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    • Judgement

    Dr Steven Levy allowed back into practice

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    A Johannesburg doctor who was found guilty of unprofessional conduct for sexually abusing female patients has been allowed to return to work at the end of this month following a year of suspension.
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    • Clown-1Ilan

    Medical clowning – bringing laughter to those in pain

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    Dr Amnon Raviv calls himself “a doctor of the soul”. He is a medical clown and currently the only person in the world with a Doctorate in the field.
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    • JTARonaldLauder

    Kingmaker Ronald Lauder turns on former protégé Netanyahu

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    It’s gotta hurt when the guy who used to fund your political career writes two op-eds criticising you in The New York Times.
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    • Peta low

    You have the right to know

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    When I learnt that the case of Dr Steven Levy was back in front of the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s legal committee, this time to appeal the sentence, I felt queasy. In fact, that feeling had little to do with outcome, and everything to do with the reaction of the community to our last story about this man.
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    • AviadSela

    Aviad Sela heads home after mission accomplished

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    “The next three years will determine the future of South Africa for the next three decades.” So says Aviad Sela, the outgoing Director of the Israel Centre, who bids farewell to the local Jewish community this week after four years here.
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    Government getting in the way of employment initiatives

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    Investec Group Chief Executive Stephen Koseff and Goldman Sachs Partner Colin Coleman are preparing to launch the Youth Empowerment Service (YES) to bring down South Africa’s 38.2% youth unemployment, but the government is getting in their way.
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    • ZetlerBrothers

    #IncreaseTheLight campaign honours Zetler brothers

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    Just one month after Stellenbosch strawberry farmer Jeffrey Zetler was brutally murdered, his brother, Herschel Zetler, passed away from illness. The two men were pillars of the community, and cared deeply for Jewish students at Stellenbosch University, who have responded to this loss with a positive and powerful campaign, named #IncreaseTheLight.
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    • Paula

    Living in anticipation of that deadly siren

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    There is no more than 15 seconds from the moment a warning siren sounds until a rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel. Fifteen seconds is not a long time to stop whatever it is you’re doing, and get yourself – and your family – into a bomb shelter or reinforced room in your home. Sometimes it’s only long enough to throw yourself on the ground.
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    NPA head cannot be political acolyte

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    As Shaun Abrahams was effectively sent out to pasture by the Constitutional Court this week, the bottleneck that had been obstructing the rehabilitation of the country’s criminal justice system was finally released. And with that, the country breathed a collective sigh of relief. The decision has given President Cyril Ramaphosa what he so desperately needs, the ability to appoint a National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) of his own choosing.
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    • STEVEN GRUZD ex SAJBD

    Don’t mention the war? Towards better Jewish-Muslim relations

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    In the 1975 BBC TV comedy series, Fawlty Towers, hapless hotelier Basil Fawlty (played by John Cleese) whispers to Polly, the maid, “Don’t mention the war!” right before he does just that, upsetting his German guests with outrageous comments, and goose stepping around the dining room.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Here comes the judge

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    Don’t be judgmental. Unless, of course, you happen to be a judge. Then it’s your job. This week’s parsha, Shoftim, lists the Biblical command for judges to be appointed in every city and town to maintain a just, ordered, civil society.
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    A shield of armour

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    At first glance, the calendar looks like a good old “regular Shabbos” (none, of course, are), but Parshat Re’ei tells you it’s not. Re’ei signals that the Day of Judgement is a month away!
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    • RabbiHillelAvidan

    Enjoy your wealth, just remember who is ultimately responsible for it

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Parashat Ekev includes a reminder that we are indebted to G-d for all that we have. We are urged to remember that we owe Him gratitude for all of our wealth and possessions, and thanks.
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    • Rabbi Deren

    Can we comfort Sergeant Levy’s mother?

    Jul 26, 2018 Go comment!
    No amount of downed Syrian jets on the northern border of Israel this week are any comfort to the family of Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Sergeant Aviv Levy. He was killed on the southern border last Friday and laid to rest on Am Yisrael’s national day of mourning, Tisha B’Av, on Sunday.
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