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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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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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My Kosher Kitchen Rules

October 28, 2013 – 9:25 am | Comments Off

By Malki Rose
The Dora Rose Foundation was established to create initiatives to support and nurture vulnerable children in our community.
The charity, established in memory of Melbourne Grandmother extraordinaire & Holocaust Survivor Mrs Dora Rose z”l, …

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Fred Levit’s Movie Reviews

October 27, 2013 – 11:58 am | Comments Off

By Fred Levit:
“JOBS” (2013)
I’ve been reading and hearing some passionately negative Critical responses to this year’s most highly anticipated Biopic “JOBS”, but I doubt it will help the film’s success at the Box-Office when typing …

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You Are Not My Rabbi: Chabad and The Marriage Equality Controversy

October 23, 2013 – 11:52 am | 32 Comments

By anonymous:
Editor’s note: I received an email from a concerned reader in Canberra who has asked me not to disclose his/her identity. He/she writes about the recent “Abrahamic faith leaders’ ” response to the ACT’s …

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Doing Good Deeds to Meet Community Needs: Mitzvah Day 2013

October 22, 2013 – 10:34 am | Comments Off

By Judith Feiglin:
On Sunday November 17, people across Australia’s Jewish communities will get together to work for variety of worthy causes in celebration of Mitzvah Day.
A ‘mitzvah’ is commonly recognized as doing a good deed, …

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Choosing Mormons

October 21, 2013 – 10:27 am | 11 Comments

By Ellyse Borghi:
Some people collect stamps, others gnomes. There are many hobbies available to a Good Jewish Girl (GJG). I could have taken up crocheting or volunteering at Emmy Monash or cupcake baking. I however …

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Howard Goldenberg on Attitudes Towards Refugees and Aboriginal Australia

October 17, 2013 – 11:19 am | 4 Comments

By Howard Goldenberg:
In thanking –
Jewish Aid and the Castan family for their moral leadership; Mark Leibler and ABL – for their hospitality and their example; my loved ones – for permitting and forgiving my …

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I Don’t Care. I Love It.

October 15, 2013 – 10:16 am | 5 Comments

By Arielle Perlow:
For the 10 weeks the second season of Girls aired this year, the TV show was the topic of conversation at my shul ( There are certainly many superficially Jewish components of Girls. …

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Important Information Regarding Abuse Allegations

October 11, 2013 – 11:29 am | 284 Comments
Important Information Regarding Abuse Allegations

By Anonymous:
Editor’s note: This piece has been written by a respected member of the community who wishes to remain anonymous due to the acrimonious nature of the debate.
As a concerned Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah parent I called Moorabbin Police …

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Fresh Allegations…

October 10, 2013 – 10:16 am | 14 Comments
Fresh Allegations…

From the editor:
From today’s AJN via Tzedek:
Adam Kamien
YESHIVAH College in Melbourne has been dragged further into the mire of child sex abuse scandal, with an alleged victim, who claims he was repeatedly raped by a longstanding …

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