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  • Advocating greater CT & JHB connectedness

    When I was asked on ChaiFM last week what in my experience were the differences between the Cape Town and the Johannesburg Jewish communities now that I am living in Cape Town but spending part of the week working in Johannesburg, I touched upon a few of the obvious ones.

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  • Chief Rabbi, others mediating on Parly crisis

    In an unprecedented move on the South African political scene, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein is in Cape Town with the National Religious Leaders Council to mediate, facilitate and ultimately try to find a resolution to ongoing problems Parliament faces as Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters threaten to disrupt proceedings in the Assembly during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address on February 12.

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  • Board calls for action on “repugnant attacks”

    Kahn “shocked and angered” at Soweto xenophobia & decries claims of criminal motivation. These were “hate crimes based on nationality,” says Wendy, slamming authorities who suggest it was “criminally motivated” & calling on “authorities to prosecute those responsible & do all they can to ensure the safety of those who have suffered.” Board also launches appeal. SA Jewry “responded very generously to the SAJBD’s appeal during the 2008 xenophobia crisis,” says Kahn, hoping to see “similar generosity this time round.” PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN…

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  • 70th commemoration of Auschwitz liberation

    UPDATED - As the world marks 70 years since Auschwitz’ liberation, Cape Town’s famed Holocaust Centre will today boast a world first with the simultaneous opening an expo by Leeds University: “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context” which will run for 2 months before travelling to Durban, Jo'burg and globally. SA will have 2 ways of experiencing the horrendous events of the Holocaust. On TV, CNN will re-screen their special documentary by senior Jewish anchor, Wolf Blitzer, on SUNDAY!

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  • Israel plans to absorb 120,000 French Jews

    French Aliyah numbers have doubled annually for 4 years & topped the 2014 list at 7,000. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky has said he expects up to 15,000 French Jews to move to Israel by the end of this year.

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  • 20 of SA’s finest teens are Diller fellows

    13 girls and 7 boys made the grade – passing through a rigorous selection process to be the first ever from SA to attend the prestigious youth leadership programme. In fact it is the first group from outside America & Israel – but will by no means be the last. The Israel Centre, in partnership with the Helen Diller family foundation, is behind this initiative to promote Jewish teen leadership. So who were the 20 chosen as the cream of the crop – read the story and see their pictures to find out….

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    Gam zeh ya’avor – This too shall pass

    Jan 30, 2015 Go comment!
    Benefactor donates inspirational rubber bracelets with King Solomon’s inspirational words to The DL-Link, a community charity that assists cancer sufferers. Read more about The DL Link on Jewish Report Online - see below…
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    Hijacker Leila Khaled still stands for violence

    Jan 29, 2015 1 Comment
    Much to the chagrin of SA Jewry and many other South Africans, convicted multiple plane hijacker Leila Khaled, arrives in South Africa next week for a series of fundraising talks for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions SA. With tickets selling at up to R500 a seat, this is likely to bolster the BDS war-chest for the forthcoming Israel Apartheid Week campaign next month.
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    Don Krausz taken to task for ‘sublime Creator’ quote

    Jan 28, 2015 Go comment!
    Can Don Krausz be serious in his letter in Jewish Report of January 23, titled: "Remember that blood is thicker than ink." He says: "How can any entity as sublime as the Creator be insulted by mere mortals"?
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    Malema’s decorum-busting MPs - good or bad?

    Jan 28, 2015 1 Comment
    The warning by Julius Malema that his EFF MPs in the National Assembly will take off their trademark red overalls and go naked in the Chamber if Parliament forbids the wearing of such apparel, evokes a smile at the mental image of such a spectacle. But the saga has a more serious side to it.
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    Bibi’s planned Congress speech roils US Jewry

    Jan 30, 2015 Go comment!
    When Israel wants something from the United States, it typically makes three stops: the pro-Israel lobby, Jewish members of Congress and the White House. Pictured: Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, defended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress on Iran in March. PHOTOGRAPH: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
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    Bev Goldman picks 11 top reads for us

    Jan 29, 2015 1 Comment
    Once again, the doyen of SA Zionist communicators has scoured the web to bring us her best of the best – eleven top Zionism reads from commentators and publications around the globe.
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    Hezbollah kill 2, IDF retaliate, seek tunnels

    Jan 29, 2015 2 Comments
    Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded after a Hezbollah anti-tank missile strike on an Israeli patrol on the Israel-Lebanon border. Israel is searching for tunnels in the northern border
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    Israel plans to absorb 120,000 French Jews

    Jan 26, 2015 1 Comment
    French Aliyah numbers have doubled annually for 4 years & topped the 2014 list at 7,000. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky has said he expects up to 15,000 French Jews to move to Israel by the end of this year.
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    20 of SA’s finest teens are Diller fellows

    Jan 26, 2015 3 Comments
    13 girls and 7 boys made the grade – passing through a rigorous selection process to be the first ever from SA to attend the prestigious youth leadership programme. In fact it is the first group from outside America & Israel – but will by no means be the last. The Israel Centre, in partnership with the Helen Diller family foundation, is behind this initiative to promote Jewish teen leadership. So who were the 20 chosen as the cream of the crop – read the story and see their pictures to find out….
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    Today, anti-Semites “openly sell their wares”

    Jan 26, 2015 3 Comments
    New anti-Semitism report shows Muslim extremists now main instigator of global anti-Semitism, Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett told Israeli cabinet on Sunday. France most dangerous with attacks up 100% in 2014. Old anti-Semitism, spouting familiar stereotype of Jewish conspiracy being increasingly coupled with campaign to de-legitimise Israel,” said Bennett. But “radical Islam is acting as the bridge for these two racist beliefs. They’ll use any perverted excuse to further their goal: “The destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.” READ THIS EYE-OPENER...
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    Israel offers Consular services in Cape Town

    Jan 21, 2015 3 Comments
    The Israeli embassy in Pretoria announced Tuesday that they will be offering many of their consular services from Cape Town as well in future. People will be able to take in all their applications for passports, ID, etc. which will be processed and sent back by mail, they said.
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    FED’s elective conference & Expo in March

    Jan 21, 2015 2 Comments
    Opening promises to be glitzy affair with great guest speakers sharing knowledge, acumen and analytical observations about and around Israel & ME. Live entertainment and audio-visual presentations will also feature on the evening’s programme on 7 March. Then it’s down to the hard work for the 8 March Conference which runs into the SA Israel Expo.
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    • Israel Bibi speech

    Bibi’s planned Congress speech roils US Jewry

    Jan 30, 2015 Go comment!
    When Israel wants something from the United States, it typically makes three stops: the pro-Israel lobby, Jewish members of Congress and the White House. Pictured: Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, defended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress on Iran in March. PHOTOGRAPH: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
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    Jewish World in 7 Seconds

    Jan 28, 2015 Go comment!
    A brief round-up of Jewish news from all around the world, covering many of the issues that are being spoken about by Jewish communities this week.
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    Don't delay – use all your opportunities today

    Jan 29, 2015 1 Comment
    In his regular DELVING DEEPER column of the week, Rabbi Bloch offers readers a different perspective from Parshas Beshallach.
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    As one man, with one heart

    Jan 28, 2015 Go comment!
    Tragically, another terrorist knife attack recently occurred in Tel Aviv, injuring some dozen innocent civilians - may they all have a speedy recovery.
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    Gate is always open for the worst of sinners

    Jan 21, 2015 Go comment!
    At the start of this week’s Torah portion, Bo, the Torah tells us of the 8eighth plague, the plague of locusts. G-d commands Moses to warn Pharaoh of the impending plague. However, G-d states that Pharaoh will not heed the warning: "For I have hardened his heart... in order that you tell in the ears of your child and your child's child that which I have wrought in Egypt."
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    Jews are the Canary in the Coal Mine

    Jan 21, 2015 16 Comments
    “If France is not safe for Jews, then the very future of Europe – and indeed the civilized world - is in real danger,” writes the Chief Rabbi. “History has demonstrated that Jews are the proverbial canary in a coal mine. Just as canaries in a mine die before humans are aware of toxic gases ... and in dying warn of impending disaster, so is the state of Jews in their societies the test for the safety of the environment there. If the Jews in a particular society are, like the canaries, singing and thriving then all is well,” wrote Rabbi Goldstein in the Jerusalem Post.
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