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    Kotel prayer decision and shifting Israel-Diaspora paradigm

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Israeli government’s passage of legislation that authorises egalitarian prayer in a soon-to-be-created section adjacent to the southern part of the Western Wall has been called groundbreaking, empowering, dramatic, and unprecedented. The section could be ready in as soon as a few months from now.
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    Threat to sue writer, newspapers over din rodef

    Feb 03, 2016 3 Comments
    Sunday Times’ assistant editor, Jeremy Gordin, who broke the story that was the top-trending news story in Israel on Monday, has received letters from attorneys representing Shuvu Banim International, demanding a retraction and an amendment on the newspaper's website, or else… It is understood that both the newspaper and Israeli daily Haaretz have received similar letters.
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    Strict legal interpretation splits an SA Israeli family

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The six-year-old daughter of South African citizen Yaron Schapiro has been banned from re-entering South Africa for five years, resulting in her family being split between this country and Israel.
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    Medal for Maureen at Pan American Maccabi Games

    Feb 03, 2016 2 Comments
    The Pan American Maccabi Games, says 41-year-old Santiago lawyer Alvaro Rosenblut and chairman of the organising committee, will be the biggest Jewish-Zionist event outside Israe
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    • Tova

    Herzl gives fascinating insight into diplomatic life

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban in 2001, left a psychological scar on anyone who witnessed the blatant anti-Semitism that accompanied it. But what was it like for Israel’s ambassador to South Africa at the time, Tova Herzl?
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    • Avi

    There’s much more to Israel than Middle East conflict

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    For Diaspora Jewry, identifying with Israel has today largely become a matter of showing solidarity in times of trouble and defending it against its multiple detractors. The flipside of this is that Israel’s many extraordinary achievements and the sheer richness and excitement of living in a thriving, multicultural Jewish state, tends to be overshadowed.
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    Musli sticks to rigid bail conditions

    Feb 03, 2016 1 Comment
    Suspected Israeli mob boss, Shai Musli, wanted for complicity in murder and numerous other charges by the Israeli government, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on January 18 and was granted bail of R100 000 on January 19. Jewish Report was surprised that the SA security authorities had gone against their own policy of never granting bail in extradition cases and seldom in Schedule 6 offences, such as murder.
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    Rabbi & disciples withdraw death threat to Chief

    Feb 03, 2016 2 Comments
    After a week of silence from Rav Berland, whom Interpol and the Hawks attempted to detain and extradite to Israel on a warrant for solicitation, his Shuvu Banim Breslov sect today, Tuesday, issued a voice recording in which he rubbishes claims of animosity Rabbi Goldstein. “Chief Rabbi Goldstein is my most faithful friend,” said Rav Berland today. Berland’s followers around the world have announced that they are standing down on their death threats against Goldstein. Hear Rabbi Berland…
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    SPECIAL NEWSLETTER: Latest Rav Berland news

    Feb 02, 2016 6 Comments
    Followers say it was divine intervention; police say Rabbi Berland was tipped off. One way or another, as reported extensively by Jewish Report, and other major papers, armed police raided the Midrand hotel where 500 members of the Shuvu Banim Breslov sect were staying last Shabbos. The Friday night raid failed to catch Berland, the sect's leader, who had been present but managed to escape the Hawks once again.
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    'They have the halachic status of a rodef'

    Jan 31, 2016 Go comment!
    These words, purportedly uttered by Rabbi Yitzchak Chakak last week, have such connotations that JR set out to find out more about the little-known rabbinic concept which is - unfortunately - back in the news. It resurfaced as followers of R. Berland declared a "din rodef" against the Chief Rabbi. It may be only the second time the concept has been invoked in recent times, last making the front pages as partial justification for the assassination of Israeli PM Rabin in '95. But now, R Chakak may have recanted, Shuvu Banim have toned it down & influential conservative Rabbi Shlomo Aviner had much to say.
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    Did mistake lead to unintended death threat

    Jan 31, 2016 Go comment!
    It was all a mistake, says spokesman for the Shuvu Banim Breslov sect at their yeshiva which is a stone’s throw from the Kotel in Jerusalem. “Yossi” - members only go by their first names - told Jewish Report online that “it was never once written on the website anything on the matter in the name of Rabbi Berland,” he said. Yossi reiterated that Rav Berland never even knew of the content of his blog or website and that accusing him of making “a death threat to Goldstein is an outright lie and it is a blood libel.” The content on the blog has been changed, he says.
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    Cops bungle third try to arrest Rabbi Berland

    Jan 31, 2016 5 Comments
    Followers say it was Divine intervention, police say he was tipped off. One way or another, as reported extensively by the Sunday Times & Ha’aretz today, armed police raided the Midrand hotel where around 500 members of the Shuvu Banim Breslov sect were staying last Shabbos. The Friday night raid again failed to net Rabbi Berland, who has been in SA since last September. Berland previously stayed in SA until after a second botched attempt to arrest him. He fled to Holland, from where he jumped bail & returned to SA after losing an appeal against his extradition to Israel.
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    • Musli Shai

    SA sets alleged Israeli Mobster free on bail

    Jan 29, 2016 Go comment!
    THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED: This week report that suspected Israeli mob boss Shai Musli, who appeared in court on January 18 and released on bail HAS BEEN UPDATED. Israeli TV Channel 10 quoted “sources” and SAPS spokesmen have not responded to Jewish Report Online’s enquiries - but it appears clear that he is free on bail and will be in court again on 1 March for his extradition to Israel hearing. He is wanted there on alleged charges of “assassinations, illegal possession of weapons, racketeering, arson and robbery.”
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    Roro's new blog on Holocaust Remembrance

    Jan 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Never again means never, ever again. Am Yisrael Chai. "Whole communities, brilliant scientists, educators, artists, musicians and potential future finders of cures to disease and contributors to the world were wiped out because of an idea,: writes Rolene Marks passionately. "Fueled by words and perpetrated by an educated mass that were whipped into a frenzy of hatred." Read Roro's latest blog which adds to our offering on World Holocaust Day...
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    • Porat

    The multi-faceted face of the anti-Semitic scourge

    Jan 27, 2016 4 Comments
    According to world-renowned Jewish historian and anti-Semitism scholar Professor Dina Porat, immigration, particularly from Muslim countries, rather than the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, is the main engine behind rising levels of anti-Semitism in Europe.
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    Jews targeted for being Jews - Netanyahu

    Jan 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Jews are again being targeted for being Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27.
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    Mixed feelings, fond farewells to Reichs

    Jan 27, 2016 3 Comments
    Zionist fighter of note Leon Reich, pictured, and his wife Juliette were bade farewell last night by the SAZF, LikudSA and Betar. MORE PICTURES INSIDE. as the couple fulfill a lifelong dream and follow their children to Israel.
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    Did SA set alleged Israeli Mobster free on bail

    Jan 27, 2016 Go comment!
    This week Israel’s Channel 10 News reported that suspected Israeli mob boss Shai Musli, who was scheduled to appear in court on January 18 and didn’t, was released on $10,000 bail. The TV channel merely quoted “sources” and SAPS spokesmen have not responded to Jewish Report Online’s enquiries - but it appears that there was, indeed, no hearing on the scheduled date. Channel 10 said that a gang member had agreed to turn state witness in Israel on the alleged charges of “assassinations, illegal possession of weapons, racketeering, arson and robbery”.
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    Anti-Semitism is rising say 70% of French

    Jan 25, 2016 1 Comment
    The global challenge of fighting anti-Semitism in 2016 lacks a global strategy, writes Ben Cohen, senior editor of & The Tower Magazine, in his widely read a weekly column for
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    • Boder HOME

    The Shoah's first historian is finally heard

    Jan 25, 2016 Go comment!
    January 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Today the name is ubiquitous, but, in 1946 few beyond those who had survived to tell the tale, had heard of it. But David Boder, an unassuming Latvian Jew who’d emigrated to the US and as a pioneer of psychology in the 1920s, spent that year, and the rest of his life, documenting the Shoah – even though his own name has got lost in the process!
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