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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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Murble In Mississippi

February 18, 2014 – 3:42 pm | One Comment

By Adrian Elton:
The transition from media wunderkind, to serious author, is not necessarily a smooth one; unless of course you’re John Safran, who has made this metamorphosis look as effortless as streaking starkers through a …

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Galus is Currently Undergoing Maintenance

January 27, 2014 – 11:17 am | One Comment

Galus is currently undergoing maintenance.
As many of you have noticed, there have been issues with loading times and comments. We’re hoping to resolve these problems very soon.
In order to keep up with what’s going on …

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A Jewish Marriage: Proceed with Caution

January 19, 2014 – 11:18 am | 17 Comments

By Dr Melanie Landau:
A few months ago in Melbourne, I told a leading Jewish educator about my research in Jewish marriage. He asked me, tongue in cheek, “Are you ‘for’ or ‘against’?” “Proceed with caution!”  …

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Vienna, Sep 2001 (Tet of Tishrei): 10th Anniversary of Myth of the Cave

January 15, 2014 – 9:43 am | One Comment

By Yitzhak Yedid:
It was twelve years ago in Vienna, one of the most beautiful and musical cities in Europe, and a day before my 30th birthday (which happens to fall on Yom Kippur) that I …

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The AJN Got It Very Wrong: The Slurpee Saga

January 12, 2014 – 12:48 pm | 97 Comments

Editor’s note: Welcome back, Galus readers. We begin 2014 with two pieces by Rabbis Yaron Gottlieb and Meir Rabi. 
Yaron Gottlieb writes:
The AJN this week reported on the ongoing vitriol between the kosher agencies. The only …

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Women’s Leadership to the Fore with Project Deborah – And The Holidays…

December 24, 2013 – 3:39 pm | Comments Off

By Jackie King:
In August 2012 I was fortunate to be included in a leadership program facilitated by Australian Jewish Funders and ROI/The Charles and Lynne Schusterman Foundation. At the end of the workshop, participants were …

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It’s time: Why Manny Should Step Down and an Apology to Zephania Waks.

December 22, 2013 – 2:39 pm | 117 Comments

By Alex Fein:
The Yeshiva abuse story has exposed the ugliest elements of our community. Victim blaming and accusations of mesirah compete with the most horrible rumours of who is a paedophile and who is a …

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Melbourne’s Largest Synagogue Celebrates GLBTI Festival

December 20, 2013 – 10:23 am | 26 Comments

From Temple Beth Israel:
Editor’s note: homophobic comments will not make it through moderation.
Temple Beth Israel (TBI) is proud to host the first ever celebration of the Midsumma Gay and Lesbian Festival in a Victorian Synagogue …

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Four Jews, Four Christians, and Four Muslims Walk into a Wall….

December 17, 2013 – 10:21 am | 2 Comments

By Rabbi Adam Stein:
Four Jews, Four Christians , and Four Muslims walk into a wall….
And it’s not a joke.
I’ve spent the past two years working on a very special project with two friends of mine: …

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Exclusive: Manny Waks to be Sued. Updated 19/12/2013: Manny Refers to “Blog’s” Defamatory Material

December 13, 2013 – 5:41 pm | 70 Comments

From the editor:
We have received the following information from a source that does not wish to be named:
“Mr Manny Waks Will be served imminently with papers by a certain family suing him for defamation. A …

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