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    • Howard Feldman blog pic

    Postal Strike – who knew?

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Howard Feldman (pic) posted his latest blog this afternoon & it’s already the top read today. By far. Read it & you, too, will be hooked!
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    • Migdal Returning the Book - HOME

    The Presidents and the priceless book

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    President Rivlin discovers & returns rare book borrowed by former President Shazar! The nearly 200-year-old has been returned to the National Library of Israel. Pic shows Library chair Blumberg thrilled at getting the book back from Rivlin, “We thank President Rivlin for returning this important treasure to its rightful home. This historical masterpiece, entitled ‘Migdal Oz’ (Tower of Strength), published by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden (aka The Ya'avetz) in 1836, will be preserved at the National Library for generations to come.”
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    • WIZO Paraguay

    WIZO Ladies bring global light to Shabbos Project

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organisation has already started #SpreadingLight as this Brazilian participant, pictured, can attest to. Read about the impact WIZO SA has had on the Shabbos Project and see the pictures from around SA and the world.
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    • Zionist Spring

    Zionist Spring membership is free says Roro

    Oct 22, 2014 1 Comment
    The community is full of questions over the launch of SA affiliate which has led to a spate of inquiries to both SAJR & organisers about just what it is all about. ROLENE MARKS explains…
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    • Israel UK trade HOME

    UK-Israel trade up a whopping 28% over 2013

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Bilateral trade between Jan & Aug hits record R44.2-bil. £1.6-bil in Israeli exports to UK (up 38%) & £957-mil in UK exports to Israel. Vivian Wineman, president of the British Board of Deputies, said: “This is a wonderful piece of news that shows that attempts by the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement to discredit Israel are failing. We are all better off – particularly Israelis and Palestinians – when there is strong trade between the UK and Israel, because it leads to tremendous economic growth, innovation and, most crucially, more jobs for all.”
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    12 top reads for Shabbos Project weekend

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s Goldman’s picks of the best Zionism reads from around the world are often downloaded by more observant users of this website who rave about them offering a great Shabbos read. Bev’s bevy of the best for the 7 days leading up to 22 October are, as always, a wide mix of views from various writers around the world. Some are left and some are right, most are centrist. But what they all have in common, is that they are great reads by great authors from reputable sources. So, Shabbos Project followers, download some of these to read on the weekend!
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    • Geoff mugshot

    Are BDS billboards on SA roads acceptable?

    Oct 22, 2014 1 Comment
    When BDS places a huge billboard “advert” along the busy highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria presenting an inaccurate or simplistic view of the complicated Israeli-Palestinian conflict, showing Israel to be the guilty party alone, is it an example of the free speech South Africans fought for in the Struggle, or the propagation of false and potentially defamatory information?
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    • Young

    Young SA entrepreneurs discover innovation in Israel

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Recognising the need to foster a stronger culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa, Investec and the South Africa-Israel Forum partnered to bring a first-ever delegation of 20 young entrepreneurs to Israel from September 15 - 21.
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    • Hannah Arendt - FULL

    Shabbos Project gets wings - and flies

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Johannesburg remains the hub for this year’s Shabbos Project - which has now also acquired an international flavour - with Great Park Shul planning a massive street dinner, with Chabad of Savoy and Ohr Somayach joining in this momentous occasion.
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    • Nepal - search off HOME

    Nepal authorities end search for survivors

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Israeli hiker Michal Cherkasky is one of those still missing as rescue teams call off search for survivors & begin to hunt for bodies buried under snow from the killer blizzard & avalanche in Nepal. So far three Israeli dead have been identified. Their bodies and seven injured, (mainly suffering from frostbite) arrived home in Israel this morning. Follow the story and see the pics of survivors arriving home this morning on SAJR…
    Full story
  • The Presidents and the priceless book

    President Rivlin discovers & returns rare book borrowed by former President Shazar! The nearly 200-year-old has been returned to the National Library of Israel. Pic shows Library chair Blumberg thrilled at getting the book back from Rivlin, “We thank President Rivlin for returning this important treasure to its rightful home. This historical masterpiece, entitled ‘Migdal Oz’ (Tower of Strength), published by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden (aka The Ya'avetz) in 1836, will be preserved at the National Library for generations to come.”

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  • WIZO Ladies bring global light to Shabbos Project

    The Women’s International Zionist Organisation has already started #SpreadingLight as this Brazilian participant, pictured, can attest to. Read about the impact WIZO SA has had on the Shabbos Project and see the pictures from around SA and the world.

    Full Story
  • UK-Israel trade up a whopping 28% over 2013

    Bilateral trade between Jan & Aug hits record R44.2-bil. £1.6-bil in Israeli exports to UK (up 38%) & £957-mil in UK exports to Israel. Vivian Wineman, president of the British Board of Deputies, said: “This is a wonderful piece of news that shows that attempts by the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement to discredit Israel are failing. We are all better off – particularly Israelis and Palestinians – when there is strong trade between the UK and Israel, because it leads to tremendous economic growth, innovation and, most crucially, more jobs for all.”

    Full Story
  • 12 top reads for Shabbos Project weekend

    Bev’s Goldman’s picks of the best Zionism reads from around the world are often downloaded by more observant users of this website who rave about them offering a great Shabbos read. Bev’s bevy of the best for the 7 days leading up to 22 October are, as always, a wide mix of views from various writers around the world. Some are left and some are right, most are centrist. But what they all have in common, is that they are great reads by great authors from reputable sources. So, Shabbos Project followers, download some of these to read on the weekend!

    Full Story
  • Are BDS billboards on SA roads acceptable?

    When BDS places a huge billboard “advert” along the busy highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria presenting an inaccurate or simplistic view of the complicated Israeli-Palestinian conflict, showing Israel to be the guilty party alone, is it an example of the free speech South Africans fought for in the Struggle, or the propagation of false and potentially defamatory information?

    Full Story
  • Shabbos Project to wow the world next week

    The Shabbos Project, now a wordwide event, takes place around the country on October 24 and 25. But activities begin on Wednesday October 22 in Cape Town. Kol Hakavod to Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein for this initiative which he launched so successfully in SA last year. So well supported was the 2013 event, that numerous communities around the world have joined in this year. Read about the events and how to sign up to join become part of the Shabbos Project 2014.

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    • cosatu

    Cosatu wants Israel expelled from WMA

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Cosatu (Congress of SA Trade Unions) and its health sector affiliates Nehawu (National Education Health and Allied Workers Union), Denosa (Democratic Nursing Association of SA) and the SA Medical Association (SAMA), have in a joint statement called for the expulsion of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) from the World Medical Association (WMA).
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    • Parsha Generic

    Support, survive, secure

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    The event of the great deluge that convulsed the world in the story of Noah is replete with powerful messages that are core to life. It is a story of one man’s defiance against a corrupt world; a longsuffering G-d who patiently awaits a reversal of man’s conduct. Noah is ascribed the title of righteousness and is rewarded with a salvation for his devotion.
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    • 2a-Mary Kluk tightcrop

    When jacarandas bloom, it’s exam time

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Seeing the jacarandas in bloom in my recent visit to Pretoria, reminded me of my own student days, when the appearance of those purple blossoms served as a warning that the examinations period was upon us, and that if one had not already done the necessary preparation, it was probably too late.
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    • Young

    Young SA entrepreneurs discover innovation in Israel

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Recognising the need to foster a stronger culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa, Investec and the South Africa-Israel Forum partnered to bring a first-ever delegation of 20 young entrepreneurs to Israel from September 15 - 21.
    Full story

    • Migdal Returning the Book - HOME

    The Presidents and the priceless book

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    President Rivlin discovers & returns rare book borrowed by former President Shazar! The nearly 200-year-old has been returned to the National Library of Israel. Pic shows Library chair Blumberg thrilled at getting the book back from Rivlin, “We thank President Rivlin for returning this important treasure to its rightful home. This historical masterpiece, entitled ‘Migdal Oz’ (Tower of Strength), published by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden (aka The Ya'avetz) in 1836, will be preserved at the National Library for generations to come.”
    Full story
    • Zionist Spring

    Zionist Spring membership is free says Roro

    Oct 22, 2014 1 Comment
    The community is full of questions over the launch of SA affiliate which has led to a spate of inquiries to both SAJR & organisers about just what it is all about. ROLENE MARKS explains…
    Full story
    • Israel UK trade HOME

    UK-Israel trade up a whopping 28% over 2013

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Bilateral trade between Jan & Aug hits record R44.2-bil. £1.6-bil in Israeli exports to UK (up 38%) & £957-mil in UK exports to Israel. Vivian Wineman, president of the British Board of Deputies, said: “This is a wonderful piece of news that shows that attempts by the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement to discredit Israel are failing. We are all better off – particularly Israelis and Palestinians – when there is strong trade between the UK and Israel, because it leads to tremendous economic growth, innovation and, most crucially, more jobs for all.”
    Full story
    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    12 top reads for Shabbos Project weekend

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s Goldman’s picks of the best Zionism reads from around the world are often downloaded by more observant users of this website who rave about them offering a great Shabbos read. Bev’s bevy of the best for the 7 days leading up to 22 October are, as always, a wide mix of views from various writers around the world. Some are left and some are right, most are centrist. But what they all have in common, is that they are great reads by great authors from reputable sources. So, Shabbos Project followers, download some of these to read on the weekend!
    Full story
    • Nepal - search off HOME

    Nepal authorities end search for survivors

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Israeli hiker Michal Cherkasky is one of those still missing as rescue teams call off search for survivors & begin to hunt for bodies buried under snow from the killer blizzard & avalanche in Nepal. So far three Israeli dead have been identified. Their bodies and seven injured, (mainly suffering from frostbite) arrived home in Israel this morning. Follow the story and see the pics of survivors arriving home this morning on SAJR…
    Full story
    • Nepal - pics HOME

    Survivors shed tears of joy at being home

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Thanks to MDA-SA’s Mark Hyman, SA Jewish Report has a host of exclusive pictures of the seven injured Israelis returning home this morning.
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    • Nepal - Agam

    Horror in the Himalayas claims Israeli lives

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Three Israelis confirmed dead, a fourth death suspected, seven injured and MDA reports today that some 50 are still missing after Thursday’s massive avalanche in Nepal. Israeli dead and injured returned today. See who died, how it all happened and what’s being done for those still missing. All but one of the missing Israelis are believed to be safe but have yet to contact their families or authorities. Read how Israel mobilised their rescue efforts…
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    • SAJR breaking news red

    3 die, 7 hurt, 50 missing Israelis in Nepal

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    JUST IN FROM ISRAEL. The three Israelis who died and the seven injured in last week’s massive avalanche in Nepal, arrived in Israel early this morning (Sunday) on an Israeli Air Force C32. MDA teams remain in Kathmandu and 50 Israelis are still missing and not accounted for. The deceased are: Agam Luria, Nadav Shoham and Tamar Ariel (the first Israeli dati (religious) woman to become an Israeli Air Force combat navigator.
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    • Nepal - search off HOME

    Nepal authorities end search for survivors

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Israeli hiker Michal Cherkasky is one of those still missing as rescue teams call off search for survivors & begin to hunt for bodies buried under snow from the killer blizzard & avalanche in Nepal. So far three Israeli dead have been identified. Their bodies and seven injured, (mainly suffering from frostbite) arrived home in Israel this morning. Follow the story and see the pics of survivors arriving home this morning on SAJR…
    Full story
    • Nepal - Agam

    'Sex pest' rabbi’s follower dies in ritual

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    A follower of the controversial Israeli Rabbi-on-the-run, Eliezer Berland, drowned while swimming in the icy lakes in a holiday park in Mol, Belgium last week.
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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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    • WIZO Paraguay

    WIZO Ladies bring global light to Shabbos Project

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    The Women’s International Zionist Organisation has already started #SpreadingLight as this Brazilian participant, pictured, can attest to. Read about the impact WIZO SA has had on the Shabbos Project and see the pictures from around SA and the world.
    Full story
    • Parsha Generic

    Support, survive, secure

    Oct 22, 2014 Go comment!
    The event of the great deluge that convulsed the world in the story of Noah is replete with powerful messages that are core to life. It is a story of one man’s defiance against a corrupt world; a longsuffering G-d who patiently awaits a reversal of man’s conduct. Noah is ascribed the title of righteousness and is rewarded with a salvation for his devotion.
    Full story
    • Nepal - Agam

    'Sex pest' rabbi’s follower dies in ritual

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    A follower of the controversial Israeli Rabbi-on-the-run, Eliezer Berland, drowned while swimming in the icy lakes in a holiday park in Mol, Belgium last week.
    Full story
    • SAJR Seeya after Shabbos

    Posting’s closed, website never closes down

    Oct 15, 2014 Go comment!
    As regular users are aware, this is not a frum website – but many of its users are. And, in deference to them, no news is ever posted, comments moderated or blogs posted during Shabbos and chagim. Users are welcome to browse through the over 70 000 content-items we have posted over the past ten months; it just means that we don’t add NEW content over this period.
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