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A mezuzah beside the door

There is a mezuzah beside the door of my office. This is a piece of parchment contained in a plastic case and inscribed with the Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael, beginning …

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Letter to the Editor: No such thing as ‘Greek Australian’

What’s this business of the term “Greek Australian”? You’re either Greek or Australian – you can’t sit on the fence and be both. Too many “Mickey Mouse” persons who are …

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Web Words: Readers react to Diamataris’ scandals, followed by a church medal by the archbishop

Diamataris’ fake CV and other scandals Andreas Andrikopoulos Forgery and fake papers. JAIL! Joy Ellinida Did he go on holidays? PanchoPano Katsaridis In Greece, these are minor things and the …

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3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts

Manchester Museum recently returned items taken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in an ongoing debate over calls to “repatriate” museum artefacts to …

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OECD’s PISA scores show Greek and Australian learning results are leaning in the wrong direction

The latest OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results, published Tuesday, show a long-term decline in reading, maths and science skills for both Greek and Australian students. The worldwide …

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Web Words: You know you’re Greek when…

We did a little write-up of things linked to our Greek identity, from the use of the wooden spoon, evil eye and mountza. Then we asked our readers to tell …

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Smoking is strictly forbidden in Greece, yeah right!

Much ado has been made recently about the anti-smoking bill in our homeland. The bill, as we all know, had been in effect since 2008 but had never been implemented. …

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Metropolitan Nikandros welcomes election of three new bishops for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

It is a great and joyous occasion for the Church whenever it gains new hierarchs. The Orthodox Church in Australia of late, has been awestruck by an outpouring of Divine …

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Letter to the Editor: ‘For you, Maria Barbayannis’, says a divorce client she helped

Maria Barbayannis’ death shocked the Greek Community of Melbourne. Her funeral took place on Friday, 29 November 2019 at St Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Templestowe. A life taken too …

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Why some EU countries – like Greece – are struggling to relocate migrants

Irregular migrant entries within the European Union increased by 546 per cent in 2015. The instability in the Middle East, particularly the Syrian war, led to 1,015,078 sea arrivals on the Italian and Greek coasts. This influx …