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    • NalediaPandor

    Pandor drops bombshell about Israel

    Feb 22, 2018 4 Comments
    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, tipped to become the ANC’s new deputy president, stood up in Parliament on Tuesday and announced: “The majority party has agreed that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel.”
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    • TaliRamaphosa

    Winning friends and pushing fitness

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    “It was about being in the right place at the right time,” says Lynne Hirsch, one of the runners pictured in a photo, which has gone viral on social media, with then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa on the Sea Point promenade, the dawn after Jacob Zuma finally resigned from the presidency.
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    • JordanWater

    Cape Board's appeal: Keep us in the loop when sending water

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    While the Cape Town Jewish community is extremely grateful to its Johannesburg counterparts for sending water, they ask that they be included in plans to co-ordinate where it’s distributed.
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    • CharlesBack2

    So motivated and positive, despite horrific attack

    Feb 22, 2018 1 Comment
    There has been an outpouring of support in the wake of the brutal attack on 61-year-old Charles Back, who was assaulted on his Fairview Wine and Cheese farm in Paarl, in the Western Cape, on the night of February 13. During the attack he was beaten with a crowbar and left for dead in his home.
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    SA expat community reeling after Florida shooting

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    While the rest of South Africa was celebrating the resignation of former president Jacob Zuma late last Wednesday night, Stacie Hasson in Cape Town was devastated to hear about the mass shooting at her alma mater in Parkland, Florida.
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    • Peta low

    It’s all about exemplary leadership

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    In a week, it feels as if the whole country has changed and, for the most part, we are all still pretty euphoric. I personally get a kick out of hearing people refer to “President Ramaphosa”. It is exciting having a leader who understands leadership, appears to truly care about this country and its people, and can see a clear way forward.
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    • RabbiStern

    Heaven and earth – two worlds or one?

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    On the second day of creation, G-d separated heaven and earth. This was something so uncharacteristic of Him, because in His world the focus is on unity and harmony rather than on separation and division. In fact, it is for this reason that the Torah does not mention the words “and it was good” on the second day of creation, although it was mentioned regarding all the other days – because when there is division, it is not good.
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    • paula_slier

    Can Netanyahu become the longest-serving Israeli leader?

    Feb 22, 2018 1 Comment
    The next Israeli parliamentary elections must be held by November 5 2019. If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can remain in office until then, he will be Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, overtaking the state’s founder David Ben-Gurion. The question is: Can he?
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    • ChiefRabbi

    A true democracy in action

    Feb 22, 2018 2 Comments
    We are witnessing history. South Africa, as a young democracy of just more than 20 years, has for the second time in our short democratic history removed a sitting president from office.
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    Sexual abuse and the concept of teshuva

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    A sexual offender is held to account. He or she has molested numerous children in their teaching position. The community shouts “Can’t the offender be allowed to do teshuva?”
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    How do you feel about our new president?

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    With President Cyril Ramaphosa now in the hot seat, there is a sense of the dawning of a new and positive era in the country. The SA Jewish report canvassed members of the community in various provinces to see what they were feeling about our new leader and what they expected from him.
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    • RikaandJackHogson

    A tribute to dedicated ‘foot soldier’ Rica Hodgson

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Struggle heroine Rica Hodgson lived an extraordinary life spanning almost a century and was dedicated to the shared values of her dear friend and colleague, Nelson Mandela.
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    • AnneMarieWolpe

    Remembering struggle activist AnnMarie Wolpe

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    AnnMarie Wolpe, who died in Cape Town on February 14 at the age of 87, was one of the last of a group of political activists and their families whose lives were turned upside down by the historic Rivonia raid in 1963.
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    • Montagu_street

    Looking into Montagu’s Jewish community

    Feb 22, 2018 2 Comments
    The Western Cape town of Montagu has a small Jewish cemetery, but who knew Jews had lived in this small town?
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    • CommunityHabonimShaliach

    A mutually enriching outreach project

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Habonim shaliach Danny Adeno Abebe recently initiated a programme in which Jewish youth go to Kliptown, Soweto, to offer their time and skills to youths there, and receive the same in return.
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    • 2b-Letter6

    Solutions to Polish death camps bill

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    As a white South African Jew who lives in a country with a history of discrimination, and whose religion has been looked down upon over generations, I would like to share my opinion about why it is wrong to outlaw the term ‘Polish death camps’ and propose a compromise.
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    • JackSportJodi_w22ED

    Clean sweep for Jodi in Oudtshoorn

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    There’s no stopping cycling champion Jodi Zulberg. Already our national champion, Zulberg notched up her third successive victory in the SA National Championships Time Trial in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, which took place from February 6 to 11.
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    • Yemenite3

    ‘My sister was abducted when my parents made aliya from SA’

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    When Basil and Riva Sandler made aliya in 1949, they left comfortable lives in South Africa to help build the Jewish state. Basil, from Worcester near Cape Town, and Riva (nee Kretzmer), from Johannesburg, settled near Hadera. Later, they built a house and were expecting their first child.
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    • Scan10001

    It all started with a knock on the door…

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    At 85 years old, Audrey Coleman still exudes a steely determination that she displayed at the time she and husband Max’s names were synonymous with the Detainees’ Parents Support Committee (DPSC). They were founder members of this organisation of parents that was formed to provide food, clothing and legal assistance to detainees under apartheid, as well as to monitor and publicise state repression. Audrey’s memory is sharp and her speech unhesitating as she recalls those dark days in our country’s history.
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    Changing of the WIZO leadership

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    At the WIZO Johannesburg’s 104th annual general meeting, members bid farewell to their co-chairs of three years, Lee Joffe and Andrea Wainer, and welcomed their newly elected chairperson, Janice Leibowitz, and her vice-chairs: Mandy Bernstein, Bev Gamsu and Raya Ravid.
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