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    • Anton Harber

    News-media crisis calls for industry introspection

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    The editor of the Sunday Times Bongani Siqoko has for two weeks running made huge public apologies. Three massive investigations – into the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Services, the Zimbabwe renditions, and Cato Manor police death squad – led to numerous stories that were false, and had a serious impact on innocent lives and institutions. SA Jewish Report Editor Peta Krost Maunder discusses the situation with Anton Harber, the Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University, the founding editor of the Weekly Mail, former editor-in-chief of eNCA, and the director of Africa Check.
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    Martial arts training gives kids strength to fight cancer

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Optimism doesn’t mean everything is going to be great, but that we respond to everything with greatness. Or so the children of Kids Kicking Cancer are teaching the world. In spite of their many challenges, each one embodies this understanding of optimism.
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    Secular Jew takes a walk on the Haredi side

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    In the run up to the Shabbos Project, I recalled a piece I had published in the “Jerusalem Post” on 2 June 1990, when living in Israel, about spending a Shabbos with a religious family to better understand what this meant. It seemed fitting to republish it now.
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    Shabbos Project puts youth centre stage

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    This year’s Shabbos Project contains a youthful twist. The organisers have handed over the reins to the next generation, offering student leaders an opportunity to take ownership of their own events.
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    Jewish community needs to break through the clutter

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Media experts have called on South African Jewish communal organisations to use creativity to attract the attention of youthful audiences and combat ideological opponents more effectively. The same-old, same-old format simply doesn’t work anymore, they say, urging proactivity, creativity, and surprise to break through the clutter.
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    • Billboard

    Fighting anti-Israel sentiment with big advertising campaigns

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    A prominent Jo’burg media businessman recently paid for an outdoor banner on the R24 highway to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Quoting Nelson Mandela, it read, “We insist on the right of the State of Israel to exist within secure borders.”
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    Joburg Jewish bagels take bite out of New York cousins

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Like matza and kneidlach, the bagel is a quintessentially Jewish food. After a mezuzah on the doorpost, no Jewish home is considered complete without a bagel passing through its doors from time to time.
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    Joanna Weinberg returns to her roots to perform

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    “Pandora’s Bag is a suite of my best comic songs about handbags and the women who wear them,” says actress, songwriter, and cabaret artist Joanna Weinberg. She has returned to South Africa after many years to perform her entertaining hit solo cabaret at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.
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    • Amanda Blankfield Koseff

    SA’s go getters going nowhere else

    Oct 18, 2018 2 Comments
    It seems that every Tali, Doron, and Hymie is emigrating, but the fact is that many Jews are choosing to stay in South Africa. Whether they’re business leaders, rabbis, or social activists, many are committed to the country and to embracing the opportunities inherent in its challenges.
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    • JTADrake

    Rapper Drake has his own brand of Jewishness

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Drake has held the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for most of this year. The Canadian rapper and singer during his career has set or matched records owned by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, and Paul McCartney.
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    The mysterious history of the HOD

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    To most of us, the HOD is synonymous with Barmitzvahs, wedding receptions, or similar type of simchas. Few are aware, however, that the Hebrew Order of David is much more than an events venue.
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    • BookFair1

    You don’t have to be Jewish to be a writer – but it helps

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    “My mother started feeding me Jewish novels from a very young age,” author Steven Boykey Sidley told the “Talking Books” festival at the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre in Houghton, Johannesburg this week.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Time to start being on time

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    In a world of “click-bait” headlines, the above is probably the least likely to cause anyone to take a second look. And yet it should be. Acceptance of the notion of “Jewish time” needs to meet its final resting place.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Journey to serenity starts with accepting what we cannot change

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Every rabbi has an airport story. In fact, some rabbis tell so many incredible stories of providential encounters on airplanes, that I wonder if it is physically possible for them to have travelled on as many airplanes as they have stories!
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    • Geoff

    Boycott to and fro: be careful what you ban

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    South Africans know a few things about boycotts. Israel – and those who want to boycott it – could learn a bit from us, even though the two countries are worlds apart culturally and historically.
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    Remembering the victims of Sobibor

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Over the past few years, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) have regularly teamed up with the embassies of various countries, including Denmark, Germany, Japan, and Hungary, to host events commemorating aspects of the Holocaust.
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    Singing our heart out with Koolulam

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Young and old, baritones, and falsettos, even those who are quite tone deaf, were swept up in Koolulam fever at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday, when more than 3 500 Johannesburg Jews stopped everything to sing together.
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    Replacing the good deed plaques

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    The year 1981 was proclaimed the International Year of Disabled Persons by the United Nations, which called for a plan of action with an emphasis on the equalisation of opportunities, rehabilitation, and prevention of disabilities.
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    • Sport19Oct

    Israeli gymnasts fly through world competitions

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Israeli artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat, 21, is a strong contender for gold at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 as he takes the gymnastics world by storm.
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    Joburg choirmaster instrumental in bringing Profeti Della Quinta to SA

    Oct 12, 2018 1 Comment
    When Adam Golding, the choirmaster at Great Park Shul, heard the magnificent sound of the Profeti Della Quinta musical ensemble in Vienna almost two years ago, he embarked on a personal mission to introduce their sound to South Africa.
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