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    The secret life of a Chief Rabbi’s wife

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    In the home of a rabbi, the soup ladle is connected to the telephone, and just as soon as the rabbi’s wife picks it up to serve her family a meal, it always triggers a phone call from a member of the congregation. So, says Ann Harris, the wife of the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, and a speaker at Limmud in Johannesburg last weekend.
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    Middle East at the beginning of the end of instability, journalist says

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    British-Israeli journalist and author Jonathan Spyer is one of the few Israeli journalists who have operated in Syria and Iraq during the conflict over the past few years. It enabled him to unpack the complex web of ethnic, religious, and political alliances, events, narratives, and general muddle of Middle Eastern politics for Limmud participants in Johannesburg last weekend, and how it affects Israel.
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    Education’s role in evolution of female spiritual leaders

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Jewish women have made remarkable strides in religious leadership over the past few decades in many streams of Judaism. While there have been Reform and Conservative women Rabbis for some time, women have also been ordained within Orthodoxy over the past decade, and there are now female halachic advisors to the Rabbinical Courts in Israel. Parallel to these developments is the development of alternative spiritual leaders.
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    SA Jewish women changing the world in revolutionary ways

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    To commemorate Women’s Day on 9 August, the SA Jewish Report sought South African Jewish women who are leaders in their fields, and are making a real difference to the world. There are many and – while this is not a finite list – these women are a force to be reckoned with.
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    GPS technology puts geography on the map

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Who would have thought that geography would be able to help people recover from illness, and establish the most popular tourist attractions?
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    More to Oskar Schindler than a Hollywood blockbuster

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    After World War II, Oskar Schindler was supported financially by the Jews he had saved. This was just one of the facts about Schindler that Dr Edyta Gawron shared at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg, recently.
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    A standing ovation for a theatrical milestone

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Turning 21 is a celebration in anyone’s lifetime, but when it applies to a theatre in Johannesburg, it deserves a standing ovation. Daphne Kuhn has achieved 21 years of performance at her Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.
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    Limmud needs to have the courage of its convictions

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    The interesting thing about the Limmud-BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) debacle of last week was that it achieved what Limmud strives for. It created dialogue, and had the community engaging in debate that challenged and confronted.
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    White guilt: why calling a spade a spade is scary

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    “Don’t you dare say I don’t belong here!” That’s what a group of mostly middle-aged Jews who lived through apartheid seemed, privately, to want to say to black lawyer Tembeka Ngcukaitobi at Limmud last Sunday.
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    SAJBD gets involved in national human rights issues

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Part of the mandate of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) is “to work for the betterment of human relations between Jews and all other peoples of South Africa, based on mutual respect, understanding and goodwill”. To this end, we seek to lead the Jewish community in participating in the affairs of the wider society, and to do its part to ensure that fundamental human rights and freedoms are upheld in our country.
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    A shield of armour

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    At first glance, the calendar looks like a good old “regular Shabbos” (none, of course, are), but Parshat Re’ei tells you it’s not. Re’ei signals that the Day of Judgement is a month away!
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    Captive market breeds low-quality kosher restaurants

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Johannesburg Jews are a captive market for kosher restaurants. Mostly it is a hit-and-miss affair. Often, when guests are finished eating or almost finished eating, the waiter comes over and enquires how the food is. Sometimes there is no enquiry.
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    Not occupation, but reclamation

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    You devote an entire page to the comments of Sir Mick Davis. He says, “Israel is at risk of becoming an apartheid state”, and speaks about “the occupation”.
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    Local Rabbis noticeably absent from Limmud

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    I have been a supporter of Limmud since its inception, and admire it for the work it does.
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    ‘Sensational’ Nussbaums story could be damaging

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    In light of the recent front-page headline in the SA Jewish Report, I could not help but address the loaded sensationalism and panic causing headline.
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    Austrian Herzog to coach Israel’s national soccer team

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Austrian Andreas Herzog has been named Israel’s new football manager. The 49-year-old takes over from Elisha Levy, who was told last month his contract would not be renewed.
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    CycAlive puts schoolboys on leadership track

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Travelling 750km by bicycle might seem an impossible way to get to see the sea for the first time. However, this is exactly what several Grade 11 Soweto schoolboys did this week in the 21st annual CycAlive relay from Johannesburg to Durban.
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    Pick n Pay removes Nussbaum’s meat in listeria scare

    Aug 02, 2018 1 Comment
    Traces of listeria have been found in lamb and beef at Nussbaum’s Kosher Butchery, according to Chief Executive Baruch Lurie on Wednesday. “Late yesterday afternoon, we received notification that our most recent microbiological results had been found to contain traces of listeria. To our knowledge, no one has been affected as a result,” Lurie told the SA Jewish Report on Wednesday.
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    Fake explosive in Vereeniging mosque puts CSO on alert

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    What was believed to be an explosive device was found at a mosque in Roshnee, Vereeniging, on Monday evening. It has been confirmed the device was fake and the suspect responsible is to appear in court on charges of carrying out a hoax.
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    Jewish community tense as Zimbabwe erupts in violence

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    As violent protests broke out in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday, members of the local Jewish community expressed their concern. “It is very, very worrying. Some of our people live within 3km of the results centre. We are totally disrupted in the city centre,” said Harare Jewish community leader Arnold Joffe. These community members could be reached if needed, but it was risky, he said.
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