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    Just say sorry, Kahn says to Masuku and Cosatu

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    Bongani Masuku is still refusing to say sorry for his hate speech about Jews, despite being ordered by law to do so twice… over a period of eight years.
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    Destiny beckons

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    How did an unknown youngster suddenly rise to prominence? Pinchas, the hero of this week’s parsha, was previously unheard of. Though, as a grandson of Aaron, he belonged to the “royal family”, he was an unseeded young man, who, with a single act of bravery was catapulted to stardom.
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    Search for family of Ethiopian Jew killed in car crash

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    He walked from Ethiopia to Israel and back again, was arrested on his return to that country, rescued and airlifted to Israel as part of Operation Moses. Then he found his way to South Africa, where he worked at Aquila Private Game Reserve for 20 years, was about to act in a film about Ethiopian Jews, and was tragically killed in a car crash at the beginning of July.
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    SA rabbi unfairly maligned by ‘blacklist’

    Jul 13, 2017 1 Comment
    A well-known South African rabbi’s name appears on a “blacklist” of rabbis who Israel's Chief Rabbinate apparently does not trust to confirm the Jewish identities of immigrants. He is the highly respected Rabbi Pesach Fishman of the Northcliff Hebrew Congregation, who this week said his name “appears quite mysteriously on this list”, and he had no idea why.
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    Rabbi challenges Israel’s Chief Rabbinate over the “blacklist”

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    International Jewish media this week reported on a “blacklist of rabbis” maintained by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. The list contains the names of rabbis whom the rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish identity of immigrants to Israel.
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    Golden start for Team SA

    Jul 13, 2017 2 Comments
    Even before any of the countries had put a foot into the Teddy Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah, Team SA had already notched up their first Gold medal.
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    SA’s Jacob Berman beat Sharansky at the Maccabiah

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    A young South African, Jacob Berman, held Natan Sharansky in a chess match at the Maccabi Games last week for three and a half hours before beating him. The Jewish Agency head, Sharansky, is no stranger to the chess board, having beaten world grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1996.
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    Sorry seems to be the hardest word

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    How hard is it to apologise? I keep asking myself why Cosatu’s Bongani Masuku won’t just say he is sorry for the anti-Semitic vitriol he spewed out over Jewish students on Wits campus more than eight years ago? What he said was so ugly, I don’t believe anyone could really be surprised that he has been ordered to apologise by a court of law.
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    Hebron - microcosm of conflict and distrust

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    The first time I visited Hebron it was late at night and tempers were flaring. A group of Jewish settlers had barricaded themselves inside Palestinian shops and were refusing to move.
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    The world according to the ANC

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    One of the nine discussion documents published in advance of the ANC’s 5th Policy Conference last week, deals with international relations. It provides a revealing view on how South Africa’s ruling party sees the world in the 21st century.
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    The fragile freedom of kids today

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    Do we want to raise free-range kids or fraidy cat kids? Perhaps somewhere in the middle, writes NIA MAGOULIANITI-MCGREGOR
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    Heart attacks on the rise among adolescents

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    Johannesburg’s Hatzolah Medical Rescue is currently carrying out a campaign of screening pupils at Jewish day schools for the risk of “Sudden Cardiac Death in Adolescents” (SCDA) syndrome, which, while rare, kills as many as 300 000 young people annually in the US. Hatzolah have yet to identify any cases in their screenings.
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    New regulations dealing with religious leaders

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    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein is studying the proposed recommendations dealing with the regulation and registration of religious leaders to see if and how they will impact on the Jewish community.
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    Thulsie trial set to proceed this month

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    The trial of the so-called ISIS terror twins, Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, who allegedly planned to attack Jewish installations, was scheduled to begin this week - but it was again postponed. The Thulsies have been in prison on remand for over a year since their arrest on July 9, 2016.
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    Fidget spinners: The jury is out

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    Parenting expert Nikki Bush praised fidget spinners: “This is an object of fascination that intrigues children because they can make it do stuff for them...”
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    Getting a Jewish helping hand to a PhD

    Jul 13, 2017 2 Comments
    Jameson Maluleke always dreamed of studying further, but when he received his PhD in Hebrew studies a few weeks ago, it was the culmination of overcoming a lifetime of obstacles in his way.
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    Tisha B’Av and baseless hatred

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    On August 1, the Jewish world will observe the fast of Tisha B’Av.
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    Nelson Mandela and his relationship with SA Jews

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    Few historical figures have been as universally revered as Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s greatest son. Among the innumerable tributes paid to him, one of the most striking came from the Dalai Lama.
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    What you can do on Mandela Day

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    Mandela Day on Tuesday July 18, has a theme of Action Against Poverty. The Nelson Mandela Foundation wants this day to be dedicated to fighting poverty in order to stop the outbreak of protests in the country.
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    Spreading love through loss with Sophia Cupcakes

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    Sophia Bennett was a feisty, creative little girl who loved birthdays and baking cupcakes. She was just six years old and finishing grade R, when it was discovered she had developed a brain tumour and after eight months in ICU, she passed away in September 2015.
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