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    • Rabbi Nachman Bernhard HOME

    Did SPCA pounce at 11th hour & stop “kaporros”

    Oct 02, 2014 Go comment!
    The SPCA went to Torah Academy on Wed and, according to a TA email, put a stop to a millennia-old rite that thousands were to perform ahead of Yom Kippur today. Commonly known as “kaporros” in SA & “kaparot” in the US, the Jewish customary practice consists of taking a chicken & waving it over one's head 3 times while reciting a blessing. by a shochet (accredited ritual slaughterer) & sold. The money raised is given to the poor. Not this year, however, & Jewish social media is abuzz about whether the SPCA is going after schechita in general?
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    • Rabbi Nachman Bernhard HOME

    Rabbi who spoke out for SA justice, Jewish values

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    South Africa’s beloved and popular rabbi, speaker, educationist, raconteur, anti-apartheid activist and counsellor, Rabbi Norman (Nachman) Meir Bernhard (zt”l), passed away on Wednesday evening, October 1 at the age of 81.
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    • YossyGoldman

    SA Jewry's debt to Rabbi Bernhard

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    We just received the very sad news that Rabbi NM Bernhard has passed away. Not everyone knows or remembers the history of this man. I believe our community owes Rabbi Bernhard a huge debt of gratitude.
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    • Rabbi

    Rabbi Bernhard zt"l passes away, funeral today

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    A great pillar of SA Jewry, Rabbi Norman Bernhard zt”l passed away on Wednesday. The funeral is at 3:30pm Thursday at West Park cemetery.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Best of the best Zionists reads of the week

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s Goldman’s (pictured) Top-10 this week offers a great selection of reads on Zionism from around the world. Bev heads up South Africa’s renowned “Media Team Israel” and always ensures that the topics she dishes up weekly for Jewish Report readers are varied, od diverse political leanings and written and published by reputable authors and media houses from around the globe.
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    • Rabbi Shmuel Bloch

    Delving Deeper – Yom Kippur

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    “On Rosh Hashanah we planned and mapped out our future. On Yom Kippur we take practical steps to make sure that we get there,” explains Rabbi Shmuel Bloch in his engaging style. This is a great read for the whole family. Print it out and read it at the erev-Yom Kippur table…
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    • 5774-new-words

    New words for Jewish people from 5774

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    French soccer star Anelka performs the “QUENELLE” – an anti-Semitic gesture, last December (pictured). ISIS is another completely new term too. Others, like SODASTREAM, became widely used this year. Still others like “Pew,” #BringBackOurBoys, and “tunnel” will forever take on new meanings after the events of 5774. When Merriam-Webster released the latest edition of its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary last month, it announced that it had added more than 5,000 new words – including Yiddish words like “schmutz” and “tuchus.” From Golden Dawn to Terror Tunnel, here’s the 5774 glossary…
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    • ChiefRabbi

    Keeping it together, all around the world

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    The international Shabbos Project will take place in over 200 cities around the world on the Shabbos of October 24/25 this year. The concept is simple: Jews of all walks of life, from across the spectrum - religious, secular and traditional, young and old, from all corners of the world - uniting to experience one full Shabbos together, in full accordance with halacha.
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    • Meshoe Olga - HOME

    Join Olga Meshoe for town hall meet Sunday

    Sep 30, 2014 Go comment!
    “When Black and White Became Dangerously Grey” is the title of the 1st of a series of monthly “Town Hall" meets from Likud-SA. The speaker (& daughter of ACDP head) is a prominent attorney & a fervent fighter for Israel. The Beyachad meeting is free & will be held on Sunday at 6pm – but RSVPs are essential for security. Olga (pic) is COO of "DEISI" (Defend, Embrace, Invest, Support Israel). Many readers might know her as an extremely eloquent and inspiring orator, having spoken at both the Zionism indaba earlier this year and at the recent rally at Huddle Park.
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    • Concerning Security

    So far so good – but stay vigilant say the boffins

    Sep 29, 2014 3 Comments
    Security Update #2 - What is a “Level 4” threat? What does it mean to the community, to you & your family? Read a status report and find out what you should be doing about it. Howard Feldman, pictured left, is the non-executive chairman of the SA Jewish Report and Zev Krengel, right, president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. This is a series of articles in which Feldman & Krengel discuss the heightened threat level for SA Jewry to allow the SAJBD to communicate regularly with the community on SAJR.CO.ZA.
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  • Did SPCA pounce at 11th hour & stop “kaporros”

    The SPCA went to Torah Academy on Wed and, according to a TA email, put a stop to a millennia-old rite that thousands were to perform ahead of Yom Kippur today. Commonly known as “kaporros” in SA & “kaparot” in the US, the Jewish customary practice consists of taking a chicken & waving it over one's head 3 times while reciting a blessing. by a shochet (accredited ritual slaughterer) & sold. The money raised is given to the poor. Not this year, however, & Jewish social media is abuzz about whether the SPCA is going after schechita in general?

    Full Story
  • SA Jewry's debt to Rabbi Bernhard

    We just received the very sad news that Rabbi NM Bernhard has passed away. Not everyone knows or remembers the history of this man. I believe our community owes Rabbi Bernhard a huge debt of gratitude.

    Full Story
  • New words for Jewish people from 5774

    French soccer star Anelka performs the “QUENELLE” – an anti-Semitic gesture, last December (pictured). ISIS is another completely new term too. Others, like SODASTREAM, became widely used this year. Still others like “Pew,” #BringBackOurBoys, and “tunnel” will forever take on new meanings after the events of 5774. When Merriam-Webster released the latest edition of its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary last month, it announced that it had added more than 5,000 new words – including Yiddish words like “schmutz” and “tuchus.” From Golden Dawn to Terror Tunnel, here’s the 5774 glossary…

    Full Story
  • Join Olga Meshoe for town hall meet Sunday

    “When Black and White Became Dangerously Grey” is the title of the 1st of a series of monthly “Town Hall" meets from Likud-SA. The speaker (& daughter of ACDP head) is a prominent attorney & a fervent fighter for Israel. The Beyachad meeting is free & will be held on Sunday at 6pm – but RSVPs are essential for security. Olga (pic) is COO of "DEISI" (Defend, Embrace, Invest, Support Israel). Many readers might know her as an extremely eloquent and inspiring orator, having spoken at both the Zionism indaba earlier this year and at the recent rally at Huddle Park.

    Full Story
  • So far so good – but stay vigilant say the boffins

    Security Update #2 - What is a “Level 4” threat? What does it mean to the community, to you & your family? Read a status report and find out what you should be doing about it. Howard Feldman, pictured left, is the non-executive chairman of the SA Jewish Report and Zev Krengel, right, president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. This is a series of articles in which Feldman & Krengel discuss the heightened threat level for SA Jewry to allow the SAJBD to communicate regularly with the community on SAJR.CO.ZA.

    Full Story
  • Israeli’s fess up: Mohammed most popular name

    “There is no plot to deliberately hide information,” Government spokesperson Sabine Hadad told Haaretz, which had last Sunday suggested there was, after the Israeli government backtracked after first reporting that Yosef was the most popular boy’s name in 5774. It seems the story hit on delicate issues of Israeli identity. “The statistics published were the statistics requested during the past few years by everyone who contacted us to obtain this information, and for that reason the list relating to the most popular Hebrew names was issued,” insisted Hadad.

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    • Rabbi Nachman Bernhard HOME

    Rabbi who spoke out for SA justice, Jewish values

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    South Africa’s beloved and popular rabbi, speaker, educationist, raconteur, anti-apartheid activist and counsellor, Rabbi Norman (Nachman) Meir Bernhard (zt”l), passed away on Wednesday evening, October 1 at the age of 81.
    Full story
    • YossyGoldman

    SA Jewry's debt to Rabbi Bernhard

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    We just received the very sad news that Rabbi NM Bernhard has passed away. Not everyone knows or remembers the history of this man. I believe our community owes Rabbi Bernhard a huge debt of gratitude.
    Full story
    • Kruger

    Glenhazel residents reclaim their park

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Johannesburg Councillor Steven Kruger, together with Glenhazel resident, Julio Woznica, Denny Rademeyer, Justin Glickman and other involved residents, have been interacting with City Parks to try and improve some of the parks in Glenhazel. There are major limitations due to budget constraints, but some progress has been made.
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    • 1-Milner Jack

    Hank Greenberg honoured, 80 years on

    Oct 01, 2014 1 Comment
    There are certain defining moments in sport, those that change the opinion of thousands of people and are remembered forever.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Best of the best Zionists reads of the week

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s Goldman’s (pictured) Top-10 this week offers a great selection of reads on Zionism from around the world. Bev heads up South Africa’s renowned “Media Team Israel” and always ensures that the topics she dishes up weekly for Jewish Report readers are varied, od diverse political leanings and written and published by reputable authors and media houses from around the globe.
    Full story
    • 5774-new-words

    New words for Jewish people from 5774

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    French soccer star Anelka performs the “QUENELLE” – an anti-Semitic gesture, last December (pictured). ISIS is another completely new term too. Others, like SODASTREAM, became widely used this year. Still others like “Pew,” #BringBackOurBoys, and “tunnel” will forever take on new meanings after the events of 5774. When Merriam-Webster released the latest edition of its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary last month, it announced that it had added more than 5,000 new words – including Yiddish words like “schmutz” and “tuchus.” From Golden Dawn to Terror Tunnel, here’s the 5774 glossary…
    Full story
    • Meshoe Olga - HOME

    Join Olga Meshoe for town hall meet Sunday

    Sep 30, 2014 Go comment!
    “When Black and White Became Dangerously Grey” is the title of the 1st of a series of monthly “Town Hall" meets from Likud-SA. The speaker (& daughter of ACDP head) is a prominent attorney & a fervent fighter for Israel. The Beyachad meeting is free & will be held on Sunday at 6pm – but RSVPs are essential for security. Olga (pic) is COO of "DEISI" (Defend, Embrace, Invest, Support Israel). Many readers might know her as an extremely eloquent and inspiring orator, having spoken at both the Zionism indaba earlier this year and at the recent rally at Huddle Park.
    Full story
    • 5774-names

    Israeli’s fess up: Mohammed most popular name

    Sep 27, 2014 Go comment!
    “There is no plot to deliberately hide information,” Government spokesperson Sabine Hadad told Haaretz, which had last Sunday suggested there was, after the Israeli government backtracked after first reporting that Yosef was the most popular boy’s name in 5774. It seems the story hit on delicate issues of Israeli identity. “The statistics published were the statistics requested during the past few years by everyone who contacted us to obtain this information, and for that reason the list relating to the most popular Hebrew names was issued,” insisted Hadad.
    Full story
    • 5774-Mantashe Gwede

    Zuma, Mantashe send mixed messages on Israel

    Sep 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The schizophrenic relationship between SA & Israel was again highlighted last week after President Zuma & a senior government delegation met the Board & Fed & gave them his assurance that SA’s policy remained unchanged. 3 days later ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe made it clear much had. SA has joined the call for cultural, academic & education boycotts, banned travel for all members of government & officials, won’t do business with Capegate, G4Security & Caterpillar, boycott OT goods & develop comprehensive solidarity during a UN Month of Solidarity with Palestine.
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    • 5774-WSJ HOME

    Chinese seek 'tech investments' in Israel

    Sep 26, 2014 1 Comment
    Moves come amid frenzy of fundraising in Israeli entrepreneurs (up 81% year-on-year) lured by a drumbeat of stock market listings and acquisitions among Israeli tech start-ups. In the first half of 2014, 335 Israeli hi-tech companies raised a record $1,6-bil in capital, according to estimates by consultancy IVC Industry Analytics and KMPG.
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    • 5774-patriot longHOME

    Israel downs Syrian warplane over Golan

    Sep 24, 2014 Go comment!
    The Israeli military shot down a Syrian aircraft that had strayed into Israeli territory over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning. The Israeli army intercepted the plane with the Patriot air defence system.
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    • Intel Israel

    Intel makes Israel's biggest ever investment

    Sep 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Israel’s ministries of economy & finance on Monday approved $6 bil investment project & $300 mil grant for Intel to upgrade Kiryat Gat plant with world’s most advanced technology for microelectronic component production. The grant to Intel Corp was authorised today (Monday September 22) by the ministry of economy’s investment centre and will be spread over five years and generate employment for thousands of people in the coming years.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Best of the best Zionists reads of the week

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s Goldman’s (pictured) Top-10 this week offers a great selection of reads on Zionism from around the world. Bev heads up South Africa’s renowned “Media Team Israel” and always ensures that the topics she dishes up weekly for Jewish Report readers are varied, od diverse political leanings and written and published by reputable authors and media houses from around the globe.
    Full story
    • 5774-new-words

    New words for Jewish people from 5774

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    French soccer star Anelka performs the “QUENELLE” – an anti-Semitic gesture, last December (pictured). ISIS is another completely new term too. Others, like SODASTREAM, became widely used this year. Still others like “Pew,” #BringBackOurBoys, and “tunnel” will forever take on new meanings after the events of 5774. When Merriam-Webster released the latest edition of its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary last month, it announced that it had added more than 5,000 new words – including Yiddish words like “schmutz” and “tuchus.” From Golden Dawn to Terror Tunnel, here’s the 5774 glossary…
    Full story

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    • Rabbi Nachman Bernhard HOME

    Did SPCA pounce at 11th hour & stop “kaporros”

    Oct 02, 2014 Go comment!
    The SPCA went to Torah Academy on Wed and, according to a TA email, put a stop to a millennia-old rite that thousands were to perform ahead of Yom Kippur today. Commonly known as “kaporros” in SA & “kaparot” in the US, the Jewish customary practice consists of taking a chicken & waving it over one's head 3 times while reciting a blessing. by a shochet (accredited ritual slaughterer) & sold. The money raised is given to the poor. Not this year, however, & Jewish social media is abuzz about whether the SPCA is going after schechita in general?
    Full story
    • Rabbi Nachman Bernhard HOME

    Rabbi who spoke out for SA justice, Jewish values

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    South Africa’s beloved and popular rabbi, speaker, educationist, raconteur, anti-apartheid activist and counsellor, Rabbi Norman (Nachman) Meir Bernhard (zt”l), passed away on Wednesday evening, October 1 at the age of 81.
    Full story
    • YossyGoldman

    SA Jewry's debt to Rabbi Bernhard

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    We just received the very sad news that Rabbi NM Bernhard has passed away. Not everyone knows or remembers the history of this man. I believe our community owes Rabbi Bernhard a huge debt of gratitude.
    Full story
    • Rabbi

    Rabbi Bernhard zt"l passes away, funeral today

    Oct 02, 2014 1 Comment
    A great pillar of SA Jewry, Rabbi Norman Bernhard zt”l passed away on Wednesday. The funeral is at 3:30pm Thursday at West Park cemetery.
    Full story
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