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    Israel continues to assist SA start-up business

    Jun 29, 2016 Go comment!
    The Israeli Embassy’s competition to find South Africa's best start-up company run by a woman is over. On Tuesday evening this week at an elaborate function in Sandton the winner was announced. Kirsty Sharman, founder of internet company, Webfluential, has won an all-expense paid trip to Israel and Tel Aviv in particular, to see how the ‘Start Up Nation’ can help early stage South African tech companies.
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    A week in the life of Israel's busy first couple

    May 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Anyone who thought Israeli President and First Lady Reuven and Nechama Rivlin are purely ceremonial Heads of State, should think again. The president occupies one of the hardest-working offices in Jerusalem – and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He likes to see and be seen, and makes sure that he gets around as much as he can. Consider a week in the life of the President…
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    Live from all-night vigil for Rav Berland

    Apr 28, 2016 34 Comments
    LIVE broadcast directly from the all-night prayer rally for Rav Berland's release from incarceration in SA.All Wednesday night, the colourful Israeli supporters of Berland held a “Mass Prayer Rally” at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Chevron for their spiritual head. They laid on buses from all over Israel. As things are going in the Randburg courtroom, pundits are predicting that bail will not be granted by Regional Magistrate Pravina Raghunandan Thursday. Read “MASS PRAYERS TO TRY AND DEFEAT THE ODDS” posted this afternoon and feel the energy of this live video...
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    Not commonly known, but ‘shatnez’ is a biblical commandment

    Apr 20, 2016 4 Comments
    A lot of people might never have heard of shatnez, but it is a significant biblical commandment which is gaining attention in South Africa.
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    Berland accuses Israel, SA of ‘illegal rendition’

    Apr 20, 2016 2 Comments
    Updated: BREAKING NEWS:Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who heads the Shuvu Banim International Breslov Chassidic sect headquartered at his Jerusalem yeshiva, was expected to continue his application for bail in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon. Follow this breaking story as the events play out in both Pretoria and Randburg courts.
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    Shlichim seminar looks at greater relevancy

    Apr 06, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency’s shlichim in South Africa recently attended a three-day seminar in Cape Town under the auspices of the Agency and Israel Centre. The organisers said in a media release that the focus was on how the shlichim’s work can be more relevant to the Jewish community
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    ‘Jerusalem Forever’ fundraiser a huge success

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    A Jewish musical concert to raise funds for OneFamily which supports victims of terror in Israel was held at the Victory Theatre in Orange Grove. The concert, “Jerusalem Forever”, was a big hit with singers Adam Davis; Ilan Herrmann; Mark Samowitz; Ezra Sher; Ezra Altschuer; Shlomy Brill; Eliezer Slasky and the Yachad Acapella Yeshivah College Choir, performing for a packed audience.
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    Travel time from TA to J’salem cut to 30 min

    Mar 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Israel's biggest ever civil project to open in 2018 - cutting travel time by 60% and alleviating traffic on the roads too. Travel time between Tel Aviv’s Haganah station and Jerusalem’s International Convention Centre station, via Ben Gurion International Airport, will be just half an hour, with four trains per hour running each way.
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    Show off, but Charedi rockers stay in Belgium

    Mar 25, 2016 Go comment!
    When they boarded a plane heading to Belgium on Monday, world-famous Charedi pop stars Gil and Aryeh Gat were on a mission to bring extra cheer to one of the world’s happiest Jewish events: Purim in Antwerp, a city that is home to home to some 12 000 Charedi Jews. But, while the event had to be cancelled, the brothers from Eilat decided to stay on and provide Belgian Jews solace with a private show.
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    21st trip is Reeva’s formidable cherry

    Mar 24, 2016 Go comment!
    Taking the initiated to see Israel for themselves has become quite passé - still a very valuable endeavour, but hundreds of people are taken on dozens of educational tours annually. Reeva Forman is widely acknowledged as being the doyenne of this genre, having started introducing people to Israel back in 2002, slap bang in the middle of the second Intifada.
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    Jerusalem, maybe next year: Pesach bookings in sharp decline

    Mar 23, 2016 Go comment!
    By now, Gil Azoulay would have expected his hotels would be 80 per cent booked for Pesach. Instead, Azoulay - who runs a chain of boutique hotels - has roughly half his rooms still available.
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    Israeli Embassy cuts annual party to help SA

    Mar 23, 2016 3 Comments
    The Israeli Ambassador is foregoing his annual garden lunch with elite members of the diplomatic corps and senior Jewish leaders this year, to free up funds he plans to use to bring his country's top water and agricultural scientists to South Africa to offer their expertise to both the private and public sectors at exhibitions to be held in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Among important stakeholders and decision makers invited are SA Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane and members of her department.
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    Israel lick wounds after shock Davis Cup loss

    Mar 09, 2016 Go comment!
    Hindsight is 20/20 vision, they say but it is often fun looking at what is said prior to a sporting event and then what is said once the curtain has fallen - and reality has set in.
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    SASI programme opens door to quality Israeli edcucation

    Mar 09, 2016 Go comment!
    In South Africa this week to recruit for South Africans Studying in Israel (SASI) are Rabbi Dorron Kline, CEO of Telfed (the SA Zionist Federation in Israel), and Stephanie Miller, registrar of the International Disciplinary Centre (IDC), which incorporates the Raphael Recanti International School.
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    Israel’s sisters are doing it for themselves

    Mar 08, 2016 Go comment!
    “It is a glorious irony that International Women’s Day falls smack bang in the middle of Israel Apartheid Week” writes Rolene Marks (RoRo to her friends and SAJR readers) “which a pathetic excuse for anti-Israel activists to gather on university campuses around the world during different weeks in March every year and engage in some horrific Israel bashing.”
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    • SAIF ANC Bafana HOME

    Exposing young minds to a fresh ME narrative

    Mar 02, 2016 Go comment!
    Bafana Modise, pictured in Israel, left SA hoping he and his 14 ranking ANCYL and BDS colleagues would come home alive from their SAIF-hosted Mideast educational visit last month. Now, he says, having seen the reality vs. the SA media portrayal they had faced, he would feel quite safe and comfortable to travel to Israel and/or the Palestinian territories alone. Ironically, the travellers went just weeks after President Zuma had called on ANC members for the first time not to travel to Israel. The problems are religious, said several of the party afterwards, not political
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    JHCG getting ready to officially ‘open for business’

    Mar 02, 2016 Go comment!
    It’s a frantic hive of activity at the near-completed Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC) in Forest Town, in Johannesburg these days.
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    Photographer Brian Hendler dies in Jerusalem

    Mar 02, 2016 1 Comment
    Former Jerusalem Post photographer Brian Hendler, a South African who made aliyah many years ago, died suddenly in Jerusalem at the age of 63 last week Wednesday morning.
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    • SAIF ANC Bafana HOME

    Exposing young minds to fresh Mideast narrative

    Mar 02, 2016 1 Comment
    Bafana Modise, pictured in Israel, left SA hoping he and his 14 ranking ANCYL and BDS colleagues would come home alive from their SAIF-hosted Mideast educational visit last month. Now, he says, having seen the reality vs. the SA media portrayal they had faced, he would feel quite safe and comfortable to travel to Israel and/or the Palestinian territories alone. Ironically, the travellers went just weeks after President Zuma had called on ANC members for the first time not to travel to Israel. The problems are religious, said several of the party afterwards, not political
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    Twenty Diller Teen Fellows graduates

    Feb 24, 2016 Go comment!
    Twenty Diller Teen Fellows from King David Linksfield and Victory Park took part in a graduation ceremony at Beyachad, on Monday.
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