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    SABC Board - the Jewish connection

    Oct 19, 2017 Go comment!
    There haven’t been too many “itzes” in the surnames of SABC board members in the past. Until now. Newly-appointed member, Michael Markovitz along with colleague John Matisson, have no small task ahead.
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    Give a compliment

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    Just recently an article was featured in the SA Jewish Report about how oftentimes we have plenty of justified criticism for our community institutions. However, we’re not as openhanded with offering compliments. The same could be said of people we interact with daily; our loved ones, colleagues, students, co-workers, employees, etc.
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    SA's most powerful Christian leader meets Israeli president in Israel

    Oct 19, 2017 4 Comments
    The leader of the Zion Christian Church - ZCC - Bishop Dr Barnabas Lekganyane, had a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel, on Wednesday during this acclaimed Christian leader’s first official peace mission to the Holy Land.
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    The boy whose wisdom and empathy was way beyond his years

    Oct 19, 2017 1 Comment
    Yeshiva College schoolboy Hugo Paluch was a giant soul who had a master plan and an extraordinary vision to make the world a better place. He died tragically a few months ago before he could realise his dream.
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    The long hard journey of the new shaliach

    Oct 19, 2017 1 Comment
    He’s black, Jewish and Israeli and Adeno Abebe is South Africa’s brand-new Habonim and World Zionist Organisation (WZO) shaliach.
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    Let his legacy live on in what we do

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    When Hugo Paluch was struck down in a tragic accident at his school in June, the community grew strong in protecting the family and praying for this child.
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    If there were elections in the Palestinian territories

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    This is not what the polls reflect, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that if elections were to be held today in the Palestinian territories, opposing sides would come in. This means that in the West Bank where Fatah is currently in control, rival Palestinian faction, Hamas, would be voted into power; and in Gaza where Hamas rules, Fatah would win.
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    Simchat Torah: Memories and meaning

    Oct 19, 2017 7 Comments
    I have strong memories of Simchat Torah as a little girl. I spent it with my grandfather who was a gentle, open-minded Orthodox Jewish educator in Johannesburg. We would walk up the hill to his shul together.
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    The union that never strikes anything other than tikkun olam

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    The Union of Jewish Women was imbued with the spirit of tikkun olam, Bev Goldman, MC and UJW vice-president, told some 400 people present at the opening of the organisation’s 31st national conference at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre on Sunday evening.
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    The ‘bulldog’ talks to the Union of Jewish Women

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    Advocate Gerrie Nel, one of the best-known prosecutors in the country, known as the “bulldog” of South African courtrooms, was upbeat about the possibility of combating corruption in South Africa.
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    Taking care of what teens learn online

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    There is an upsurge in awareness that child sexual abuse does exist in the Jewish community, Luke Lamprecht, a child protection and development specialist, told the 31st national conference of the Union of Jewish Women at the HOD, Orchards, on Monday.
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    From the deepest drug depths, there’s a way up

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    Two Johannesburg Jewish moms, Nikki Munitz and Nicola Barak, are committed to “helping others find recovery from a lonely, dark, non-existent and seemingly hopeless state of mind and body”.
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    Turning entrepreneurship into an art

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    The achievements of two exceptional entrepreneurs were highlighted at Monday’s session of the Union of Jewish Women’s 31st national conference - that of Thembi Sithole, who started out washing cars and now owns a panel-beating company and Karen Schneid, a successful advocate-turned-confectioner.
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    Hope for humanity

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    There was a Heineken advert that aired a few months ago. It arrived in the wake of one of the most bitter and divisive US elections in recent memory, as hatred, split along class, race and gender lines, boiled over across the country.
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    Not just another book on cancer or illness

    Oct 19, 2017 1 Comment
    When most people pick up Lauren Segal’s book “Cancer: A Love Story”, they are reticent to read it because, as so many have said, they don’t really like memoirs or books about sick people.
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    Don’t cry for me, Emma Kingston

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    While the British actress playing Eva Perón in the new production of Evita has a real connection to the role, she also happens to be Jewish. Much like Perón, Emma Kingston chose a career as an actress and her mother grew up in Argentina. In fact, her grandfather lived through the Perón era and has quite a few tales to recount.
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    Discovery’s Adrian Gore shares business insights

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    With the simple purpose of “making people healthier”, the Discovery Group, founded in 1992, revolutionised the insurance industry in South Africa and is making serious inroads globally. But this focus on the customer - not doctors or the system - was initially seen by competitors as “infantile”, said Adrian Gore, CEO of the Discovery Group and one of South Africa’s most dynamic and decorated businessmen.
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    Demystifying the Dark Tisch

    Oct 19, 2017 1 Comment
    It’s 23:00 on a balmy Friday night in Jerusalem, as you join a crowd shuffling into a small cafeteria in Mea Shearim. Inside, as you take your seat at a row of tables, it’s dark. Not hazardously dark - you aren’t feeling your way forward or tripping over one other - but all you can really make out are shadows and silhouettes.
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    What happens when sins of the past come out of the closet?

    Oct 19, 2017 1 Comment
    A long, dirty thread links the sadistic killers of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol and South African President Jacob Zuma to sex offenders who thought they would get away with it as time passed. But people cannot control how they will be remembered in history.
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    SA hosts prestigious WJC Community Directors’ Forum

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    At the time of writing, preparations are being finalised for the World Jewish Congress Community Directors’ Forum, to commence this weekend in Cape Town. This is the first time that this prestigious event will be taking place on the African continent, and we are honoured to have been entrusted with organising and hosting it.
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