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    • SAJBD - Citizen Cohen HOME

    Citizen Cohen - follow the LIVE BLOG

    Sep 21, 2014 Go comment!
    POSTED 09:44 from Sunday's Cape SAJBD - CLICK FOR LIVE POSTS from Sunday's annual conference of the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. Both the theme and content of the conference “Citizen Cohen – Our past; Our present; Our purpose!” has been carefully chosen to suit the times. SA Jewish Report Online is here and live blogging for those in Cape Town, around South Africa and globally - who can’t attend but would like to follow the proceedings...
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    Leaders meet Zuma & team on threats to Jews

    Sep 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Pres. Jacob Zuma, 3 Ministers & DG in Presidency met delegation of Jewish leaders from Board & Fed Thurs evening on sharp rise in anti-Semitic activity in SA, including threats & intimidation against the community & leadership, & an Israeli-Palestinian question & ways in which SA could assist parties in reaching a long-term peace settlement. Zuma unequivocally rejected anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance, says Board, & emphasised need for harmony between people of different backgrounds and opinions in SA.
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    • SAJBD - Citizen Cohen HOME

    Citizen Cohen - see you on LIVE BLOG Sunday

    Sep 18, 2014 1 Comment
    Jewish Report will Live Blog from Sunday's Cape “Citizen Cohen” Conference. Can’t attend? Follow proceedings from anywhere on the planet....
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    Free speech - or free-for-all?

    Sep 17, 2014 3 Comments
    After former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in November 1995, Talia Sasson, a lawyer in Israel’s state attorney’s office, headed up a government team to investigate the legal approach to incitement and hate crimes.
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    Hear the true story “from the horse’s mouth”

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    *Yossi from the Shuvu **Bonim Yeshiva of Rabbi Berland had a 12-minute long talk with the Rabbi’s Israeli Lawyer Sharon Nahari in ENGLISH after the court case in Holland last Friday. It has been made available EXCLUSIVELY to SA Jewish Report and gives a fascinating insight into the case – all the more so because the more media reports one reads, the more differing stories one comes across.
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    How will we be judged? blogger Howard is most read

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The top read on SAJR this week has been the blog: “How will we be judged?” by Howard Feldman in the wake of the (likely) end of the saga of Rabbi Berland in Johannesburg.. Hot on its heels in the running for top reads and comments category was everything else we have published on the R. Berland saga – and there sure has been a lot of that.
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    Chief Rabbi’s Rosh Hashanah message - 5775

    Sep 17, 2014 3 Comments
    It was a decision that changed everything, yet had to be made on the spur of the moment and its consequences are still felt being almost 2 000 years later. The Roman Empire had invaded the Land of Israel and surrounded Jerusalem.
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    • Hersch - David HOME

    We are blessed to have an Israel

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    In a new blog posted today, David Hersch, pictured, writes”I have often wondered about our people walking or being herded to their deaths. Read more..
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    • Tutu as Hitler Fransman

    Between democracy & anarchy by Moshe Arens

    Sep 16, 2014 Go comment!
    What would the state of the Palestinians be if the aim of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and Gaza were to become reality? Less than 100 years after being created by Messrs Sykes and Picot, the Syrian and Iraqi nations are gradually disappearing from the roll of nations. The Palestinians, as a national entity, are a newer creation – their origin dating back to the founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964. This was published by one of Israel’s greatest minds, Moshe Arens, on his own website today,
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    • ZieglerYael

    This female dynamo has a love for Torah

    Sep 16, 2014 Go comment!
    The world of Torah should be open to women, is the philosophy of Rebbetzen Dr Yael Ziegler, described by Rabbi Ramon Widmonte, dean of The Academy of Jewish Thought and Learning and executive director of Mizrachi South Africa, as “a talmida chachama” and “one of the world’s foremost teachers of Torah”.
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  • Citizen Cohen - follow the LIVE BLOG

    POSTED 09:44 from Sunday's Cape SAJBD - CLICK FOR LIVE POSTS from Sunday's annual conference of the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. Both the theme and content of the conference “Citizen Cohen – Our past; Our present; Our purpose!” has been carefully chosen to suit the times. SA Jewish Report Online is here and live blogging for those in Cape Town, around South Africa and globally - who can’t attend but would like to follow the proceedings...

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  • Leaders meet Zuma & team on threats to Jews

    Pres. Jacob Zuma, 3 Ministers & DG in Presidency met delegation of Jewish leaders from Board & Fed Thurs evening on sharp rise in anti-Semitic activity in SA, including threats & intimidation against the community & leadership, & an Israeli-Palestinian question & ways in which SA could assist parties in reaching a long-term peace settlement. Zuma unequivocally rejected anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance, says Board, & emphasised need for harmony between people of different backgrounds and opinions in SA.

    Full Story
  • Hear the true story “from the horse’s mouth”

    *Yossi from the Shuvu **Bonim Yeshiva of Rabbi Berland had a 12-minute long talk with the Rabbi’s Israeli Lawyer Sharon Nahari in ENGLISH after the court case in Holland last Friday. It has been made available EXCLUSIVELY to SA Jewish Report and gives a fascinating insight into the case – all the more so because the more media reports one reads, the more differing stories one comes across.

    Full Story
  • Between democracy & anarchy by Moshe Arens

    What would the state of the Palestinians be if the aim of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and Gaza were to become reality? Less than 100 years after being created by Messrs Sykes and Picot, the Syrian and Iraqi nations are gradually disappearing from the roll of nations. The Palestinians, as a national entity, are a newer creation – their origin dating back to the founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964. This was published by one of Israel’s greatest minds, Moshe Arens, on his own website today,

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  • "They have nothing!" says Rabbi Berland

    "I'm done with Israel – It is the State of Hamas not of the Jews" said Shuvu Bonim leader R. Berland after being released on Friday. Israeli police were requesting the Rabbi’s extradition but were unable to show an Israeli arrest warrant existed. A prominent Israeli lawyer was sent to Amsterdam by the Shuvu Bonim and he recruited two local lawyers. After his release, Rav Berland had a lot to say to the media, including: “(Dutch) Police said all the complaints about me are 'Bubba Maisas', there is nothing there.” Read what else he had to say and all the latest updates.

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  • Happy Absa Achievers opening video

    The opening video for the 16th Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, which was roundly complimented for being the best ever, really was a crowd stopper. The short video was planned as a surprise by Achievers Chairman Howard Sackstein and businesswoman Dina Diamond. WARNING: sit down and have a box of tissues handy because you are going to cry with laughter and if you are standing, you’ll likely end up on the floor.

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    • SAJBD - Citizen Cohen HOME

    Citizen Cohen - follow the LIVE BLOG

    Sep 21, 2014 Go comment!
    POSTED 09:44 from Sunday's Cape SAJBD - CLICK FOR LIVE POSTS from Sunday's annual conference of the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. Both the theme and content of the conference “Citizen Cohen – Our past; Our present; Our purpose!” has been carefully chosen to suit the times. SA Jewish Report Online is here and live blogging for those in Cape Town, around South Africa and globally - who can’t attend but would like to follow the proceedings...
    Full story
    • Zuma President Jacob

    Leaders meet Zuma & team on threats to Jews

    Sep 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Pres. Jacob Zuma, 3 Ministers & DG in Presidency met delegation of Jewish leaders from Board & Fed Thurs evening on sharp rise in anti-Semitic activity in SA, including threats & intimidation against the community & leadership, & an Israeli-Palestinian question & ways in which SA could assist parties in reaching a long-term peace settlement. Zuma unequivocally rejected anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance, says Board, & emphasised need for harmony between people of different backgrounds and opinions in SA.
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    • Scout

    Gauteng has its first-ever Jewish Scout Group

    Sep 18, 2014 Go comment!
    After a long time in the planning and formative stages, the first-ever all Jewish Scout Group in Gauteng was formally launched last Sunday, with the investiture of 15 Cubs, 6 Scouts and 2 Scouters (adult leaders) at their meeting venue at Froggy Pond, Sandringham. The Group decided on using the title “The 1st Magen Scout Group”.
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    Moshe leads all the way to Israel

    Sep 18, 2014 Go comment!
    Moshe Wolberg, a grade 10 learner at Hirsch Lyons Boys High School, won the 2014 Israel Quiz - and a trip to Israel - in an exciting and very dramatic final, this past Sunday.
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    • Breslev - related reads HOME

    Hear the true story “from the horse’s mouth”

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    *Yossi from the Shuvu **Bonim Yeshiva of Rabbi Berland had a 12-minute long talk with the Rabbi’s Israeli Lawyer Sharon Nahari in ENGLISH after the court case in Holland last Friday. It has been made available EXCLUSIVELY to SA Jewish Report and gives a fascinating insight into the case – all the more so because the more media reports one reads, the more differing stories one comes across.
    Full story
    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Bev will keep you reading all weekend

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The Doyen of Zionist communication in SA, Bev Goldman, has eleven great reads from a variety of sources and authors worldwide over the past week. Every week Bev scours the world online for SA Jewish Report readers and serves up the best there is to offer – from the most left to the most right wing Jewish Zionism writers – and sometime even from anti-Zionist writers.
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    • Hersch - David HOME

    We are blessed to have an Israel

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    In a new blog posted today, David Hersch, pictured, writes”I have often wondered about our people walking or being herded to their deaths. Read more..
    Full story
    • Tutu as Hitler Fransman

    Between democracy & anarchy by Moshe Arens

    Sep 16, 2014 Go comment!
    What would the state of the Palestinians be if the aim of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and Gaza were to become reality? Less than 100 years after being created by Messrs Sykes and Picot, the Syrian and Iraqi nations are gradually disappearing from the roll of nations. The Palestinians, as a national entity, are a newer creation – their origin dating back to the founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964. This was published by one of Israel’s greatest minds, Moshe Arens, on his own website today,
    Full story
    • Israel - Alliance boycott

    ANC, allies, support retail boycott

    Sep 15, 2014 9 Comments
    Alliance resolves to step up boycott, calls on transport workers to refuse to handle Israeli goods to SA or SA goods going to Israel. BDS gloats, of course. At a meeting of the secretaries and deputy secretaries of all Alliance partners on Friday September 12, the ANC, SACP, Cosatu and anco resolved to “heighten” their campaign “aimed at boycotting and isolating Israel as a state founded on the basis of apartheid.
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    "They have nothing!" says Rabbi Berland

    Sep 15, 2014 2 Comments
    "I'm done with Israel – It is the State of Hamas not of the Jews" said Shuvu Bonim leader R. Berland after being released on Friday. Israeli police were requesting the Rabbi’s extradition but were unable to show an Israeli arrest warrant existed. A prominent Israeli lawyer was sent to Amsterdam by the Shuvu Bonim and he recruited two local lawyers. After his release, Rav Berland had a lot to say to the media, including: “(Dutch) Police said all the complaints about me are 'Bubba Maisas', there is nothing there.” Read what else he had to say and all the latest updates.
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    R. Berland a free man in Amsterdam

    Sep 14, 2014 9 Comments
    STOP PRESS: Full story to be posted Monday – here is the abridged version, from the horse’s mouth so to speak. Rabbi Eliezer Berland was released by a Dutch court on Friday. He has had to surrender his passport and is free to go anywhere in the European Union. He is not under house arrest. Read earlier stories today for links to the back-story - and see full post Monday.
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    Proof pouring in - R. Berland freed

    Sep 14, 2014 2 Comments
    Shuvu *Bonim Breslov leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland appears to have been freed by the Dutch authorities after an 8 hr-long court ordeal that ended in his being released just before Shabbos. At this stage it is unclear whether R.Berland was travelling alone and how he managed to leave SA? Stay tuned for the fast evolving developments…
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Bev will keep you reading all weekend

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The Doyen of Zionist communication in SA, Bev Goldman, has eleven great reads from a variety of sources and authors worldwide over the past week. Every week Bev scours the world online for SA Jewish Report readers and serves up the best there is to offer – from the most left to the most right wing Jewish Zionism writers – and sometime even from anti-Zionist writers.
    Full story
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    Proof pouring in - R. Berland freed

    Sep 14, 2014 2 Comments
    Shuvu *Bonim Breslov leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland appears to have been freed by the Dutch authorities after an 8 hr-long court ordeal that ended in his being released just before Shabbos. At this stage it is unclear whether R.Berland was travelling alone and how he managed to leave SA? Stay tuned for the fast evolving developments…
    Full story

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HAPPY JEWISH ACHIEVERS 2014

Includes staff, directors, finalists & the professional events team. This video was used as the opener of the best-ever ABSA JEWISH ACHIEVERS event last month

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    • Breslev - related reads HOME

    Hear the true story “from the horse’s mouth”

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    *Yossi from the Shuvu **Bonim Yeshiva of Rabbi Berland had a 12-minute long talk with the Rabbi’s Israeli Lawyer Sharon Nahari in ENGLISH after the court case in Holland last Friday. It has been made available EXCLUSIVELY to SA Jewish Report and gives a fascinating insight into the case – all the more so because the more media reports one reads, the more differing stories one comes across.
    Full story
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    How will we be judged? blogger Howard is most read

    Sep 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The top read on SAJR this week has been the blog: “How will we be judged?” by Howard Feldman in the wake of the (likely) end of the saga of Rabbi Berland in Johannesburg.. Hot on its heels in the running for top reads and comments category was everything else we have published on the R. Berland saga – and there sure has been a lot of that.
    Full story
    • Chief Rabbi logo new

    Chief Rabbi’s Rosh Hashanah message - 5775

    Sep 17, 2014 3 Comments
    It was a decision that changed everything, yet had to be made on the spur of the moment and its consequences are still felt being almost 2 000 years later. The Roman Empire had invaded the Land of Israel and surrounded Jerusalem.
    Full story
    • ZieglerYael

    This female dynamo has a love for Torah

    Sep 16, 2014 Go comment!
    The world of Torah should be open to women, is the philosophy of Rebbetzen Dr Yael Ziegler, described by Rabbi Ramon Widmonte, dean of The Academy of Jewish Thought and Learning and executive director of Mizrachi South Africa, as “a talmida chachama” and “one of the world’s foremost teachers of Torah”.
    Full story
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