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    The mystery of kosher meat prices

    May 04, 2017 3 Comments
    It is generally believed in the community that the price of kosher meat is much higher in Johannesburg than in Cape Town - and that Durban is the highest.
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    South African money leads to an‘impish’ revival

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    Thousands of people in the city of Lincoln lined the streets on Monday to cheer their heroes - the Lincoln City football team, nicknamed the Imps, who finished top of the table of the National League. They sealed the title when they beat Macclesfield 2-1 at their home ground of Sincil Bank and confirmed their return to the Football League after six years away.
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    Jewish life in small Eastern Cape towns

    May 04, 2017 1 Comment
    It isn’t usually a big deal to find a rabbi to do a baby boy’s bris, but that is if you are living in a big city in South Africa, but brissing in a small town in the Eastern Cape is a whole lot more complicated.
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    Taking up the cudgels of their late mother’s work

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    Michele Asa and her sisters have taken up the cudgels of their late mother in restoring the Roodepoort Jewish cemetery.
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    South Africans in the original Israeli Air Force

    May 04, 2017 1 Comment
    Arguably, the opportunity to be in an air force has more romantic appeal than the infantry. When an opportunity manifested for young South Africans in 1947 to be on the Israel Air Force, it set many young hearts aflutter and motivated many young Jewish men to join up. Of course, many were untrained and went along for the adventure as much as for their unwavering support of Israel.
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    Kudos for Robyn Sassen’s Shoah reporting

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    I wish to congratulate Robyn Sassen on her lucid, accurate and compassionate report on this year’s Yom Hashoah.
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    Alas, don’t worry, ‘Next year in Jerusalem’ is only a song

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    Anecdotally Koppel has had a very good year financially, and he and his wife Ruth have built a brand-new, fully-equipped Pesach kitchen. They have invited their close family from Australia to celebrate the holiday with them.
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    Terror plot challenges

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    When the Thulsie brothers were arrested last July on charges of planning to carry out Islamic State-inspired terrorist attacks in South Africa, it was reported at the time that Jewish individuals and institutions were among those considered for possible attack. Last week, in the indictment submitted to the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, further details were released regarding potential targets.
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    The ultra-nationalists and John Lennon’s broken dreams

    May 04, 2017 2 Comments
    A piece of popular history which throws light on today’s confusing world is the release 50 years ago in 1967 in England of The Beatles’ album “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” - soon to be re-released.
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    A kaddish to Kovno in art

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    When textile designer Yda Walt first went to Lithuania, the thing that struck her was not what she saw, but what was missing. “I was shocked,” she said. “I felt this absence of the Jews. The absence was very present, all the time.”
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    Helen Lieberman gets top French award

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    Helen Lieberman was “overwhelmed” when she was informed of her latest and possibly most prestigious award as Officier de la Légion d’Honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honour) “in recognition of her lifelong commitment to the eradication of poverty, injustice and human misery”. The honour is the highest that France can bestow on a foreign citizen.
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    White man’s ingrained superiority

    May 04, 2017 1 Comment
    “I’m not here to talk about Penny Sparrow,” Justice Sharise Weiner tells the audience at ORT SA’s Houghton premises in Johannesburg. “When I say let’s talk racism, it’s not the Penny Sparrows of the world I’m talking to; it’s you and me.” (Her Penny Sparrow remark alludes to South Coast estate agent who got herself into trouble through racist remarks on Facebook.)
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    Sarsour: symbol of US Jew vs Jew

    May 04, 2017 2 Comments
    One of the best symbols of the current Jewish political divide is a Muslim woman.
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    Wounded soldiers finding solace in SA warmth

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    Amnon Worko’s mother was heavily pregnant with him when their extended family fled Ethiopia by foot due to famine and ill will towards Jews there. It was 1984 and they were headed for Israel, where a mission had been initiated to rescue them and countless others. After walking about 1 190 kilometres to Sudan, Amnon was born.
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    Israel is looking very fine at 69!

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    The Durban Jewish community celebrated the 69th birthday of the State of Israel on Monday evening in a festive atmosphere and with delicious food. A crowd of about 230 gathered at the Durban Jewish Centre main hall, which was decorated with white draping, blue lighting and with Israeli flags adorning every wall.
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    Yom Ha’atzmaut in the Park

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    Around 5 000 Johannesburg Jews descended on Huddle Park in Linksfield at dusk on Monday to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut. With an autumn chill in the air, they donned their Jewish jackets – predominantly black puffer jackets - and their party shoes and escorted their children to a safe and fun evening celebrating.
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    Durban’s poignant ceremony to remember some of the fallen

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    The KwaZulu-Natal Zionist Council focused its Yom Hazikaron commemoration on the lives of six individuals who lost their lives during Operation Pillar of Defence, fallen soldiers and civilians among them.
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    Youth movements remember fallen heroes

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    “When you lose someone, your life and the way you knew it will never be the same - everything is different… It’s not true that life continues. It stops and then re-starts, differently…”
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    Sharing Israel’s pain at the embassy

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    The ceremony started with a siren - the same siren (live on Israeli radio) that stopped the whole of Israel to remember their soldiers who fell in active duty. Although we were commemorating Yom Hazikaron in the garden of the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria, as Ambassador Arthur Lenk said: “For this instant, it feels like we are united, we are in Israel.
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    Israelis in SA on Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

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    South African Jews gather annually to commemorate Yom Hazikaron and then Yom Ha’atzmaut, but it is not quite as personal for us as it is for Israelis living in South Africa. The SA Jewish Report asked a handful of Israelis what they do so far from home on these special days.
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