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    Kurgan’s ‘A Crowd of One’ is a cathartic exercise

    Sep 09, 2016 1 Comment
    At the age of four, Leonia Kallir (later Kurgan), together with 10 family members, fled her homeland of Poland the day Nazi troops invaded the country. “A Crowd of One” documents the group’s fraught 18-month journey until they landed in Cape Town, as well as the family’s struggle to re-establish itself in a strange world.
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    A concerted effort is needed to fight scourge of cyberhate

    Sep 09, 2016 Go comment!
    Local law enforcement agencies need to be much more involved in efforts to confront cyberhate, particularly on social media, if South Africa’s anti-hate speech laws are to be effective. This was one of the main recommendations made by the SA Jewish Board of Deputies in its presentation on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill in Parliament last week.
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    Reuben’s Haftorah trop class now spans the world

    Sep 09, 2016 2 Comments
    Since Rosh Hashanah last year, students from Reuben Wagenheim's Haftorah trop classes have read 64 Haftorot in nine shuls, including five in December on Shabbat Vayeshev, and to celebrate 10 years of learning each shul will be presented with a Book of Haftorot.
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    The battle in the bowels of the ANC injures all

    Sep 09, 2016 Go comment!
    An old Swahili proverb reflects South Africa today: Wapiganapo tembo nyasi huumia - “When elephants fight, the grass gets hurt.” It refers to the damaging consequences for weaker individuals and groups in the midst of stronger forces, such as warring government officials and leaders.
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    Jewish power at US Open as Yshai leads the pack

    Sep 09, 2016 Go comment!
    Over the years, Jewish tennis players have always found themselves at home at the US Open. There is, of course, a massive Jewish population in New York and many of them go off to Flushing Meadow to support all the Jewish contestants, no matter from which country they may come.
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    US drove Israel to abandon Gaza in '05 –Bedien

    Sep 09, 2016 Go comment!
    Rabbi took his secret with him to the grave: the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Haifa and President of Israeli rabbinical courts, Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef She'ar Yashuv Cohen, pictured, passed away this week, taking one of the “most stirring episodes of the history of the modern state of Israel” to his grave with him – the fact that the US ordered Israel to pull out of Gaza in 2005 says David Bedein.
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    Jews & Joburg vow to remove trees

    Sep 09, 2016 3 Comments
    JEWS SEE RED OVER CHEEKY PALESTINIAN FOREST PLANTING - BDS-SA issued a scathing indictment of Joburg City Parks for refusing to allow affiliate SAJFP event at Weinberg Family Park in the heart of the city's Jewry - blaming Councillor Steven Kruger. BDS then took the gap created by the changing management of Council and City Parks staffers dug the holes and planted ratepayer funded trees. Not for long insists the City and hundreds of objectors...
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    Kol Isha returns, with a vengeance

    Sep 09, 2016 1 Comment
    “It is over, finish and klaar!” wrote Jewish Report on 27 July after an out-of-court settlement was reached in the six-month long Kol Isha saga between Capetonian Jewry and the Cape Board. The emboldened victors returned with a vengeance this week. The same Applicants and legal team have taken the same matter up with the national Board - and insist they will go to the Johannesburg Equality Court, in January if the Cape agreement , or a suitable alternative, is not implemented nationally by then
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