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    • Six16 HOME

    CHAG SAMEACH! Six13 takes seder "uptown"

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    Any vid that can crack 200,000 views in two days is hot. A purely Jewish one for Pesach delivering those nubmers is SMOKIN’!. “Hope your Pesach is as funky fresh as can be!” say the guys from Six13. This song, like all of Six13 songs, is a cappella (created with nothing but the human voice). They also released a brand new album last week called Six13, Vol. 6: Thirteen. “We're extremely proud of it and hope you'll download it on iTunes!” they said.
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    • Dovekeepers HOME

    Steamy romance story set atop Masada

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    The TV dramatisation of the Masada story from the bestselling book, Dovekeepers is a “four-hour limited event series.” For SAJR Online’s many US users, it premieres in 2 consecutive 2-hour episodes: Tues 31 March & Wed 1 April (9 -11pm, ET). The rest of us will have to download it or wait for it to arrive on our shores. This will be a made-for-TV blockbuster so we can all expect it soon. One of the stars is Cote de Pablo, who plays an Israeli in NCIS. It turns out she isn't Israeli, or even Jewish, despite being typecast as such. Find out who she really is…
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    • Singapore - HOME

    Why we can't always moderate timeously

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    SA Jewish Report really likes community feedback, whether in the form of letters to the editor or as comments on our website. We try to allow as much freedom of expression as possible to all our users and readers – but legal and decency issues must be respected. There are several people who are often censored and some who we occasionally need to censor. Here is an “Idiot’s Guide” on how to ensure your letters or comments are published.
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    • Malik Zayn

    SA Jewry ok with star’s withdrawal

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    Hamas supporting One Direction star left the band just before their SA concert this weekend but Jewish fans would not have lost sleep over his departure.
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    • Singapore - HOME

    Muslim army sang Israeli songs

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    Who’s got Singapore’s back? For a tiny nation surrounded by Muslim countries, the answer is obviously “another tiny nation surrounded by Muslim countries,” i.e. Israel.
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    • Habib Adam 15 home

    Prof Habib's response to Feldman letter

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Professor Adam Habib responds with his own Open Letter to an open letter by Howard Feldman who wondered if Wits University had lost its way.
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    • Habib Adam 15

    SAUJS on Wits support for "Solidarity Week"

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    SA Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) national chairman Natan Pollack issued a statement about the Johannesburg City's alligning with BDS and Wits SRC to host a "Palestinian Solidarity Week. In a widely-circulated letter, Natan said that an "email released by the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday announced the commencement of a Palestinian solidarity week hosted by the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC)." SAUJS, he said, is fully aware of the event as well as the many concerns of our members regarding it. Read what else he had to say...
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    • JNF - Tu B'shvat

    Reflections on Liberation

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Pesach, the Jewish festival that celebrates our delivery from slavery in Egypt, is the theme of this week’s issue. Yet freedom is often only the start of the journey - as the Jews left Egypt, their real journey, wandering in the desert and preparing for the Promised Land, began.
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    • Zagnoev Shaun HOME

    Board chair's open letter to mayor Tau

    Mar 25, 2015 3 Comments
    Gauteng Board chair Shaun Zagnoev, pictured, wrote an open letter to Joburg executive mayor Parks Tau about BDS’ “blatant Jew hatred.” Shaun reminds the mayor of the Dubula e’Juda (shoot the Jew) issue at Wits & that, during IAW, Jewish students at Wits were “called F***ing Jews & F***ing Kikes. Says Shaun: “I write to you in the format of an open letter due to the fact that your Chief of Staff told us that he was refusing to share with you the previous letter we sent!” Read what else the chairman told the mayor...
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    • 2a-David Saks stats

    Acts start with Jews, rarely end with them

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    International attention regarding the post-Arab Spring turmoil has focused mainly on the deaths that have ensued - over 220 000 in Syria alone. Far less attention has been paid to a second humanitarian disaster, namely the vast numbers of people who have been displaced.
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  • Steamy romance story set atop Masada

    The TV dramatisation of the Masada story from the bestselling book, Dovekeepers is a “four-hour limited event series.” For SAJR Online’s many US users, it premieres in 2 consecutive 2-hour episodes: Tues 31 March & Wed 1 April (9 -11pm, ET). The rest of us will have to download it or wait for it to arrive on our shores. This will be a made-for-TV blockbuster so we can all expect it soon. One of the stars is Cote de Pablo, who plays an Israeli in NCIS. It turns out she isn't Israeli, or even Jewish, despite being typecast as such. Find out who she really is…

    Full Story
  • Why we can't always moderate timeously

    SA Jewish Report really likes community feedback, whether in the form of letters to the editor or as comments on our website. We try to allow as much freedom of expression as possible to all our users and readers – but legal and decency issues must be respected. There are several people who are often censored and some who we occasionally need to censor. Here is an “Idiot’s Guide” on how to ensure your letters or comments are published.

    Full Story
  • Israel 'fabricated' beheadings, Holocaust

    See what he told BBC. See the Wits poster billing his speech. Dr Husam Zomlot, the keynote speaker at many of the City of Johannesburg’s “Palestinian Solidarity Week” events, is PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ close aide. Zomlot is infamous for telling a BBC interviewer that “Israel 'fabricated' the beheading of James Foley and the Holocaust. Dr Zomlot’s official title is: “Director of the commission for international relations in Palestine.”

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  • Reflections on Liberation

    Pesach, the Jewish festival that celebrates our delivery from slavery in Egypt, is the theme of this week’s issue. Yet freedom is often only the start of the journey - as the Jews left Egypt, their real journey, wandering in the desert and preparing for the Promised Land, began.

    Full Story
  • Board acts after three assaulted in Rosebank

    #KippasAgainstHate. That is the hashtag being used by the SAJBD in the wake of last Saturday night’s incident at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg, where three Jewish teenagers were verbally abused and in two cases physically assaulted by three unidentified males. “From several of the comments reportedly made by the perpetrators, it would appear that the attack was anti-Semitically motivated,” the SA Jewish Board of Deputies said in a media statement. READ ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN & GET INVOLVED!

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  • ‘Palestine Week’ caught Joburg Jewry by surprise

    SA Jewry reeling in the midst of a City of Joburg-declared “Palestine Solidarity Week” with BDS & some Wits SRC members. The Wits link is under investigation and Joburg is now formally twinned with Ramallah. Arguably the most high-powered Palestinian delegation ever to visit SA held a week of anti-Israeli activities and the inclusion of a rabid Holocaust denier as their guest speaker. SAJR Online has the whole story for users, with links to everything in-depth. Somehow, this slipped through our communal guardians...

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    • Milner Jack

    From Swallows Larry could fly off to Lithuania

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    It is an amazing feature of Jewish footballers. Those of South African heritage who live abroad want to play for Bafana Bafana. However, those who live in South Africa are usually looking to play elsewhere...
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    • zaganoev signiture

    Project-W distances itself from Wits SRC

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    The five-person Project-W faction on the Wits SRC make up 40% of the SRC, were never consulted and have, in fact, issued a statement this week to say that their members distance themselves from the City Of Joburg's "Palestinian Solidarity Week. Their leader, commonly known as "Mighti Jamie" made some serious allegations regarding the governance of the SRC in this open letter and, in fact, also delivered a letter of concern to VC Habib who immediately instituted an inquiry regarding Jamie's very serious claims. Jewish Report understands there are claims of SRC funds being used to support BDS and IAW - as was the case at Rhodes some years back.
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    • Habib Adam 15 home

    Prof Habib's response to Feldman letter

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Professor Adam Habib responds with his own Open Letter to an open letter by Howard Feldman who wondered if Wits University had lost its way.
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    • Feldman Howard at computer home

    Feldman's 0pen letter to Prof Adam Habib

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Jewish Report chairman Howard Feldman published an open letter to Wits Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib last week hammering Wits for aligning themselves with the City of Johannesburg and BDS "Palestinian Solidarity Week" and for allowing an avid Holocaust denier and close aide of Mahmoud Abbas to be the main speaker on campus.
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    • Dovekeepers HOME

    Steamy romance story set atop Masada

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    The TV dramatisation of the Masada story from the bestselling book, Dovekeepers is a “four-hour limited event series.” For SAJR Online’s many US users, it premieres in 2 consecutive 2-hour episodes: Tues 31 March & Wed 1 April (9 -11pm, ET). The rest of us will have to download it or wait for it to arrive on our shores. This will be a made-for-TV blockbuster so we can all expect it soon. One of the stars is Cote de Pablo, who plays an Israeli in NCIS. It turns out she isn't Israeli, or even Jewish, despite being typecast as such. Find out who she really is…
    Full story
    • Feldman Howard at computer home

    Feldman's 0pen letter to Prof Adam Habib

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Jewish Report chairman Howard Feldman published an open letter to Wits Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib last week hammering Wits for aligning themselves with the City of Johannesburg and BDS "Palestinian Solidarity Week" and for allowing an avid Holocaust denier and close aide of Mahmoud Abbas to be the main speaker on campus.
    Full story
    • Bibi Congress making point

    How ordinary Israelis view the election

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    As the dust settles on last week’s elections and Israelis have had a week to debate about and reflect on the Likud victory and the way forward as Benjamin Netanyahu forms his coalition, a number of interesting comments and thoughts have arisen as people try to figure out where Israel is now headed.
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    • Avner Yehuda HOME

    A true servant of the Jewish people

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Hardly a rung below in fame from the prime ministers of Israel he served, Yehuda Avner, described by his son-in-law David Sable as “a true servant of the Jewish people”, died in his Jerusalem home on Tuesday at the age of 86.
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    • PSW - Home

    ‘Palestine Week’ caught Joburg Jewry by surprise

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    SA Jewry reeling in the midst of a City of Joburg-declared “Palestine Solidarity Week” with BDS & some Wits SRC members. The Wits link is under investigation and Joburg is now formally twinned with Ramallah. Arguably the most high-powered Palestinian delegation ever to visit SA held a week of anti-Israeli activities and the inclusion of a rabid Holocaust denier as their guest speaker. SAJR Online has the whole story for users, with links to everything in-depth. Somehow, this slipped through our communal guardians...
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    • Bibi-Obama

    Did Obama try to undermine Bibi in election?

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli political strategist group, Victory-15 (V15), may have illegally used US taxpayers’ money to try to replace the Netanyahu government, US media are reporting. Non-profit, OneVoice Movement, which had access to $350 000 of State Department grants, has come under scrutiny by the Senate, since its Israel arm became a partner with V15 to mobilize voters to bring about change in Israel. of the two US senators who brought the matter to a head, Texas Republican Ted Cruz, yesterday became the first Republican to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.
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    • netanyahu

    After divisive campaign, Israelis render a split verdict

    Mar 24, 2015 Go comment!
    "Against all odds: a great victory for the Likud. A major victory for the people of Israel!" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on Twitter, after it had become apparent that he had beaten his main Zionist Union rival Isaac Herzog, for the right to form a coalition in Israel’s 120 seat Knesset.
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    • Pollack Natan

    Grass-root ME move may bear fruit

    Mar 24, 2015 Go comment!
    Israel imported its first shipment of fruit and vegetables from Gaza in 8 years, leaving Josh Trapido impressed enough to draw a cartoon of the meritorious event.
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    • zaganoev signiture

    Israel 'fabricated' beheadings, Holocaust

    Mar 25, 2015 4 Comments
    See what he told BBC. See the Wits poster billing his speech. Dr Husam Zomlot, the keynote speaker at many of the City of Johannesburg’s “Palestinian Solidarity Week” events, is PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ close aide. Zomlot is infamous for telling a BBC interviewer that “Israel 'fabricated' the beheading of James Foley and the Holocaust. Dr Zomlot’s official title is: “Director of the commission for international relations in Palestine.”
    Full story
    • Bibi-Obama

    Did Obama try to undermine Bibi in election?

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli political strategist group, Victory-15 (V15), may have illegally used US taxpayers’ money to try to replace the Netanyahu government, US media are reporting. Non-profit, OneVoice Movement, which had access to $350 000 of State Department grants, has come under scrutiny by the Senate, since its Israel arm became a partner with V15 to mobilize voters to bring about change in Israel. of the two US senators who brought the matter to a head, Texas Republican Ted Cruz, yesterday became the first Republican to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.
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Video of the Day 

IF MOSES HAD GOOGLE FOR THE EXODUS:
This Pesach vid, published by EISH.com, has to be our all-time favourite. Ever! It’s a quick and easy download and only a few minutes – but we figure you’ll watch it over and over again.
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    • Six16 HOME

    CHAG SAMEACH! Six13 takes seder "uptown"

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    Any vid that can crack 200,000 views in two days is hot. A purely Jewish one for Pesach delivering those nubmers is SMOKIN’!. “Hope your Pesach is as funky fresh as can be!” say the guys from Six13. This song, like all of Six13 songs, is a cappella (created with nothing but the human voice). They also released a brand new album last week called Six13, Vol. 6: Thirteen. “We're extremely proud of it and hope you'll download it on iTunes!” they said.
    Full story
    • Chief Rabbi 15-HOME

    The art of the seder

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    "The Pesach seder is not a presentation; it is not a shiur nor a lecture, but a dialogue, a conversation" says the Chief Rabbi.
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    • Parsha Generic

    We are so blessed

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    There is a beautiful offering mentioned in this week’s parsha called The Todah offering. This is an offering of gratitude to Hashem for deliverance from a dangerous situation.
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    • Rabbi Shmuel Bloch

    Pesach: The opportunity of a lifetime

    Mar 18, 2015 1 Comment
    In his Delving Deeper letter on Parshas Vayakhel last week, Rabbi Shmuel Bloch dealt with how Peach creates an opportunity for all Jews.
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