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    Meet the Jewish Report’s board of directors

    Jul 08, 2015 2 Comments
    Founded in 1998, the South African Jewish Report is the only national newspaper for South African Jewry. Its board of directors, since inception, has played an invaluable role in ensuring that the paper remains fiscally and editorially viable and that its mandate and mission are followed to the letter.
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    Join vocal gay debate happening right now

    Jul 08, 2015 4 Comments
    A veritable chirp-fest has erupted among Jewish Report users on the issue of gay rights. From rabbis on both sides of the fence to the chairman of the SAUPJ – everyone is in fine form pushing for their belief-system. Read what the various commentators have to say and JOIN THE CONVERSATION. Readers and users are welcome to comment on anything they see on SAJR Online and can do so either anonymously or in their own names – but, as always, subject to our moderation and rules of engagement.
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    Our choreography for dealing with adversity

    Jul 08, 2015 2 Comments
    Some of the recent news about anti-Semitism from the United Kingdom is not easy to digest. Figures released last Friday by London’s Metropolitan Police show that anti-Semitic crimes rose last year by 138 per cent, from 208 incidents in 2013 to 495 in 2014
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    First prize-winners & lots more tickets to win

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    SEE OUR FIRST HOME-BUILT LEGO ENTRIES. JR Online has given away 13 tickets worth about R2,000 this week for the biggest and best LEGO exhibition ever – and all users did was say why they wanted to attend. We also gave away several copies of Howard Feldman’s best-selling book. There are thousands worth of tickets to THE ART OF THE BRICK Expo to give away – and two ways to win - so check this out and enter. Remember, you have to be in it to win it. ENTER NOW!
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    Nothing can beat face-to-face interaction

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    The Board is constantly aware of the need to provide regular and accessible channels of communication to keep the Jewish community abreast of its activities. National and regional conferences remain important vehicles in this regard, but it has obviously been necessary over the years to ensure that more regular means of disseminating information are in place.
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    US/Iran: What happens if deal is in place

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    Years before it is deemed a success or a failure, a nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers could unleash far-reaching changes in the region.
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    Keeping Kosher in UK, Canada & Australia

    Jul 08, 2015 2 Comments
    In times gone by, kashrut was a challenging mitzvah to undertake because of the many intricacies that came as part of the package. However, it is interesting to note that it did not deter many from upholding the complex laws that obligate Jews to adhere to the Torah commandments pertaining to diet.
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    Role of women in local synagogue management

    Jul 08, 2015 2 Comments
    In Orthodox synagogues one is accustomed to seeing men reading from the Torah, opening and closing the Aron Kodesh, performing Hagba (the lifting up of the Torah), calling up men to the Torah and all the other duties and mitzvot that are incumbent on males to perform.
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    Salmon: A health food or a toxin?

    Jul 08, 2015 1 Comment
    It’s widely believed that salmon is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s high in essential oils (especially omega-3 fatty acids), important minerals and vitamins and is an excellent source of protein.
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    Around the Jewish World

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    A weekly summary of briefs on some of the top issues in the Jewish media worldwide brought to you by Jewish Report staff writers. The SAJR newsroom sees hundreds of stories every week – not all can make it into the newspaper as a major story, of course, but many of them are worth bringing to the attention of our readers. This is “Around The Jewish World” and readers who have a specific interest in any of these briefs can search more broadly for more.
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    What' s On in SA Jewish Community

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    As always, there is lots going on for the Jewish communities around the country. Contact local leadership for additional activities
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    Muslims need to say ‘not in my name’

    Jul 08, 2015 5 Comments
    The success BDS has had in South Africa and elsewhere in making the phrase “apartheid Israel” familiar and acceptable, underlines the importance of what things are called - particularly in the social media age, where a name or acronym can go viral in seconds and affect the perceptions of millions.
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    A dismal Wimbledon for Jewish players

    Jul 08, 2015 1 Comment
    As at the time of writing, Wimbledon 2015 is winding down to a dramatic and exciting climax. Wimbledon is of course the stand- out annual grand slam tennis event on the pro circuit and one which is avidly followed right across the globe.
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    ‘Be strong & brave’ could be clarion call

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    “Anti-Semitism keeps changing like a chameleon. It swings from denying that the Holocaust ever occurred to reversing the role of the Jews in history. Like a cancer it metastasises new libels, thus posing ever-present dangers.”
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    Happy 80th to community stalwart Herby

    Jul 08, 2015 1 Comment
    Paying tribute to Herby Rosenberg - a gentleman and a scholar. A veritable feast of family, friends, felicitations and fine food hosted by Hilary and Bertie Lubner was a fitting tribute.
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    Street artist Meiri gives joy to Pretoria walls

    Jul 08, 2015 1 Comment
    Driving along Church Street in the Pretoria CBD, one may for a moment think that you are in Tel Aviv. Two buildings were this past week transformed by Israel’s finest street artist, Rami Meiri, and his bold signature in Hebrew stands out.
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    WWII rescuer of Jewish children passes on

    Jul 08, 2015 2 Comments
    Last week’s passing of Nicholas Winton at the age of 106, the London stockbroker who rescued more than 600 Jewish children from the Nazis on the eve of the Second World War, has drawn attention to the phenomenon of ordinary individuals who risked their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust.
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    Self-control in a world of instant gratification

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    We are currently in the Bein Hametzarim (between the straits), the three weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B’Av. These days have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people.
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    Concept of ‘chosen people’ is a racist ideology

    Jul 08, 2015 1 Comment
    In reply to Rod Waner’s letter in last week’s Jewish Report, I admit that I am bitter: I have no doubt that the Jewish religion has made us into the most hated people in the world. If that isn’t enough, there is no shortage of “self-hating Jews” either… The belief that we are a chosen people is a racist ideology and the root of anti-Semitism.
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    Sexual transgressions are ‘ultimate sin’ -Torah

    Jul 08, 2015 2 Comments
    I wonder if the management of the Jewish Report knew that last week’s edition corresponded with the Torah reading of Parshat Balak.
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