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    State security minister says no real terror threat in SA

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    South African Minister of State Security Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba makes it clear that while the Jewish community is under no particular threat, the department of state security takes seriously its mandate to protect the country’s citizens.
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    Danni Heymann -- from victim to leader

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Danni Heymann, the King David Victory Park Grade 12 pupil at the centre of last week’s anti-Semitic WhatsApp voice note, went from being a victim to feeling sympathetic and genuinely fond of the boy who sent her the message.
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    Herzlia pupils face discipline over Israel protest

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    As Herzlia Middle School’s prestigious prize-giving evening came to a close, two Grade 9 boys stepped forward from the rest of their grade on the stage and knelt down (known as “taking the knee” as a form of protest) in front of the audience when the Israeli national anthem, Hatikvah, was sung. The audience was shocked at what many people believed was a flagrant disregard of the ethos of the school.
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    Adrian Gore - lifetime achiever at 54

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    The founder and Chief Executive of Discovery, Adrian Gore, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Awards last week.
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    The toll of the Gaza rockets

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Late on Tuesday, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect. While at the time of writing the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) had still not confirmed the existence of such a truce, Israeli citizens living in the south of the country were told they could return home and to “normalcy”.
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    Beit Shemesh’s new mayor is a reluctant feminist icon

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    When Aliza Bloch was elected mayor of Beit Shemesh last month, it ended a decade of haredi orthodox control over this small bedroom community of just more than a 100 000 residents.
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Video of the Day 


Chief Rabbi reiterates his call of a year ago for Jacob Zuma to stand down in this Pesach Video, likening the SA saga of today to our flight from Egypt 3329 years ago. “With that freedom comes a voice” he says. He will be marching in Pretoria on Friday.  

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    Resist the Laban herd mentality

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Modern-day society has sprouted all types of gurus. We have experts on childcare and healthy eating, education, and entertainment. Self-help books top best seller lists every year.
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    The ultimate blessing

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    On the first night of Pesach in the Jewish year 2171, Yaakov Avinu, the studious, devoted servant of Hashem, followed his mother’s prophetic advice and tricked his father, Yitzchak, into giving him the blessings of the first born. His older brother Esav, the talented, brilliant trickster and murderer, was furious, and bent on revenge. Yaakov was forced to flee, while Esav resided in comfort.
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    Pittsburgh’s Jewry needs us more than ever

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    In 1943, my great grandfather, Rabbi Sholom Posner, was sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Pittsburgh to secure the foundations of the fledgling yeshiva school.
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    Time for ourselves

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    The past few weeks have been replete with Jewish holidays. From days of awe to days of joy, we experienced mega doses of holiness, joy, and inspiration.
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