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    Rabbi Berland found - out of reach of Israeli police

    Aug 05, 2015 3 Comments
    Rabbi Berland - who escaped extradition from Holland to Israel last month by disappearing as stealthily as he had from SA last year - has been found. Berland is reportedly on a Caribbean island which has no extradition treaty with Israel. Petit Tobacco Island is so small that it does not appear on Google Maps. The major Dutch daily, Telegraaf, reported this morning that to reach the small island in the Tobago Cays from the Netherlands, one would have to fly to London, Barbados, St Vincent & finally travel by boat. All at a cost of R50 000 per person!
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    4 young Jews chosen among SA's finest

    Aug 05, 2015 4 Comments
    At least four of the 200 outstanding young South Africans selected for the Mail & Guardian’s (M&G) prestigious list published last Friday were Jewish. Not too shabby a showing at two percent – while SA Jewry represents just 0.0016 percent of the overall SA citizenry. The four awardees who the Jewish Report identified as Jews this year were: Amanda Blankfield-Koseff; Antony Seeff; Kayli Vee Levitan; and Nadav Ossendryver.
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    Jewish terror draws Netanyahu homeward

    Aug 05, 2015 3 Comments
    Ahead of what may be the toughest diplomatic battle of his career, a final bid to kill the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suddenly found himself facing down a terrorist threat - apparently from Jews.
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    Limmud sets the benchmark high - again

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    Another highly successful Limmud conference took place over the weekend at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg. This was the 10th Limmud South Africa conference, and it is clear from the number and diversity of the participants that it is growing from strength to strength.
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    Jewish organisations are a hive of activity

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    This week, the Cape Council welcomed on board its new executive director, Daniel Levitt, while Chaya Singer joined the staff of the National Board. I likewise welcome Daniel and Chaya to our professional team. We wish them all success in their challenging new positions and look forward to working with them.
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    Sport overcomes world's political barriers

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    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if sport was left to sportsmen and politics to politicians? Two recent incidents proved that if politics was left out of sports, the world would be a much better place. Alas, this would be an ideal world...
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    Feminists don’t burn bras, but demand Torah

    Aug 05, 2015 3 Comments
    Orthodox women must make a call, writes Geoff Sifrin. Mention the word “feminism” and many people think of militant women in the 1950s burning their bras and aggressively attacking the male-dominated establishment for treating females as inferiors in education, careers, and so on.
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    Cecil the Lion - in Zimbabwe and Jerusalem

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    Was Cecil the Lion that different from Cecil John Rhodes? Was Cecil’s status as king of the Hwange National Park attained in a manner all too different than his namesake’s?
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    Decision to attend Jewish school in UK complex

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    Jewish education in the United Kingdom has been a contentious issue for thousands of parents comprising the Jewish community of approximately 300 000. The question of whether or not to choose a Jewish education for one’s children brings with it a complexity of factors.
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    A biblical injunction to take care of pets

    Aug 05, 2015 8 Comments
    The Internet and newspaper classified sections are chock-a-block with advertisements urging people to adopt pets - especially dogs and cats - but there are also horses, ducks, rabbits, budgies, monkeys, even Bearded Dragons and snakes.
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    Abuse at school: Jewish schools are proactive

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    In bygone days, it was never considered out of the ordinary when schoolboys were given “six of the best” or girls were rapped over the knuckles with a ruler. Today we know that it is no longer tolerated.
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    Our need to succeed

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    In just over two weeks, the Jewish Report will celebrate along with the rest of this community, the 2015 Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, which honours all the incredible contributions Jewish citizens have made in the fields of business, arts, law, philanthropy, innovation, education, job creation, sports - and more.
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    BDS miscalculates Young SA Leaders’ open minds

    Aug 05, 2015 3 Comments
    Four participants in the recent “Young South African Leaders” visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, shared their experiences and insights with Gauteng Jewish leaders and community members at a report-back evening last Thursday.
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    Nuclear deal: What can Iran hide in 24 days?

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    Congress has until mid- to late September to consider whether to reject the nuclear restrictions for the sanctions rollback deal reached by Iran and six major powers on July 14. Some of the debate is over the meaning of certain provisions in the accord. Here's a breakdown of differences in how the sides interpret parts of the deal.
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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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    Ray of hope that bullies needn’t always win

    Aug 05, 2015 3 Comments
    Advocating for Israel, as anyone engaged in that thankless task knows, is being rendered all but impossible in an environment where the thinking on the issue is becoming progressively more unhinged.
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