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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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So you think you can Soapbox? Good, because I can’t!

July 25, 2011 – 11:08 pm | 17 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
A couple of weeks of ago, I received a call from one of the organisers of the upcoming event The Jewish Community: What’s in it for me? that is on this Sunday evening.  …

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Gossip Danger

July 22, 2011 – 9:54 am | 20 Comments

By David Werdiger
“I won’t let my child ever walk home alone again from school”, I heard a mother say, in the wake of the tragic abduction and murder of Leiby Kletzky in the supposedly safe …

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Calling all Graphic Artists – Groundswell Logo Competition

July 20, 2011 – 9:26 pm | 4 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
The Gen08 survey of the Australian Jewish community revealed some worrying trends.  Generation X & Y are more likely than their parents to be disengaged from the Jewish community. Furthermore, the transition of …

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Postcard from Arab East Jerusalem

July 19, 2011 – 1:16 pm | 82 Comments

By Liam Getreu
While in Jerusalem a few weeks ago, I decided to go to East Jerusalem properly for the first time, and posted this originally on my blog. While my Jewish education was …

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The Jewish Frankenstein – How to Breathe Life into a Dying Community

July 17, 2011 – 6:21 pm | 95 Comments

By Yaron Gottlieb
For the second time in not very long, someone that I held in very high esteem has come crashing down.
First Rav Motti Elon, my former Rosh Yeshiva, had suspicions raised about his conduct …

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An open letter to Philip Chester that the AJN declined to publish

July 12, 2011 – 11:25 pm | 39 Comments

By Nathan Cherny
Dear Philip
From my office in Jerusalem I make it a habit of touching base with the community where I grew up, nurtured by the Zionist values of my family home and my involvement …

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Manny Waks Responds to Critics of Capital Jewish Forum

July 12, 2011 – 9:13 am | 10 Comments

By Manny Waks
After much consideration, I have decided to respond to some of the reaction to the Capital Jewish Forum’s (CJF) inaugural Melbourne event this Sunday (17 July)  featuring the Palestinian Authority Head of Delegation, …

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Let’s have Medical Aid Without the Politics

July 10, 2011 – 6:58 pm | 36 Comments

By Bernie Tuch

In January this year, an advertisement (see left) appeared in a magazine called Physician Life that is sent to registered physicians like me in Australia.  Sponsored by an organization called Towards Hope Foundation …

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Like a Virgin – Limmud Oz for the Very First Time

July 7, 2011 – 8:35 pm | One Comment

By Robert M Kaplan
“They want you to give a talk at something called Limmud-Oz”, said my publisher, a woman of enormous capability and an undistilled admiration for the organising capacity of the late Mr Ceausescu. …

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Nowhere left to hide

July 5, 2011 – 9:59 pm | 413 Comments

By Malki Rose
Perhaps the single most distressing thing about the David Kramer case, is not how many Yeshiva College students he preyed upon, or that he was quietly shipped out of Yeshiva and sent packing …

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