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    Cape Board invites applicants to colloquium

    Jun 15, 2016 2 Comments
    The community colloquium that has been called by the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies on the kol isha issue for Monday and which is likely to be heard by the Cape Equality Court in August should the matter not be resolved, has been widely criticised as not being representative of the community. Cape Board chair Marx hits back, explaining why it is and tells JR Online about some changes. This is not a question of religion, say the litigants.
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    Can we do better?

    Jun 15, 2016 3 Comments
    The shooting spree at the upscale Sarona Market in central Tel Aviv last week Wednesday night that killed four Israelis and wounded six others, adds to the tally of 33 Israelis and 200 Palestinians who have been killed in the Israeli Palestinian conflict just since October.
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    Long John Berks - what a boykie!

    Jun 15, 2016 2 Comments
    John Berks (Berkowitz) followed the pattern of many South Africans - his parents Louis and Hennie (who is soon to turn 103) were from Lithuanian stock, transplanted to England and later to Krugersdorp and Klerksdorp, like many Jews who settled in the country towns of South Africa.
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    Help find gentile lady who saved Jewish men

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    "Regina Adema ID I49344, daughter of Martin Adema and Jikke Justina Blom, was born in Bolsward on December 19, 1902, the Netherlands. Regina is deceased."
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    Jewish-owned 'Achievers support Springboks

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    Bidvest and Blue Label Telecoms jumped in and lent their support to the Springboks after Absa pulled its sponsorship - or there may not have been an inbound tour right now. This is probably the first time ever that two predominantly Jewish-owned companies are involved in sponsoring the Springbok rugby team. All three majority owners are past winners of Jewish Report's Absa Jewish Achiever business awards.
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    Mazinter turns Protocols of Elders into fiction

    Jun 15, 2016 1 Comment
    Rodney Mazinter’s CV says he is a member of the South African Zionist Federation Cape Council media team. What it doesn’t say is that the Camps Bay activist spends hours writing letters to newspapers correcting the misperceptions put out by the anti-Israel brigade, which often is viciously anti-Semitic in nature.
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    Czech Jewry returning to normal post WWII

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish community in the Czech Republic is small but progressing rapidly, says Zuzana Pavlovska, who heads up the education and culture department of the Jewish Museum in Prague.
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    Glenhazel shop is tops with cheesecake

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    It was bigger and sweeter. The 5th annual ChaiFM Great BIG Shavuot Cheesecake Competition, held at the community radio station’s studio recently, exceeded all expectations.
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    Jewish Interactive app has taken Jewish world by storm

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Nicky Newfield and Corinne Ossendryver launched a Jewish educational app, Shabbat Interactive, from Johannesburg four years ago. Its success led to the establishment of Jewish Interactive (Ji), now a multinational body promoting Jewish education through cutting-edge technology.
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    Can SA dodge a December credit rating downgrade?

    Jun 15, 2016 2 Comments
    The big three international credit ratings agencies, S&P Global Ratings (formerly Standard and Poor’s Rating Services), Moody’s and Fitch all recently stopped short of downgrading South Africa to sub-investment grade. The Jewish Report asked well-known market watchers, whether, with the crippling drought, sluggish economy and volatile politics, a downgrade is likely by December.
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    Sela joins Israel’s largest Olympic squad

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Olympic Games fever is starting to catch on and Israel is planning to send the country’s largest team so far to Brazil for this year’s event.
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    Massacres, gays and religion - SA still a miracle nation

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    While Sunday’s massacre of 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida in the United States - in which the gunman pledged allegiance to Islamic State, although his sincerity is questionable - may seem far away for South Africans, it throws into relief things that are reasonably on track in this country, despite the cacophony of political noise suggesting everything is falling apart.
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    • Jeff

    Join our Election Monitoring team

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    For the 2014 national and provincial elections, the SAJBD put together South Africa’s first interfaith and multinational election observer team to assist the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on polling day.
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    Woodrock - a place of shelter and safety for all animals

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Many people regularly ask how they can make a positive difference in the lives of animals. Well, Stella Meldau’s Woodrock Animal Rescue shelter on 8,5 hectares in the Hennops River Valley near Johannesburg is one place trying to answer this question.
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    What's On in SA Jewish Community

    Jun 15, 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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    Get refuser Anthony Sherman put in cherem by the Beth Din

    Jun 15, 2016 8 Comments
    The Go-Getters - The SA Get Network - and Women-4-Women (W4W), a project of the Union of Jewish Women (UJW) Cape Town, have warned recalcitrant husbands that they will receive the same treatment as Capetonian Anthony Sherman, who has refused to grant his former wife a get.
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    • Gail

    Recognising and dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Sometimes the question of whether a certain remark constitutes sexual harassment is a grey area and more often than not we find ourselves questioning the parameters of what is and isn’t okay. Many of us sweep it under the rug, laughing it off along with the countless other situations that, on reflection, were simply not okay. It’s in part because many of us don’t know what defines sexual harassment or that we have rights to take action.
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    ‘Memories of Muizenberg’ exhibition travels far and wide

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    The “Memories of Muizenberg” exhibition has been travelling the world and has elicited a lot of interest.
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    Torah: Ahead of the times

    Jun 15, 2016 Go comment!
    The portion of Naso follows Shavuot, the festival in which we received the Torah. Torah is unique among all things. It is the wisdom of G-d. In light of the timing we can therefore understand the opening words of the portion, “lift up the head” in two ways.
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