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    Trailblazer Ray Katz an icon for activism and leadership in SA

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    She was a lawyer at a time when there were few female advocates in South Africa; a struggle activist and student leader; a community worker and a teacher in the townships; a style icon; a mother and a grandmother, but little is recorded about the life and times of Ray Katz.
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    ANC stalwart sets his sights on Hout Bay

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    “I’m more afraid [of speaking out] now than I was in the old days, because we seem to be killing each other in the ANC.” These are the words of Rivonia triallist Denis Goldberg, who gave a brief address at a winter soiree presented by the Denis Goldberg Foundation and the Hout Bay Ingoma Choir at Groot Constantia on 26 July.
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    • MirahGulag5

    From shtetl to Gulag: a saga of survival

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Mordechai Perlov’s memories of his escape from a Soviet Union Gulag during World War II are as vivid as if it happened yesterday.
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    • TOIOPEDDavidHorowitz

    The trouble with Israel’s Jewish nation-state law

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    In an Army Radio interview this week, Israel’s incoming opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, said she had repeatedly urged government legislators in the run-up to July 19’s passage of Israel’s new Jewish nation-state law to add in a single crucial phrase.
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    • RabbiHillelAvidan

    Enjoy your wealth, just remember who is ultimately responsible for it

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Parashat Ekev includes a reminder that we are indebted to G-d for all that we have. We are urged to remember that we owe Him gratitude for all of our wealth and possessions, and thanks.
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    • MarilynCohen6

    Tackling taboos in novels about the Jewish community

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Author and former journalist Marilyn Cohen de Villiers once failed a composition exam in Standard 5 because the teacher said she had “too much of an imagination”.
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    Top entertainers for Absa Jewish Achiever Awards

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    The Absa Jewish Achiever Awards on 2 September will showcase some astonishing talent in our community. It will also feature spectacular entertainment that is guaranteed, not only to captivate, but to have people rolling with laughter.
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    Does Shashi Naidoo suffer from Stockholm Syndrome?

    Aug 02, 2018 1 Comment
    Our story so far: Shashi Naidoo, much loved South African model, posts positive Israel sentiment on social media. The reaction is swift and aggressive, with Naidoo receiving no less than ten death threats by supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) cause, threats of rape, her address is posted on social media, and people start ringing her doorbell at 02:00.
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    • Geoff

    The Likud selfie: drawings that shout louder than words

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Who would have thought a shocking picture of a woman being raped by then president Jacob Zuma would appear on the op-ed pages of a major South African newspaper? Not a photograph, but a drawing. What about an image in an Israeli paper showing Israeli leaders as pigs? That’s what political cartoonists like Zapiro – Jonathan Shapiro – and Avi Katz do in South Africa and Israel. They stab at peoples’ most sensitive areas to make a point. They have outraged people for years – and delighted many. And Katz was fired last Tuesday from his position at the Jerusalem Report magazine for his “pigs” cartoon.
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    Brave journalist sets example for mainstream media

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    There is a strong perception in the community that the mainstream media has a bias against Israel. It seems journalists either don’t give the country the coverage it deserves, or focus only on the negative. When we consider the intimidation that those who come out in support of Israel face, it is not surprising that many people, including in the media, simply shy away from the topic.
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    Excellent gifts for a good cause

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    As time for buying special Rosh Hashanah gifts is almost upon us, it is worth noting the excellent and tireless work Cindy Polakow puts into as the voluntary head buyer for the Elise WIZO gift shop in Fairmount, Johannesburg.
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    In the interests of full disclosure…

    Aug 02, 2018 1 Comment
    Rabbi Hanoch Teller is a master storyteller. Many of his stories are drawn from his own experiences. But on his recent trip to South Africa, he had one experience I doubt he’ll be sharing anytime soon, which is why I feel duty-bound to share it myself.
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    Anti-Zionism is Jew-hatred

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    I will never come to terms with the sheer evil of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement and the likes of South African Jews for a Free Palestine, as well as those who support them like the African National Congress, South African Communist Party, and Congress of South African Trade Unions.
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    • Letter2

    Proud to be South African, ashamed to be a Jew

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    I feel proud to be South African, even elated. I had the privilege of attending the recent rally called for by the South African Christian community (supported and co-ordinated by the South African Friends of Israel and the South African Zionist Federation) to protest against the downgrading of the South African Embassy in Israel.
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    Israelis and an Iranian go for goal together

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Ignoring the political animosity between the two countries, an Iranian-born player made his debut alongside two Israeli players in the English soccer league on Tuesday evening.
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    Schwartzman calls foul at Anderson’s jibes

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Following Kevin Anderson’s heroics at Wimbledon last month, when he fought a relentless semifinal against American John Isner, he was cheered as a hero by almost every South African.
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    • PTAMarch1Ilan

    Christians march to Union Buildings, shouting “Viva Israel!”

    Jul 26, 2018 3 Comments
    Thousands of Christians took to the streets in Pretoria on Wednesday in a solidarity prayer rally for the State of Israel.
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    • PTAMArch6Ilan

    Bomb scare at venue that reneged on SAFI rally

    Jul 26, 2018 Go comment!
    Freedom Park received a bomb threat on Wednesday afternoon, around the time the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) were meant to be holding a mass Christian prayer rally in support of Israel.
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    Shashi banned from Israel for 10 years

    Jul 26, 2018 2 Comments
    In what appears to be a tactical public relations coup for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA), local celebrity Shashi Naidoo was refused entry to Israel on Wednesday. She was stopped as she tried to get into Israel from Jordan.
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    Heartfelt apologies for anti-Semitic comments accepted

    Jul 26, 2018 2 Comments
    “So guys please don’t hate on them, they are sorry so let’s open them with big arms and let them say sorry [sic].” These are the words of King David Linksfield teenager Jordan Landsman, 16. Just last week, he came face to face with two Muslim teenagers who had made threatening and anti-Semitic comments on a WhatsApp group he administers.
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