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    Presidents Abbas & Zuma meet on Mideast

    May 25, 2016 1 Comment
    It has been a busy week for Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, who was in South Africa on Wednesday to meet with President Jacob Zuma.
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    Grappling with a new super power

    May 25, 2016 2 Comments
    There’s a certain bravado and lack of inhibition that comes from the anonymity of the Internet. A year ago it emboldened former Wits SRC President Mcebo Dlamini to post “I love Adolf Hitler” on his Facebook account. And then there was former US Jewish congressman from New York, Anthony Weiner, who disgraced himself after being caught sending an explicit photo to a female Twitter follower.
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    Bobroffs maintain their innocence on charges

    May 25, 2016 9 Comments
    In response to recent coverage on Ronald and Darren Bobroff, the personal injury lawyers under investigation for overcharging clients, the in the Jewish Report offered the family an opportunity to provide their side of the story. Read their statement.
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    Get refusal leaves many Jewish women in limbo

    May 25, 2016 7 Comments
    A Cape Town woman has been living in a married wilderness for five years because her former husband is refusing to give her a get. But now she is getting help from the Cape Town branch of the Union of Jewish Woman (UJW) who has launched a campaign they hope will persuade the rabbonim and community leaders to help secure a get from the man who is getting married in a civil ceremony this Sunday.
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    Take the trouble to learn his language

    May 25, 2016 3 Comments
    When Eugene De Kock - the apartheid assassin who tortured and murdered numerous activists, was sentenced to two life sentences plus 212 years for it, and was granted parole last year - strolled into the Franschhoek Literary Festival two weeks ago to attend a discussion on a book about him, his presence was repulsive even though he had expressed remorse for his apartheid deeds.
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    Campus life

    May 25, 2016 1 Comment
    Some mornings I purposely get to work very early so that I can watch the massive Sandringham Gardens campus come to life.
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    Literary Festival fills Jewish cultural gap

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Why is our tax money going to the New Age and Independent Newspapers? This is the question we should be asking, said veteran journalist Ray Joseph who was participating in a panel discussion titled: “Can newspapers survive? The changing face of media” at the sold-out, inaugural Jewish Literary Festival held in Cape Town at the Gardens Community Centre on Sunday.
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    Jewish women not second class citizens

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis calls himself “very fortunate” to have grown up in South Africa and to have been part of the English Orthodox model where one did not have to be “frum” to attend an Orthodox shul. “Everybody’s welcome, all are equal and part of our communities - we leave it up to G-d to judge individuals.
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    Trump versus Clinton: Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Somebody had better put a mezuzah on the Lincoln Bedroom. Whoever ends up winning the US presidential election in November, one thing seems certain: For the first time in history, Jews will be in the president’s inner family circle.
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    Mother City in celebratory mood this year

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Since the beginning of 2016, a number of events, including a symphony concert and public lectures, have been held in Cape Town as part of a year-long programme marking the 175th anniversary of Jewish communal life in the city.
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    • Jester

    Many a true word is spoken in jest

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Watch out Trevor Noah, you may have some serious competition from Michael Bagraim, spokesman on labour for the Democratic Alliance in Parliament.
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    It’s not over till the lady sings - says Stern

    May 25, 2016 6 Comments
    How did I get to be in the situation of being one of three complainants against my own Jewish community? Ninety per cent of South African Jews probably think that muzzling women is looney, but 90 per cent also feel that we Jews shouldn’t wash our dirty linen in public. I agree. So if I agree, why am I, a shomer shabbat Orthodox-ish Jew, litigating?
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    Whats On in SA Jewish Community

    May 25, 2016 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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    Deep Fried Man out to heat up Lyric

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Daniel Friedman is a young Jewish comedian and musician whose unique satirical take on South Africa, conveyed mostly through the medium of original music, has brought him a wealth of fans, both here and overseas.
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    Velvet-voiced Laurie gets a SAMA nod

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Singer songwriter Laurie Levine has again been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award), South Africa’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards in the category of “Adult Contemporary English”.
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    Nudelman’s debut novel wins her the Olive Schreiner Prize

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    The roots of a true story - turned to fiction - earned Johannesburg mother and grandmother Jill Nudelman the coveted Olive Schreiner Prize for prose last year for her first novel, “Inheriting the Earth” (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press).
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    Local dance school invited to dance in New York

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Thirteen dancers between the ages of 12 and 17 from the Bowring Levin School of Dance in Johannesburg, have qualified to dance at the prestigious American Dance Awards in New York in July.
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    Sera to carry on four generations of Maccabi involvement

    May 25, 2016 Go comment!
    South Africa has been involved in Maccabiahs since the first event was quickly arranged in 1932. Over the years there are people in South Africa who have had generations of their family involved in Maccabi Games.
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    SA’s ‘Little Rafa’ looks like a future ‘Big Rafa’

    May 25, 2016 3 Comments
    He hits a forehand with the ferocity of a senior player. At 13, Dylan Salton is a rising star and has now moved up the rankings to becoming second in South Africa for his age category in tennis.
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