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    Fighting terrorism within law a daunting challenge

    Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment
    How does Israel control its armed forces’ behaviour when fighting terrorists within a few kilometres from its towns and cities, to ensure proper legal principles - Israeli and international - are adhered to? This was a thought-provoking talk by Israeli Supreme Court justice and former attorney general, Elyakim Rubinstein (pictured) at Limmud last weekend.
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    The Sultan Knish blog and more

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    Nine of the best Zionist reads from around the world this week - researched and selected by Bev Goldman. Print them out for a Shabbos read...
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    • GeoffEditorial

    Limmud - an event for all seasons

    Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment
    A presenter at Limmud last weekend, Gidi Grinstein - president of Israel’s respected leadership think-tank, the Reut Institute - called Jews the “ever-dying people”. Jews possessed, he said, a sophisticated “architecture” of adaptability which ensured that if one part dies - as has happened many times in history through expulsion, persecution or otherwise - other parts adapt and thrive.
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    This Limmud a gloriously rich Jewish smorgasbord

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    Girls in jeans and men in kippot; women rabbis and big frum families: the multicultural mix that characterised this year’s Limmud, demonstrated unequivocally that the project is here to stay.
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    Lubavitcher Rebbe hunted far-flung Jews in love

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    The Lubavitcher Rebbe was a marketing genius, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, the author of Rebbe, the Life and Teaching of Menachem M Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi of Modern History, said at the launch of his book at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg last week.
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    Houston, we had a problem

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    Sorry, users, due to a technical hitch all comments posted between 4pm on Tuesday and 4pm on Wednesday have gone astray. We have found the problem and all is working now – but if your comments have not been published – please re-post. We do expect to find them, somewhere, sometime – but please re-post to be safe.
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    • Rabbi Shmuel Bloch

    Delving Deeper: the month of Elul

    Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment
    A different take from Rabbi Shmuel Bloch who, with his family, lived through the entire seven weeks of Operation “Protective Edge”
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    Lone soldiers find family in strangers

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    A project that was initiated by Telfed – the association of expat South African Israelis - and Mega stores during Operation Protective Edge saw 1,000 soldiers assisted in tough times,
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    Friedman’s Limmud lecture full of ‘glaring inaccuracies’

    Sep 03, 2014 7 Comments
    I would like to address Prof Steven Friedman in an open letter.
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    Newest female Progressive rabbi

    Sep 03, 2014 12 Comments
    The ordination of SA's new Progressive rabbi was held on an auspicious day. The 160th anniversary of the Jewish Theological Seminary Breslau, the 140th yahrzeit of Abraham Geiger (founder of Reform Judaism) and the 75th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland. It is also the 5th anniversary of the Foundation of Abraham Geiger College where she studied
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    Sweeter side of Breslov – Rebbe Nachman’s message

    Sep 03, 2014 3 Comments
    Rabbi Gavin Michal of Baal Shem Tov Shul in Orange Grove is the sole SA Rabbi who follows the Breslov teachings of Rebbe Nachman. “I recently spoke to my teacher, Rabbi Chaim Kramer who heads the Breslov Research Institute. He is perturbed by the perception that offshoots of the movement may have become somewhat ‘cult-like’,” writes Rabbi Michal (pictured). “Even among my Chassidim, there will be false leaders!” said the Rebbe. Read this fascinating insight into the Breslov school of thought…
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    Working with paradox

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    For a change of pace I’m running a three-part series over the next three weeks to share with you some interesting paradoxes we work with at the Chev:
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    UJW vows: No child should go to school barefoot

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women’s Mandela Day Project, “No Child Should Go To School Barefoot”, saw the community open up its collective heart, and 1 500 brand-new pairs of school shoes were collected for disadvantaged children, many of whom have never owned a new pair of school shoes.
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    TA grade ones’ Siddur Concert goes down a treat

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    Parents, grandparents, staff and friends of Torah Academy, flocked to the primary school last week Friday to attend the annual Grade 1 Siddur Concert, with songs and themes from the prayer book.
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    KDVP’s Arts and Culture Festival a resounding success

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    Inspired by both their attendance at this year’s Grahamstown Festival and performance experiences, King David Victory Park arts and culture learners returned to their Johannesburg home base to present their very own two weeks of amazing art and culture.
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    Magic in the presence of a baobab tree

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    There’s a certain kind of magic that comes of nostalgia onstage; it needs to be caught in the bud before it sinks into maudlin silliness or utter irrelevance. When grownup nostalgia is mixed with child audiences, the dangers are obvious: you could lose their attention in a slippery self-indulgent jiffy.
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    • Parshat

    Time and timing

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    The most valuable gift is to have time, full, long years.Time and timing is important. First, two anecdotes.
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    • 2b-Letter7

    BDS supporters should shed their hypocritical glasses

    Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment
    Supporters of the BDS movement and those of Israel, are quite entitled to their different views and beliefs, since this is a free, democratic country. However, many everyday products and services originate in Israel and the boycott must be all-encompassing (if the boycotters are consistent).
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    • Letter1

    Condoning opposing views on Gaza war ‘is almost irrational’

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    I was surprised at the contents and the implications thereof in your editorial of August 22 - 29, entitling “Concerning the chasm among SA Jews”. In my opinion it is truth and reality that are important, not "views". It behoves a person (including members of the"500") to do appropriate research into the facts and truth of a situation, before reaching a conclusion and publishing their "views" in the media.
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    Twenty years of freedom against Gaza backdrop

    Sep 03, 2014 Go comment!
    On September 14, delegates representing a wide range of Gauteng Jewish organisations will be coming together for the SAJBD’s biennial Gauteng Council conference. The theme of the conference is “Celebrating 20 Years of Freedom”, but in light of recent events, there will also be a special focus on the impact of the Gaza conflict on South African Jewry.
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