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    Nice massacre: Jewish death toll rises to three

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Jews killed in Nice terror attack included father-and-son (pic) and elderly French lady. At least five members of Chabad House in the city of 25 000 Jews still injured and Gan Israel camp maddies escaped death by seconds. France has the second-highest Diaspora Jewish population in the world and the quickest-growing rate of Aliyah. Read the harrowing accounts of those who perished and those who survived...
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    Christian Zionist's strong message of unity

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    SAFI is hosting passionate Christian and unashamed Zionist to a one-night-only talk for both Jews and Christians who love Israel. Our unity, he says, is key... Read it
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    • Vanessa

    Paying tribute to South African heroes

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    During the July school holidays, I visited Ibiza for the first time - the exotic Spanish island where the rich and beautiful flock to enjoy its beaches and famous nightlife.
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    Berland: Latest news plus video of extradition

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Berland finally heads home to face the music. SEE VIDEO and picture on the ElAl plane. The newly-extradited rabbi lost consciousness during a hearing held at at Ayalon prison and he was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tel Aviv. Follow links for JR-Online's EXCLUSIVE ball-by-ball coverage on the event from the moment the rabbi was wheels-down at Ben Gurion airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
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    Call for Bobroff claims, extradition planned

    Jul 20, 2016 2 Comments
    Bobroffs' curator, Johan van Staden, wants to wind up the practice of the firm and the state is poised to institute extradition proceedings against Ronald and Darren Bobroff for fraud, money laundering, contravening the Income Tax Act, the VAT Act, the Companies Act, the Attorneys Act and the Rules of the Law Society, among others. Van Staden has called on clients of the now-defunct firm, whose claims have been lodged but who have not been paid, to come forward. Any pay-outs from the RAF since March are safe.
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    Jewish community not found wanting in Mandela Day action

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    Organisations and individuals within the South African Jewish community responded overwhelmingly to the annual call to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to improving the world on Nelson Mandela Day.
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    • Thulsie

    South Africa in the Islamic terrorists’ cross-hairs

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    It has long been presumed that it was unofficial but de facto government policy to turn a blind eye to the fact that South Africa has been host to Islamic fundamentalist terrorist training camps as well as being a transit point - in return for immunity from attack. But all of that came crashing down last week with the revelations that two brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie were arrested by the Hawks in the advanced stages of planning an attack on US and Jewish targets in South Africa.
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    The difference one brave man can make to the world

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    Aristides De Sousa Mendes was the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux, France in 1940. In defiance of then Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, he issued approximately 30 000 forbidden visas to refugees fleeing Hitler and the Nazi terror.
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    • Monica

    SAUPJ elects its first female national chairman

    Jul 20, 2016 6 Comments
    The South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) has elected Monica Solomon as its new national chairman, the first woman to hold this position.
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    Lithuania: My journey of return

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    As a Cape Town-born Jew, my life has come full circle. Although I was born after his death, my zaida, Rabbi Shimon Ze’ev Aysenberg had an indelible influence on my life. My father, Isaac Eisenberg, born in a stable in Mogilov, Belarus in 1922, a medical doctor and writer, spent his life interpreting his childhood memories.
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    Gilli Apter boasts ‘an in-built ability to make people laugh’

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    Jewish culture has provided a rich source of humour to comedians around the world and Johannesburg comedienne Gilli Apter is no exception.
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    • MichaelSieff

    When divorce is a mitzvah

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Everyone knows that, unlike some religions that do not permit divorce, Judaism recognises its necessity under certain circumstances. The proper procedures are even built into the framework of Jewish law.
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    • Jonathan

    Mirvis pioneers a new way of looking at Jewish education

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Social entrepreneurship has become a buzzword for the attempt to draw on private sector approaches to solve public sector social, cultural, or environmental problems.
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    Brisket married to baked beans – union made in heaven

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    If a sweet pulled brisket married a can of baked beans, this dish would be their delicious baby. Try it and be sure there will be many repeat performances.
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    What's On in SA Jewish Community

    Jul 20, 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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    • Moira

    Many parallels between Anne’s story and apartheid history

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Anne Frank’s story is so powerful because it is an illustration of the insanity of the Nazi machinery, seen through the eyes of an innocent child. So said Ambassador of the Netherlands, Marisa Gerard, at the opening of the international exhibition “Anne Frank: A history for today” at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, V & A Waterfront, last week.
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    Roodepoort Jewish Cemetery in a sorry state - and no funds for repairs

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish cemetery in Roodepoort on the West Rand is in a state of disrepair with nearly a third of the tombstones having been broken or pushed over. There is also no wall to demarcate the area from the general cemetery.
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    Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman off

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk on Tuesday evening hosted a farewell function for outgoing Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman and his wife Sigalit. Some 60 guests from all spectres of the community including businessmen, journalists, the cultural arena and friends attended. Freeman took up his South African post in July 2013.
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    The heat is being turned up on get refusers

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    A woman who has, after five years, been freed from the chains of being refused a get (Jewish divorce), will be talking about her experiences at a programme organised by the Go-Getters, the SA Get Network, and the Union of Jewish Women at the HOD in Orchards in Johannesburg on August 2.
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