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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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One Jimmy Carter is Already Too Many

August 12, 2009 – 9:45 am | 8 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
Malcolm Fraser’s whitewash of Hamas in The Age (August 11th 2009) is a cheap and desperate attempt to maintain a modest public profile.  Not only is his Hamas advocacy piece poorly written, but it …

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Clothes Maketh the Jew

August 11, 2009 – 1:45 pm | 13 Comments

By David Werdiger
In organizational culture, stories have a very strong influence in building or maintaining the culture, particularly as they use informal settings to convey a message. This is particularly so for religions, where …

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Not ‘The Dearborn Independent’

August 10, 2009 – 1:45 pm | 8 Comments

Gary Mallin, sub-editor at The Age, gives an inside perspective on reporting about Jews.
A couple of observations: when someone who is a Jew (and to a lesser extent a Moslem, for that matter) makes …

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You say Hebrew; I say Israeli!

August 9, 2009 – 10:30 am | 4 Comments

The language spoken in today’s Israel is a multifaceted and fascinating fin-de-siècle hybrid, based not only on ‘sleeping beauty’ (or alternatively, ‘walking dead’) Hebrew but also on the revivalists’ mother tongues such as Yiddish, argues …

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It’s Aliyah all over Again

August 8, 2009 – 7:29 pm | 3 Comments

By Paul Brown
I only saw Shlomo Carlebach perform once. It was at the Wix Auditorium in Machon Weitzmann Science Institute in Rehovot, Israel, in the summer of 1969. I was living in Israel at the …

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Reporters without Borders (or standards)

August 5, 2009 – 6:10 pm | 8 Comments

by Jewin’ the fat.
Too often, a journalist is attacked for elements of a story which are out of their control – photos provided by the photographer, headlines composed by the sub-editor – it is a …

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A Spectrum of Observance

August 4, 2009 – 11:39 pm | 9 Comments

By Simon Holloway
While it is my abiding interest that my contributions to this site do not become mere reflections on my own personal philosophy, a discussion that commenced in an earlier thread has tempted me …

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A Jew goes to Burma

August 3, 2009 – 9:00 pm | 17 Comments

by Sibella Stern

Burmese demographics are mind boggling; in a land heavily devoted to Buddhism, you will nevertheless be woken every morning by the Muslim call to prayer. Your 16 hour bus ride (which you …

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Conversion Disorder

August 2, 2009 – 4:30 pm | 47 Comments

By Rachel Sacks-Davis
The mikvah itself was a non-event, so much so that she wondered whether she had done something wrong. By that stage she already felt Jewish; the internal transformation had taken place sometime earlier.
Francis* …

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