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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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Shavuot Scorecard – Where are the Women?

May 29, 2012 – 9:58 pm | 82 Comments
Shavuot Scorecard – Where are the Women?

Galus Australis received the following correspondance from a reader late last week, a couple of days before Shavuot:
I may have a bit too much time on my hands this week, and I did a little …

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Jews for Judaism

May 25, 2012 – 9:46 am | 22 Comments

In the following article, Rabbi Eli Cohen looks at how Christianity, which started as a Jewish group, morphed into a non-Jewish movement and how Christian missionaries are still targetting Jews.
Today over 1,000 Christian missionary groups …

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It’s about Freedom of Choice, not Freedom of Speech

May 22, 2012 – 10:14 pm | 132 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
As happened last year at Limmud Oz in Sydney, advocates of the destruction of the State of Israel have had their application to host a session rejected. And just as happened last year, …

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First Milestone Achieved for the Free Jewish Education Movement

May 20, 2012 – 8:35 pm | 52 Comments

By Jonny Schauder
The Background and Vision
Back in August last year, I published my first article on Galus Australis about working with Glen Eira College. The article was part of a strategy to improve the services …

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How Healthy is Your Body?

May 16, 2012 – 7:33 pm | 12 Comments

By Michelle Coleman
Your peak body that is. For Victorians, this is the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV).
Is it really ‘the voice of Victorian Jewry’? Does it truly represent 60 organisations and 65,000 Jews? Is …

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Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

May 14, 2012 – 7:22 pm | 4 Comments

As part of the lead up to Limmud Oz 2012, we will be publishing some articles by presenters in order to give our readership a taste of some of sessions on offer. If you are …

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War and Peace

May 10, 2012 – 10:04 pm | 132 Comments

In response to a recent discussion on Galus Australis relating to the ethical and moral issues that arise if one chooses to serve in the Israeli military, Larry Stillman has submitted the following article.
The key issue …

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The Finkler Panel

May 8, 2012 – 10:04 pm | 10 Comments

Galus Australis is excited to be hosting a couple of panel discussion sessions at the upcoming Limmud Oz in Melbourne.
One of these sessions will be on The Finkler Question and Jewish Identity. The Finkler Question, authored …

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The International Olympic Committee needs to lift its Game

May 2, 2012 – 7:37 pm | 3 Comments

By Ashley Browne
So how many women will be competing for Saudi Arabia at this year’s summer Olympic Games?
The answer is zero, just as it has been at all eight Olympics to which the Saudis have …

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Reclaiming the Yom Ha’atzmaut Prayer Service

April 29, 2012 – 7:58 pm | 51 Comments

By Mark Symons
Every year, the Melbourne Orthodox community conducts a communal Yom Ha’atzmaut  (Israeli Independence Day) prayer service. But it is a community service in name only. The rabbis and presidents of most Orthodox congregations …

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