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    Accused twins to hear Monday if arrest lawful

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    The Hawks allege that self-declared ISIS-affiliated Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, 23, are “Terror Twins who planned to blow up US and Jewish installations in SA. They remain behind bars - at least for another week - after Magistrate Pieter du Plessis told the court at their last hearing that he did not want to make a hasty decision and that he would hand down his ruling on Monday August 15 in the matter of whether the duo had been illegally arrested.
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    Lesotho, Togo want closer relations with Israel

    Aug 10, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel and Lesotho last week pledged to improve their already close ties. This morning President Reuven Rivlin held a working meeting with President Faure Gnassingbé, of Togo. “Our ability in agriculture, together with our technological capabilities has led us to many achievements. I know the great efforts you are making in these fields and we are proud of the many Israelis who are investing in your country,” said Rivlin. Illustrated is the logo of Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs who are making great strides in Africa. Read more...
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    'Lazy' Babs talks about Mom

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    At 74 Streisand remains unstoppable - she has a forthcoming album of duets & is working on a memoir (release: 2017). She opens up to NYT – see her first TV performance in ‘63
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    Bringing full redemption soon in our days

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    Our Shabbat is called Shabbat Hazon, “the vision”, based on the opening words of the Haftorah, which also serves as the opening of the Book of Isaiah as well: “The vision of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.”
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    Bagel Holes: The big breakfast trend

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    History books may record it as “The Battle of Bagel Holes” - an epic tussle between kosher & other bakers laying claim to have invented this latest food trend.
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    Helping women unravel complexity of abuse

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    Philippa Sklaar, writer, motivational speaker and a fierce proponent for women's rights, is in South Africa to launch her second book, “The Affair”. She left South Africa for Los Angeles 15 years ago, but still has family here.
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    Two Jewish faces in Saturday Night Fever

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    Two members of the Jewish community, Johannesburg theatre producer Bernard Jay and dancer and actress Nurit Graff, are involved in the new disco musical Saturday Night Fever, which opens at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria next month.
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    Raisman parents give show on side-lines

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    In many cases the reactions of parents watching their children play sport is more fascinating than the actions of the players themselves.
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    Walty Brothers Fun Day raises R150 000 for Arcadia

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    A brand-new Arcadia Children’s Home is being built from the ground up on the corner of Long and George Avenues in Johannesburg.
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    Jewish leaders join Women’s Day march

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    Women’s Day this year marked exactly 60 years since one of the iconic events of the anti-apartheid struggle, the march to the Union Buildings by 20 000 South African women of all races and creeds to protest against the iniquity of the apartheid system.
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    Get refusals: Only so much the Beth Din can do

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    Michelle Blumenau Alge, a founder of Go Getters, a support group for chained women (agunot) who have not received a get (Jewish divorce) from their recalcitrant husbands, issued an impassioned plea to the Beth Din to find a way to free them from their “abusive captors”.
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    Above Board

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Final preparations are underway for the Board's Gauteng Council conference taking place on Monday evening at the Sandton Shul hall. While attention will also be paid to some of the challenges faced by our community, including security and combating anti-Semitism, the theme of the conference will primarily be a celebratory one.
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    Silent protest better than burning schools

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Two radically different responses have been seen recently in South Africa from citizens determined to denounce politicians abusing their power or filling their pockets with taxpayers’ money - violence on the one hand, non-violent and silent protest on the other.
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    Julius - the love story

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    “Three-year-old political party seeks mature and experienced mate for a long term mutually beneficial “friendship.”
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    Sholem Aleichem remembered on SA stage

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Shane Baker, an Episcopalian and an ardent proponent of Yiddish theatre, language and culture in New York, will be performing in a tribute to mark the 100th yahrzeit of iconic Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem in Cape Town and Johannesburg in aid of the Cape Seniors Association and the Union of Jewish Women respectively. Sharing the stage will be Caely-Jo Levy from Cape Town.
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    Babka - deservedly - is having a major renaissance moment

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Babka is having a major moment, and why not? There’s lots to love about the loaves of twisted dough, generously interspersed with a filling that usually involves lots of chocolate. Many professional bakers behind babka’s renaissance are working with laminated doughs - yeasted dairy doughs turned with lots of butter.
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    Deputy ambassador - in Black and white

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    Israel’s new Deputy Ambassador to South Africa, Ayellet Black, may be a tough career woman in a predominantly male world, but make no mistake, there is nothing grey about this diminutive, young and dynamic woman.
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    Ice hockey produces plenty Jewish stars

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Ice hockey is not a very well-known sport in this country, but that doesn’t reflect the hub of activity that is coming out of the sport on the local scene with ever-increasing momentum.
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    Looking back on an exciting Election 2016

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    In spite of earlier worries that the election process might be disrupted by protestors and potential trouble makers, the election process went off relatively smoothly. Thousands of police were deployed across the country and over 26 million citizens exercised their democratic right to vote.
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    What's On in SA Jewish Community

    Aug 10, 2016 1 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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