community has been arrested and formally interviewed on allegations of …

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Where Should The Money Go?

December 6, 2013 – 10:32 am | 7 Comments

From the editor:
Many readers will watch the video below, which has been doing the email rounds recently, and have a visceral reaction. That reaction will not be positive. Many will fume at what they perceive …

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Time-Travelling Candles

December 4, 2013 – 12:41 pm | Comments Off

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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At Limmud Fest: Halachic Morality as a Guide to Ethical Living

November 20, 2013 – 9:24 am | 2 Comments

By Dov Silberman:
How people behave and act in both the public arena and in their own private lives depends very much on their personal ethics and morals.   Society balances people’s rights and obligations in two …

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JCCV: Change is Happening Now

November 19, 2013 – 8:49 am | Comments Off

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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