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    Users in fine voice on a wide range of topics

    Apr 13, 2016 2 Comments
    JR Online users are becoming famous for their online argy-bargies over issues in the comments section of the website. It has grown to the extent that many users on the website look to see how many comments there are on a story before deciding whether to read the story and weigh in for themselves.
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    Shulamit's Seder: a short story and recipe

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    we still reserved seats at the seder table for Russian Jews denied Passover, my sister-in-law Shulamit, despite her tiny apartment, complied. *Hebrew names have been used to protect identities
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    Rabbi Eliezer Berland under arrest in hospital

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    The 78-year-old rabbi Eliezer Berland, who was arrested by the Hawks and Interpol in Sunninghill north of Johannesburg last week Thursday, is being held in an undisclosed Pretoria hospital under heavy police guard after having complained that he was not feeling well. He is scheduled to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court this Thursday in connection with an Interpol warrant for his extradition to Israel to answer to sexual charges there.
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    Sharon Glass: consumate chef for all seasons

    Apr 13, 2016 1 Comment
    FOUR GREAT RECIPES: Sharon Glass, labelled SA’s Domestic Goddess by the Sunday Times, has provided JR four simple, fuss-free Pesach recipes. Sharon travels the world for inspiration which she translates into culinary dream meals. Sharon still teaches, travels the world doing demonstrations to grow her brand and is currently penning her 10th cookery book. The previous nine she authored all became global bestsellers.
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    Fedler fiddles for JR & other Pesach mirth

    Apr 13, 2016 2 Comments
    One of South Africa’s best-known and accomplished cartoonists, Dov Fedler, has once again done a special cartoon for the community this Pesach. See what our Dov has come up with this time and see other cartoons here as well.
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    The never-ending road to freedom

    Apr 13, 2016 1 Comment
    Exploring the concepts of freedom and Pesach, are already well travelled roads, so our cover this week tries to examine them with novelty and relevance. We hope our readers enjoy and recognise the symbolism of renowned graffiti artist and political commentator Banksy’s black figure who is seen bashing his way through a matzah to the freedom of the Promised Land.
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    Lawsuit rabbi suspended from Board meetings

    Apr 13, 2016 24 Comments
    A conflict of interest over a case in the Western Cape High Court against the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape) over a ban on women singing at Jewish communal events has resulted in the suspension of Progressive Rabbi Julia Margolis, chair of the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED), from Board meetings.
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    ‘The moving finger writes; and having writ, moves on...’

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    If a company has to choose between two or three top candidates for a job, one way of helping the process is to consult a graphologist, says Mashi Rose, who through her trade and with astonishing accuracy, has helped people make the right choices.
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    SA is hovering on "junk status" threshold.

    Apr 13, 2016 1 Comment
    The SA Jewish Report asked three financial experts for their views on the country’s possible downgrade to “junk status” by the world’s top rating agencies and what it will mean for the country.
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    Yom Hashoah: Lessons for South Africa

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    The regional branches of the Board are currently organising the annual Yom Hashoah ceremonies in their respective centres around the country. Perhaps more than any other date on the Jewish communal calendar, Yom Hashoah is the day that brings together Jews from across the spectrum, from the strictly Orthodox to the fully secular and all those in between.
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    Herzlia goes to great lengths for cancer

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    Something wonderful happened at United Herzlia Schools on April 4, an event that epitomises everything that is taught there.
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    Bloom, Poplak predict: Malema will be SA president

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak sat next to each other in class as 14-year-old boys at King David Linksfield. Now in their forties, with wives and families in Johannesburg, their success as investigative journalists for the online Daily Maverick has led them on a 10-year journey to 18 countries in Africa, 10 of which form chapters in their recently-published book, Continental Shift – subtitled A Journey into Africa’s Changing Fortunes.
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    Five tips for post-Pesach detoxing

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    Pesach is notorious for being a time of overeating and overindulgence. So, it is inevitable that you will probably find that your waistband is a little snugger after you’ve packed away your Pesach crockery.
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    Jubilation as new Sefer Torah is presented in Sandton

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    A second new Sefer Torah has been presented to Chabad of Sandton by Paul Weinberg and family - Karen, David and Jonathan Weinberg - amid much jubilation. The new Torah is in loving memory of Paul’s late mother Mona Weinberg who passed away on Yom Kippur in 2014, corresponding to 10 Tishrei 5775.
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    Looking for a lazy way to clean home

    Apr 13, 2016 1 Comment
    “How about trying this method of cleaning for Pesach?” asks a user. “I am definitely going to use it!” Don't try this at home, readers, its a joke, of course!
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    Harry has karate coursing through his veins

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    Fifty-two years is a long time in anyone’s life - but that’s how long Harry Pieterkosky, 65, of Milnerton has been doing karate fulltime. Despite some serious health challenges, he has left an indelible mark on the sport.
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    Zev Krengel expresses optimism for future of South Africa

    Apr 13, 2016 1 Comment
    At Chabad House’s hugely successful Miracle Drive fundraiser this year, ZEV KRENGEL, past president of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies, delivered the keynote address. Here is a summary of what he said.
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    Community’s strength is strong foundations

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    This past Sunday, around 750 people flocked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre – among them, around 150 learners from Herzlia High School – as the Sinai-X roadshow concluded its run with a high-energy event in the Mother City. Rabbi Zev Leff, one of three headline speakers, shared his thoughts on the event, and on the South African Jewish community in general.
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    Free South Africa and Israel

    Apr 13, 2016 2 Comments
    The Freedom Charter, adopted in June 1955 in Kliptown, states: “We, the People of South Africa, declare for all our country and the world to know: that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white, and that no government can justly claim authority unless it is based on the will of all the people.”
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