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    • DeanMurinik

    Deathly tsunami teaches important life lessons

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    When Boxing Day tsunami survivor Dean Murinik chose to go back to Phuket, Thailand, in 2010, he went to face his fears and come to terms with the deaths of his friends. He also met the woman he was to marry.
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    More Q than A on nation-state law discussion

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    “Read it,” said Israel’s Deputy Ambassador, Ayellet Black, of the country’s headline-grabbing new nation-state law. “There is nothing new or surprising. It’s obvious Israel is Jewish and democratic. There is no practical change. It only cements into law underlying principles… it cements the Jewish identity of the state.”
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    • Peta low

    We have nothing to hide

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    “Why would you run a story about a Jewish person who abused people in the SA Jewish Report? Surely it feeds anti-Semitism?”
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    • Paula

    The danger Corbyn raises for British Jews

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Britain may soon elect a racist and an anti-Semite as its prime minister. According to opinion polls, Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the Labour Party – long considered a natural home for British Jews – stands a good chance of being the next British head of state.
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    • GavinRome

    McCarthyist intolerance still a bad idea

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    In 1947, during the McCarthy era of anti-communist hysteria and early Cold War paranoia, the so-called Hollywood Ten were subpoenaed to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee to testify about their political beliefs. They were an intrepid band of independent-minded screenwriters and movie directors brought in as alleged communist sympathisers.
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    • MervynSerebro

    If you dream it, it will be done

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    Mervyn Serebro is a man who just can’t say no. Inspired and driven by his own personal loss, Reach for a Dream is one of Serebro’s biggest passions.
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    • Telfed2

    Remembering Mandela’s first boss

    Aug 23, 2018 1 Comment
    The son of the young Jewish lawyer who defied apartheid by taking on a black law student – Nelson Mandela – as an articled clerk in South Africa in the 1940s is a rabbi in Israel.
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    • TOIUganda

    Ugandan Jews to Israel, part-funded by government that rejects them

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Uganda’s Jewish Abayudaya community reached a significant milestone on Tuesday morning, when its first-ever Taglit-Birthright group touched down at Ben Gurion Airport.
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    • TOIKofiAnnan

    Israel mourns late UN chief

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Israel joined countries around the world in an outpouring of condolences on Saturday, following the death of former United Nations (UN) Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.
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    • DutchResistance1

    Dutch resistance – a tale of dedication and deception

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    What was one of the best ways to escape the Nazis? Learn to walk, talk, stare, dress, even eat like them. This was a favourite strategy of the Dutch resistance to assist Allied – especially American – soldiers, who found themselves stranded in enemy territory during World War II.
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    • RoshHashanaRecipeCrispyChicken

    Old school Ashkenazi food taken to a new high

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Americans Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz travel the world, cooking and curating dining events and developing recipes, teaching classes, and holding workshops on their version of Ashkenazi Jewish food. As the founders of a food venture, The Gefilteria, they reimagine Eastern European Jewish cuisine, adapting classic dishes to the values and tastes of a new generation. Their mission is to make olde-worlde food beautiful, inspiring, and delicious. The SA Jewish Report asked them for special Rosh Hashanah recipes for our audience, and this is what they sent:
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    Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at SAJBD conference

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    We were delighted to learn last week that President Cyril Ramaphosa has agreed to speak at the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD’s) upcoming biennial Gauteng Council conference. It will be the first occasion that Ramaphosa will address the Jewish community since becoming President earlier this year.
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    • Geoff

    The tightrope of being Jewish ‘enough’ in this world

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Warnings of alarming schisms threatening the Jewish people’s future have come in the past two months from two international Jewish heavyweights: Ronald Lauder, right-wing billionaire, Donald Trump supporter, and President of the World Jewish Congress; and Naomi Chazan, left-wing professor of politics at the Hebrew University, and former Speaker of the Knesset. Their views also challenge South African Jewry.
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    • Letter1

    Labour regulations discourage employment by small business

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    It is interesting to read about the statements made by Stephen Koseff. In reality, our research has shown that almost 60% of the youth are unemployed, using the expanded definition of unemployed. We are also aware that if someone does not find a job for three years, the chances of them ever finding a job is minimal.
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    • 2b-Letter7

    Seeking information on early Jewish landsleit in South Africa

    Aug 23, 2018 1 Comment
    Over the past 12 years, I’ve compiled many books on South African Jewry. The proceeds have gone mainly to the Arcadia Jewish Children’s Home in Johannesburg, which has received about R1.4 million.
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    • ParshaKievemanShemos

    Successful marriage is a work in progress

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    My dear friends Herby and Sandra Rosenberg celebrated their 58th anniversary last week. I asked them for the basis of the success of their enduring and endearing relationship.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Let’s move away from being Elul Jews

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    I was at the gym in Melrose Arch, talking to a friend on my cellphone while ordering a (double) espresso. With one hand, I picked up the cup, squeezed the phone between my ear and my shoulder, bent down to pick up my gym bag, and started to walk towards the exit. Just as I got to the turnstile, I realised that I hadn’t paid for the (double) espresso, so I turned around and walked back in order to do so.
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    DL Link lays foundation for holistic cancer support centre

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    The DL Link is laying the foundation for the creation of a support centre for cancer patients in Johannesburg. The project, named the DL Link Refoel Centre after beloved Johannesburg doctor, the late Rodney Unterslak, was unveiled at the DL Link Gala Dinner at Summer Place on Tuesday.
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    • CommunityGanYisrael

    Camp Gan Yisrael accommodates three-term schools

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    More than 50 children from Johannesburg schools on a three-term schedule had the opportunity to attend Gan Yisrael Camp in August, run under the umbrella of Chabad House.
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    • CommunityOGLibrary

    Novelist puts stars in students’ eyes

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    South African author Lori-Ann Preston recently visited Orange Grove Primary School’s library in Johannesburg, bringing a “rocket” of enthusiasm for her new novel, Thabo, the space dude.
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