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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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Where Has Our Humanity Gone?

May 5, 2014 – 12:33 pm | 9 Comments

By Shira Sebban:
As an Australian Jew, I am ashamed by the treatment of asylum seekers in both Australia and Israel. I watch bewildered as the two countries I love descend further in a harsh morass …

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The Sacrifice of Yitzchak

April 29, 2014 – 1:18 pm |

By Ronit Travers:
קרבן יצחק
,אחרי שהנאצים פלשו לפולין

,אחרי שהם בנו את חומות הגטו

.וקיבצו ודחסו את כל היהודים לתוכם.
אחרי שכבר מאות מתו מן הרעב
,ואלפים מן המחלה

אחרי שהאלמנות והיתומים נדדו עיוורים ברחוב
.ומעיינותי דמעותיהם יבשו לעולם

ויהי אחר הדברים האלה
והאלוהים …

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Beyond The Jewish Bubble: Finding Meaning in Jewish Education

April 27, 2014 – 10:29 am | 8 Comments

By Dr Melanie Landau
From “A nation that dwells apart” to “Seek the welfare of the city to which I have ‘exiled’ you”
We’re a post-Holocaust community…people shouldn’t want to be Jewish because they don’t want to …

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Antisemitism: A Good Idea to Find the Real Culprit

April 23, 2014 – 11:22 am | 17 Comments

By Sol Salbe:
While translating an article about antisemitic attacks in Sweden it occurred to me that the automatic  blaming of the usual suspects occurs here, in Australia, as well.  Several incidents of antisemitism and/or attack …

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Breaking News: Emmanuel Althaus Accused Of Revealing Complainant Identity.

April 10, 2014 – 2:16 pm | 8 Comments
Breaking News: Emmanuel Althaus Accused Of Revealing Complainant Identity.

From the Editor:
We’re supposed to be on a break till after Pessach; however, some very important news has come to light.
From The Age:
“Police are investigating how a confidential complaint about sex abuse cover-ups at a …

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Bob Carr: Foreign Policy Subcontracted to Jews and Pessach Break

April 10, 2014 – 12:59 pm | 15 Comments

From the editor:
We publish a selection of excerpts and links to today’s revelations.
From The Sydney Morning Herald:
“Former foreign minister Bob Carr has published private text messages between himself and Julia Gillard to reveal the “extraordinary” …

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Bolt: I’d defend Israel even if every one of its leaders were like Michael Gawenda

April 7, 2014 – 1:57 pm | 44 Comments

By Andrew Bolt:
Editor: This article was originally published in the Business Spectator on April 3 (Hat tip: Anthony Frosh).
Andrew Bolt responds to Michael Gawenda’s column (Why Andrew Bolt’s distress is truly uncomfortable, April 2):
An open …

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Yvette’s Love & Light and Eden

April 3, 2014 – 3:42 pm | One Comment

Editor: It’s been an extremely arty week. Award winning artist and Archibald nominee, Yvette Coppersmith’s, exhibition only has a couple of days left. Below is a description of her work and some photographs of her …

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Beautiful Benk and Manny Waks Apologises to R’ Glick

April 2, 2014 – 8:43 am | 42 Comments

Editor: We have two very different stories today. Firstly, we have a short piece by Benk on his current exhibition and pictures of some of his beautiful work. After that, we publish Manny Waks’s apology …

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On Pirouettes and Controversy: Yvonne Fein Interviews Robyn Bavati

March 31, 2014 – 10:50 am | 2 Comments

By Yvonne Fein:
Pirouette by Robyn Bavati tells the tale of twins separated at birth, one raised as a dancer, talented but hating performance, the other, loving nothing more than dance. Her parents, however, see it …

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