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    • TaliIsraelWaterAshkelonDesalinationPlant

    Israel can help Cape Town

    Feb 01, 2018 2 Comments
    While it may be too late to save Cape Town from Day Zero (the day the taps are turned off), Israel could boost South Africa’s water security now and into the future should our government choose to invest in it.
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    Juju and SA Jewry agree to disagree

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    Little did the communal Jewish leaders and the top brass of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) realise that their meeting this week would become a reunion of sorts.
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    Israel’s migrant policy criticised – but SA is no better

    Feb 01, 2018 1 Comment
    Israel is in the spotlight for its controversial mission to expel illegal Africans from the country, and while internal human rights groups lash out, the world – including South Africa – watches quietly as it doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
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    • ParshaRabbiPink

    Teach your children well

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    While most in-law jokes target the mother-in-law, in this week’s portion, it is the father-in-law – specifically Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses – who interferes to tell Moses how to run his business.
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    Going global by doing good in the wake of tragedy

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    “It was the worst letter I’ve ever had to write,” says South African-born Susan Penn, the director of congregational learning at University Synagogue in Irvine, California. She was referring to the email she had to send to parents and friends, informing them that Blaze Bernstein – an alumnus and volunteer at her cheder school – had been murdered.
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    Davis tennis stands firm against proposed boycott

    Feb 01, 2018 1 Comment
    The sword of Damocles has been hanging over this weekend’s Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Israel, what with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) pulling out all the stops to scupper this international tournament. Its problem is simply that Israeli tennis players are participating.
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    Anti-Semitism growing out of Twitter

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    I was dumbfounded when I read the Twitter comments that followed the @EFFSouthAfrica announcement that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had met with the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) on Monday.
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    Is covering Sara Netanyahu’s histrionics good journalism?

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    The Israeli media loves to hate Sara Netanyahu, wife of the incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This week, a leaked audio recording of her yelling and scolding a family publicist over a gossip column, published nine years ago, only served to increase that dislike.
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    • Davos

    A great reception at Davos

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    “Last year, it was mission impossible. This year, it was mission accomplished.”
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    • GermanAmbassador

    ‘We remember,’ says Germany’s ambassador

    Feb 01, 2018 Go comment!
    “Anachnu zochrim [We remember]: That is what Germans have to do, and are obliged to do, until the end of days on this world.”
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    Holocaust links in Senegal revealed

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    Did you have any idea that there was a transit camp for Jews in Senegal during World War II? This is just one of the fascinating facets to Senegalese professor Dr Alioune Deme’s research into links between the Holocaust and West Africa. ​
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    • wash

    Listeriosis: are we at risk?

    Feb 01, 2018 Go comment!
    With 81 deaths and 767 cases reported so far, the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa is believed to be the largest-ever, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Considering the number of cases reported in both the public and private healthcare sectors throughout the country, we cannot afford to be complacent.
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    • Fossil

    Israeli fossil discovery changes evolution timeline

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    A human jawbone fossil, found in Israel’s prehistoric Misliya Cave on the slopes of Mount Carmel, reportedly dates back 177 000 to 194 000 years, it was announced last week.
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    • Letter logo 7

    How Jewish do the Abayudaya have to be?

    Feb 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Your article, “Uganda’s Jews not Jewish enough, says Israel”, (January 26 edition) refers.
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    • TuBShvatMamelodi1

    No time to waste in dealing with climate change

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    Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Lior Keinan, says there is no putting off dealing with climate change. “The time is now, it’s here, and it is threatening our future," Keinan said at the Tu B’Shvat ceremony at the JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre in Mamelodi, Tshwane, last Thursday.
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    Poland’s move to ban the term ‘Polish death camps’

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    Poland’s parliamentary bill, passed last week to criminalise the use of the term “Polish death camps”, prompted an avalanche of criticism in Israel by officials and individuals, who warned that it is excessive and risks stifling research on the Holocaust.
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    Building tomorrow’s Jewish leaders

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    “I believe leaders are made, not born. Although some people may have natural leadership traits, those traits need to be developed and utilised properly.” So says Detan Lipschitz, one of the group of Diller Teen Fellowship Programme graduates who were recognised at the graduation ceremony on Sunday evening.
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    Is there a revival of ‘Jewsenberg’?

    Feb 01, 2018 2 Comments
    Sitting in Yoffi Falafel on Surfer’s Corner in Muizenberg over the recent summer holidays, I noticed a steady flow of local and holidaying Jewish people coming in to escape the wind and enjoy their falafel fix.
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    • JTACoteDIvoire

    In this West African country, a Jewish community is forming

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    Avraham Yago, a married father of five who works as a linguistics professor at the University of Abidjan in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, has visited Israel four times to learn about Judaism and practise his Hebrew.
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    Fiona Ramsay portrays a Jewish Nazi collaborator

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    Evil comes in an array of forms, and Jewish Nazi collaborator Stella Goldschlag was a particularly vile character. Blonde Poison, the play about her by Jewish playwright Gail Louw, opens next week at Daphne Kuhn’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square. It’s a one-woman work, directed by Janna Ramos-Violante, based on the book Stella by Peter Wyden. Veteran performer and Wits University lecturer Fiona Ramsay, who took on the role last year, spoke to SA Jewish Report about getting under Stella’s skin for another season.
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