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    • Israel Economy - HOME

    Shekeled & bound by 12% appreciation in currency

    Sep 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Judging by the actions of the Bank of Israel, Israel’s central bank, the economy is in worrying shape. The bank’s Monetary Committee, at its monthly meeting on 25 August, cut its main interest rate in half, from 0.5 percent to 0.25 percent — the lowest on record.
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    Sorry, Choni, not today or any other day

    Aug 29, 2014 4 Comments
    “Come on Mr. Editor, print the rest of my comment," asks Choni Davidowitz. "No Way," says the online editor. See why, and have your say too.
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    • JWBS

    Energetic Benevolent remains a communal pace-setter

    Aug 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Three exceptional long-service awards were a highlight at the 121st annual general meeting of the Johannesburg Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society (JWBS) at Golden Acres, last week.
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    Top journalist penetrates the rhetoric: Is Israel apartheid?

    Aug 27, 2014 4 Comments
    “Living in apartheid South Africa was easy in moral terms - good versus evil,” says Benjamin Pogrund, former deputy editor of the leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, whose new book, Drawing Fire, investigates accusations of apartheid in Israel.
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    • Gilan - HOME

    Mentalist Gork leaves audience gobsmacked

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Mentalist Gilan Gork amazed the audience at the Jewish Achiever event on Sunday, by locking some predictions in a sealed box at the beginning of proceedings, hanging those predictions above the stage the entire night. At the end of the event, he had members of the audience select random people by each one throwing a paper ball backwards to the next - to whom he posed questions. READ THIS AND WONDER...
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    Come on - join the convertsation

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Users post so many comments on this website every day – sometimes a lot about a few stories, and at other times one or two comments on almost every story published. This past week has been the latter - but some stories still have tempers rising. SAJR Online moderates every single comment posted and keeps users in line with the rules. See what our users are chirping about this week - and... JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
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    Gourmet Kosher Food Fest starts Thursday

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The Greenside Shul is holding SA’s first Gourmet Kosher Food Festival from Thursday to Sunday. The stalls are sold out and the event has everything for the kosher family – from kids and adult entertainment, Food, Art exhibitions, Wine and Cheese tasting and sales, Yom Tov gifts and so much more. And plenty of freebies to boot! Read all about it...
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    • SuperJew HOME

    Hebrew roots of top Superhero

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the M-East. Superman Is Jewish
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    • Ben Levitas

    Welcome to the real world, Chuck Hagel

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Ben Levitas, pictured, has a full go at US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, who, says the SAZF national vice-chair, seems to have been given a wake-up call by The Caliphate, as it wants to be known.
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    The awesome 2014 Jewish Achievers

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Jewish talent spans across the generations – from the achievements of a 17-year-old to an 80-year-old. This is what emerged at the SA Jewish Achievers 2014 awards held at Vodaworld on Sunday. “Disproportionate” is the word Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein used, at the opening of the event. “This is a word that is being used a lot these days, but tonight we celebrate the disproportionate contribution of South African Jews in terms of numbers in every sphere of life. We are one of the smallest communities, but look at our impact. Read all about it...
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  • Top journalist penetrates the rhetoric: Is Israel apartheid?

    “Living in apartheid South Africa was easy in moral terms - good versus evil,” says Benjamin Pogrund, former deputy editor of the leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, whose new book, Drawing Fire, investigates accusations of apartheid in Israel.

    Full Story
  • Mentalist Gork leaves audience gobsmacked

    Mentalist Gilan Gork amazed the audience at the Jewish Achiever event on Sunday, by locking some predictions in a sealed box at the beginning of proceedings, hanging those predictions above the stage the entire night. At the end of the event, he had members of the audience select random people by each one throwing a paper ball backwards to the next - to whom he posed questions. READ THIS AND WONDER...

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  • Come on - join the convertsation

    Users post so many comments on this website every day – sometimes a lot about a few stories, and at other times one or two comments on almost every story published. This past week has been the latter - but some stories still have tempers rising. SAJR Online moderates every single comment posted and keeps users in line with the rules. See what our users are chirping about this week - and... JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

    Full Story
  • The awesome 2014 Jewish Achievers

    Jewish talent spans across the generations – from the achievements of a 17-year-old to an 80-year-old. This is what emerged at the SA Jewish Achievers 2014 awards held at Vodaworld on Sunday. “Disproportionate” is the word Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein used, at the opening of the event. “This is a word that is being used a lot these days, but tonight we celebrate the disproportionate contribution of South African Jews in terms of numbers in every sphere of life. We are one of the smallest communities, but look at our impact. Read all about it...

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  • Wits Jewish SRC candidates can make a difference

    This year 3 Jewish Wits SRC candidates are again in the running next week. The candidates are hoping that both Jewish and non-Jewish students who are their friends, will turn out in numbers to vote as they did last year. They are again running on the Project W ticket. The PW website lists the many positive contributions by the party and the Jewish students on the Wits campus over the past year and lauds their effective delivery of improved services. See who is standing and VOTE!

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  • Do we really have a kosher meat crisis

    UOS Executive Director Darren Sevitz says: “There is no shortage of meat. There is an abundance of sensationalist journalism designed to create panic for no good reason.” Ian Lurie of Nussbaums, arguably the largest kosher butchery in SA, says: “We are experiencing a shortage in supply of beef and lamb.” Dr Shaun Morris, a specialist feedlot expert, veterinarian and long-standing shareholder of one of the larger kosher butcheries in Joburg, told JR Wednesday: “I concur with Ian Lurie that there is a shortage.”

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    • JWBS

    Energetic Benevolent remains a communal pace-setter

    Aug 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Three exceptional long-service awards were a highlight at the 121st annual general meeting of the Johannesburg Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society (JWBS) at Golden Acres, last week.
    Full story
    • Dance

    Dance Umbrella - small, but with a lot of punch

    Aug 29, 2014 Go comment!
    It’s the smallest programme in over 20 years, but this year’s Dance Umbrella, from Sunday, packs a hefty punch, not only in important and focus-shifting productions, but in seeing this Johannesburg festival of contemporary dance turn a corner, at the age of 26.
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    • 2014 mag COVER HOME

    The awesome 2014 Jewish Achievers

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Jewish talent spans across the generations – from the achievements of a 17-year-old to an 80-year-old. This is what emerged at the SA Jewish Achievers 2014 awards held at Vodaworld on Sunday. “Disproportionate” is the word Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein used, at the opening of the event. “This is a word that is being used a lot these days, but tonight we celebrate the disproportionate contribution of South African Jews in terms of numbers in every sphere of life. We are one of the smallest communities, but look at our impact. Read all about it...
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    Bring out the sound, it’s Achievers time

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The Field Band Foundation, made for a special opening to an already special 2014 Absa Jewish Achievers event. The Foundation is an innovative & successful youth social development organisation built on the principles of a creative after-school programme, outside the formal education sector and modelled on the Drum Corps or Show Bands practised in other countries.
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    • Israel Economy - HOME

    Shekeled & bound by 12% appreciation in currency

    Sep 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Judging by the actions of the Bank of Israel, Israel’s central bank, the economy is in worrying shape. The bank’s Monetary Committee, at its monthly meeting on 25 August, cut its main interest rate in half, from 0.5 percent to 0.25 percent — the lowest on record.
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    SAJR readers click their support for MDA

    Aug 20, 2014 Go comment!
    Jewish Report readers have so far collected around R80 000 for Israel’s emergency first-response service in the SAJR/MDA Click-Athon. And, over the past week, readers have contributed almost R7 000 for a new MDA ambulance which will carry the name of the first soldier to fall. Now, readers are clubbing together to buy a first-responder, three wheeled bike as well.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Sorry, folks, Bev was on top of her game

    Aug 18, 2014 Go comment!
    It was we who erred by not promoted and publicised all of Bev’s hard work during the crucial period of Operation Protective Edge...
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    • Maurice Ostroff- Telfed Honoree

    How media misled the world on Gaza

    Aug 18, 2014 Go comment!
    Blogging on the Times Of Israel yesterday, our old friend Maurice Ostroff sets out a complex theory of how he believes United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the rest of the world were collusively misled about the current conflict in Gaza by the manner in which it was reported in the media.
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    • Ehrenreich krystal HOME

    Tony Ehrenreich's Kristallnacht

    Aug 18, 2014 2 Comments
    Andrew Donaldson on the Cosatu Western Cape leader's "eye-for-an-eye" call against the SA Jewish Board of Deputies and other Jewish South Africans supporting Israel which caused consternation, civil and criminal charges and a referral to the SA Human Rights Commission last Friday.
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    • Lutrin Dean

    The holiness of the BDS movement

    Aug 17, 2014 3 Comments
    Dr Dean Lutrin opines: “For the first time in millennia, we are in a position of strength and we as a people are conflicted as to how we should wield our power”
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    • Abramjee Yusuf

    Madiba never said this, Yusuf

    Aug 15, 2014 3 Comments
    We hear Primedia news boss Abramjee (pic) is also in trouble over an unfortunate and untrue anti-Israel post which discredits Madiba.
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    SA’s ambulance to carry name of first to fall

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    Come on users, MDA really need our help here! No matter how big or how small, they need MDA-SA and the Jewish Report Online have teamed up to make it hassle free. One click and its done. Or, if you are able to assist by contributing to the SA ambulance, it’s just one phone call. The lines are secure and the need is dire. SA Jewry has done so much that we have been honoured to have our ambulance as the first. Read on, and let’s not let the hard-working guys at MDA-SA down!
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    • Ben Levitas

    Welcome to the real world, Chuck Hagel

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Ben Levitas, pictured, has a full go at US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, who, says the SAZF national vice-chair, seems to have been given a wake-up call by The Caliphate, as it wants to be known.
    Full story
    • mda-interview-yehuda-skolnick-pic-3

    SA’s ambulance to carry name of first to fall

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    Come on users, MDA really need our help here! No matter how big or how small, they need MDA-SA and the Jewish Report Online have teamed up to make it hassle free. One click and its done. Or, if you are able to assist by contributing to the SA ambulance, it’s just one phone call. The lines are secure and the need is dire. SA Jewry has done so much that we have been honoured to have our ambulance as the first. Read on, and let’s not let the hard-working guys at MDA-SA down!
    Full story

Video of the Day 

See more of Gilan Gork on our ACHIEVERS LIVE BLOG Sunday. Gilan is a world-renowned Mentalist and travels the world doing shows, corporate functions, a keynote speaking, etc. He will be one of the entertainment highlights at the sellout Absa Jewish Achiever Awards on Sunday.

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    Gourmet Kosher Food Fest starts Thursday

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The Greenside Shul is holding SA’s first Gourmet Kosher Food Festival from Thursday to Sunday. The stalls are sold out and the event has everything for the kosher family – from kids and adult entertainment, Food, Art exhibitions, Wine and Cheese tasting and sales, Yom Tov gifts and so much more. And plenty of freebies to boot! Read all about it...
    Full story
    • Kosher meat generic

    Do we really have a kosher meat crisis

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    UOS Executive Director Darren Sevitz says: “There is no shortage of meat. There is an abundance of sensationalist journalism designed to create panic for no good reason.” Ian Lurie of Nussbaums, arguably the largest kosher butchery in SA, says: “We are experiencing a shortage in supply of beef and lamb.” Dr Shaun Morris, a specialist feedlot expert, veterinarian and long-standing shareholder of one of the larger kosher butcheries in Joburg, told JR Wednesday: “I concur with Ian Lurie that there is a shortage.”
    Full story
    • Parsha Generic

    Our direction must be set by Torah compass

    Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment
    This week’s Torah reading begins with the commandment to appoint judges in all communities. This points to one of the fundamental thrusts of Judaism, namely that a person be continually prepared to subject himself and his conduct to the review of an outside, objective authority.
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    • Reznik

    The ‘African Chief’ - a man for all seasons

    Aug 27, 2014 2 Comments
    This year marks the ninth anniversary since the passing of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris zt’l on the ninth of Elul in Hermanus in September 2005 on the eve of his 69th birthday and less than a year after his retirement as chief rabbi .
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