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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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Our Investment for the Future

July 5, 2012 – 4:47 pm | One Comment

By David Werdiger
The balanced scorecard is one of the better-known strategic performance management tools commonly used to monitor large corporations or organizations. It recognizes that profit is not the only way to measure success, and …

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A Patriotic Refuge

July 3, 2012 – 9:29 pm | 30 Comments
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea film poster

By Alex Kats
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to see the premiere of a documentary film called Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It tells the story of a group of mostly …

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Hypothetical – You’re a Mashgiach at a Wedding

June 28, 2012 – 6:37 pm | 71 Comments

By Harold Zwier
A group of us have a shiur every Wednesday evening with Rabbi Meir Rabi. Recently we had a discussion about ethical behaviour and Halacha associated with food preparation. The topic generated an energetic …

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Ma Nishtana HaLayla HaZeh

June 26, 2012 – 11:59 am | 120 Comments

By Yoram Symons
So why was this night different from all the others? One simple word. Violence.
Which in so many respects, isn’t anything new at all. The Jewish people have long suffered the assaults of violence. …

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Beyond Rabbi Groner

June 21, 2012 – 8:20 pm | 94 Comments

By David Werdiger
Rabbi YD Groner OBM was often described as “larger than life”. He was an imposing character: large in size, strong in voice, autocratic in nature. From his arrival in Melbourne in the 1950s, he …

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Accepting the Unacceptable

June 19, 2012 – 10:09 pm | 71 Comments

By Nicole Phillips
As a united Jewish community, we must no longer accept the unacceptable.  We have been complacent and have had the fallacious assumption that we cannot expect change in Orthodox thinking.  It has been …

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Schooling Haves and Have-Nots

June 15, 2012 – 9:00 am | 42 Comments

By Leonie Ben-Simon
Out. How does one feel to be left out?  Not invited.  Not wanted.  Disenfranchised.
In Galus Australis that is precisely what we have managed to achieve.  We now have nothing but the best schooling …

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Answering the Finkler Question

June 12, 2012 – 7:41 pm | 141 Comments
Answering the Finkler Question

The following is a summation of Philip Mendes‘ comments delivered at yesterday’s Finkler Panel at Limmud Oz.
The great strength of the Finkler Question is that its depiction of what are called “ashamed Jews” so closely …

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Yes to Greens, No to BDS

June 6, 2012 – 7:54 pm | 14 Comments

As part of the lead up to Limmud Oz 2012, we have been publishing some articles by presenters in order to give our readership a taste of some of sessions on offer. Here is a …

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Moishe’s in da House!

June 3, 2012 – 7:17 pm | 13 Comments

By David Werdiger
The topic of next generation Jewish engagement continues to raise its head, following the important report last year arising from the Gen08 community survey, which gave some clear indications of some of the …

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