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    Top journalist penetrates the rhetoric: Is Israel apartheid?

    Aug 27, 2014 4 Comments
    “Living in apartheid South Africa was easy in moral terms - good versus evil,” says Benjamin Pogrund, former deputy editor of the leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, whose new book, Drawing Fire, investigates accusations of apartheid in Israel.
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    Mentalist Gork leaves audience gobsmacked

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Mentalist Gilan Gork amazed the audience at the Jewish Achiever event on Sunday, by locking some predictions in a sealed box at the beginning of proceedings, hanging those predictions above the stage the entire night. At the end of the event, he had members of the audience select random people by each one throwing a paper ball backwards to the next - to whom he posed questions. READ THIS AND WONDER...
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    Come on - join the conversation

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Users post so many comments on this website every day – sometimes a lot about a few stories, and at other times one or two comments on almost every story published. This past week has been the latter - but some stories still have tempers rising. SAJR Online moderates every single comment posted and keeps users in line with the rules. See what our users are chirping about this week - and... JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
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    Gourmet Kosher Food Fest starts Thursday

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The Greenside Shul is holding SA’s first Gourmet Kosher Food Festival from Thursday to Sunday. The stalls are sold out and the event has everything for the kosher family – from kids and adult entertainment, Food, Art exhibitions, Wine and Cheese tasting and sales, Yom Tov gifts and so much more. And plenty of freebies to boot! Read all about it...
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    Hebrew roots of top Superhero

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the M-East. Superman Is Jewish
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    Welcome to the real world, Chuck Hagel

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Ben Levitas, pictured, has a full go at US Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, who, says the SAZF national vice-chair, seems to have been given a wake-up call by The Caliphate, as it wants to be known.
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    The awesome 2014 Jewish Achievers

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Jewish talent spans across the generations – from the achievements of a 17-year-old to an 80-year-old. This is what emerged at the SA Jewish Achievers 2014 awards held at Vodaworld on Sunday. “Disproportionate” is the word Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein used, at the opening of the event. “This is a word that is being used a lot these days, but tonight we celebrate the disproportionate contribution of South African Jews in terms of numbers in every sphere of life. We are one of the smallest communities, but look at our impact. Read all about it...
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    Bring out the sound, it’s Achievers time

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The Field Band Foundation, made for a special opening to an already special 2014 Absa Jewish Achievers event. The Foundation is an innovative & successful youth social development organisation built on the principles of a creative after-school programme, outside the formal education sector and modelled on the Drum Corps or Show Bands practised in other countries.
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    Wits Jewish SRC candidates can make a difference

    Aug 27, 2014 2 Comments
    This year 3 Jewish Wits SRC candidates are again in the running next week. The candidates are hoping that both Jewish and non-Jewish students who are their friends, will turn out in numbers to vote as they did last year. They are again running on the Project W ticket. The PW website lists the many positive contributions by the party and the Jewish students on the Wits campus over the past year and lauds their effective delivery of improved services. See who is standing and VOTE!
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    Do we really have a kosher meat crisis?

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    UOS Executive Director Darren Sevitz says: “There is no shortage of meat. There is an abundance of sensationalist journalism designed to create panic for no good reason.” Ian Lurie of Nussbaums, arguably the largest kosher butchery in SA, says: “We are experiencing a shortage in supply of beef and lamb.” Dr Shaun Morris, a specialist feedlot expert, veterinarian and long-standing shareholder of one of the larger kosher butcheries in Johannesburg, told JR Wednesday: “I concur with Ian Lurie that there is a shortage.”
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    Sobering look at the term ‘disproportionate use of force’

    Aug 27, 2014 2 Comments
    A wave of vitriolic sentiment has been directed against Israel in recent weeks throughout the entire world.
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    Walking together for King David Schools

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    The King David Big Walk which took place in Johannesburg last Sunday, was a resounding success.
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    As a community, let’s stand together and focus on positives

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    A lot has been said in recent weeks about Operation Protective Edge. That the debate has aroused passion is good. That as a community the vast majority support Israel's right to exist is a given.
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    Response to Broomberg vicious and disproportionate

    Aug 27, 2014 4 Comments
    I hesitantly write as a principal of a school reluctant to perpetuate the Josh Broomberg debate. However, I do want to express my concern and disgust. I think the response to a young person has been particularly vicious and disproportionate.
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    Jewish boys wearing keffiyehs are pathetic!

    Aug 27, 2014 6 Comments
    With all the brouhaha over the "500"signatories, it seems to me that we are overlooking some small but salient points, one of them being the keffiyehs (worn by the three Jewish boys in the Facebook photograph).
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    Our direction must be set by Torah compass

    Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment
    This week’s Torah reading begins with the commandment to appoint judges in all communities. This points to one of the fundamental thrusts of Judaism, namely that a person be continually prepared to subject himself and his conduct to the review of an outside, objective authority.
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    Seventieth commemoration of the Martyrs of Rhodes

    Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment
    The Johannesburg Sephardi Hebrew Congregation (JSHC) in partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) held an event to mark the 70th Commemoration of the Martyrs of Rhodes - the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes to Auschwitz in July 1944.
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    Young spark, bright future

    Aug 27, 2014 1 Comment
    It took one unintended trip to a gymnastics class - and a new door was opened for young Livya Eliana Firer.
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    What's on in SA Jewish Community

    Aug 27, 2014 Go comment!
    As always, there is lots going on for the Jewish communities around the country. Contact local leadership for additional activities
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    The ‘African Chief’ - a man for all seasons

    Aug 27, 2014 2 Comments
    This year marks the ninth anniversary since the passing of Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris zt’l on the ninth of Elul in Hermanus in September 2005 on the eve of his 69th birthday and less than a year after his retirement as chief rabbi .
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