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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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Triumph of the Wit

April 18, 2013 – 7:22 pm | 35 Comments

By Joel Lazar
This coming May I’ve decided to trounce around in front of hundreds of people as a neo-Nazi maniac with six pigeons for friends. My parents are tremendously proud. I play Franz Liebkind in …

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Mondoweiss Madness

April 15, 2013 – 5:09 pm | 9 Comments

By David Schulberg
As we well know, there is a huge battle taking place on the internet for the hearts and minds of people who care about what happens in the Middle East. With the potential …

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Family Time – Win a Double Pass

April 11, 2013 – 5:51 pm | One Comment

Following a hugely successful 23rd Jewish International Film Festival, JIFF All Year Round presents the first special event for the 2013 Calendar.
Israeli Director Nitzan Gilady returns to Melbourne to premiere Family Time, (2012). Gilady’s previous …

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Exhausting Preparations vs Spirituality – A Post Pesach Debrief

April 9, 2013 – 5:58 pm | One Comment

By Sarah Bendetsky
The majestic holiday of Pesach has come to an end, I think to myself with a bit of sadness, as I pack away my Pesach dishes.  So long until next year in… Melbourne? New …

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Searching for an Alternative to our Broken Beth Dins

April 4, 2013 – 6:35 pm | 98 Comments

By David Werdiger
Some Australian Rabbis have been in the news a fair bit lately – and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons (although it must be said that popular media sources are hardly chasing puff …

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Certifying Cigarettes Kosher for Pesach

March 31, 2013 – 8:51 am | 27 Comments

By Ilan Bloch
While shopping in a local Jerusalem supermarket during Hol Hamoed I asked a worker (who happened to be Arab) where I might find quinoa. This gentleman looked at me aghast and, with a tone filled with rebuke, informed …

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JCCV to Disaffiliate AJDS?

March 28, 2013 – 8:04 pm | 232 Comments

In response to the launch of a campaign advocating an economic boycott of Israeli settlements by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), Nina Bassat, President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), has suggested …

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The Taxonomy of Pots and Pans

March 25, 2013 – 11:36 am | 2 Comments

 
 
The Taxonomy of Pots and Pans
There are some simple ways to ascertain,
The ritual status of a sieve or spoon.
Which knife is best to dish a bit of chreyn,
Onto a saucer, lately shmeared with prune.
A naturalist …

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Facebook’s Anti-Semitism Problem

March 21, 2013 – 4:26 pm | 7 Comments

According to a local watchdog, Facebook has a major anti-Semitism problem.
The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) has today released a major new report into anti-Semitism on Facebook to coincide with the International Day for the …

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The Glen Eira College Model Blossoms in 2013

March 19, 2013 – 4:47 pm | 43 Comments

Jonathan Schauder is reinforcing and living the mission to grow the Free Jewish Education Movement.
The United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) estimates that more than 1200 Jewish students are currently enrolled in the State Primary Schools …

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