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    • Rabbi Berland Holland Home

    Berland’s followers beaten at Joseph’s Tomb

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Followers of Rabbi-on-the-run Rabbi Eliezer Berland, wanted in Israel on sexual abuse charges and back in hiding in SA followed the rabbi’s instructions, sent to his Yeshiva in Jerusalem, to whitewash over burns inflicted on Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus last Friday in an act of vandalism by Palestinians. Jewish Report has the story covered from all angles - including the Shuvu Bonim Breslovers themselves. Read it and see the video - and watch for more updates Thursday and Friday ...
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    Indulge your family in JR's new competition

    Oct 21, 2015 1 Comment
    R20k-plus buys a heck of a lot of home-based health and fitness & a lucky family of Jewish Report readers is going to win it! From the best in the business, like sports scientists Zac van Heerden, Craig Lewis, Gabi Riesnik, Ian Craig, David Katz and Aurelle Medalie. There is also a TomTom GPS training watch & heart-rate monitor and an in-store bike positional & power assessment and 8-session Ride Pack (from CycleZone. Plus vouchers from Sweat Shop, and 32GI's Dean Abro and Mark Wolff'. 6 months of family indulgence...
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    • Sue

    Goldblatt retrospective on show in Joburg

    Oct 21, 2015 1 Comment
    Acclaimed photographer David Goldblatt is offering the public an opportunity to view his work at a retrospective exhibition entitled “The Pursuit of Values” at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg, which opened on Wednesday and runs until December 5.
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    • 1-Milner Jack

    Israeli windsurfer not flying the flag

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    One might well be forgiven for believing that the art of deception is taught to all sportsmen and sportswomen. Today politics plays such a large part in a sportsman’s life, especially if you are an Israeli, that one has to go to ridiculous lengths to be allowed to participate on the world stage.
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    • Nossel

    Waverley’s R. Nossel looks after body & soul

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    The Waverley Hebrew Congregation has welcomed a home-grown product, Rabbi Dr David Nossel (pictured) as its spiritual leader - a return to the shul where he had his barmitzvah.
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    • Putin

    ME instability: My enemy’s enemy is my friend

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    At the end of September, Russian warplanes began aerial bombing raids in Syria, adding to the already complex dynamics of the Syrian civil war, which has raged unabated since 2011. What prompted this intervention? What does it say about Russia’s place in the world? And what does this mean for Israel?
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    Inspired by remarkable heroism of Israelis

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    TOGETHER WITH ISRAEL! "I am writing this from The Shabbos Project global call centre in Tel Aviv, where calls are being fielded in eight languages from 550 cities in 70 countries around the world," says Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. "Israelis go about their daily lives with determination and dignity in defiance of the violence. In this spirit it has been a privilege to see how so many Israelis are preparing for this year’s Shabbos Project."
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    Board determined to expose Hamas for what it is

    Oct 21, 2015 5 Comments
    Last week, we received the sad news that Russell Gaddin, a stalwart leader in the Jewish community over nearly four decades, had passed away in Israel after a long illness. In addition to various other important leadership positions, Russell served as national chairman and president of the SAJBD in the years 1999 - 2007.
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    • JNS

    India strengthens alliance with Israel

    Oct 21, 2015 2 Comments
    In the first-ever official visit by an Indian head of state to Israel, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Jerusalem this week to discuss a wide range of issues including the negotiation of an extensive free-trade agreement, bilateral co-operation in agricultural and other technologies, and expanded counter-terrorism co-ordination.
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    • Whats ON

    What's on in SA Jewish Community

    Oct 21, 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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    Reform of Islam a Commie instalment plan

    Oct 21, 2015 1 Comment
    DAVID LEWIS WRITES: f there was a big difference in strategy between the ANC under Mandela, and Hamas under Khaled Meshaal, head of Hamas’ political bureau, then it certainly showed at Gwede Mantashe's press conference [on the visit by a Hamas delegation].
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    • CapeBoard

    Cape Jewish Board poll free and fair

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    There are often queries as to the process of the Cape SA Jewish Board of Deputies elections, which are twofold and tend to be confusing.
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    • Kimberly

    Jewish Kimberley: full of old wives’ tales

    Oct 21, 2015 5 Comments
    Kimberley, famed for its diamonds, has what is probably one of the most aesthetic gems of a synagogue, which houses the remnant of the Griqualand West Hebrew Congregation.
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    Jobbik to Judaism: Csanád Szegedi’s route

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Csanád Szegedi describes the day he found out, at the age of 30, that he was Jewish, “the most traumatic and probably the worst day of my life”.
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    • Suzanne

    Now ‘real work’ on Homo naledi starts

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Acclaimed throughout South Africa and internationally, the fossils of Homo naledi, bade “farewell” to Maropeng’s Cradle of Humankind on Sunday to be sent for further research to the University of the Witwatersrand, whose team was responsible for the discovery.
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    • Cohen Hazel

    Hazel looks back on her successes

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    As the Great Park Shul in Johannesburg was nearing completion in 2000, the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris commented that the spaces around the shul were conducive for a secular community centre for Jewish culture.
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    • Rosen

    Our Jessie still full of joie de vivre at 105

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    On October 15, Jessie Rosen, a resident of Golden Acres in Johannesburg, turned 105. Jessie was born in Cape Town in 1910.
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    • JWBS

    JWBS' highly successful poker fundraiser

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    With funds decreasing every year, and an enormous amount of charity work still to be done, the Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society (JWBS) decided to hold a hugely successful “Poker and Blackjack Evening” at the Wanderers Club last Sunday, as a fundraiser.
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    What should we tell our children

    Oct 21, 2015 3 Comments
    GEOFF SIFRIN poses this question in his popular and controversial weekly column TAKING ISSUE: What should an Israeli mother tell her young child as he leaves for school on the bus or his bicycle? The first priority is to keep him from harm. Should the message be: “Have a good day at school, and stay far away from Arabs!”
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    • Liebowitz

    A man of integrity, honesty and fairness

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Ernest Leibowitz, a founder and chairman of the Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre, passed away on Shabbat in Johannesburg at the age of 76.
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