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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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This Week: What do you Think?

July 25, 2013 – 8:57 pm | 17 Comments

From the editor:
Convicted paedophile, David Kramer, could be free in three months. Do you think the sentence is appropriate? Do you think Yeshiva has handled the sexual abuse issue well? If not, what do you think …

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The Progressive Perspective on Same Sex Marriage

July 24, 2013 – 8:00 pm | 7 Comments

By Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black:

Within Progressive Judaism, we start with a strong emphasis on the human position. We also believe that every human being is ‘made in God’s image’, and that God is a God of love, …

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Artist Profile: Of Kabbala and Shekhina – Shelley Krycer Talks About her Work

July 23, 2013 – 1:15 pm | One Comment

By Shelley Krycer:
On the process that has gone into creating recent work:
My work tends to start with an idea or a feeling and come from quite a wordless place, so turning the formless into form …

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The RCV Is Critical of Assylum Seeker Policy. What Should Our Roof Bodies Be Doing?

July 22, 2013 – 2:44 pm | 21 Comments

From the editor:
The Rabbinical Council of Victoria has just released a statement:
“The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) views with grave concern the latest government policy, that  denies asylum-seekers entering Australia  illegally, by boat, any possibility …

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Shavua Tov: Kosher Pork Buns! And Some Sunday Picks

July 21, 2013 – 8:11 am | 4 Comments

Daniel Broder‘s Kosher Pork Buns.
Lisa: “I’m going to become a vegetarian”
Homer: “Does that mean you’re not going to eat any pork?”
Lisa: “Yes”
Homer: “Bacon?”
Lisa: “Yes Dad”
Homer: “Ham?”
Lisa: “Dad all those meats come from the same animal”
Homer: …

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This Week: What do You Think? And Yaron’s Friday Thought

July 18, 2013 – 8:04 pm | 22 Comments

From the editor:
Jeffrey Wolf provides analysis of the vicious battle for Chief Rabbi currently under way in Israel. Does the Rabbinate need to be reformed or is the current situation working? If you don’t believe …

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Professor Andrew Markus on Future Challenges: Part III of The Education Series

July 17, 2013 – 8:43 pm | 5 Comments

By Andrew Markus
The sustainability of the Jewish day school system is a frequent subject for discussion. Yom Limmud Melbourne featured a panel on Jewish education, focused on the impact of the Gen08 communal survey (undertaken …

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Tuesday Discussion: Heresy – Is There Any Light on Tisha B’Av?

July 16, 2013 – 8:02 am | 17 Comments

From the editor:
Today we commemorate Tisha B’Av and if you fast, we hope you fast well.
In honour of the date, we pose a potentially heretical question: even though mourning the temples’ destruction is central to …

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Baseless Love

July 15, 2013 – 4:20 pm | 6 Comments

By David Trakhtman
This is an edited version of a three part series.
How to make love?
Have I got your attention? Good!
No. It’s not about what you most probably have in mind (for that, refer to the …

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Shavua Tov: Picks of the Week

July 14, 2013 – 2:35 pm | 2 Comments

From the editor:
Shavua Tov everyone. We present the pick of Jewish life from around the web.
Pick of Tablet: For fans of Arrested Development, read about how the Bluths are the archetypal Jewish family.
Pick of Jewcer: Help …

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