• A galaxy of stars illuminates the Achiever Awards

    For the past 19 years, we have gathered here at the Jewish Achiever Awards as proud South Africans believing that our best days are still before us, said Howard Sackstein, chairman of the SA Jewish Report board at the opening of the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards at Vodaworld in Midrand on Sunday evening.

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  • This year’s Jewish Achievers are real winners

    When music director extraordinaire Bryan Schimmel, stood up to accept the SA Jewish Art, Sport, Science and Culture award, he ensured there was nary a dry eye in the 600-strong Absa Jewish Achiever Awards audience.

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  • Breakfast of analysts and stars

    The 2017 Jewish Achiever Awards launched in fine style at a lavish welcoming breakfast last Friday as dozens of nominees gathered to usher in the weekend’s glittering celebration of the community’s brightest stars.

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  • Charlottesville and Johannesburg: The impact of a blunt instrument

    It has seemingly again become a trend to stifle arguments with blunt instruments. It might appear to be stretching a point to contrast recent horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia in the United States, with post-apartheid South African discourse.

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  • Viva, Chief Rabbi, viva!

    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein was one of the first speakers to take to the podium outside Parliament on Tuesday in front of thousands of people supporting the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

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  • The Golem still lurks in our Brave New World

    What do religions say about the technological tsunami flooding our lives today? Is the increasingly rapid “disruptive innovation” an angel or devil? Leading Johannesburg techno-expert Arthur Goldstuck raised some ancient but supremely relevant Jewish perspectives at Limmud in Johannesburg last weekend.

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    Mark Pamensky lashes out at OUTA

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Mark Pamensky this week lashed out at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) for laying charges against him for corruption and abuse of his position as an Eskom board director.
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    Israelis luring South African slave domestics

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Israelis are luring South African domestic workers through adverts placed in local newspapers, and later “exploited”, the United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) told the SA Jewish Report this week.
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    Bobroff money frozen in Israel

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    The South African Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has frozen, and plans to confiscate, over R101 million of Ronald and Darren Bobroff’s funds that were found by the Israeli authorities in Israel.
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    A galaxy of stars illuminates the Achiever Awards

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    For the past 19 years, we have gathered here at the Jewish Achiever Awards as proud South Africans believing that our best days are still before us, said Howard Sackstein, chairman of the SA Jewish Report board at the opening of the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards at Vodaworld in Midrand on Sunday evening.
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    Bibi defends controversial Kotel decision

    Jun 29, 2017 1 Comment
    Netanyahu says he didn’t betray anyone by effectively cancelling a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at the Kotel, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, and caving to the interests of his Haredi Orthodox coalition partners.
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    Being schooled in a new school system

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    “Knowledge is Light” was our school motto when I was a child in Durban. The importance of education was made clear to us from as far back as I can remember. It wasn’t taken for granted. A good education was a privilege.
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    Israel’s ‘Facebook bill’ could hamper free speech

    Mar 09, 2017 1 Comment
    Israel’s Knesset last week passed the first reading of the Criminally Offensive Content from the Internet bill - dubbed the “Facebook bill”.
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    Join the conversations, have your say

    Feb 22, 2017 1 Comment
    JR Online users are having their say, as usual. While the website's peak day saw well over 12,000 users, it can also have as many as 300-plus comments posted on a busy day. Many are on older stories users have serendipitously happened along. Some are friendly greetings and exchanges, but often they descend into Chirp-fests – where users with differing views enjoy a good old argy-bargy on an issue. We list this week’s latest hotspots, and point users to a few of the Chirps posted this week - on well-commented stories long gone by…
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    Israel has true Christian friends in Mozambique

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Devotion to the cause of the State of Israel flourishes in the most unlikely places, even in societies where the Jewish presence is small to non-existent. Such is the case in Mozambique, where the work of Beth-El Associacao Crista Amigos De Israel - Mozambican Christian Friends of Israel - testifies to how much can be achieved by those inspired by their Christian faith to promote the Israeli cause, despite adverse conditions.
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    Lenk: Jerusalem will always be Israeli capital

    Feb 01, 2017 Go comment!
    Ambassador Lenk appeared on the popular SABC News morning show, Newsroom, yesterday (Tuesday January 31) and discussed Israel's relationship with the US, the controversy over Donald Trump wanting to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, and the need for the Holy Land’s Palestinian neighbours to reject terror and return to direct peace talks. Watch the full 12-minute interview and hear Ambassador Lenk’s frank and honest responses – and his open and relaxed demeanour.
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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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    ‘This day’ we brace for the redemption

    Aug 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Moshiach is the catalyst that will bring about the emancipation of mankind and of the world. The Messianic arrival ushers a transition from a historically lengthy period of Divine concealment, to a time of Divine manifestation, where the process of history and G-d’s purpose in His creation, culminates and is revealed.
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    Dynamite comes in small packages

    Aug 10, 2017 Go comment!
    We are all familiar with the overused cliché about the power of what one small deed can achieve. Paradoxically, because this cliché is so overused, one can become desensitised as to the true power and infinite value of a so-called “trivial and minor deed”.
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    A prayer expressing our loyalty to Hashem

    Aug 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Rabbi Lazer Silver was an outstanding Torah scholar and leader.
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    Never alone!

    Jul 27, 2017 Go comment!
    Towards the end of his life, in the fifth book of the Torah - Deuteronomy - Moshe re-tells the story of the Jewish People’s journey in the desert. He recalls the time when he appointed new leaders, heads of tribes, to assist him in leading the people.
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