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    Looking towards ’67 blankets for Mandela Day’ 2015

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    In January this year, art patron and theatre personality Carolyn Steyn, unleashed a veritable mountain of goodwill in the form of handmade blankets and squares for blankets, with the launch of “67 blankets for Madiba Day”, a project which has grabbed the imagination of thousands, attesting not only to the power of Facebook, but also that of the magic of handicraft.
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    Jewish Achiever Awards heading for final straight

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    A record number of 250 nominations for this year’s Absa Jewish Achievers Awards have been received from the community at large. Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of the SA Jewish Report and representative of the Jewish Report’s staff, found themselves hard at work to establish shortlists for a winner for this year’s non-business awards, comprising the Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of Helen Suzman; the KIA Community Service Award; the Arts Science, Sports and Culture Award; and the Chivas Humanitarian Award in Honour of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, respectively.
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    "I am definitely gaining more than I am giving"

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Volunteering for MDA during Operation Protective Edge – Ben Feldman, a 19 year old South African lad, tells of his experience. And, with another 3 Israeli soldiers reported dead today and countless injured, with civilians traumatised and injured and the normal day-to-day activity of MDA taking place amidst it all – Ben really is in the thick of it. But when one reads his story, one feels then resilience that makes SA Jewry so very special indeed. This is a great read…
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    R. Berland: "Bibi quit, you're not doing anything"

    Jul 23, 2014 4 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read R. Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the Mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…
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  • "I am definitely gaining more than I am giving"

    Volunteering for MDA during Operation Protective Edge – Ben Feldman, a 19 year old South African lad, tells of his experience. And, with another 3 Israeli soldiers reported dead today and countless injured, with civilians traumatised and injured and the normal day-to-day activity of MDA taking place amidst it all – Ben really is in the thick of it. But when one reads his story, one feels then resilience that makes SA Jewry so very special indeed. This is a great read…

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  • R. Berland: "Bibi quit, you're not doing anything"

    EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read R. Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the Mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…

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  • Both Jewish MPs sent in reports today

    Both Jewish members of Parliament submitted reports to SAJR Online today. MP Darren Bergman was not happy about all the Palestinian scarves being worn by ANC MP’s. The other, hung the first ever mezuzah on a Parly office door. That was Michael Bagraim (pictured with wife Patsy) – who has some more shenanigans up his sleeve – like requesting permission to hang one on the door of the building itself!

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  • SAJR Editorial: The statement Pres Zuma hasn’t made - but should:

    "Fellow South Africans: On behalf of the government and the ANC, I want to say to you: There are shocking things happening in the Middle East, in Gaza and Israel. There are protests going on all over the world, some turning violent, between supporters and opponents of Israel and the Palestinians."

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  • Solidarity Rally for Israel at H-Park Sunday

    Sunday will see the coming together of SA Jewry with civil society leaders & their communities from across the spectrum, representing millions of South Africans “to stand united for peace, Israel’s right to exist & the end to terror attacks on Israel’s citizens,” says the SAZF. Thousands are expected to attend and the SAZF today issued a statement reassuring the community about security arrangements.

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  • Dispatches from the Israeli front – Monday pm

    "How does one describe a day like (Saturday)? News of the loss of 18 soldiers left us all reeling in grief. We know we will pay a heavy price with casualties in a ground offensive but every soul is precious to us. As a WIZO family, we have lost two of our sons. Gilad Yaakovi, z"l, and Bar Rahav z"l. Gilad was the cousin of our treasurer, Galit and Bar was a graduate of our WIZO Nahalal school. Every Israeli feels these losses personally and our grief is palpable."

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    • Blankets

    Looking towards ’67 blankets for Mandela Day’ 2015

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    In January this year, art patron and theatre personality Carolyn Steyn, unleashed a veritable mountain of goodwill in the form of handmade blankets and squares for blankets, with the launch of “67 blankets for Madiba Day”, a project which has grabbed the imagination of thousands, attesting not only to the power of Facebook, but also that of the magic of handicraft.
    Full story
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    Jewish Achiever Awards heading for final straight

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    A record number of 250 nominations for this year’s Absa Jewish Achievers Awards have been received from the community at large. Earlier this week, the Board of Directors of the SA Jewish Report and representative of the Jewish Report’s staff, found themselves hard at work to establish shortlists for a winner for this year’s non-business awards, comprising the Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of Helen Suzman; the KIA Community Service Award; the Arts Science, Sports and Culture Award; and the Chivas Humanitarian Award in Honour of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, respectively.
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    Top Jewish Olympian is almost unknown

    Jul 23, 2014 1 Comment
    If one had ask who is the most successful Jewish Olympic athlete. I’m sure most people would think for a moment and then come up with the name Mark Spitz. Spitz won 11 medals and no doubt, is the Jewish competitor with the most gold medals.
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    Beyachad Library – a new jacket, new energy

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Ushered through the space of the relaunched Beyachad Library in Raedene in Johannesburg last Sunday, some 100 dignitaries and members of the public, including businesswoman Reeva Forman; SA Reserve Bank director Gill Marcus; Israel Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman; and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre Tali Nates, were there for the start of the new initiative.
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    R. Berland: "Bibi quit, you're not doing anything"

    Jul 23, 2014 4 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read R. Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the Mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…
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    Who has the energy to think about it?

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Our kids are in the middle of their annual summer holidays - what a holiday! All activity cancelled, the beaches empty, the water parks - not a soul.
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    JR readers’ response to appeal “fantastic” - MDA

    Jul 22, 2014 Go comment!
    30 users had used the “SAJR/MDA Click-athon Campaign” to make an estimated R25,000 in donations by last night, says Mark Hyman, pictured.
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    Phoning mothers - one after the other

    Jul 22, 2014 Go comment!
    What is Israel planning? How are our IDF boys feeling? How are they coping? Are they afraid? – Read a mother’s deepest thoughts…
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    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Monday pm

    Jul 22, 2014 Go comment!
    "How does one describe a day like (Saturday)? News of the loss of 18 soldiers left us all reeling in grief. We know we will pay a heavy price with casualties in a ground offensive but every soul is precious to us. As a WIZO family, we have lost two of our sons. Gilad Yaakovi, z"l, and Bar Rahav z"l. Gilad was the cousin of our treasurer, Galit and Bar was a graduate of our WIZO Nahalal school. Every Israeli feels these losses personally and our grief is palpable."
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    MDA races to emergencies without delaying for details

    Jul 21, 2014 Go comment!
    “Magen David Adom is second only to the IDF for the safety of Israelis,” says Professor Yehuda Skornick, who heads MDA’s international relations department. In this role, he acts as the public face of MDA to the world. He is also Israel’s appointed member and ambassador to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The Jewish Report spoke to him by phone on Monday at the headquarters of the MDA in Israel.
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    '13 Israeli soldiers have died today'

    Jul 20, 2014 Go comment!
    At 17:33 Israel time, Magen David Adom (MDA) - the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross or in Muslim countries the Red Crescent - put out the following announcement: “Magen David Adom informs with great sadness that 13 Israeli soldiers have died today. MDA teams took part in their evacuation. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.” MDA needs our help, read what you can do…
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    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Thursday pm

    Jul 18, 2014 4 Comments
    On Wednesday kids from Gan Yavne enjoyed some respite from sirens & booms, reports Rolene, “by spending time in Modiin's municipal pool. The city of Modiin is opening its arms to our Iron Dome soldiers as well, feeding them and doing their laundry as they cannot leave their towers.” As Roro says, Israelis are remarkably resilient, warm and generous … one thing is for sure, this plucky little country is the very example of grace under pressure.
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    Top Jewish Olympian is almost unknown

    Jul 23, 2014 1 Comment
    If one had ask who is the most successful Jewish Olympic athlete. I’m sure most people would think for a moment and then come up with the name Mark Spitz. Spitz won 11 medals and no doubt, is the Jewish competitor with the most gold medals.
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    Jewish World in 7 Seconds

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    A brief run-down of some of the more interesting items of Jewish news from around the world over the past week. These are compiled by SA Jewish Report’s editorial staff for the interest of our readers and website users. All of the source-publications are attributed, so those interested in reading a more complete account of any of the stories can easily go to the website of the original publication and search for them.
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland - HOME

    R. Berland: "Bibi quit, you're not doing anything"

    Jul 23, 2014 4 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read R. Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the Mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…
    Full story
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    Both Jewish MPs sent in reports today

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Both Jewish members of Parliament submitted reports to SAJR Online today. MP Darren Bergman was not happy about all the Palestinian scarves being worn by ANC MP’s. The other, hung the first ever mezuzah on a Parly office door. That was Michael Bagraim (pictured with wife Patsy) – who has some more shenanigans up his sleeve – like requesting permission to hang one on the door of the building itself!
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    As a Jews, where are you headed?

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    ParshatMasei begins with a chronicle of the journeys of the Jewish people from the land of Egypt. The questions presents itself immediately - 42 journeys away from Egypt? Not so! Perhaps they needed to make camp a few times before they had left the borders and dominion of Egypt, but all subsequent journeys were towards Israel!
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    The vows of women

    Jul 16, 2014 Go comment!
    How powerful is language! The beginning of our parsha is taken up with the importance of oaths. The care that we need to take with the obligations that we vow. What should startle the modern reader is the difference in status between a man and woman’s vow.
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