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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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What is LaunchPad?

March 26, 2014 – 9:36 am | 2 Comments

By Natalie Rathner:
A dynamic new forum for young Australian Jews will help re-imagine the future of Australia’s Jewish community. LaunchPad is a first-time platform to mobilise young Jews from across the country, starting with a …

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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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