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    Humdinger party young Johannesburg Jews

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    YH67 is back with a bang for 2015 as a talented team of organisers try and outdo last year's incredible Israel Birthday Bash. And, this year, they have have combined the celebration of Israel's 67th birthday with the recapture and unification of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people.
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    Theopolis hosts Rivlin, Church leaders

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met Tuesday 14 April with senior Greek Orthodox cleric, Theophilos III, in Jerusalem. In his greeting to Rivlin, Theophilos noted the link between Pesach and Easter, which symbolizes the warm relations between the Children of Abraham. The President and the Senior Cleric’s cordial meeting ended with the exchanging of gifts.
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    Bibi calls Putin about Iran rockets

    Apr 15, 2015 2 Comments
    Israeli Prime Minister spoke to Russian President Tuesday, according to Bibi’s media advisor. Bibi expressed Israel's grave concerns regarding the decision to sell S-300 missile systems to Iran. Read on to find out what the S-300 does and how it could impact on the stability of the ME. And, why Israel is blaming the “dangerous deal on the table between Iran and the P5+1.”
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    Israel Mobile Summit week set to thrill

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    The Israel Mobile Summit is the premier annual mobile event of Israel, and simply put, it is the greatest mobile show in town! a full day event that is a true celebration of the Israeli mobile industry, attended by over 1,200 of the best and brightest mobile minds!.
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    • Jewni - Haynt - HOME

    Yiddish paper beloved by Polish Jewry of old

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    Looking for news from the provinces? A husband? Sholem Aleichem’s book tour schedule? Published between 1908 and 1939, Haynt (along with Der Moment) was one of the two widest-circulation, longest-running Yiddish newspapers in Poland. Well-known writers (even some you’ve probably heard of), like IL Peretz and Sholem Aleichem, published columns in it.
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    Make ayatollahs & henchmen cash offer

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    Last month, the Iranian mission at the United Nations wrote an “explanatory note” to the International Atomic Energy Agency protesting that resolutions by the organisation had questioned Iran’s nuclear aims. The document asserts that “nuclear material in Iran has never been diverted from peaceful purposes”. In fact, it uses the word “peaceful” 11 times.
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    Nothing wrong to ask people's identify

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    By chance I was at KosherWorld last week Wednesday evening and saw a man and woman dressed as Rastafarians. The woman's laptop was perched on a ledge and she was standing and typing away which seemed odd to me. Now I realise she was probably reporting "in real time" to a Johannesburg daily. Had she come on a mission with her laptop?
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    And thereby hangs a sorry (matzah) tale

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    I read with interest in your issue of March 20 how prices of Pesach goods at Norwood Hypermarket went through the roof,
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    Rasta KosherWorld incident smacks of set-up

    Apr 15, 2015 4 Comments
    The Star newspaper must be complimented on its journalistic integrity for featuring as a front-page story on Wednesday April 8, an incident at a kosher coffee shop smacking of alleged racial profiling, according to one of the aggrieved patrons.
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    ‘Not working on dead stones, but living hearts’

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    They call it a nail in the bridge, because although progress has been made in relations between Jews and Christians, the work of the Foundation for Penance and Reconciliation “falls into insignificance” in closing the huge chasm. This is according to Pastor Kees Sybrandi, spiritual leader of the Foundation.
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    Magna Carta more commendable than Commandments

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    Martin Frack writes: "Some 3,400 years ago Hashem delivered to our Jewish forefathers the Torah which we are assured by our rabbis is an accurate description of the events handed down unchanged for millennia.
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    • Letter1

    Appealing for more transparency from Chev

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    Phillip Gordon writes: "I recently had a discussion one Shabbos with a resident of Kibbutz Lubner, which I understand is managed under the auspices of Selwyn Segal and ultimately the Chevrah Kadisha."
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    Great writer despite ‘What must be said’

    Apr 15, 2015 4 Comments
    The death this week of famed Nobel Prize-winning author Günther Grass, coincides with another round of arguments about Iran’s threat to Israel and the world, if it acquires a nuclear bomb. Grass plunged rather clumsily into this debate three years ago, provoking outrage in some quarters.
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    Lightning flashes that illuminate the way

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    One of the recent debates in the letters’ pages of the Jewish Report has revolved around the question of miracles in Judaism, particularly those relating to the Exodus and a 40-year sojourn in the wilderness.
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    What's on in SA Jewish Community

    Apr 15, 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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    WIZO Joburg imbued with enthusiasm

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    WIZO Johannesburg’s 101st AGM last month marked the “changing of the guard” of the WIZO Johannesburg executive. Lee Joffe and Andrea Wainer were elected new co-chairmen. Syd Lowenthal, auditor of WIZO Johannesburg, supervised the voting procedures and announced the incoming executive committee. Besides new co-chairmen Joffe and Wainer, Cindy Polakow, Shoshi Shachar and Andie Schwartz were elected as vice-chairmen, and Janine Rabbie and Yente Super as honorary co-treasurers.
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    Why keep kosher?

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    An observant Jew was experiencing a crisis of faith. He decided to sneak into a non-kosher restaurant and have a fling. He orders “you know what”, and is pumping adrenalin big time, full of nervous anticipation of what that forbidden “white meat” really tastes like.
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    First-time honour for SA Masorti

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    The Shalom Masorti Congregation in Johannesburg recently sent executive chairman Adele Gluckman to a tri-annual board meeting of Masorti Europe, which was held in Israel.
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    • Vanessa

    Feed our children positive narratives

    Apr 15, 2015 5 Comments
    Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it, Lord Jonathan Sacks wrote in a piece published in the London Times at Pesach a few years ago. He said that freedom was won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home.
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    67 Blankets warm cockles of many a heart

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    What started as light hearted banter between Zelda la Grange, Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant and Carolyn Steyn last year, with a challenge to come up with 67 blankets by July 18, Nelson Mandela Day, to honour Madiba, has become nothing short of a knitting revolution!
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