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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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Jews in Pop-culture: a Critical Examination Part II

July 9, 2009 – 11:52 pm | 7 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
NCIS is not first class drama.  The plots are quite often formulaic, and the acting is often melodramatic.  Nevertheless, it has the rare distinction of being the only mainstream network show (we …

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ADC Accuses Websites of Anti-Semitism

July 8, 2009 – 9:34 pm | 19 Comments

By Yoram Symons
Recently an article appeared in the Jerusalem Post that detailed how the Bnei Brith’s Anti Defamation Commission had prepared a thorough report accusing two self proclaimed online news sources of being …

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Who is a Jew and the Tyranny of Halacha

July 6, 2009 – 3:15 pm | 30 Comments

By Yoram Symons
Most of us were raised to believe that you were a Jew because your mother was Jewish. That Jewish descent passes through the woman. And no doubt we have all heard the various …

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CSG intelligence failure: not the first, tells former insider

July 5, 2009 – 6:10 pm | 26 Comments

The following is a guest post by a former member of the CSG who has previously commented on this blog under the nom de plum “Former CSG Insider.”  Their authenticity as former member …

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Community funds, post-Madoff

July 1, 2009 – 9:18 pm | 7 Comments

By The Hasid
Bernie Madoff has been sentenced, symbolically, to 150 years in prison for his fraudulent crimes. As someone who is not terribly financially literate (and who gets clammy-palmed telling even the whitest of lies), …

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July 1, 2009 – 7:38 pm | One Comment

Dear readers,
It appears that some of your more recent comments may have disappeared in the process of birthing Galus Australis – we wholeheartedly apologise! It was completely unintentional and we’d love for you to re-post …

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Michael Jackson and the Lubavitcher Rebbe

June 30, 2009 – 7:24 pm | 26 Comments

By Yoram Symons
Both Michael Jackson and the Lubavitcher Rebbe died on the 3rd of Tammuz.  This much is fact. The rest of this piece is entirely speculation.
The first I heard of Michael Jackson’s death was …

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Jews in Pop-culture: a Critical Examination Part 1

June 28, 2009 – 10:15 pm | 29 Comments

By Anthony Frosh
There is a tremendously interesting documentary titled Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies & The American Dream (1997).  Amongst other things, the film touches on the portrayal of Jews on the big screen. If memory serves, …

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An Open Letter to the Jewish Community of Australia

June 26, 2009 – 3:51 pm | 49 Comments

This is a guest post from Jono David of Osaka.
I am a freelance documentarian of Jewish communities worldwide ( My mission is to contribute to the preservation of Jewish communities by documenting them photographically. …

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Australian Jewish media – where to from here?

June 24, 2009 – 9:15 am | 15 Comments
Australian Jewish media – where to from here?

By Parrogan
I. Aligning oneself with the AJN
Are you well-served by our national Jewish newspaper, one of the oldest continuously published rags in the history of Australian newspapers, miraculously plodding forth into an age where print …

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