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    Magazine maven draws on past in debut novel

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    Vanessa Raphaely was editor of Cosmopolitan magazine for 16 years, becoming Editorial and then Content Director of Associate Magazines, a company started by her mother and the queen of women’s magazines, Jane Raphaely. Now, Vanessa has penned her debut novel (although she has also written a children’s book). She describes it as “a fast-paced, twisty, page-turner, with a proper slap in the face of an ending!” She lives in Cape Town, and has also launched The Village Facebook group. The SA Jewish Report asks her questions.
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    Gauteng expresses confidence in Jewish leadership

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    Delegates from a wide range of Jewish organisations in Gauteng came together at Beyachad in Johannesburg on 7 October for the biennial conference of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies’ Gauteng Council.
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    Ask the right questions before donating to charity

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    There is no easy way to write this, but I am going to give it a shot. Jewish South African donors need to exercise more responsibility when deciding which charities they support, based on how compliant the organisation is.
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    • Geoff

    Knowing us, knowing them, healing feels impossible

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    Sunday morning’s killing of Israeli employees by an Arab worker at the Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank, a zone punted as exemplifying how Israelis and Palestinians could work together despite political problems, shows again the conflict’s intractability. Will reconciliation ever occur between the sides, even in small doses?
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    Moral introspection on Yom Kippur ‘a light to the nations’

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    I am a gentile who was greatly moved by the example that the Jewish community sets all South Africans on Yom Kippur, especially at this stage in South Africa’s history.
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    • Letter2

    Threat to Jews comes from left, not right

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    Geoff Sifrin continually bangs on about what he calls “the rise of the far right” in an alarmist manner. He hasn’t devoted a single column to condemning the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) of extremist Islam.
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    SAUJS election renews commitment to students

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) recently held elections and selected the organisation’s 2019 national committee.
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    Friends of Israel gather in a sukkah

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    A sukkah needs to be built using natural elements, allowing for the rain to come in, Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein told the South African Friends of Israel (Safi) cultural exchange held in the Sydenham shul sukkah on 7 October.
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    King David cricketers are victorious

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    Jacob Sacks from King David Sandton and Benji Stone from King David Linksfield were among the victorious South African U13 team at the World Indoor Cricket Federation Junior World Series in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 29 September to 8 October.
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    Givers pack a punch

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    A large group of little givers, together with Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein, visited Yad Aharon & Michael to pack Sukkot food hampers for 650 families in need.
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    Yom Tov tragedy: Orlianski’s death leaves unanswered questions

    Sep 20, 2018 3 Comments
    Yom Tov was spent in the ICU ward praying and hoping for a miracle,” says Daniel Witz, the son-in-law of 71-year-old Zalman Orlianski, who was critically injured in an altercation with an Uber driver over a parking space at OR Tambo International Airport, where he was collecting his family for Rosh Hashanah on Sunday. Orlianski passed away in hospital before Yom Kippur.
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    • Tony-Erenreich

    Verdicts bring closure to long saga of hate

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has made it clear that anti-Semitism – even from political leaders – will not be tolerated in South Africa.
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    Ramaphosa calls for engagement on Israel – and help with SA’s revival

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    “We must be vigilant against all forms of intolerance including anti-Semitism,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa in a landmark address to the South African Jewish community on 12 September at the Gardens Shul in Cape Town. “We must respond to it with the same resolve as we do against any act or statement that seeks to demean any faith, gender, or ethnic group.”
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    Wendy Kahn among world’s top 50 most influential Jews

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    Wendy Kahn, the National Director of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), has been recognised as one of the world’s top 50 most influential Jews by The Jerusalem Post.
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    South Africans among Algemeiner’s top 100

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    King Goodwill Zwelithini, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, and Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein don’t have a whole lot in common. However, this week they were each named as one of the top 100 individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life over the past year. The American-based Jewish and Israeli news platform, The Algemeiner recently unveiled the list, known as the J100.
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    Swastika artwork ‘not aimed at Jewish community’

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    An artwork featuring Nelson Mandela in a Nazi salute superimposed onto a swastika caused an uproar at the FNB JoburgArtFair at the Sandton Convention Centre earlier this month. Guests angrily demanded that it be removed, and because of this, the work was hung and taken down twice in one day.
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    Hanekom invites Palestinian tourism minister on official visit

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    Despite Palestine not being recognised internationally as a country, the South African government welcomed Palestinian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Rula Maa’yaa, to South Africa on an official visit earlier this month.
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    Let go of that pent-up anger and hatred!

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    Shana tova to all our readers! By the time you read this, Yom Kippur will have come and gone, although we are putting this newspaper to bed just hours before the start of the fast.
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    • Paula

    Thirteen years after the Gaza evacuation, what has changed?

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    It nearly tore Israeli society apart, while for me, it remains one of the most distressing stories I’ve ever reported. This week, thirteen years ago, Israel completed its unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four northern West Bank settlements.
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    Will Iran be undone by domestic dissent?

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    The wars in Iraq and Syria have greatly expanded the influence of Iran, in an arc from Tehran westwards to the Mediterranean coast. It has long supported and armed proxies like Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Gaza, and poured invective on Israel. But Iran’s biggest threat lies at home from its increasingly impoverished people.
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