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    • RabbiAriShishler

    Happy people live longer

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Forget an apple a day; a smile a day is healthier. This Adar, the month when the Talmud instructs us to increase in joy, consider the health benefits of unbridled joy.
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    Are UK universities starting to Brexit IAW?

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    March is a month that Jewish students dread. It is the month that the hate fest known as Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) winds its ugly way onto campuses around the world, bringing with it a climate of bullying, rabid anti-Israel sentiment and sometimes violence.
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    • Peta low

    A dysfunctional, caring family

    Mar 03, 2017 1 Comment
    We live in a society where dog eats dog and everyone is out there for themselves. That is, other than the Jewish community. Let me rephrase that: Jewish individuals are out there for themselves and their families, but more and more I realise that, despite that, there is an intrinsic kindness and care for community that I don’t believe exists in any other community.
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    • BenitaLevin

    Aliyah - the good, the bad and the meshuga

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The freedom to walk in the streets in your suburb is something most people the world over, take for granted. For us, it’s something brand new. Watching our 10-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter leave home in Ra’anana each morning, as they walk or cycle to school, is a novelty. It's something we'd never have allowed in South Africa. Not everyone may agree, but for us, it was a question of safety.
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    • ShaunDuvet

    At the forefront of the youth revolution

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    Shaun Duvet is the owner and managing director of Ultra South Africa and a King David School alumnus. He has straddled the world of DJ, producer, club-owner, marketer and promoter for close on 15 years and last weekend put on the most successful Ultra in both Cape Town and Johannesburg yet. Howard Sackstein asks the questions.
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    Blue Label pulls off Cell C deal

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    Two Jewish entrepreneurs, Brett and Mark Levy of Blue Label Telecoms, have pulled off a coup by reaching an agreement with struggling Cell C, beating off a fierce attempt by Telkom to snatch a deal from under Blue Telecoms’ noses before this week’s deadline.
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    • Nissim Black4

    Sinai Indaba refreshes and innovates

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    Sinai Indaba’s launch in Cape Town last weekend drew far more young people - school kids and university students alike - than in previous years because many had been unable to attend because of exam commitments. There was a special Sinai Indaba youth track, “Sinai Next”, that catered specifically to high-school learners.
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    DA MPs say SA Jews tell a positive story

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    “South Africans need to know their history, and the local Jewish community has a very important role to play in this, making others aware of the dangers of prejudice,” says DA member of parliament George Michalakis.
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    • robertlawrence

    Harvard professor on economic doom under Trump

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The global economy is headed for turbulence in the Donald Trump era and his plans to bring back manufacturing jobs to the US won’t work, according to Robert Lawrence, professor of trade and investment at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
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    • YouthSuzanneEncounter

    Israel Encounter programme may be in peril

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    One of the flagship projects of the Jewish Agency for Israel may be forced to shut down after one more round, as their funding expires after this year-end Encounter experience.
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    • JWireBibiinAustralia

    Jewish leaders laud Bibi’s Oz visit

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a highly successful five-day visit to Australia last week, being feted by his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull and having an in-depth discussion with Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop on a wide range of topics.
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    • MorrisIsaacson

    Morris Isaacson School – the legacy lives on

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Sixty-one years after the founding of the Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto - synonymous with the start of the Soweto Uprising in 1976 – Isaacson’s grandson, Kevin, came to Johannesburg from Israel to see the school and his grandfather’s legacy for himself.
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    Farewell to South Africa’s unsung “Mr Chips”

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Keith Kleinot was South Africa’s own version of “Mr Chips”, an old-fashioned schoolteacher who devoted over 20 years of his career to teaching at an impoverished school in Soweto.
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    • DebbieandIvorIchikowitz

    ‘Sounds of Summer’ raises much-needed funds

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    A four-acre bushveld garden in the heart of the Sandton concrete jungle is hard to imagine. Alongside a road that during the week is bumper to bumper with rush hour traffic, an “idyllic paradise” exists.
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    • Letter2

    Donald Trump could be Israel’s worst nightmare

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    "I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life." A disturbing response from President Donald Trump to a question at a recent media conference from Jake Turx, a journalist from the ultra-Orthodox Jewish publication, Ami Magazine. A disquieting response because Turx's question wasn't about the president, but rather what was being done about "an uptick in anti-Semitism [in the US] and how the government is planning to take care of it".
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    • Letter3

    Hitler emojis on shorts: Owner protesting

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    I’m referring to a story in Jewish Report of January 27, on smiley face emojis that resembled Hitler, on two pairs of shorts in a store of The Lot in Cape Town, which the owner destroyed when she became aware of it.
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    • Jeff

    Decisive action needed to stop xenophobic violence

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    During times of heightened xenophobic unrest, particularly in 2008 and 2015, the SAJBD was involved in co-ordinating the Jewish community’s humanitarian relief work on behalf of victims.
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    Muslims who repair vandalised Jewish graves

    Mar 03, 2017 4 Comments
    If a Muslim campaign in the United States to raise money for repairing more than 100 Jewish graves vandalised by anti-Semites in St Louis can raise over $100 000 in just a couple of days, does this indicate that the new emergence of racial hatred in the world can be overcome by ordinary people doing something proactive?
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    Eli Rabinowitz explains Partisan song to KDVP learners

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Jewish geneology expert Eli Rabinowitz regaled King David High School Victory Park staff and learners last Wednesday with the background to the well-known Partisan song, Zog Nit Keynmol (Never say this is the final road for you).
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