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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    All in SA able to vote in Israeli election

    Feb 25, 2015 5 Comments
    The Israeli Embassy in South Africa is holding a mock election campaign and wants as many South African citizens as possible to take part in it. Sound crazy? “Not at all,” says the embassy’s deputy head of mission, Michael Freeman.
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    R100-bn JR Lifetime Achiever blasts Obama

    Feb 25, 2015 2 Comments
    2013 Jewish Report Lifetime Achiever awardee Natie Kirsh let rip at US President Barak Obama last week. Why was SA’s richest man so mad? Because they withdrew his beloved Swaziland’s trade incentives derived from Agoa last month. Kirsh accused US of hurting Swazi citizens in a bid to send message to King Mswati. He is a passionate Swazi citizen & said that “up to 30 000 formal sector jobs will be lost.” Kirsh refers to Swaziland as his “fourth child” & provides significant philanthropic help to business start-ups & schools in the kingdom. READ IT...
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    Mossad bought stolen SA missile, chopper plans

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli cable reveals South Africa missile theft cover-up. Leaked Mossad cable shows Israel obtained stolen missile plans, and South Africa asked for their return. AlJazeera’s has been publishing leaked SA spy cables all week. Today’s tranche included the fact that Mossad had also bought stolen blueprints of SA’s advanced Rooivalk attack helicopter. FOLLOW JEWISH REPORT ONLINE FOR THE UNFOLDING UPDATES ON THIS "MUST-FOLLOW" STORY...
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    Much Ado About Nothing, SA's WikiLeaks

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    Howard Feldman opines: "It has taken a while, but finally, earlier this week, South Africans awoke to the announcement that we had our very own Wikileaks scandal, at last!" Feldman is one of the most popularly-read writers on SA Jewish Report Online. He has a cutting wit and is very easy to read, and hard to put down.
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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    Intelligence cables reveal murky events

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    It was general knowledge - but not acknowledged openly in the apartheid era - that South African intelligence co-operated with Israel and Mossad. Now, AlJazeera is publishing daily documents leaked from SA intelligence agencies further stoking the fires with evedence of post-Apartheid links between SA and Israel's respective secret services.
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    • Berland Holland Feb 15

    Chabad's Aus child sex abuse scandal grows

    Feb 25, 2015 17 Comments
    Media frenzy as senior Chabad rabbi gets delisted as emissary as fallout continues from Australia’s Royal Commission into a child sex abuse scandal. Rabbi Yosef Feldman, pictured left on front page of , Aus Jewish News was former director of Sydney’s Yeshivah Centre, which houses Chabad headquarters in the city. He was delisted last week after making controversial comments to the commission, including his suggestion that paedophiles who had not committed sex crimes for two decades, should be treated with leniency.
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    Great and very relevant reads from Bev

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Bev brings JR Online readers some fascinating Zionist reads from around the world. Enjoy this week's fare Try these for size, and print out what you like for Shabbos reading:
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    PA, PLO ordered to pay $655-m to victims

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    US jury orders PLO & PA to caugh up for damages to US victims of 6 terror attacks in Israel as prescribed under the US Anti-Terrorism Act. Israel was not party in lawsuit which was brought by American families, but Israeli PM Netanyahu said after the award that “instead of drawing the requisite lesson, the PA is advancing steps that endanger regional stability.” The Jury also heard how the PA paid salaries to terrorists. READ THIS INCREDIBLE STORY...
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    • Vanessa

    Jewish philanthropy: keep it young, hip & sexy

    Feb 25, 2015 2 Comments
    This week I attended the Chabad Miracle Drive, which is one of the biggest fundraisers on the South African Jewish calendar. Its success is less the cause (although a worthy one) and more the driving force behind it: the indefatigable Rabbi David Masinter. SA Jewish Report editor Vanessa Valkin, gives her take on the state of Jewish philanthopy in South Africa - and concludes with two important lessons on the subject. READ WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY...
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    The story of Purim

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    In Persia in the 4th century BCE, the Jews were subjects of the mighty Persian empire. Three years after King Ahasuerus ascended the Persian throne, he threw a party for his subjects. Following this, he hosted a smaller party for the residents of the capital city of Shushan. Ahasuerus' wife, Queen Vashti, hosted her own party for the Shushanite women.
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    Danella Eliasov shows superiority in EFC

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Ilan Herrmann, pictured, says Danella Eliasov is the first female world champion in women’s EFC - Extreme Fighting Championship.
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    Rebbetzens join fight against child abuse

    Feb 25, 2015 4 Comments
    “If you are breathing, you have the right to feel safe.” This was the key message to rebbetzens in the South African community, at the Protective Behaviours Training Workshop, presented by Hilda O’ Callaghan.
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    How to be Jewish in a non-Jewish world

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Unlike a generation ago, today the walls of the ghetto no longer sequester us from the rest of society. We fraternise and do business with non-Jews on a daily basis and have become fully adjusted to Western culture.
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    Freedom – a good or a bad?

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    US President Barack Obama doesn’t want to “meddle” in Israeli politics. He said he didn’t intend meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the latter’s upcoming visit to address the US Congress on Iran, because it was “inappropriate” to meet foreign politicians prior to elections - it shouldn’t look like America was “putting our thumbs on the scale”. The Israeli poll is on March 17.
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    • Letter1

    We should never give anti-Semitism ‘oxygen’

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    I have made a formal request to The International Criminal Court in The Hague to formally investigate the Durban University of Technology's SRC’s request to the university, to expel Jewish students from the campus. (The vice-chancellor has rejected the request and the SRC was made to apologise - Editor).
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    • Letter3

    You need deep pockets indeed to ‘Go kosher’

    Feb 25, 2015 3 Comments
    Sunday morning February 22 - a beautiful morning, sunshine, birds singing, and the streets are lined with eye-catching posters exhorting us all to “Go kosher”. How nice. Everyone likes kosher, it’s clean, hygienic, healthy and available. And halachic. And blessed.
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    Student alert – make sure to check timetables

    Feb 25, 2015 Go comment!
    The new university year has got underway, and students will by now have received their examination timetables. For religiously observant Jewish students, it is important to check these dates with those of the chagim to see if there are any clashes.
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    Choreographer Rachel has dancing in her soul

    Feb 25, 2015 1 Comment
    In South Africa for five weeks from Tel Aviv, rehearsing in Newtown every day, choreographer Rachel Erdos has partnered with Sonnyboy Motau in a work called “fight, flight, feathers, f***ers” performed by the Moving Into Dance Mophatong Company at the Dance Factory on March 3 and 4.
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    What's On in SA Jewish Community

    Feb 25, 2015 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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