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    Helping 'create' water for the driest SA in history

    Jun 08, 2016 5 Comments
    Over 500 delegates from 5 SADC countries and a host of SA government departments that either use water tech from Israel, or are considering it, lauded the initiatives of the Holy Land this week at conferences on water technology arranged by the Israeli embassy. Pictured is the Jewish National Fund's SA director Isla Feldman showing something to a delegate. The JNF is the custodian of all Israel's water and has several projects in SA with local government partners.
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    World authority on brit milah shares expertise

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The Regulatory Board of Brit Mila in South Africa, which was inaugurated in March this year, has made huge strides in creating a governance structure. As part of the process, the new regulatory body last week brought out one of the world’s foremost authorities on circumcision and the management and registration of mohelim, Dr Joseph Spitzer, from London (pictured left). All the mohelim from around South Africa came together for an extensive all-day workshop.
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    Kaleb Eli takes pride of place in Jonathan’s life

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Jonathan Kaplan, the renowned former rugby referee, who just became a father last week using a surrogate egg and a surrogate mother, held a bris for his new son Kaleb Eli in his home in Cape Town, last Wednesday morning. Rabbi Greg Alexander oversaw the ceremony.
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    Does Israeli-Palestinian peace pass through Paris?

    Jun 08, 2016 1 Comment
    Last week Friday the French government hosted a three-hour meeting of senior representatives for almost 30 countries and organisations in Paris to try to kick-start peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, stalled since April 2014.
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    Oscar-winning performances

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Everyone who runs a business or organisation knows that nothing much can get done without motivated and loyal staff. My background in industrial psychology and a large part of my corporate experience has been in this field - how to build, train and motivate staff to get the best they have to offer.
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    In memory of her beloved brother Stanley

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    On May 7, I lost my brother Stanley, who after the death of our parents, became my mentor, praising me in achievement, encouraging me in adversity.
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    • Sue

    Shavuot - a festival with many names

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Shavuot has several names, each highlighting a different aspect of a festival that marks a key occasion in Jewish existence. Strangely, it has been relegated for many to a lower status than Pesach and Rosh Hashanah.
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    Yitzchak Yifat brings 6-Day War alive in Joburg

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Over 500 guests were transported back 49 years at Vodaworld in Midrand on Sunday night to the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem that returned the Old City, the Temple Mount and the Kotel to Israel after 19 years of separation from the Jewish people - and 2 000 years in foreign hands.
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    • Sue

    Hon. Rutgers doctorate for Raymond Ackerman

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Iconic life president and founder of Pick n Pay 49 years ago, Raymond Ackerman was awarded an honorary doctorate from Rutgers University in the United States - his seventh honour of this kind and the first from the US - before 2 000 people in a stadium.
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    Sweet ricotta & strawberry bourekas for Shavuot

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    I’m a cheese and dairy fanatic. So for obvious reasons my favourite holiday is Shavuot. This is when spring has sprung and my family makes a whole spread of cheese and dairy-filled foods and desserts.
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    Bitachon - trust in G-d

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    A young man returned from visiting his father in hospital. His father was tragically losing his long battle with cancer. The renowned Rabbi Shimon Schwab asked the man about the condition of his father. He answered: “I have trust in G-d that he will recover”.
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    What's On in SA Jewish Community

    Jun 08, 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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    Two stunning Shavuot recipes

    Jun 08, 2016 1 Comment
    The Torah was given by G‑d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3 300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot Jews renew their acceptance of G‑d’s gift, and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah.
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    Ambassadors talk about Israel and Germany

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    On Sunday May 29, SACRED (South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity) in collaboration with the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Bet David Progressive Synagogue and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, was an organiser of “Ambassadors in Conversation: Dealing With a Complicated Past, Creating a Common Future”.
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    Kol isha: Colloquium and then to court

    Jun 08, 2016 2 Comments
    Kol Isha - interpreted as the voice of a woman singing solo in public - has become a divisive issue within the Jewish community, culminating in two Cape Town Orthodox Jews and SACRED (the SA Centre for Religious Diversity and Equality) taking court action on constitutional grounds against the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies for unfair discrimination against women.
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    UJW’s project helps ensure healthy teeth

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    This year, to commemorate Mandela Day, the Union of Jewish Women’s branches across the country - in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London and Pretoria - will, together with the manufacturer of a best-selling toothpaste, be presenting toothbrushes and toothpaste to thousands of young children at disadvantaged nursery and primary schools.
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    • Vic

    Vic Boston joins Comrades Quadruple club

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Vic Boston joined an elite group of runners when he became a fully-fledged Comrades Marathon Quadruple Green Number member after this year’s race in Durban on Sunday May 29.
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    • Community

    Mall threats: CSO says be alert, but don't panic

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The Community Security Organisation (CSO) is raising the threat level from three to four, following the US, British and Australian alerts of possible terror attacks targeting South African shopping malls. Levels are between one and five, with the standard level in South Africa usually at 2.
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    Constitutional Review 2016

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The law-making process in South Africa allows for civil society to comment and give input into proposed new legislation, including an annual review of the Constitution. The Board has a long history in contributing to the development of the Constitution, starting with our involvement in its original drafting.
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    Pine Street's big Yom Yerushalayim event

    Jun 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Last Saturday night a capacity crowd at the Pine Street Shul Hall in Johannesburg celebrated Yom Yerushalayim in style.
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