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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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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:
REBOOTING CULTURE
In conjunction with JIFF, the Jewish Museum of Australia (JMA) and Moishe House Melbourne will host a ‘Think …

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Another Alleged Perpetrator Faces Court. Holocaust uniqueness? Jewish Care Abuse Response. Abuse Hush Money And More

November 15, 2013 – 10:14 am | 12 Comments

From the editor:
This is what we believe will be dominating Shabbes dinner table conversation….
. Another accused in the Yeshiva abuse scandal faces court: Aaron Kestetcher has his committal hearing today.
. Jewish Care responds to accusations …

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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 | Comments Off

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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Gay Marriage: The Gulf Between Our Leaders, An Odd Misrepresentation, and More

November 3, 2013 – 11:29 am | 42 Comments

From the editor:
There have been some communal developments over the past few days:
In this a letter to the AJN editor this week,  Ravs Moshe Gutnick (ORA President), Yehoram Ulman (RCNSW President), and Meir Kluwgant (RCV …

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Meir Rabi on the Sydney Kashrut Imbroglio

October 31, 2013 – 10:03 am | 66 Comments

By Rabbi Meir Rabi:
So you go to a religious friend’s home for dinner, they don’t have a Rabbi or a Mashgiach to verify that the food is Kosher. No worries we will eat.
Same friend makes …

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Howard Goldenberg at Limmud Fest

October 30, 2013 – 12:01 pm | Comments Off

By Howard Goldenberg:

Editor’s note: Howard Goldenberg is presenting at Limmud Fest 2013. He has provided the following biography and description of his Limmud Fest presentations.

Slightly well known as the author of two modestly successful works …

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Bondi and The Holocaust: The Fallout From The Attacks

October 29, 2013 – 9:57 am | 51 Comments

From the editor:
Along with horror, the Bondi attacks have elicited much debate.
Was the Anti-Defamation League cheapening the memory of the Holocaust in its comparisons?
Was the Australian media missing in action?
Did the Greens take too long …

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