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    • HelpingLuthando1

    Tikkun Olam for the selfie generation

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    It was a chance meeting that turned Chad Nathan’s life as a talented Instagram “self-influencer” into helping someone less fortunate who wanted much the same things as him.
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    • TaliShtetl5

    Building of Lost Shtetl Museum begins in Lithuania

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    The construction of a new museum in Lithuania to commemorate Jewish life lost in the Holocaust began last week, after a ceremony attended by Lithuania’s top officials – including the country’s prime minister, Speaker of Parliament and foreign minister, as well as senior diplomats and Jewish leaders.
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    • MirahPsychiatryandGenocide1

    Murderous medicine: the role of psychiatrists in genocide

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    “Where are you taking us?” So reads the inscription on the memorial of the infamous Grey buses which, during World War II, were used to transport psychiatric patients to their deaths at the hands of doctors and nurses.
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    Just one more week to nominate your Absa Jewish Achievers

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    With only eight days to go until the deadline, it’s time to submit your nominations for this year’s Absa Jewish Achiever Awards.
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    • Immigration

    After emigrating, there is nothing better than coming home

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    An unstable economy, a highly charged political environment, and the threat of crime are just some reasons why many South Africans leave our shores seeking greener pastures. Yet, the same could be said of many of the countries in which they find themselves. In fact, an increasing number of emigrants are coming home.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    When destiny beckons

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    Pinchas, the hero of this week’s Parsha, was previously unheard of. Though he belonged to the “royal family” as the grandson of Aaron, he was an unseeded young man, who with a single act of bravery, was catapulted to stardom.
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    • JTAUgandanFemaleRabbi

    Abayudaya member on route to become Uganda’s first female rabbi

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    Growing up in Uganda, Shoshanna Nambi was active in her small Jewish community. She taught songs and the Torah portion to younger children, and was a member of her community’s youth group. Learning Hebrew also seemed to come easily. So it seemed obvious to her that she would consider becoming a rabbi.
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    • mizrachi

    Shuls consider wider ‘menu’ to attract youth

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    Young Jewish people want different things to their parents and grandparents. This includes how and where to pray. So, Jewish communities around the world are devising strategies to draw more young people to shul.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Linkage of anti-Semitism and Israel hostility a global phenomenon

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    South African Jewish Board of Deputies National Director Wendy Kahn took part in an “Expert Stakeholder Consultation on Monitoring and Combatting Antisemitism” meeting in Geneva Last Thursday, where she updated the forum on recent incidents of anti-Semitism in South Africa.
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    • Geoff

    Wounding words. Who decides?

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    What should we do about the k-word? Flight crew evicted a woman from a flight about to take off from Johannesburg to Durban two weeks ago, after she used the word in an SMS to refer to the black captain and passengers, and another passenger noticed it and complained to the crew. She admitted it was wrong, but protested that he had invaded her privacy by reading her SMS. She reportedly lost her job at her company as a result.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    The things our children will never experience

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    We were having dinner, and discussing what food my wife had prepared for an upcoming trip to the Kruger National Park. The list was uninteresting, and included the predictable.
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    • Letter3

    ANTI-ZIONISM IS ANTI-SEMITISM

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    When I witness the malevolent campaign by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) and the ruling party and its affiliates: the South African Communist Party, Young Communist League, African National Congress Youth League, Cosatu, Cosas, the South African Students Congress et al, the most malevolent of them all are the “kapo mosers” of the South African Jews for a Free Palestine.
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    • Letter2

    SHARP-RITE DOES NOT CONDONE ANY ANTI-SEMITISM

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    It has come to our attention that Spares 2000, a Sharp-Rite, has been mentioned relating to an ongoing situation regarding anti-Semitic/hate-speech that supposedly came from an employee.
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    • CommunityAfrikaTikkun

    Toothbrush, toothpaste donation puts smiles on the faces of Afrika Tikkun

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    A wise dentist once said you don’t have to brush all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep! In the interests of a healthy smile, a team of Grade 8 to 12 pupils from King David High School Linksfield went to the Uthando Centre in the Johannesburg CBD. Their aim: to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste to the young people of Afrika Tikkun, a non-profit organisation that caters for the youth.
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    • CommunityBlankets

    Keeping canine friends warm in winter

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    Chiara Cohen, 26, cannot bear the thought of dogs in shelters freezing in winter.
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    • CommunityDebater

    Gabriel flies high in Croatia

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    Champion debater Gabriel Brouard-Ancer jets off next week to represent South Africa at the World Schools Debating Championships in Croatia.
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    • LittleGiversChief

    Little Givers kicks off with a visit to Sandringham Gardens

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    Sunday mornings are usually as lazy and subdued here as they are anywhere else, but on this particular Sunday, Sandringham Gardens was a frenzy of activity and noise, most of it coming from a group of about 40 kids ranging from toddlers to teenagers.
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    • CommunityUJWAustralia

    South African delegates to the international women’s forum in Sydney

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    Five members of the Union of Jewish Women joined delegates from 16 countries in Sydney, Australia, in May at the International Council of Jewish Women’s Convention. Women from Jewish organisations in Cuba, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Poland, Israel, the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada, as well as the council’s United Nations representative, attended.
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    • CommunityWIZOPhilippaSklaar

    Women inspired by Philippa Sklaar

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    Author and champion for women’s empowerment, Philippa Sklaar spoke about abuse at the Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) Women Inspired branch on 26 June.
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    • CommunityWorldCupShabbos1

    Soccer star pops up at Shabbos

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    Bafana Bafana soccer star Dean Furman attended a pop-up shul in Glenhazel this last Shabbos, where World Cup fever is running high. The shul, led by Rav Ilan Herrmann, also hosted special guest Chazzan Mark Samowitz, who led the davenning beautifully. The 60 attendees gathered afterwards at Michelos restaurant for a Shabbos dinner.
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