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See the party in Jerusalem! Watch this entertaining sneak preview into Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, as celebrated in Jerusalem today. Go to the heart of Israel to see the ancient tradition of the Jewish People

Happy Rosh 

Get ready for the New Year and High Holidays with this video from AISH.com who always make the best holiday videos. This one has almost four million views – see why...

Happy Rosh 

Get ready for the New Year and High Holidays with this video from AISH.com who always make the best holiday videos. This one has almost four million views – see why...

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A MOVING EXPERIENCE

This moving memorial video of Israel marking Yom HaZikaron since 1950 was submitted by JR Online’s Israeli correspondent Rolene Marks last year. 

One of the funniest all-time favourite Jewish Youtube videos must be Aish’s 2011 Peseach offering in which Moshe orders the Exodus online. It’s short, sharp & has had millions of views. MORE ABOUT IT

FOR SA’S SAKE,
ZUMA MUST GO:
Zuma has “lost the moral legitimacy to govern this country,” Chief Rabbi tells media. NRLC and SACC speak for over 80% of SA. Read JR Online's exclusive interview with the Chief Rabbi this week

When they boarded a plane Monday, serendipitous Charedi pop stars Gil & Aryeh Gat were on their way to open Purim in Antwerp - home to home to 12,000 Charedi Jews. The event had to be cancelled, but the brothers decided to stay on and provide Belgian Jews solace & a private show.
 
SHALOM ALEICHEM with English translation
Many thanks to user Mark who sent me this video today – it is so nice to be able to understand the words we all sing so often.

The Daily Show – Trevor Noah’s take on “Donald Trump's Political Fight Club” is a glorious act of the SA comedian’s ongoing dis-endorsement of the republican front-runner in this year’s US presidential election

The Wits incident that marred an otherwise peaceful IAW. Acting VC Prof Kupe told SAJR that Wits was “aware of the incident” and “managing the matter in line with its rules, policies and procedures.”
READ THE FULL STORY and stay tuned – we will follow it all the way.

Listen to this rare and moving footage dated to April 20th 1945. The inmates at Bergen Belsen had just been relieved when they assembled, starving, and asked their saviours to record them singing the anthem of hope 'Hatikva' – is was re-discovered and uploaded in 2010

Published 15 Dec & tweeted out by Ambassador Lenk, Elliott Gotkine's "Israeli start-ups in Silicon Valley” on Bloomberg News, is a great report. It offers a fascinating extension of information on what most of us already knew about the “Innovation Nation” that is Israel today.

Russian Jews: The Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS (FJC) comprises of about 260,000 self-identifying Jews which belong to a whopping 454 affiliated communities. While Aliyah is on the rise (around 50% to 6,000 in 2015), Jews enjoy political patronage from both Medvedev & Putin (who lit Chanukah candles with the Chief Rabbi last month).

Truth about West Bank
In 2011 Israel's then-dep. MFA, Danny Ayalon made 3 great videos putting the true Mid-East situation in perspective. This first one explains where the terms "West Bank," "occupied territories" & "67 Borders" originated and how they are incorrectly used & applied.

The Truth About the Peace Process
In 2011 Israel's then-deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Danny Ayalon, made three great videos putting the Mid-East situation in perspective. This 2nd explains the truth about the peace process in the Israel Palestinian conflict. See the first one below

Truth About Refugees: The facts about Israeli and Palestinian refugees. Find out why there are refugees after 3 generations, Ayalon blames Arab leaders & the UN. He also highlights Jewish refugees forced from their homes in the Arab world.

SAJR’s TV début

The Jewish Report segment runs from 10-17 mins in this vid of SABC-2’s regular Sunday7 Jewish programme. The episode starts with Hugh Raichlin in India and ends with exploring kosher meat cuts with Ian & Sharon Lurie

NEW Shabbos Project vid: Top cantor Netanel Hershtik & Maccabeats - features footage from Havdallah celebrations worldwide. The rendition follows the popular combination of a traditional Modzitz Hasidic melody with a tune composed by Jewish singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman.

Watch this hilarious short video which had almost 2.5-m views within 24-hrs after Sat Night Live’s spoof on CNN’s US Dem debate last week. Jewish comedian Larry David plays Jewish 2nd-placed Dem candidate Bernie Saunders perfectly, down to the facial expressions and arm gesticulations… 

Deb Filler (born Deborah Rachel in 1954) is a New Zealand born writer/performer, character artist and producer. Her dry style of Jewish humour is clean, parev, and delivered with a straight face and a calm disposition. She is absolutely hilarious. READ THE FULL STORY

HELPING THE HOMELESS: Shereen Miller of Joburg thought she was getting into a 67 Minute project when she started making this video in the wee hours of last Friday. It took her a MUCH more time - but she felt so good about it that she plans to build a small welfare project around this. 

Edelstein film part #1

Produced & directed by acclaimed film-maker Kevin Harris for the SABC & screened 16 June 2013, the story of a little-known Jewish hero who worked with the Soweto community for 18 years and became the first of its two white victims. See Below for parts #2 and #3

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Edelstein film part #2

This MUST-SEE life story of Dr Melville Leonard Edelstein who was tragically murdered by a crowd of enraged youth (who didn’t know who he was) after the police shootings during the Soweto Uprisings 39 years ago. See Above for Part #1 and Below for Part #3

READ THE FULL STORY

Edelstein film part #3

The SABC commissioned acclaimed film-maker Kevin Harris to produce and direct this documentary for screening on 16 June 2013.

Harris interviews many survivors and the tragedy and the family-members in Israel and SA.
See Above for parts #1 and #2.

READ THE FULL STORY

In the wake of Nepal’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake, the Israeli people have demonstrated their deep commitment to Tikkun Olam saving countless lives by opening the largest field hospital ever. Orgs & volunteers keep flying in to offer expertise in trauma, search and rescue and quick emergency response.

Yom Hazikaron

“I have been dreading this Yom Hazikaron,” writes Rolene Marks. “The pain of what we have lost over the past years is too much to bear and there is no end to the tears.”

Is this switch
Shabbat compliant?
Rabbonim in Israel & the US are pondering whether last week’s emergence of what claims to be a Halachic-compliant light switch really is. Opinions differ.

READ FULL STORY

The 27th March of the Living (2015) was video-streamed live on SA Jewish Report. The SA contingent comprises 28 adults and 44 students.Watch it again, or in part, as thousands did on this website. READ THE STORY 

SUCK IT UP, BDS!

The Woolies Youtube channel had 140k views of this vid since Apr 9 on their collaboration with Pharrell Williams “to uplift education in SA” & “create fashion that's not just cool, but also sustainable.” 

Trevor Noah’s “Crazy Normal - President Jacob Zuma's Speech” is hilarious. To read the Jewish Report story about the furore that wasn’t and another short Youtube video “That's Racist – Tacos” which has had 2.3-mil views. Simply CLICK HERE

PESACH FUNK IS THE IN THING:

Published on 25 March, this year’s AISH.com offering has almost hit 300,000 views already.

IF MOSES HAD GOOGLE FOR THE EXODUS:
This Pesach vid, published by EISH.com, has to be our all-time favourite. Ever! It’s a quick and easy download and only a few minutes – but we figure you’ll watch it over and over again.

CHAG SAMEACH! Six13’s taking seder "uptown"
Any vid that can crack 200,000 views in two days is hot. A purely Jewish one for Pesach delivering those nubmers is SMOKIN’!. “Hope your Pesach is as funky fresh as can be!” say the guys from six13.
SEE MORE ABOUT THIS VIDEO

Al-Jazeera’s leaked spy cables shed light on the murky world of Spy vs Spy, particularly between SA & Israel/Iran. 

CLICK HERE to follow Jewish Report's re-publication of some of the most interesting items. 

Israel integral to Win-10 dev – see why this is being watched a million times a day and read about the ISRAEL/MICROSOFT partnership EXCLUSIVELY on SAJR.co.za. This is a truly uplifting and inspirational story

Diaspora Jewry, paying the price for Gaza. “The intractable problem of Gaza has been exacerbated by the meddling incomprehension of a western world that just doesn't grasp how ISLAMIST FANATICS play by entirely different rules." Melanie Phillips is Britain's political conscience, followed by the Royal Family, ubiquitous on radio, TV & print.

Forget the new Exodus movie trailer! “BatMoses” (a parody) was published by Jerusalem U Dec 16 & racked up 5,000 views in 4 days. On one of Judaism's greatest heroes, the vid warns: “*DISCLAIMER: This is a parody - "BatMoses" is NOT an actual movie and will NOT be coming to a theatre near you!”

CHANUKAH STYLE has proven to be the big 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.

Just published SA/Israeli companies do business at AfricaCom - Over 20 innovative Israeli participants at Africa’s biggest Telecom show. A number of early-stage projects are already underway and many new partnerships and business relations were formed. Next year the StartUp Nation has plans that are bigger still.

UJW MITZVAH DAY:

National president Lynne Raphaely and the team at the Union of Jewish Women in SA have produced this stunning vid to show us what they do – ahead of Mitzvah Day
READ THE STORY

International Mitzvah Day was launched in the UK in 2005 - born out of the belief that we can all make a positive difference to our world by taking action together. This is their video.
READ THE STORY and see how you can get involved!

About the Project - Published on Mar 18, 2014 - The Shabbos Project is going international! This year it will take place on the 24-25 October, Parshat Noach. 

Official Welcome - Published on Sep 17, 2014 - It’s simple: Jews of all walks of life, of every age and from all corners of the world – uniting to experience one complete Shabbat together on 24/25 October. Sign up to join this global movement today!

Published on Oct 22, 2014 - YaChad (Yeshiva College Boys High Acapella Group) sing Dror Yikra, a cover version of the Maccabeats’ adaptation of 'When I'm gone' by AP Carter. FULL STORY ON SAJR

Paula Abdul's endorsement video. Published on Oct 1, 2014 Paula Abdul (who is Jewish), is a keen supporter and “Is Keeping It Together “

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 “for all the beautiful people around the world - We hope you enjoy this!” they say. They thank Disney for the beautiful music, Bobbi Fallon for the beautiful voice & the Chief Rabbi & others involved in Keep it Together.

Meshaal’s emphatic “NO!”

A short clip from Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal’s recent interview with CBS News’ Charlie Rose on whether he would recognise Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state provided it was not occupying Palestinian territories…

Shana Tova My Doll

South African Moms Do Rosh Hashana: The stereotypical SA moms discussing the high holidays posted on 29 September. This hilarious sketch includes statements such as “If it’s true it’s not losh”  

HAPPY 2014 JEWISH ACHIEVERS

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

Users are concerned that ISIS is increasingly moving towards Israel. See this incredible story on CNN & the original NEW YORK TIMES article and interview just how this Caliphate works and the threat they pose – these are not hillbillies on camels with WWI rifles. Not by any means...

SEGMENT #1 - “Judge for Yourself” this week put Fed chair Avrom Krengel head-to-head with BDS’ Muhammed Desai. SAJR asked ENCA to upload the programme, which they kindly did in three segments. 
SEGMENT #2 - “Judge for Yourself” this week put Fed chair Avrom Krengel head-to-head with BDS’ Muhammed Desai. SAJR asked ENCA to upload the programme, which they kindly did in three segments. 
SEGMENT #3 - “Judge for Yourself” this week put Fed chair Avrom Krengel head-to-head with BDS’ Muhammed Desai. SAJR asked ENCA to upload the programme, which they kindly did in three segments. 

Parents Beware: Rosh Hashanah is anything but clean! It is a time of sticky, messy, scary children looking like glazed donuts. If they go quiet, you’d best check on what they are up to!.


See more of Gilan Gork on our ACHIEVERS LIVE BLOG Sunday. Gilan is a world-renowned Mentalist and travels the world doing shows, corporate functions, a keynote speaking, etc. He will be one of the entertainment highlights at the sellout Absa Jewish Achiever Awards on Sunday.

Puppet Chester Missing engages ANC DDG Jessie Duarte on debating Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, visiting Israel and Ambassadors. Her responses are interesting and oh, so telling

2 rockets hit Jerusalem – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reports that Israel hit another 60 sites Friday night bringing the total to 11000. See vid below for truth about Hamas’ human shields! 

HUMAN SHIELDS

SAJR Blogger and Correspondent Rolene Marks reminds us of this Hamas video admitting using their civilian population as human shields. Listen to Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya boasting about this:


Who knew that the Nazis' perfect Aryan was Jewish all along!
 
Published by the USC Shoah Foundation this week, Hessy Taft shows her pic at 6-mnths, widely used & published in Nazi propaganda & deemed the “perfect Aryan baby” – except the Nazis didn't know that the “perfect” baby was actually Jewish!

Marshall Weiss of the Dayton Jewish Observer & Prez of the American Jewish Press Ass’n talks on his hopes to re-establish a world Jewish Media Association & other topics at the Jewish Media Summit in Yerushalayim this week
Speaking to world Jewry through over 100 delegates from over 30 countries who had gathered for a three day Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem, Bibi spoke on current ME affairs while eloquently presenting the challenges faced by world Jewry today - andf Israel's new vision of unity.
#bringbackourboys - IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt Gen Benny Gantz, visited Judea and Samaria Tuesday (6/17) and spoke with troops searching for three teenagers kidnapped by Hamas.
A message from the SA Zionist Federation. "Please watch this you-tube clip. I think it needs to go onto all our websites, facebook pages, twitter tweets (or whatever) and also to be sent to all e-mail lists.  It’s really groundbreaking!"
'Look Up' – The spoken word for an online generation – see why this has been viewed over 40-m times in just a month. Show your kids. Pass it on to friends and family.
This short video is a trailer for JLI’s “Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings” from Chabad which begins this week – READ THE STORY
Getting the boot from Zimbabwe: Yaron Yamin (in white shirt) and Rabbi Berland are seen boarding an SA Airlink plane out of Harare after Berland was tossed out for overstaying his 90-day visa

Egyptian doctor: “Stop exploiting Palestine as wedge against Jewish Israel.”

In this short video – in English - an Egyptian doctor lays the blame on the failure of mid-east peace squarely at the door of Hamas & explains why Hamas must take the blame for their actions, not Israel.

Published by the Sussex Friends of Israel on 7 Apr 2014, this 26-second video of a BDS lunatic is reminiscent of the type of in-your-face intimidation our students faced during IAW
This video was taken in Zim during Purim, where 150 of Rabbi Berland’s Chareidim overwhelmed local Jewry, & behaved abominably according to the locals.
The third most watched Pesach vid we could find is “The Maccabeats: Les Misérable, A Passover Story” published in 2013. In all it has garnered 811,200 views and has 755 comments posted to it.

#2 Top Pesach Vids

Unique shadow performance: Attraction Black Light Theatre Passover Pesach in Cancun - the story of Exodus. Published in 2013, it has had 900,000-odd views and 1,965 likes.

In search of the top Pesach Vid ever...
Buying Pesach Online: If Moses had Google… Uploaded in 2011, this is #1 with over 2.5m views, 8,109 likes & 1,054 comments. Eish set the benchmark 4 years ago & haven’t been beaten since.
Ellen at her best

 
The only thing Jewish about this video is Einstein – but it’s a really great laugh. Great Park Shul’s
PESACH FLASH-MOB vid we posted last week is getting close to 25,000 views – check it out if you haven't already done so. 

Pesach flash-mob

A collusive effort between Great Park Shul choir, PnP, the UOS & several violinists ahead of Pesach must have taken shoppers at this store by surprise. See full story on this vid, published on 28 May, in Jewish Report this week

 

ISRAELI LARGESSE

SABC-2 ran this feature on the "Israel-South Africa agriculture partnership" programme. The show, filmed around SA & mostly in the vernacular with sub-titles, is about the help Israel gives emerging SA farmers - who in turn express gratitude for Israel’s bountiful largesse
HAPPY ISRAEL - This tribute to Pharrell Williams's song "Happy" from Tel Aviv-Yafo, published last week, offers an ideal mood setter for the beginning of SAUJS’ "Give Peace Wings" campaign that starts on campuses around the country today. The producers’ comment: "Thanks to all the happy people of Tel Aviv-Yafo who participated in this film."

Israel Apartheid Week begins on 10 March 2014. It is important to be educated on all the facts before IAW begins - Is Israel Apartheid? - That is the big question
See why this short video has almost 17-mil views & thousands of comments. It starts when a crew sets up a shoot for a washing machine advert in the Canadian wilderness – but things aren’t always what they seem to be!

I know what Apartheid is!

Well-known SA ‘export’ to Israel, Maurice Ostroff, posted this video of Reverend Kenneth Meshoe debunking the "Israel is an Apartheid State" myth yesterday. A good message to put out there before IAW

 

A Hard Day's Night in Yiddish - One of the most popular videos ever presented on SAJR Online was the one we launched with – before we stated this directory of all vids. Gib a kuk, anyone between 16 & 60 will wet themselves.
SA Jewish artist Dan Popper created his first giant puppet for the AfrikaBurn festival in 2007 – and this one in 2013. See PRE-BURN version & story.
Former Israeli PM
Ariel Sharon died today. The general-turned-politician inspired both love & hate as one of Israel's most controversial leaders. He was in a coma for 8 years after a stroke.

 

In this 2011 video, PJTV's Andrew Klavan's One-State Solution: Give the Middle East to the Jews - In an effort to bring peace to the ME, says Klavan, President Obama has proposed that Israel should return to its 1967 borders in exchange for being annihilated by its enemies. Klavan has a better idea.
In 2011 Israel’s then-deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Danny Ayalon made 3 great videos putting the Mid-East situation in perspective. This 3rd in the series explains the true historical facts relating to the issue of refugees in Israel Palestinian conflict. See below for the previous two.
In 2011 Israel's then-deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Danny Ayalon, made three great videos putting the Mid-East situation in perspective. This 2nd explains the truth about the peace process in the Israel Palestinian conflict. See the first one below
In 2011 Israel's then-dep. MFA, Danny Ayalon made 3 great videos putting the Mid-East situation in perspective. This 1st explains where the terms "West Bank," "occupied territories" & "67 Borders" originated and how they are incorrectly used & applied.

OBAMA @ FNB

President Barack Obama's speech at the Madiba memorial service seems to have captivated the whole world. Here it is…

Another
Jewish
tribute

This clip has been posted on Youtube and represents the Progressive community’s prayers at Madiba’s house organised – which was organised by Rabbi Shaked of Beit Emanuel and the SA Union for Progressive Judaism.

On Tuesday 10 December 2013 before an unprecedented gathering of world leaders who had joined tens of thousands of people at the FNB Stadium to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, Chief Rabbi Goldstein was honoured to open the prayer service.

Eina!

The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Madiba memorial spoke has made worldwide headlines today – here’s CNN's David McKenzie interview.

Chief Rabbi Goldstein's address at the Jewish Community Memorial & Prayer Service for Nelson Mandela held at Oxford Shul, Joburg, on 8 Dec. The service was also attended by former President Thabo Mbeki, SAJBD chair Mary Kluk & president Zev Krengel; as well as Israeli Ambassador H.E. Arthur Lenk

SAJR &
Absa
Tribute



 At the time of the Absa Jewish Report Achievers function mid-year 2013, Madiba had just taken critically ill and the following tribute was made and screened at the formal banquet. It received a standing ovation.

Shalom
Tata
Madiba:

"It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world - and at peace with myself." These were the words of Nelson Mandela when he appeared on stage in 1999 with Jewish South African Johnny Clegg who performed his iconic struggle song Asimbonanga

Pesach flash-mob

A collusive effort between Great Park Shul choir, PnP, the UOS & several violinists ahead of Pesach must have taken shoppers at this store by surprise. See full story on this vid, published on 28 May, in Jewish Report this week

 

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