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    • CSO

    Bomb scares terrorise Durban

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    A series of bomb threats across Durban over the past week has left its population – including a small and ageing Jewish community – living in fear. Several explosive devices have been found in public spaces, and while no one has yet claimed responsibility for the string of scares, Jevon Greenblatt, director of the Community Security Organisation (CSO), says these incidents show a “deeply concerning shift towards radicalism”, no matter what the reason behind them.
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    The mystery of Kenneth Saffer’s JNF certificate is solved

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When Steve and Irene House arrived at the home of Rabbi Adam Saffer, the questions which had plagued them for almost a decade could finally be answered. A name on a certificate which had hung in their dining room for 10 years was going to be given a face, a personality and a home.
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    • IsraelFlag

    Israel is flying high in the rankings

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    Israel has been ranked third in the world in terms of innovation, and is the eighth most powerful country on the continent. This, according to two different international indices released this past week.
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    • 702

    Duarte insults original 702 owners

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    According to ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, radio station 702 is “owned by people who have historically hated the ANC”. For this reason, she did not give them permission to use comments she had made after a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon at Luthuli House.
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    • TaliZimElections

    Zim Jewish community’s hopes and concerns ahead of elections

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    Jews living in Zimbabwe describe an atmosphere of “being between a rock and a hard place” regarding the upcoming elections on 30 July. They fear that nothing will change if the current regime is elected, but that the opposition coming to power could pose more challenges than solutions.
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    • MichaelKatz

    Professor Michael Katz – the man in the middle of Moyane’s demands

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When the attorneys representing suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers on 2 July, one of their key demands was that Professor Michael Katz be removed from the commission looking into tax administration and governance at SARS. Their reason was simply: Katz has a close relationship with the president.
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    • STEVEN GRUZD ex SAJBD

    Is the recall of the SA ambassador effectively a downgrade?

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    The prospects of a swift return of South Africa’s ambassador to Israel look bleak. Last week, at her first newly instituted monthly press briefing, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu emphasised that current conditions prevent Ambassador Sisa Ngombane from going back to his post in Tel Aviv. Is this tantamount to a tacit downgrade of the South African embassy to a liaison office, as per the ANC’s December 2017 resolution?
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    • ADS SAFI

    Christians rally to support Israel

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    Pro-Israel Christian communities are tired of keeping a low profile in the fight for Israel and have called for a mass rally in support of the Jewish State to happen on 25 July.
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    • Peta low

    Doing it because it is the right thing to do

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When I was incensed that an Iranian teenager, Maedeh Hojabri, was arrested for putting videos of herself dancing on social media, people looked at me quizzically. I was then so thrilled to see that people around the world supported her and I, too, wanted to do my bit.
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    • Paula

    Who will score the winning goal in soccer diplomacy?

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    Russia, this week, is the most popular place on earth. The semi-final England-Croatia game of the FIFA World Cup coincided with Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, bringing with it the promise of “soccer diplomacy” in which everyone expects to score a goal.
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  • Bomb scares terrorise Durban

    A series of bomb threats across Durban over the past week has left its population – including a small and ageing Jewish community – living in fear. Several explosive devices have been found in public spaces, and while no one has yet claimed responsibility for the string of scares, Jevon Greenblatt, director of the Community Security Organisation (CSO), says these incidents show a “deeply concerning shift towards radicalism”, no matter what the reason behind them.

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  • The mystery of Kenneth Saffer’s JNF certificate is solved

    When Steve and Irene House arrived at the home of Rabbi Adam Saffer, the questions which had plagued them for almost a decade could finally be answered. A name on a certificate which had hung in their dining room for 10 years was going to be given a face, a personality and a home.

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  • The ruthless killing of a man who loved Israel passionately

    The Chairman of Likud SA, Sergio Kowensky, was shot dead in broad daylight outside his factory in Benrose, Johannesburg, this week.

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  • The lone South African Jew saving lives at the World Cup

    While a South African sports team is nowhere near the World Cup in Russia, we do have one esteemed representative on the field. His name is Professor Efraim Kramer and he is FIFA’s Tournament Medical Officer. A Shabbos-keeping, kippa-wearing, self-confessed adrenalin junkie, Kramer lives in Glenhazel when he’s not gracing the world’s best stadia.

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  • Taking a kosher scandal and turning it into a gift

    The head of South Africa’s Kosher Department is on a mission to turn the devastating Stan & Pete “treif chicken” scandal into a G-d-send.

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  • From pro-Israel pariah to BDS poster girl

    “People said they hoped I [would] get raped; others sent me my address, saying ‘we know where you live and you better not sleep at night’.” This is what South African model and celebrity Shashi Naidoo told the SA Jewish Report on Monday, after receiving more than 10 death threats and harassment because she posted a series of pro-Israel comments on Instagram.

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    • CSO

    Bomb scares terrorise Durban

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    A series of bomb threats across Durban over the past week has left its population – including a small and ageing Jewish community – living in fear. Several explosive devices have been found in public spaces, and while no one has yet claimed responsibility for the string of scares, Jevon Greenblatt, director of the Community Security Organisation (CSO), says these incidents show a “deeply concerning shift towards radicalism”, no matter what the reason behind them.
    Full story
    • JNFCert3

    The mystery of Kenneth Saffer’s JNF certificate is solved

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When Steve and Irene House arrived at the home of Rabbi Adam Saffer, the questions which had plagued them for almost a decade could finally be answered. A name on a certificate which had hung in their dining room for 10 years was going to be given a face, a personality and a home.
    Full story
    • 702

    Duarte insults original 702 owners

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    According to ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, radio station 702 is “owned by people who have historically hated the ANC”. For this reason, she did not give them permission to use comments she had made after a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon at Luthuli House.
    Full story
    • MichaelKatz

    Professor Michael Katz – the man in the middle of Moyane’s demands

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When the attorneys representing suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers on 2 July, one of their key demands was that Professor Michael Katz be removed from the commission looking into tax administration and governance at SARS. Their reason was simply: Katz has a close relationship with the president.
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    “Take an accounting of the booty…”

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    In this week’s Parsha, Matot, Hashem commands the Jewish people to avenge the spiritual destruction that was wreaked on the Jewish men with the Midyan idolatrous prostitution ring. This was part of Bilaam’s evil plan to destroy us internally when he failed to curse us.
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    When destiny beckons

    Jul 05, 2018 Go comment!
    Pinchas, the hero of this week’s Parsha, was previously unheard of. Though he belonged to the “royal family” as the grandson of Aaron, he was an unseeded young man, who with a single act of bravery, was catapulted to stardom.
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    • charles

    The connections between the British royals and the Jews

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    With Prince William’s historic visit to Israel this week, all eyes have been trained on the Jewish capital. It may have taken 70 years, but the first official visit by a member of the British Royal family began in Israel on Monday, when William, the Duke of Cambridge, arrived in Tel Aviv.
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    • ParshaRabbiSackstein

    Make time for reflection in fast-paced modern life

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    One of the main challenges of living in the technologically advanced society of the 21st century is the pace at which we live our lives. Not only do we have busy daily schedules, but the demands of modern society follow us everywhere. Unless we check ourselves, and consciously set time aside for reflection, we lose the ability to think. We need to reflect on events big and small, and pick up on G-d’s signals.
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