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    • A&F HOME

    German Jewry is “sitting on their suitcases”

    Dec 17, 2014 5 Comments
    Gabriel Goldberg, a member of the Zionist Fed in Germany and an attendee at this month’s WZO conference in Belgium, shares through a speech he delivered to a rally in Cologne on 17 Aug exactly what it feels like to be a Jew in Europe, and, specifically Germany, in 2014. Goldberg was a delegate the WZO’s conference on “Tactics of Countering anti-Semitism in the Face of Ongoing Media Incitement and Worldwide anti-Semitic Incidents.” While traditionally held in France, this year’s conference was in Belgium in solidarity with a community under severe distress.
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    • SAJR Top Reads 2014

    Shalom, Tata, we will remember you… always

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Unsurprisingly, we kick off this year’s Top Reads with the stories surrounding the community and the passing of our much-loved Madiba last December… The incredible relationship between Madiba and SA Jewry throughout his life was legendary and so it was little wonder that the more we published the more our readers wanted. It is hard to believe that just last December South Africa tragically laid to rest an icon of a man, a man who was arguably the country’s finest son: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, “Madiba”, or, to so many, simply “Tata”.
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    • Kahlon Moshe

    Jewish Report moved, kosher & publishing Online

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The Jewish Report's new premises are kosher after have been have moved to 116 Johannesburg Road, Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. SAJR Online is continuing to publish daily & the next print edition will be on Fri Jan 16.
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    • Ostroff Maurice HOME

    'Gam zu l'tova' and the knesset

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    “When the dire predictions that the ‘Jewish state’ bill threatened to bring down Israel's fragile coalition were actually realised,” writes Maurice Osrtroff from Israel, “I was consoled by a lesson I learned from my late dad…”
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    8 great Zionism reads from Bev Goldman

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev Goldman scours the web to bring SA Jewish Report Online readers the best in Zionist reading from all angles. This week her topics, as always, are varied and very interesting indeed.
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    • A&F HOME

    Defying stereotypes – Jewish women athletes

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The image of a burly female athlete rotating within the confines of a small circle before releasing a heavy missile with a primal scream would generally be considered an unlikely portrayal of a Jewish female. It is, however, in the throwing events, that Jewish women have compiled an astonishing Olympic record, dominating both the shot and discus, over the 5 decades between 1928 and 1980.
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    Dangerous but wonderful thing to be Jewish

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    Baron Klener, Survivor & head of Belgian Jewry tell WZO Conference that 110 Belgian Jews left in June alone. “This is me, talking about myself, and how I see Europe,” he told a spellbound audience. Klener says there is no such concept as anti-Semitism, it is anti-Jewish, and he offers a frightening prognosis for European Jewry, whose million-plus will all be headed to the US or Israel a lot faster than we expect. Many Jewish Europeans are afraid to be seen as Jewish. Klener explains why…
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    • SAJR Top Reads 2014

    Jewish Report's 2014 Hit Parade

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Every year-end, SAJR Online publishes stories and issues that were our users’ TOP-READS over the past 12 months. This popular feature is embraced especially by those readers and users, maybe now at leisure, who didn’t manage to follow them with the depth or breadth they may have wanted to during the year.
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    • A&F HOME

    Muslims & Jews Unite vs. A&F

    Dec 17, 2014 2 Comments
    7 Orthodox groups join case for Muslim girl who didn’t fit US retailer A&F’s “look policy” because she wore a hijab. What about kipot?
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    • UAW 2865 - HOME

    BDS’ US opponents cite intimidation in vote

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    US union activists are set to oppose a decision by UAW 2865 – the local union chapter which represents more than 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and other student-workers at the University of California – to join the BDS campaign. The vote and abuse of the system was antithetical to the most basic principles of labour, said the Teamsters. BDS opponents were intimidated in flagrant violation of union rules, , polls were staffed by pro-BDS campaigners, and attempts were made to forcibly evict anti-BDS voters.
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  • German Jewry is “sitting on their suitcases”

    Gabriel Goldberg, a member of the Zionist Fed in Germany and an attendee at this month’s WZO conference in Belgium, shares through a speech he delivered to a rally in Cologne on 17 Aug exactly what it feels like to be a Jew in Europe, and, specifically Germany, in 2014. Goldberg was a delegate the WZO’s conference on “Tactics of Countering anti-Semitism in the Face of Ongoing Media Incitement and Worldwide anti-Semitic Incidents.” While traditionally held in France, this year’s conference was in Belgium in solidarity with a community under severe distress.

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  • Shalom, Tata, we will remember you… always

    Unsurprisingly, we kick off this year’s Top Reads with the stories surrounding the community and the passing of our much-loved Madiba last December… The incredible relationship between Madiba and SA Jewry throughout his life was legendary and so it was little wonder that the more we published the more our readers wanted. It is hard to believe that just last December South Africa tragically laid to rest an icon of a man, a man who was arguably the country’s finest son: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, “Madiba”, or, to so many, simply “Tata”.

    Full Story
  • Dangerous but wonderful thing to be Jewish

    Baron Klener, Survivor & head of Belgian Jewry tell WZO Conference that 110 Belgian Jews left in June alone. “This is me, talking about myself, and how I see Europe,” he told a spellbound audience. Klener says there is no such concept as anti-Semitism, it is anti-Jewish, and he offers a frightening prognosis for European Jewry, whose million-plus will all be headed to the US or Israel a lot faster than we expect. Many Jewish Europeans are afraid to be seen as Jewish. Klener explains why…

    Full Story
  • SAJR Online will post Chanukah candles daily

    Don’t miss SAJR Online's special Chanukia pages during the eight days of Chanukah. Each day we will add another candle on the top right hand side of our home page – as well as adding a plethora of quality content for users to talk around the family table about and to share with friends. Where will you be celebrating tonight? Joburg will, once again, be partying with Chabad at the KosherWorld Centre. Be there, as they say, or be square…

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  • Beats Iron Dome -Boeing Israel head

    “Laser is a multirole system – like a fighter aircraft. You can deploy it on the ground, on board an aircraft, on a Jeep or on an armoured vehicle. It can intercept aircraft, missiles, artillery shells and UAVs,” says Maj-Gen (res) David Ivry. Today, Ivry, an ex-Israeli Air Force chief, heads Boeing Israel. Iron Dome won’t cope with an Hezbollah attack, he says, and Israel will have to deploy both laser weapons and the Iron Dome system in future. SEE THE VIDEO OF THE FIRST TRIALS…

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  • SA/Israeli unions hit it off big in Cape Town

    Bagraims Attorneys, one of the most influential labour law firms in SA, hosted a breakfast last Sunday with the Israeli delegation and some of their local counterparts in Cape Town ahead of the international labour conference in the city. The get-together went so well that the Israelis invited local union to visit Israel in 2015. “With the help of the Israeli Ambassador to SA we will arrange such a visit,” Bagraim told Jewish Report afterwards. “Engaging with this Israeli trade union delegation could open many more doors in SA.” Read the fyll story

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    • SAJR Top Reads 2014

    Shalom, Tata, we will remember you… always

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Unsurprisingly, we kick off this year’s Top Reads with the stories surrounding the community and the passing of our much-loved Madiba last December… The incredible relationship between Madiba and SA Jewry throughout his life was legendary and so it was little wonder that the more we published the more our readers wanted. It is hard to believe that just last December South Africa tragically laid to rest an icon of a man, a man who was arguably the country’s finest son: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, “Madiba”, or, to so many, simply “Tata”.
    Full story
    • Kahlon Moshe

    Jewish Report moved, kosher & publishing Online

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The Jewish Report's new premises are kosher after have been have moved to 116 Johannesburg Road, Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. SAJR Online is continuing to publish daily & the next print edition will be on Fri Jan 16.
    Full story
    • SAJR Top Reads 2014

    Jewish Report's 2014 Hit Parade

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Every year-end, SAJR Online publishes stories and issues that were our users’ TOP-READS over the past 12 months. This popular feature is embraced especially by those readers and users, maybe now at leisure, who didn’t manage to follow them with the depth or breadth they may have wanted to during the year.
    Full story
    • Chanukia home

    SAJR Online will post Chanukah candles daily

    Dec 16, 2014 1 Comment
    Don’t miss SAJR Online's special Chanukia pages during the eight days of Chanukah. Each day we will add another candle on the top right hand side of our home page – as well as adding a plethora of quality content for users to talk around the family table about and to share with friends. Where will you be celebrating tonight? Joburg will, once again, be partying with Chabad at the KosherWorld Centre. Be there, as they say, or be square…
    Full story

    • Ostroff Maurice HOME

    'Gam zu l'tova' and the knesset

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    “When the dire predictions that the ‘Jewish state’ bill threatened to bring down Israel's fragile coalition were actually realised,” writes Maurice Osrtroff from Israel, “I was consoled by a lesson I learned from my late dad…”
    Full story
    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    8 great Zionism reads from Bev Goldman

    Dec 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev Goldman scours the web to bring SA Jewish Report Online readers the best in Zionist reading from all angles. This week her topics, as always, are varied and very interesting indeed.
    Full story
    • Conference logo

    Dangerous but wonderful thing to be Jewish

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    Baron Klener, Survivor & head of Belgian Jewry tell WZO Conference that 110 Belgian Jews left in June alone. “This is me, talking about myself, and how I see Europe,” he told a spellbound audience. Klener says there is no such concept as anti-Semitism, it is anti-Jewish, and he offers a frightening prognosis for European Jewry, whose million-plus will all be headed to the US or Israel a lot faster than we expect. Many Jewish Europeans are afraid to be seen as Jewish. Klener explains why…
    Full story
    • UAW 2865 - HOME

    BDS’ US opponents cite intimidation in vote

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    US union activists are set to oppose a decision by UAW 2865 – the local union chapter which represents more than 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and other student-workers at the University of California – to join the BDS campaign. The vote and abuse of the system was antithetical to the most basic principles of labour, said the Teamsters. BDS opponents were intimidated in flagrant violation of union rules, , polls were staffed by pro-BDS campaigners, and attempts were made to forcibly evict anti-BDS voters.
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    Beats Iron Dome -Boeing Israel head

    Dec 15, 2014 Go comment!
    “Laser is a multirole system – like a fighter aircraft. You can deploy it on the ground, on board an aircraft, on a Jeep or on an armoured vehicle. It can intercept aircraft, missiles, artillery shells and UAVs,” says Maj-Gen (res) David Ivry. Today, Ivry, an ex-Israeli Air Force chief, heads Boeing Israel. Iron Dome won’t cope with an Hezbollah attack, he says, and Israel will have to deploy both laser weapons and the Iron Dome system in future. SEE THE VIDEO OF THE FIRST TRIALS…
    Full story
    • Bagraims logo - HOME

    SA/Israeli unions hit it off big in Cape Town

    Dec 12, 2014 1 Comment
    Bagraims Attorneys, one of the most influential labour law firms in SA, hosted a breakfast last Sunday with the Israeli delegation and some of their local counterparts in Cape Town ahead of the international labour conference in the city. The get-together went so well that the Israelis invited local union to visit Israel in 2015. “With the help of the Israeli Ambassador to SA we will arrange such a visit,” Bagraim told Jewish Report afterwards. “Engaging with this Israeli trade union delegation could open many more doors in SA.” Read the fyll story
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    Meeting with Abbas at request of Pres Zuma

    Dec 03, 2014 3 Comments
    The SAJBD and SAZF have come under fire from some members of our community, both for meeting with (PA President) Mahmoud Abbas (on his state visit to South Africa last week) and for the statement it issued afterwards welcoming his stated commitment to a negotiated, two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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    • Abbas Leadership

    Further statement from leadership on Abbas meet

    Dec 03, 2014 5 Comments
    Mary Kluk of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies and Avrom Krengel, of the SA Zionist Federation have issued a further statement on their meeting with Palestinian Premier Mahmoud Abbas last week
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    Dangerous but wonderful thing to be Jewish

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    Baron Klener, Survivor & head of Belgian Jewry tell WZO Conference that 110 Belgian Jews left in June alone. “This is me, talking about myself, and how I see Europe,” he told a spellbound audience. Klener says there is no such concept as anti-Semitism, it is anti-Jewish, and he offers a frightening prognosis for European Jewry, whose million-plus will all be headed to the US or Israel a lot faster than we expect. Many Jewish Europeans are afraid to be seen as Jewish. Klener explains why…
    Full story
    • UAW 2865 - HOME

    BDS’ US opponents cite intimidation in vote

    Dec 17, 2014 1 Comment
    US union activists are set to oppose a decision by UAW 2865 – the local union chapter which represents more than 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and other student-workers at the University of California – to join the BDS campaign. The vote and abuse of the system was antithetical to the most basic principles of labour, said the Teamsters. BDS opponents were intimidated in flagrant violation of union rules, , polls were staffed by pro-BDS campaigners, and attempts were made to forcibly evict anti-BDS voters.
    Full story

Video of the Day 

CHANUKAH STYLE has proven to be the hit Vid this year. US Hebrew School kids made this to help spread the message of light and peace to the world & explain the miracle Jews celebrate by lighting the menorah for 8 nights every Chanukah.
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    • Chanukia home

    SAJR Online will post Chanukah candles daily

    Dec 16, 2014 1 Comment
    Don’t miss SAJR Online's special Chanukia pages during the eight days of Chanukah. Each day we will add another candle on the top right hand side of our home page – as well as adding a plethora of quality content for users to talk around the family table about and to share with friends. Where will you be celebrating tonight? Joburg will, once again, be partying with Chabad at the KosherWorld Centre. Be there, as they say, or be square…
    Full story
    • Rabbi Shmuel Bloch

    Think about the oil your latke was fried in

    Dec 16, 2014 1 Comment
    One of the most remarkable aspects of Chanukah is that its story is so well known. Ask anybody for a brief overview and you can be sure to receive an accurate answer concerning the events that took place between the Maccabees and the Syrian-Greeks.
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    When Eisav comes as ‘a well-meaning brother’

    Dec 03, 2014 Go comment!
    The dreaded reunion of Yaakov and Eisav after more than two decades of separation is not just the story of two estranged brothers attempting to reconcile a divide; it’s not just Yaakov’s anxiety about his personal safety and the safety of his own family. Rather, the dramatic build-up towards this cataclysmic moment is immensely compelling even today. It is the clash of two world views, and the lessons are as relevant now as ever.
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland - HOME

    R Berland off the hook again in Holland

    Dec 02, 2014 1 Comment
    A Dutch court yesterday (1 Dec) announced it would again refuse Israel’s request for Shuvu Bonim leader. R Berland & many of his followers spent 5 months in Joburg after being evicted from Zim & Morocco. Apparently wanted by Israeli police to answer charges of sexual molestation, he was sought by the Hawks & fled to Holland. It then turned out that the Israelis could not show an arrest warrant existed in Israel. Between Sept & now, not enough evidence could be found & the Dutch will not have another hearing unless Israel provides more evidence.
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