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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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The Dramas of Jewish Education

March 24, 2014 – 12:32 pm | 2 Comments

By Adiel Cohney:
“ממצרים יצא הוא כאילו עצמו את לראות אדם חייב ודור דור בכל”
“In every generation, Man must view himself as if he came out of Egypt”: Talmud Bavli, Pesachim 116b
Jewish people have always relied on …

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Adrian Elton: Cinematic Salat

March 20, 2014 – 10:17 am | Comments Off

By Adrian Elton:
Well that was refreshing; rocking-up to the media launch of the 2014 Audi German Film Festival and neither having to produce an invitation nor identification in triplicate. And there I was thinking that …

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Update: A Communal Leader on the R’ Telsner and Groner Affair

March 16, 2014 – 1:42 pm | 76 Comments

By Alex Fein:
Update: An communal leader, who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, submitted the following questions to Galus in the hope that they might elicit a response from the Chabad rabbinate:
“Might I suggest …

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Update: Mizrachi Condemns and Leichter Defends – Chabad Rabbis Telsner and C.Z. Groner Join Anti-Zionists in Protest

March 12, 2014 – 9:50 am | 67 Comments

From the editor:
 Updates below the original article:
We apologise for the small size of the picture and reproduce the information here:
“Communal Tefillah Gathering: Melbourne Rabonim join the call of Gedolei Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel, America and …

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What if… R’ Meir Rabi on Emulating What Works and Dispensing with the Ridiculous

March 10, 2014 – 9:34 am | 23 Comments

By Rabbi Meir Rabi:
I recently visited Johannesburg, South Africa and wondered what does South Africa have that we in Australia do not?
Why do I ask that question?
Because after having observed their community and having chatted …

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Gimme a couple of Grams

March 6, 2014 – 9:18 am | Comments Off

By Daniel Broder:
I love food – always have and always will. As part of my love of food I also love cooking regularly and seek foods out that I have never cooked with before. This …

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Police Reject Bima Rape Allegations: Calls for Manny Waks to Make a Statement

March 2, 2014 – 12:14 pm | 49 Comments
Police Reject Bima Rape Allegations: Calls for Manny Waks to Make a Statement

From the editor:
The Age reported on Friday afternoon that police have dropped all charges against Rabbi Glick related to the bima rape case. Addendum/correction: no charges were ever actually laid. The police have simply decided that there …

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Keeping Bad Company: A BDS “What If?”

February 27, 2014 – 3:43 pm | 5 Comments
Keeping Bad Company: A BDS “What If?”

Editor’s note: While we usually try to avoid discussions of Israel-related topics, we do occasionally publish on matters regarding the diaspora relationship to Israel.
Among Australian Jewry, there are three distinct camps when it comes …

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The Battle Over Gender and Jewish Life

February 24, 2014 – 10:35 am | 5 Comments

By Elana Sztokman:
One day several years ago, I walked into my year-7 Jewish Studies class with a shofar in hand. It was a few days before Rosh Hashana and it seemed like a great idea to …

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Project Deborah Launched

February 21, 2014 – 9:07 am | Comments Off

By Jackie King:
Over 170 guests attended the launch of Project Deborah on 4th of February to hear keynote speaker, Catherine Fox debunk myths relating to women and work.
Catherine claimed that Australia needs to reframe the …

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