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    • BIBI Africa

    Entebbe still imprinted on Israel’s psyche

    Jul 06, 2016 2 Comments
    Israeli PM Netanyahu, pictured, started his 3-day, 4-state Africa visit at Entebbe where his brother died exactly 40 years ago. Don't miss the gaffe-filled & embarrassing speech by Pres. Moseveni which Israeli radio cut short
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    African Jewish pride shines at Entebbe event

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    JR Online interviewed Ann Harris (pictured) and Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft in Kenya today. Together with Geoff Ramoghadi they were at Entebbe Airport yesterday, as guests of Israel, for the commemoration of the famous Entebbe raid 40 years ago. They were invited by Israel's MFA to participate as part of prime minister Netanyahu's party to four African countries.
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    SydShul brings us an all-time great video

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    SydShul's great short video of the miraculous Rescue at Entebbe, 40 years on. See why it already has around 150,000 views!
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    • Kol Isha website HOME

    Last chance for agreement on Kol Isha

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    If a solution is to be found that stops the case of two Cape Town Orthodox Jews and a multi-faith organisation taking the Cape Board of Deputies to court over applying religious doctrines at secular events, it will have to happen this week. JR Online understands that the parties are all trying to reach consensus this week. Read where things go if they don't...
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    R. Berland's case to be reviewed but bail denied

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    Justice Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane told Rabbi Eliezer Berland late last week in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that as he was so "well-connected" he remained a flight risk and she therefore denied “the Rabbi on the run” bail as he awaits extradition to Israel to face charges of alleged sex crimes. The fugitive rabbi had asked the court for bail until the review of his extradition order.
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    Charges withdrawn against Elaine Bobroff

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    A relieved 69-year-old bobba Elaine Bobroff, who went into court as a defendant charged with fraud and money-laundering of millions of rand and walked out a free person last week, told Jewish Report: “I’ve done nothing wrong.” But she is angry and traumatised. The NPA would not confirm or deny that the various investigations trying to quantify the alleged fraud of her husband and son had passed the R1-billion mark. Mrs Bobroff is to receive a prestige award for 40 years’ service to the Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society.
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    SAUPJ's open letter to the Orthodox community

    Jul 06, 2016 7 Comments
    The Wynberg Progressive Shul in Cape Town came under fire last week after having invited members of the Open Mosque to have Iftar (Breaking of the fast during Ramadan) with them on Friday night. The media were also present and after the story ran both the SA Union for Progressive Judaism leadership and the Moslem leadership were “fired with questions,” says SAUPJ national chairman Alvin Kushner, pictured. Read his open letter to the Orthodox community...
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    • Eli

    Wiesel gave Holocaust a face, world a conscience

    Jul 06, 2016 3 Comments
    Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate who became a leading icon of Holocaust remembrance and a global symbol of conscience, died last Saturday at age 87.
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    • Hallel

    Palestinian boy wanted to be a ‘martyr’

    Jul 06, 2016 2 Comments
    JERUSALEM - The 13-year-old Israeli girl killed in her West Bank bedroom last week Thursday, Hallel Yaffa Ariel of Kiryat Arba, a Jewish settlement near Hebron, was also a US citizen.
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    • Auction

    Prizes galore at TA’s Chinese auction fundraiser

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    The buzz was on everybody’s lips: a Chinese auction. What is a Chinese auction? The answer is, this “auction” was A combination of a “raffle” and an “auction”, a novel way of raising funds for charity.
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    Don’t make excuses for your old tech

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    The next 10 years will see the most rapid advances in the history of technology, but sometimes it will be okay to be left behind, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.
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    • Bagg

    Beverley stages Romeo and Juliet in Joburg

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    Beverley Bagg (pictured) became a ballerina by default. At the age of three ballet lessons were recommended by her physician “because my posture was so poor - and the rest is history…” she told SA Jewish Report
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    • JTA

    Cookie popsicles - just what the doctor ordered

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    In thinking about “Jewish” desserts, certain dishes immediately come to mind such as babka, the sweet yeast cake; Rugelach, the pastry of Ashkenazi origin; and Hamantaschen, the filled-pocket cookie or pastry, recognisable for its triangular shape and association with Purim
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    Israel trumpets African return, others want to leave

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    A big African story these days is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s high-profile visit to four African countries and his declaration that Israel is “…coming back to Africa”, but an opposite question is being asked by South African Jews and other whites: Should they be leaving Africa rather than staying?
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    • MichaelSieff

    Six degrees of separation

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    If you are familiar with the concept of six degrees of separation, you will know it embraces the theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by means of introduction, from any other person in the world.
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    • Tali

    iXperience - cutting-edge training in Cape Town

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    “You feel like you’re working at Google,” says Solomon Serfati, a Jewish student from Miami describing his time at iXperience, a “summer abroad” programme started by Jewish Capetonians Aaron Fuchs and Darren Kramer.
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    • Margot

    Battiss ‘in totality’ at Wits Art Museum with some 700 pieces

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    Art collector and philanthropist Jack Ginsberg, considers Walter Battiss who lived from 1906 - 1982, South Africa’s greatest water colourist, screen printer and draughtsman.
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    Waverley Shul celebrates 60 glorious years

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    On Sunday June 26, a glittering affair took place in the Samson Hall of Waverley Shul in Johannesburg: It was the shul’s diamond anniversary - 60 years of serving the community.
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    The most underrated quality

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    As I gazed at my grandson on my knees, about to be brought into Abraham’s covenant with G-d, a multitude of thoughts flew in and out of my mind. Chief among them: “I am much, much too close to this bris!” Then I noticed the remnant of the umbilical cord which once linked him with his mother, carrying nutrients and oxygen to him, and waste products away from him.
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