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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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ENTER the Dragon

December 21, 2009 – 3:32 pm | 3 Comments

By David Werdiger
It’s that time of year again. Not Chanukah; not Christmas; not New Year; but VCE results time. That time of the year when the Jewish schools are able to quantify their success and …

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They Tried To Kill Us, We Survived, Let’s Overdose on Opioids

December 17, 2009 – 2:00 am | 6 Comments

By Liz Paratz
Liz continues her series on whether Judaism and Jewish practice are in fact good for the Jews. Previous posts in the series can be found here, here, and here. This week she …

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Not Everyone Loves Chanukah

December 13, 2009 – 9:01 pm | 4 Comments

The following is an excerpt from a travel diary by Anthony Frosh, orignally published here.
It was Wednesday night in Palolem, the sixth night of Chanukah. My new roommate Daniel and I went to the Beyt …

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Confessions of a Cross-religion Art Lover

December 11, 2009 – 2:01 pm | 5 Comments

By Almoni
For the past ten years I’ve had an increasing interest with Renaissance Art: Duccio, Giotto, the Lippis, Martini, della Francesca and many others. For all of them – and for earlier wonderful painters like …

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Language of Engagement

December 9, 2009 – 1:41 pm | 14 Comments

by Ittay Flescher
The Australian Jewish News recently published an opinion piece titled “Unsettled by the terminology” where the author contended that media outlets should stop using the word, ‘settlers’ to describe Israelis living in the …

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And now a word from a concerned neighbour‏…

December 7, 2009 – 7:14 pm | 50 Comments

The following letter was dropped into the letter box of one our readers living on Hotham St, Balaclava.  The letter was printed on plain paper in Times New Roman, single line spacing, and without any …

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like a Jew on Christmas

December 3, 2009 – 12:09 am | 22 Comments

by Sibella Stern

I beat John Safran to the Filipino punch. I just want everyone to know that. (And I didn’t need a Spielberg-style budget or cast of thousands to get my kicks at the cost …

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Look Who’s Afraid of Free Speech Now

December 1, 2009 – 5:48 pm | 50 Comments

By Anthony Frosh & Rachel Sacks-Davis
Fascism has long been associated with far right-wing political movements.  Today, when it comes to suppressing the expression of ideas, it is getting increasingly difficult to distinguish between the so-called intellectual …

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Israeli Film without a Political Agenda – Let’s have more of it!

November 29, 2009 – 5:16 pm | 3 Comments

By ariel
In March this year, I returned from a nine month spell in Israel.  While there, I stayed with some family friends in Ramat Aviv where the lady of the house is an avid Israeli …

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Tough Frummes – religious Jews making a career in the ring

November 26, 2009 – 2:32 pm | 8 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Last week, a rabbinical student named Yuri Foreman became a world boxing champion.
Jewish boxing champions are nothing new.  Daniel Mendoza, often known as the father of scientific boxing, and English champion in the …

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