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Galus Australis Archivus

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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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 |

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 |

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 |

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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