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    • 2a-Mary Kluk tightcrop

    Cosas shows the worst anti-Semitic face

    Oct 30, 2014 1 Comment
    Every day brings both inspiration and challenges. The task of any Jewish communal leader is to combine celebrating and building upon the good with confronting anything that arises to threaten our wellbeing. For our community, both the good and the bad have been in evidence this past week.
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    • Sifrin Geoff HOME

    The dangerous politics of pigs’ heads

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Is there a place for decency in politics, or does anything go when you’re pushing a political point? asks editor Geoff Sifrin in his weekly editorial comment
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    • Jassat Iqbal

    Gideon Mendel - a photographic giant

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Yeoville Park, 1986, by Gideon Mendel (A vintage archival silver bromide print, printed in 1988; 20 x 30cm). PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY GALLERY MOMO
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    • BARRY SCHOUB

    Ebola - humanitarian tragedy on monumental scale

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    The extent of media coverage of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has surpassed even the swine influenza scare of 2009. Much of it has been alarming and global bodies have responded accordingly. On August 8 the Director-General of the World Health Organisation declared the disease a public health emergency of international concern.
    Full story
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    Woolies: Hooligans nabbed in Jhb, Cape Town

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Police were called in by an array of shopping centre managements, security companies and members of the public who felt unsafe or intimidated and, in at least one instance, Woolworths itself last Saturday as the SA arm of the US NGO, Boycott, Divest & Sanction (Israel) continued on their monthly protests to disrupt trade in 40 random Woolies stores every month-end Saturday. But they stayed away from the pig's head...
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    • Marks - RoRo HOME

    Surprise visitor always welcome in SA

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Rolene Marks flitted into SA this week - and is with us until after Shabbos - to sign up members for the new Zionist Spring. Read her letter… Rolene is a popular writer for SAJR Online and a breath of fresh air wherever she goes.
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    • Jassat Iqbal

    Did BDS & MRN try to outfox DA?

    Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Article by MRN's Jassat Monday would appear to be part of a much larger strategy aimed at pushing the ANC government to follow the ANC party line on the Middle East. While the headquarters of the party at Luthuli House would like to be calling the shots, the more pragmatic Cabinet recognises the importance to the SA economy of having closer ties with Israel. They may have caught the DA asleep, but Jassat has awoken a sleeping giant in JZ. "The findings will propel the Zuma administration to review its foreign policy," wrote Jassat pre-emtively.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Bev's top global picks of the week

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    One of SAJR.CO.ZA readers’ favourite writers, Bev searches the World Wide Web weekly to find our users the top reads of the week. As the doyenne of SA Zionist communications, Bev ensures a mix of opposing views from the best publications and her selections always offer a great choice to print out as a Shabbos read.
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    • Shaw - Barry 4 - HOME

    Shaw on meeting Kenneth Meshoe

    Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Barry Shaw on his conversation with Reverend Meshoe. Barry is a regular contributor to the SA Jewish Report website and an an accomplished author.
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    Cape Town anti-anti-Semitism demo Thursday

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    The SAJBD yesterday lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission against Cosas and their Western Cape Provincial Chairman Siphakamise Ngxowa for their anti-Semitic demonstration and hate speech after the “pig’s head” incident last week. Cape Jewry and others will attend this demonstration at which the Board's national director, Wendy Kahn, will issue a statement calling for South African solidarity against hate.
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  • Woolies: Hooligans nabbed in Jhb, Cape Town

    Police were called in by an array of shopping centre managements, security companies and members of the public who felt unsafe or intimidated and, in at least one instance, Woolworths itself last Saturday as the SA arm of the US NGO, Boycott, Divest & Sanction (Israel) continued on their monthly protests to disrupt trade in 40 random Woolies stores every month-end Saturday. But they stayed away from the pig's head...

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  • Did BDS & MRN try to outfox DA?

    Article by MRN's Jassat Monday would appear to be part of a much larger strategy aimed at pushing the ANC government to follow the ANC party line on the Middle East. While the headquarters of the party at Luthuli House would like to be calling the shots, the more pragmatic Cabinet recognises the importance to the SA economy of having closer ties with Israel. They may have caught the DA asleep, but Jassat has awoken a sleeping giant in JZ. "The findings will propel the Zuma administration to review its foreign policy," wrote Jassat pre-emtively.

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  • Cape Town anti-anti-Semitism demo Thursday

    The SAJBD yesterday lodged a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission against Cosas and their Western Cape Provincial Chairman Siphakamise Ngxowa for their anti-Semitic demonstration and hate speech after the “pig’s head” incident last week. Cape Jewry and others will attend this demonstration at which the Board's national director, Wendy Kahn, will issue a statement calling for South African solidarity against hate.

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  • Shlomo Carlebach Yahrtzeit to be honoured

    In honour of the 20th yahrtzeit of Shlomo Carlebach, the Sandringham Gardens Shul will hold a special Carlebach Friday night service on 31 October. “Come and daven and help ‘liven’ up Kabelat Shabbat for the ‘young people’ of Sandringham Gardens” says the invitation (their emphases) SEE MAIN STORY. Mincha will be at 18:00 followed by Kabelat Shabbat. The service will be conducted by Shaun Zagenoev and the Drosha by Rabbi Jonathan Fox.

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  • A million smiles from Chief Rabbi Goldstein

    The Shabbos Project took place in 461 cities in 64 countries and 9 languages around the world last weekend. And, while nobody expected anything but success, “Not even the most optimistic predictions among all of us working on the Project came close to what eventually took place!” says Rabbi Goldstein, who attributes it's success to SA Jewry. Awareness of the Project probably touched at least 25% of world Jewry. Read the full post-event story, with links to all the information and videos….

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  • Israel’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Rolene's latest blog: “When it comes to Israel it looks like we’ve disappeared down the rabbit hole of insanity...” she says.

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    • 2a-Mary Kluk tightcrop

    Cosas shows the worst anti-Semitic face

    Oct 30, 2014 1 Comment
    Every day brings both inspiration and challenges. The task of any Jewish communal leader is to combine celebrating and building upon the good with confronting anything that arises to threaten our wellbeing. For our community, both the good and the bad have been in evidence this past week.
    Full story
    • Jassat Iqbal

    Gideon Mendel - a photographic giant

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Yeoville Park, 1986, by Gideon Mendel (A vintage archival silver bromide print, printed in 1988; 20 x 30cm). PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY GALLERY MOMO
    Full story
    • Woolies logo

    Woolies: Hooligans nabbed in Jhb, Cape Town

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Police were called in by an array of shopping centre managements, security companies and members of the public who felt unsafe or intimidated and, in at least one instance, Woolworths itself last Saturday as the SA arm of the US NGO, Boycott, Divest & Sanction (Israel) continued on their monthly protests to disrupt trade in 40 random Woolies stores every month-end Saturday. But they stayed away from the pig's head...
    Full story
    • Jassat Iqbal

    Did BDS & MRN try to outfox DA?

    Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Article by MRN's Jassat Monday would appear to be part of a much larger strategy aimed at pushing the ANC government to follow the ANC party line on the Middle East. While the headquarters of the party at Luthuli House would like to be calling the shots, the more pragmatic Cabinet recognises the importance to the SA economy of having closer ties with Israel. They may have caught the DA asleep, but Jassat has awoken a sleeping giant in JZ. "The findings will propel the Zuma administration to review its foreign policy," wrote Jassat pre-emtively.
    Full story

    • Woolies logo

    Woolies: Hooligans nabbed in Jhb, Cape Town

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Police were called in by an array of shopping centre managements, security companies and members of the public who felt unsafe or intimidated and, in at least one instance, Woolworths itself last Saturday as the SA arm of the US NGO, Boycott, Divest & Sanction (Israel) continued on their monthly protests to disrupt trade in 40 random Woolies stores every month-end Saturday. But they stayed away from the pig's head...
    Full story
    • Marks - RoRo HOME

    Surprise visitor always welcome in SA

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    Rolene Marks flitted into SA this week - and is with us until after Shabbos - to sign up members for the new Zionist Spring. Read her letter… Rolene is a popular writer for SAJR Online and a breath of fresh air wherever she goes.
    Full story
    • Jassat Iqbal

    Did BDS & MRN try to outfox DA?

    Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Article by MRN's Jassat Monday would appear to be part of a much larger strategy aimed at pushing the ANC government to follow the ANC party line on the Middle East. While the headquarters of the party at Luthuli House would like to be calling the shots, the more pragmatic Cabinet recognises the importance to the SA economy of having closer ties with Israel. They may have caught the DA asleep, but Jassat has awoken a sleeping giant in JZ. "The findings will propel the Zuma administration to review its foreign policy," wrote Jassat pre-emtively.
    Full story
    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Bev's top global picks of the week

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    One of SAJR.CO.ZA readers’ favourite writers, Bev searches the World Wide Web weekly to find our users the top reads of the week. As the doyenne of SA Zionist communications, Bev ensures a mix of opposing views from the best publications and her selections always offer a great choice to print out as a Shabbos read.
    Full story
    • Shaw - Barry 4 - HOME

    Shaw on meeting Kenneth Meshoe

    Oct 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Barry Shaw on his conversation with Reverend Meshoe. Barry is a regular contributor to the SA Jewish Report website and an an accomplished author.
    Full story
    • Maurice Ostroff- Telfed Honoree

    The Lancet brouhaha & scientific integrity

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, and its owner both stand to lose much of their lustre if a serious controversy is not resolved very soon over publication of an objectionable unscientific open letter. Retraction will ensure their integrity by warning readers that when it is discovered that material containing unreliable or inappropriate content has been unjustifiably published and it is obvious that the Lancet's high reputation will be seriously tarnished if this offending letter is not retracted.
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    • Shabbos 14 Chief HOME

    A million smiles from Chief Rabbi Goldstein

    Oct 28, 2014 1 Comment
    The Shabbos Project took place in 461 cities in 64 countries and 9 languages around the world last weekend. And, while nobody expected anything but success, “Not even the most optimistic predictions among all of us working on the Project came close to what eventually took place!” says Rabbi Goldstein, who attributes it's success to SA Jewry. Awareness of the Project probably touched at least 25% of world Jewry. Read the full post-event story, with links to all the information and videos….
    Full story
    • Shabbos Project 2014 logo

    All you need to know about Shabbos Project

    Oct 24, 2014 2 Comments
    Find links to everything there is to know about this unique and incredible initiative of worldwide Jewry which saw over 5 000 women make challah under the stars during a cloudburst in Johannesburg last night, say the organisers. Read about the ton of sugar and other ingredients they used. Among the global participants were 5 000 in Buenos Aires; 4 900 in Miami, ,500 in Melbourne; 2 000 in Sydney; 1 000 in Cape Town; and 500 in Manhattan.
    Full story

    • BARRY SCHOUB

    Ebola - humanitarian tragedy on monumental scale

    Oct 29, 2014 Go comment!
    The extent of media coverage of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has surpassed even the swine influenza scare of 2009. Much of it has been alarming and global bodies have responded accordingly. On August 8 the Director-General of the World Health Organisation declared the disease a public health emergency of international concern.
    Full story
    • Shabbos 14 Chief HOME

    A million smiles from Chief Rabbi Goldstein

    Oct 28, 2014 1 Comment
    The Shabbos Project took place in 461 cities in 64 countries and 9 languages around the world last weekend. And, while nobody expected anything but success, “Not even the most optimistic predictions among all of us working on the Project came close to what eventually took place!” says Rabbi Goldstein, who attributes it's success to SA Jewry. Awareness of the Project probably touched at least 25% of world Jewry. Read the full post-event story, with links to all the information and videos….
    Full story

Video of the Day 

SHABBOS PROJECT: This short vid was made by a member of Baal Shem Tov shul. It’s a take on the movie Frozen, from SA to the world. "We hope you enjoy this!” they say. They thank Disney for the music, Bobbi Fallon for his voice & the Chief Rabbi & others involved in Keep it Together.  
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    Shlomo Carlebach Yahrtzeit to be honoured

    Oct 28, 2014 3 Comments
    In honour of the 20th yahrtzeit of Shlomo Carlebach, the Sandringham Gardens Shul will hold a special Carlebach Friday night service on 31 October. “Come and daven and help ‘liven’ up Kabelat Shabbat for the ‘young people’ of Sandringham Gardens” says the invitation (their emphases) SEE MAIN STORY. Mincha will be at 18:00 followed by Kabelat Shabbat. The service will be conducted by Shaun Zagenoev and the Drosha by Rabbi Jonathan Fox.
    Full story
    • Shabbos 14 Chief HOME

    A million smiles from Chief Rabbi Goldstein

    Oct 28, 2014 1 Comment
    The Shabbos Project took place in 461 cities in 64 countries and 9 languages around the world last weekend. And, while nobody expected anything but success, “Not even the most optimistic predictions among all of us working on the Project came close to what eventually took place!” says Rabbi Goldstein, who attributes it's success to SA Jewry. Awareness of the Project probably touched at least 25% of world Jewry. Read the full post-event story, with links to all the information and videos….
    Full story
    • Shabbos Project 2014 logo

    Board condemns pigs in kosher counter

    Oct 24, 2014 5 Comments
    Cosas members put pigs heads in Woolies kosher and halaal sections today. The action was quickly and roundly condemned by the Board. BDS disclaims it (although they will be taking action at 40 Woolworths stores tomorrow) but the ANC tweets out pictures of the atrocity. Read what everyone has to say about this flagrant act of violation of the rights of fellow South Africans by the wayward students - and see the picture the ANC proudly tweeted out!
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    • Shabbos Project 2014 logo

    All you need to know about Shabbos Project

    Oct 24, 2014 2 Comments
    Find links to everything there is to know about this unique and incredible initiative of worldwide Jewry which saw over 5 000 women make challah under the stars during a cloudburst in Johannesburg last night, say the organisers. Read about the ton of sugar and other ingredients they used. Among the global participants were 5 000 in Buenos Aires; 4 900 in Miami, ,500 in Melbourne; 2 000 in Sydney; 1 000 in Cape Town; and 500 in Manhattan.
    Full story
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