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    • Nice Chabad

    Jews remain hyper-active in South African politics

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    South African Jewry has continued its prominent role in the country's politics, just as id did so disproportionately in the struggle against apartheid. As the “old-timers” who played an active role after 1994 retire, they are being replaced by a new wave of Jewish candidates and party workers. Read about the current crop in our multiple reports from around the country - you will find all the links here....
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    • Kol Isha HOME

    Kol isha dispute is settled out of court

    Jul 27, 2016 3 Comments
    a six-month long episode in the life of SA Jewry ended last night when the applicants in the Equality Court case where two Orthodox Jews (later joined by an interfaith group affiliated to Progressive Jewry) took up a position against the Cape Board over the issue of women singing at secular functions, reached an amicable out-of-court settlement. The spat ended when all parties in the hard-fought saga signed off on a negotiated settlement agreement. It is over, finish and klaar!
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    • Nice Chabad

    Johannesburg to be a ‘keenly contested’ poll

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Having kicked off in second place to the ruling ANC majority of over 55% in the Joburg City Council, the DA overtook the ruling party four weeks ago in the polls. But the huge “undecided” electorate can cause an upset at the last minute. Johannesburg is turning out to be one of the hottest political battlegrounds for municipal elections as political parties bring out the big guns to fight for every extra vote they can next Wednesday. The polls had the DA extending its lead by a further one-and-a-half percentage points last week.
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    • Sales

    Cracks in Democrats seeking unity on Israel

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    The Democratic Party has spent the first couple of days of its convention projecting unity on issues from fighting racism to fair trade. But fissures are showing on one issue that Democrats have long been united on: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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    • Palestinian

    Looking for a measure of Palestinian unity - in SA

    Jul 27, 2016 4 Comments
    The Israeli Embassy in South Africa would not comment on a week-long dialogue which is being held in the Western Cape by Palestinians from different political parties and persuasions to discuss their differences and how to achieve a common political vision following failed negotiations with Israel.
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    • Chief Rabbi Goldstein for Pesach HOME

    SA rabbis on a solidarity mission to Israel

    Jul 27, 2016 1 Comment
    A group of some 50 South African rabbis have returned from the annual Rabbinical Conference which was this year held in Israel.
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    • gREG

    Tikkun olam at SAUPJ's successful conference

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    A Mandela Day tikkun olam project by the Progressive Jewish community of Cape Town was the final highlight of the three-day Biennial South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ) conference in the city over the weekend.
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    • Masinter

    ‘Vote for Kindness’ is what pol's should do

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    With the municipal elections around the corner - Wednesday, August 3 - each candidate has declared his or her manifesto, filled with promises of jobs, flushing toilets, service delivery and what the DA, ANC, EFF, ACDP, the Freedom Front Plus and other minor parties will do if South Africans vote them in.
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    • Nice Chabad

    PRETORIA: can parties deliver on promises

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    In the eastern suburbs of Pretoria occupied by the majority of the city’s Jewish community, the political parties most visible in the run-up to the municipal elections of August 3 are the ANC, the DA and ACDP. Efforts to get comments from the ANC have been fruitless.
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    • Jeff

    Striving towards a free and fair election

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    South Africa’s much anticipated local government elections are now just a few days away. As in previous years, the Board has run a multifaceted “Make Us Count” awareness and educational project to involve our Jewish community in the process.
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    • Nice Chabad

    KwaZulu-Natal raring to in August 3 poll

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    KwaZulu-Natal is “all systems go” for the August 3 poll. Despite the deeply distressing rise in politically motivated killings over the past few weeks - during which 12 ANC councillors have been gunned down and two IFP members were murdered just this past weekend - the campaigning continues at full force.
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    • Autism

    She wouldn't accept ‘no’ for an answer

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    When Ilana and Martin Gerschlowitz’s son David was 20 months old, he stopped making eye contact and stopped vocal communication.
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    • Ilan

    Former gold medallist Sapiro is Rio-bound

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    The irrepressible Shireen Sapiro will be competing in her third Paralympic Games when she travels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September.
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    • Dan

    British Blues Award beckons SA’s Dan Patlansky

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Dan Patlansky, arguably South Africa's top blues rock guitarist, has been nominated for a prestigious British Blues Award in the Overseas Artist category.
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    Accolades to a Jew of worth surpass narrow dogma

    Jul 27, 2016 3 Comments
    The shift to the right in the world is epitomised by Donald Trump who may become the next United States president and have his finger on the nuclear button. A scary thought. As nationalism and intolerance of the “other” rises, the fundamentalist trend grows too in Jewish communities and other religions including Christianity and Islam.
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    • Saks

    Ambassador and rabbi cement relations with Namibia

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Last week Thursday, non-resident Israeli Ambassador to Namibia Gershon Kedar, accompanied by Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, spiritual leader and CEO of the African Jewish Congress, presented his credentials to President Hage Geingob at State House in Windhoek.
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    • Cohen

    Butcheries can’t talk (kosher) turkey this year

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    No use searching kosher butcheries in Johannesburg for a turkey; they are simply not being imported, says Ami Bolnick of Tenderchick.
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    • Nice Chabad

    In 'cool’ Cape, election fever burning hot

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Democratic Alliance and African National Congress candidates standing for election in Cape Town wards with Jewish communities spoke to the SA Jewish Report about what they would offer their constituents.
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    • Sue

    CT, Johannesburg - same country, continents apart

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    I have been an alien. I have lived in both Cape Town and Johannesburg and in each place it was as if I came from a different planet.
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    • 1-Milner Jack

    Jewish boxers supported ‘People’s Olympics’

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    It is now 80 years since the staging of the infamous 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Looking back on it one is dumbfounded by how stupid world leaders were at the time to support an event now remembered as a grotesquery of Nazi pageantry.
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