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Galus Australis Archivus

December 8, 2015 – 3:43 pm |

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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Victorian Islamic and Jewish community leaders dine together

July 27, 2011 – 9:44 pm | 12 Comments

Amongst the many press releases we receive on a daily basis, we received one yesterday from the JCCV about a dinner they had with the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV).  In a sea of …

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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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