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    • SaveAaron1

    Save Aaron, the boy who cannot eat

    Feb 08, 2018 1 Comment
    At first glance, Aaron Lipschitz is like any ordinary three-year-old boy. He attends Herzlia Alon Ashel playschool; loves cars, balloons and animals; and looks as strong and healthy as his peers, with a bright mind to match.
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    Cyber-bullying and what we can do about it

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    There’s a crisis afflicting one in every four South African teenagers, resulting in long-term anxiety, poor self-image and even suicide. Given its growing prevalence, cyber-bulling may soon reach epidemic proportions.
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    End of an era for banking leaders

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    “One of Stephen and Bernard’s great contributions to South Africa’s business landscape was their chutzpah,” said Business Day editor Tim Cohen about Investec CEO Stephen Koseff and managing director Bernard Kantor, who announced this week that they were stepping down after 40 years at the helm.
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    Malema expresses interest in Israel’s proposed solutions to water crisis

    Feb 08, 2018 1 Comment
    Julius Malema, commander-in-chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), said this week that if Israel could solve the water problem across South Africa in a “real” and “permanent” way – and not just in Cape Town – his party would start lobbying its support.
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    Protesters’ stunning end to anti-Israel demonstration

    Feb 08, 2018 1 Comment
    When those attending the Davis Cup tie between Israel and South Africa last Friday afternoon heard two loud bangs, they could be forgiven for thinking the worst. They had entered the Irene Country Club in Centurion, where the matches were played, making their way past 200 to 250 angry protesters.
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    Unterhalter weighs up his new role as judge

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    When top Johannesburg advocate David Unterhalter was informed late last year that he was to become a judge of the Gauteng High Court from the beginning of January 2018, he felt conflicted.
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    Youth and the Chief Rabbi lead the drive to help Cape Town

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    The Johannesburg Jewish community – in particular, the youth – is coming together to find ways of helping Capetonians with the water crisis. Their assistance ranges from supplying them with bottles of water to praying for them.
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    • Debate4

    Harsh realities of Israel-Palestine situation debated

    Feb 08, 2018 2 Comments
    “The two-state solution… is the only viable solution; it is the only game in town.” – Benjamin Pogrund “We do not have two states in that area… We will not have two states. There is no Palestinian state: there is only a Palestinian Bantustan.” – Na’eem Jeenah “My personal diagnosis is that the two-state [solution] has died, or is on the brink, to the grave… What we should discuss from now on is: What does one state mean?” – Alon Liel
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    Two tall poppies

    Feb 08, 2018 1 Comment
    I had the privilege this week of spending time with two esteemed men – one an acclaimed veteran South African journalist who lives in Israel and the other, a former Israeli ambassador to South Africa.
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    Can BDS be stopped through the law?

    Feb 08, 2018 1 Comment
    Calls for boycotts against Israel are nothing new, and in recent years the BDS movement has gained traction internationally. But ask the average Israeli what s/he thinks, and they’re neither fazed nor worried about it. It’s a different type of anti-Semitism, most tell me, adding that it doesn’t matter what Israel does or doesn’t do, the international community will try to line up against her.
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    • Bagraim Michael HOME

    Will Ramaphosa really make a difference?

    Feb 08, 2018 Go comment!
    There is a generally accepted belief that Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as ANC leader, will finally bring some sanity to Parliament and the ruling party, in what’s been deemed as a case of new brooms promising to sweep clean. However,, with the current impasse over who will present SONA, this new broom does not appear to be meeting the public’s expectations.
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    Bishop Shembe pledges his allegiance to Israel

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    Bishop Phakama Shembe, head of the Nazareth Baptist Church, hosted Jewish communal leaders in his home on Sunday to witness his and his community’s commitment to Israel and the local Jewish community.
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    There can be no denying that the Poles were complicit in the Holocaust

    Feb 08, 2018 Go comment!
    Poland’s Senate passed a controversial bill last Thursday that outlaws blaming Poland for any crimes committed during the Holocaust. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda insisted that there was no institutionalised participation by Poland or its people in the Holocaust, but did acknowledge that individual Poles took “wicked” actions against their Jewish neighbours.
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    • SkeemSaam1

    Taking on the plight of waste collectors

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    A Johannesburg woman became so gatvol of hearing her neighbours whinge about the awful state of the park in their upmarket suburb, she made it her business to tackle the issue head-on.
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    • ParshaRabbiWidmonte

    The Academy launches degrees in Jewish education

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    Since its launch in August 2012, The Academy of Jewish Thought and Learning has become the heartbeat of the traditional South African Jewish community, ensuring that its values are relevant and dynamic for the next generation of Jews.
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    Fitbit: friend or foe?

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    Every year, New Year’s resolutions are made. When it comes to our health, many of us determine that this will be the year that we’ll shed the kilos, boost our energy levels and get fit.
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    • GillianGapYear

    Filling the post-matric gap

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    After the ever-increasing stresses that come with matric, many teens choose to take a gap year. But what are they really looking for? And does taking time off help or hamper their future prospects?
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    Germany recognises Algerian Jews as Holocaust survivors

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    Nearly 80 years after being persecuted by the Nazi-allied Vichy French government, 25 000 elderly Algerian Jews are being recognised for the first time as Holocaust survivors by the German government.
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    • IanFroman2

    Veteran tennis ace ‘kleibs naches’ at Davis Cup

    Feb 08, 2018 Go comment!
    When the Israeli side emerged triumphant at last weekend’s Davis Cup clash against team South Africa in Pretoria, the taste of victory was that much sweeter for Ian Froman, the man known in Israel as “the father of tennis”.
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    • MervynHorwitz

    He nurtured his passion for Israel from afar

    Feb 08, 2018 Go comment!
    Mervyn Horwitz - who passed away on January 31 - dreamed of making aliya, but his family commitments kept him in South Africa. So, he dedicated his life to helping to build and sustain the Jewish state through the Israel United Appeal and United Communal Fund (IUA-UCF) from Pretoria.
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