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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    All in SA able to vote in Israeli election

    Feb 25, 2015 2 Comments
    The Israeli Embassy in South Africa is holding a mock election campaign and wants as many South African citizens as possible to take part in it. Sound crazy? “Not at all,” says the embassy’s deputy head of mission, Michael Freeman.
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    • PLO PA to pay2

    Mossad bought stolen SA missile, chopper plans

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli cable reveals South Africa missile theft cover-up. Leaked Mossad cable shows Israel obtained stolen missile plans, and South Africa asked for their return. AlJazeera’s has been publishing leaked SA spy cables all week. Today’s tranche included the fact that Mossad had also bought stolen blueprints of SA’s advanced Rooivalk attack helicopter. FOLLOW JEWISH REPORT ONLINE FOR THE UNFOLDING UPDATES ON THIS "MUST-FOLLOW" STORY...
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    • Feldman

    Much Ado About Nothing, SA's WikiLeaks

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Howard Feldman opines: "It has taken a while, but finally, earlier this week, South Africans awoke to the announcement that we had our very own Wikileaks scandal, at last!" Feldman is one of the most popularly-read writers on SA Jewish Report Online. He has a cutting wit and is very easy to read, and hard to put down.
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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    Chabad's Aus child sex abuse scandal grows

    Feb 25, 2015 4 Comments
    Media frenzy as senior Chabad rabbi gets delisted as emissary as fallout continues from Australia’s Royal Commission into a child sex abuse scandal. Rabbi Yosef Feldman, pictured left on front page of , Aus Jewish News was former director of Sydney’s Yeshivah Centre, which houses Chabad headquarters in the city. He was delisted last week after making controversial comments to the commission, including his suggestion that paedophiles who had not committed sex crimes for two decades, should be treated with leniency.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Great and very relevant reads from Bev

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Bev brings JR Online readers some fascinating Zionist reads from around the world. Enjoy this week's fare Try these for size, and print out what you like for Shabbos reading:
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    • PA logo

    PA, PLO ordered to pay $655-m to victims

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    US jury orders PLO & PA to caugh up for damages to US victims of 6 terror attacks in Israel as prescribed under the US Anti-Terrorism Act. Israel was not party in lawsuit which was brought by American families, but Israeli PM Netanyahu said after the award that “instead of drawing the requisite lesson, the PA is advancing steps that endanger regional stability.” The Jury also heard how the PA paid salaries to terrorists. READ THIS INCREDIBLE STORY...
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    • Vanessa

    Jewish philanthropy: keep it young, hip & sexy

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    This week I attended the Chabad Miracle Drive, which is one of the biggest fundraisers on the South African Jewish calendar. Its success is less the cause (although a worthy one) and more the driving force behind it: the indefatigable Rabbi David Masinter. SA Jewish Report editor Vanessa Valkin, gives her take on the state of Jewish philanthopy in South Africa - and concludes with two important lessons on the subject. READ WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY...
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    • Purim

    The story of Purim

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    In Persia in the 4th century BCE, the Jews were subjects of the mighty Persian empire. Three years after King Ahasuerus ascended the Persian throne, he threw a party for his subjects. Following this, he hosted a smaller party for the residents of the capital city of Shushan. Ahasuerus' wife, Queen Vashti, hosted her own party for the Shushanite women.
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    • KidSafe logo - HOME

    Rebbetzens join fight against child abuse

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    “If you are breathing, you have the right to feel safe.” This was the key message to rebbetzens in the South African community, at the Protective Behaviours Training Workshop, presented by Hilda O’ Callaghan.
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    • Geoff mugshot

    Freedom – a good or a bad?

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    US President Barack Obama doesn’t want to “meddle” in Israeli politics. He said he didn’t intend meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the latter’s upcoming visit to address the US Congress on Iran, because it was “inappropriate” to meet foreign politicians prior to elections - it shouldn’t look like America was “putting our thumbs on the scale”. The Israeli poll is on March 17.
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  • Mossad bought stolen SA missile, chopper plans

    Israeli cable reveals South Africa missile theft cover-up. Leaked Mossad cable shows Israel obtained stolen missile plans, and South Africa asked for their return. AlJazeera’s has been publishing leaked SA spy cables all week. Today’s tranche included the fact that Mossad had also bought stolen blueprints of SA’s advanced Rooivalk attack helicopter. FOLLOW JEWISH REPORT ONLINE FOR THE UNFOLDING UPDATES ON THIS "MUST-FOLLOW" STORY...

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  • Jewish philanthropy: keep it young, hip & sexy

    This week I attended the Chabad Miracle Drive, which is one of the biggest fundraisers on the South African Jewish calendar. Its success is less the cause (although a worthy one) and more the driving force behind it: the indefatigable Rabbi David Masinter. SA Jewish Report editor Vanessa Valkin, gives her take on the state of Jewish philanthopy in South Africa - and concludes with two important lessons on the subject. READ WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY...

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  • Oscar nods again for SA man, world Jewry

    When Oscars were doled out, Cape Jewish human rights activist Eric Abraham won his second gong - for the film Ida. Other Other films with Jewish awardees were: Birdman; Imitation Game; Grand Budapest Hotel; Boyhood. The “In Memoriam” featured Jews Menachem Golan; Mike Nichols; and Lauren Bacall - but they forgot Joan Rivers. Another awardee is the son of Pres. Obama’s liaison to US Jewry & Michelle Obama’s chief of staff. Read about all the Jewish winners…

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  • Two Progressive rabbis inducted at Bet David

    Rabbis Julia Margolis & Adrian Schell were inducted at a special ceremony at Bet David Progressive Synagogue, Sandton, earlier this month. The ceremony was led by Rabbi Emeritus Hillel Avidan. It was a historic event as R. Margolis is SA’s first home-grown female Rabbi. "We welcome you as future leaders within our community and wish you all success. We look forward to working with you in the years to come," said Charisse Zieffert from the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. "It was such a joyous event,” added deputy German ambassador Herbert Beck.

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  • All the latest news on African Jewry

    Last Sunday, the executive committee of the African Jewish Congress convened in Cape Town for its first meeting since the passing of its long-serving president, Mervyn Smith in November. Ann Harris was confirmed as acting AJC president until elections at the next AGM in September. Outlining her vision for the future, she stressed that the countries affiliated to the AJC differed widely from one another in terms of such questions as security, access to government, religious observance and what people could and could not say.

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  • Hillel vows to supports SA Jewish students

    The world’s largest Jewish campus comes out in support of SA Jewish students. US-based Hillel International vowed last week that they will not allow hatred against Jewish students in SA to escalate. The SRC at Durban University of Technology (DUT) had demanded the expulsion of Jewish students, a call that was swiftly nipped in the bud by DUT’s administration. Hillel has 105 Foundations & over 350 affiliates in America, Europe, Israel & Eastern Europe. They join a barrage of support SAUJS has received from overseas.

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    R100-bn JR Lifetime Achiever blasts Obama

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    2013 Jewish Report Lifetime Achiever Natie Kirsh let rip last week at president Barak Obama and the US government. Why was the man dubbed SA’s richest so mad at America? Sorry, readers, you’ll have to wait until Thursday for this one as Jewish Report staffers are still putting the whole story together for you.
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    • PLO PA to pay2

    Mossad bought stolen SA missile, chopper plans

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli cable reveals South Africa missile theft cover-up. Leaked Mossad cable shows Israel obtained stolen missile plans, and South Africa asked for their return. AlJazeera’s has been publishing leaked SA spy cables all week. Today’s tranche included the fact that Mossad had also bought stolen blueprints of SA’s advanced Rooivalk attack helicopter. FOLLOW JEWISH REPORT ONLINE FOR THE UNFOLDING UPDATES ON THIS "MUST-FOLLOW" STORY...
    Full story
    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    Intelligence cables reveal murky events

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    It was general knowledge - but not acknowledged openly in the apartheid era - that South African intelligence co-operated with Israel and Mossad. Now, AlJazeera is publishing daily documents leaked from SA intelligence agencies further stoking the fires with evedence of post-Apartheid links between SA and Israel's respective secret services.
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    • Sport

    Danella Eliasov shows superiority in EFC

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Ilan Herrmann, pictured, says Danella Eliasov is the first female world champion in women’s EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship.
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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    All in SA able to vote in Israeli election

    Feb 25, 2015 2 Comments
    The Israeli Embassy in South Africa is holding a mock election campaign and wants as many South African citizens as possible to take part in it. Sound crazy? “Not at all,” says the embassy’s deputy head of mission, Michael Freeman.
    Full story
    • PLO PA to pay2

    Mossad bought stolen SA missile, chopper plans

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli cable reveals South Africa missile theft cover-up. Leaked Mossad cable shows Israel obtained stolen missile plans, and South Africa asked for their return. AlJazeera’s has been publishing leaked SA spy cables all week. Today’s tranche included the fact that Mossad had also bought stolen blueprints of SA’s advanced Rooivalk attack helicopter. FOLLOW JEWISH REPORT ONLINE FOR THE UNFOLDING UPDATES ON THIS "MUST-FOLLOW" STORY...
    Full story
    • Feldman

    Much Ado About Nothing, SA's WikiLeaks

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Howard Feldman opines: "It has taken a while, but finally, earlier this week, South Africans awoke to the announcement that we had our very own Wikileaks scandal, at last!" Feldman is one of the most popularly-read writers on SA Jewish Report Online. He has a cutting wit and is very easy to read, and hard to put down.
    Full story
    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    Intelligence cables reveal murky events

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    It was general knowledge - but not acknowledged openly in the apartheid era - that South African intelligence co-operated with Israel and Mossad. Now, AlJazeera is publishing daily documents leaked from SA intelligence agencies further stoking the fires with evedence of post-Apartheid links between SA and Israel's respective secret services.
    Full story
    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Great and very relevant reads from Bev

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Bev brings JR Online readers some fascinating Zionist reads from around the world. Enjoy this week's fare Try these for size, and print out what you like for Shabbos reading:
    Full story
    • PA logo

    PA, PLO ordered to pay $655-m to victims

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    US jury orders PLO & PA to caugh up for damages to US victims of 6 terror attacks in Israel as prescribed under the US Anti-Terrorism Act. Israel was not party in lawsuit which was brought by American families, but Israeli PM Netanyahu said after the award that “instead of drawing the requisite lesson, the PA is advancing steps that endanger regional stability.” The Jury also heard how the PA paid salaries to terrorists. READ THIS INCREDIBLE STORY...
    Full story
    • Geoff mugshot

    Freedom – a good or a bad?

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    US President Barack Obama doesn’t want to “meddle” in Israeli politics. He said he didn’t intend meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the latter’s upcoming visit to address the US Congress on Iran, because it was “inappropriate” to meet foreign politicians prior to elections - it shouldn’t look like America was “putting our thumbs on the scale”. The Israeli poll is on March 17.
    Full story
    • Letter1

    We should never give anti-Semitism ‘oxygen’

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    I have made a formal request to The International Criminal Court in The Hague to formally investigate the Durban University of Technology's SRC’s request to the university, to expel Jewish students from the campus. (The vice-chancellor has rejected the request and the SRC was made to apologise - Editor).
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    • Oscar 15 HOME

    Oscar nods again for SA man, world Jewry

    Feb 24, 2015 Go comment!
    When Oscars were doled out, Cape Jewish human rights activist Eric Abraham won his second gong - for the film Ida. Other Other films with Jewish awardees were: Birdman; Imitation Game; Grand Budapest Hotel; Boyhood. The “In Memoriam” featured Jews Menachem Golan; Mike Nichols; and Lauren Bacall - but they forgot Joan Rivers. Another awardee is the son of Pres. Obama’s liaison to US Jewry & Michelle Obama’s chief of staff. Read about all the Jewish winners…
    Full story
    • Sandton1 HOME

    All the latest news on African Jewry

    Feb 24, 2015 Go comment!
    Last Sunday, the executive committee of the African Jewish Congress convened in Cape Town for its first meeting since the passing of its long-serving president, Mervyn Smith in November. Ann Harris was confirmed as acting AJC president until elections at the next AGM in September. Outlining her vision for the future, she stressed that the countries affiliated to the AJC differed widely from one another in terms of such questions as security, access to government, religious observance and what people could and could not say.
    Full story

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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    Chabad's Aus child sex abuse scandal grows

    Feb 25, 2015 4 Comments
    Media frenzy as senior Chabad rabbi gets delisted as emissary as fallout continues from Australia’s Royal Commission into a child sex abuse scandal. Rabbi Yosef Feldman, pictured left on front page of , Aus Jewish News was former director of Sydney’s Yeshivah Centre, which houses Chabad headquarters in the city. He was delisted last week after making controversial comments to the commission, including his suggestion that paedophiles who had not committed sex crimes for two decades, should be treated with leniency.
    Full story
    • KidSafe logo - HOME

    Rebbetzens join fight against child abuse

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    “If you are breathing, you have the right to feel safe.” This was the key message to rebbetzens in the South African community, at the Protective Behaviours Training Workshop, presented by Hilda O’ Callaghan.
    Full story
    • Parsha Generic

    How to be Jewish in a non-Jewish world

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Unlike a generation ago, today the walls of the ghetto no longer sequester us from the rest of society. We fraternise and do business with non-Jews on a daily basis and have become fully adjusted to Western culture.
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    • SAUPJ induction 15 HOME

    Two Progressive rabbis inducted at Bet David

    Feb 24, 2015 2 Comments
    Rabbis Julia Margolis & Adrian Schell were inducted at a special ceremony at Bet David Progressive Synagogue, Sandton, earlier this month. The ceremony was led by Rabbi Emeritus Hillel Avidan. It was a historic event as R. Margolis is SA’s first home-grown female Rabbi. "We welcome you as future leaders within our community and wish you all success. We look forward to working with you in the years to come," said Charisse Zieffert from the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. "It was such a joyous event,” added deputy German ambassador Herbert Beck.
    Full story
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