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    Latest on battle between ANC 16 & BDS

    Jul 22, 2015 2 Comments
    Who makes SA’s Mideast policy? What is it? ALL THE LINKS and the story that catches readers up on the daily going-on in this increasingly hostile battlefield. Pictured is Nthabiseng Molefe, now-suspended chairman of the Wits branch of Sasco, who blames BDS and not the ANC for the intimidation of the ANC-16. All 16 have stuck together and while BDS has been relatively quiet, the ANC-affiliated youth structures have come down heavily on the student and business leaders who travelled to Israel. SEE ALL THE LINKS HERE!
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    Board's David Saks has his say

    Jul 22, 2015 1 Comment
    What's immoral about inviting young people to come and see Israel for themselves? asks the SA Jewish Board of Deputies' David Saks
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    Know how to grow. What is BDS hiding?

    Jul 22, 2015 3 Comments
    Klaas Mokgomole, pictured, is one of two of the so-called “Wits-11” censured for forcing the cancellation of an Israeli-born pianist Yosi Reshef’s concert last year. The other Wits-11 member who has become part of the so-called ANC-16 who went on a study tour two weeks ago to Israel and Palestine, is Justice Nkomo. The 16 students slammed BDS in a media release last week – and Mokgamole had another bite at the cherry over the weekend.
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    Iran nuke deal gets personal & dirty

    Jul 22, 2015 1 Comment
    US Vice President Joe Biden had an intimate phone call this week with about a thousand Jewish leaders, beseeching, teaching and preaching the Iran nuclear deal.
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    Last Lego Expo tickets have been won

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    WE GIVE AWAY THE LAST LEGO EXPO TICKETS TODAY. SAJR Online has now given away a total of R8,000 worth of tickets for the biggest and best LEGO exhibition ever – and all users did was say why they wanted to attend. See the winning prizes from our imaginative builders and, for those who didn’t win, don’t miss THE ART OF THE BRICK Expo – it’s on at the Zone in Rosebank until 2 August.
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    Cultural vandalism: scourge of our age

    Jul 22, 2015 2 Comments
    Amid the cultural vandalism that confronts the world today, when precious artefacts and buildings have been gleefully destroyed by the likes of the radical Jihadists of Islamic State, the Taliban and their ilk, because they contradict the spirit of their fundamentalist beliefs, it is encouraging to note the instances where the opposite is happening.
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    JNF-SA plants 67 trees for Madiba

    Jul 22, 2015 1 Comment
    Jewish National Fund of South Africa plants 67 trees at Mamelodi Hospital as part of their award-winning Walther Sisulu Environmental Centre's “Greening Mamelodi” project.
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    Reflections on the passing of a great Zionist

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    This year on Tisha B’Av is the 31st anniversary since the passing of Chief Rabbi Prof Louis Rabinowitz, zt’l.
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    Great Park Synagogue - steeped in tradition

    Jul 22, 2015 2 Comments
    Almost uniquely for a major Diaspora city, Johannesburg has had a Jewish presence from its earliest beginnings. Two present-day Jewish organisations can trace their origins back to the late 1880s, when the town was less than a year old. One is the Chevrah Kadisha and the other the Great Park Synagogue.
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    SA contingent was felt at NGF

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    History is neither always just nor kind. Among the great Jewish leaders of the 20th century, the name of Dr Nahum Goldmann should loom large alongside greats like Ben-Gurion, Brandeis and Wiesel. Yet his name means precious little to most Jews today.A remarkable visionary & extraordinary leader, it is fitting that the one Jewish space that carries his name is the International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship (NGF) - the flagship programme of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (which he founded).
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    Retirement: Get ready for an exciting life

    Jul 22, 2015 2 Comments
    “If you don’t plan for retirement and have no reason to get up in the morning, you will die,” life and retirement coach Lynda Smith told the Johannesburg College of Adult Jewish Education at the Sydenham Community Centre, in Johannesburg last week.
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    Divine or human?

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    This week's parsha is Devarim. It begins the fifth book of the Torah bearing the same name. In it, Moshe Rabeinu takes the opportunity before his passing to rebuke the Jews and to explain various details of the mitzvot.
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    Young people won’t be browbeaten

    Jul 22, 2015 1 Comment
    Picking up from where I left off last week, I was most encouraged to read the statement put out by the students who participated in the recent SA-Israel Forum fact-finding trip to Israel.
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    Hollywood: Where have all the Jews gone?

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Attendances at this year’s Sinai Indaba, if anything, exceeded the already impressive showings of previous years, while the forthcoming instalment of Limmud likewise looks like it is drawing capacity crowds.
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    What's on in SA Jewish Community

    Jul 22, 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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    ‘Two-state solution’ opposite to Torah

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Much has been written about the Iranian nuclear deal and the danger to Israel of a nuclear Iran. After reading this week’s parsha, Massei, one wonders why so much attention is being paid to Iran's part in the present situation regarding the security of the citizens of Israel.
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    Young minds discovered the earth is round

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    During the Dark Ages the quest for knowledge was viewed as heresy; to read and write was taboo and only for the clergy. Voyages of discovery were discouraged and those early explorers were frightened by the “knowledge” that the earth was flat and if they ventured too far, they would fall off the edge.
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    Sandwiches for Africa, to CAP Mandela Day

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Community Active Protection (CAP) spread the love this year with its highly successful Mandela Day initiative. CAP’s call to the community to “bring the bread and the spread and we’ll distribute the sandwiches to needy causes across Johannesburg”, was a huge success. More than 40 000 sandwiches were counted in total. However, boxes filled with sandwiches were still arriving long after the counting had closed.
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    Tisha B’Av - mourning, marked by fasting

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Tisha B’Av is considered the saddest day on the Jewish calendar and is marked by a 25-hour fast. This, unlike Yom Kippur, is not a Yomtov, when we fast to cleanse ourselves of our sins and are permitted to study Torah, which is not allowed on Tisha B’Av.
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    Jewish mothers and the work dilemma

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    In the United States, an analysis of government data by the Pew Research Centre, has shown that today, about 70 per cent of women who have children under the age of 18, work outside the home.
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