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    Christian vigil… not so Christian

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    A Christian prayer vigil for Palestine is being called for this weekend by groups aligned with the BDS movement. However, many leading Christian groups have no knowledge of it.
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    ANC condemns murders of elderly Cape Town Jewish couple

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    During the darkest days of apartheid, Rosalie Bloch sheltered families of detainees and apartheid activists in the lounge of her home in Mowbray, Cape Town. On Saturday, her body and that of her husband, Aubrey Jackson, were found in that same lounge, after they had been tied up and killed in what police are saying is a robbery gone wrong.
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    Turning VE day into an Israeli holiday

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    Seventy-three years ago this week, on May 8 1945, many Jews recited the Shehecheyanu blessing to express thanks that they had survived to see that day. It was Victory in Europe Day, which marked the defeat of Nazi Germany and the formal end of hostilities in Europe.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    “Louder!”

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    One section stands out from the rest in this week’s Parsha. It is known as the Tochecho, or The Rebuke. In it, we read a litany of disasters that will befall our people should we turn our backs on G-d and abandon His way of life.
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    Patricia de Lille at the BDS stall

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    When the now former mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, visited the BDS South Africa stall at the Cape Town Ramadaan and Lifestyle Expo at the beginning of the week, the organisation quickly claimed her support with a tweet pinned to the top of its Twitter profile. It said: “Thanks to DA leader and Cape Town Mayor @PatriciaDeLille for stopping by the BDS stall yesterday #FreePalestine #BoycottApartheidIsrael”.
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    International experts in SA to investigate kashrut

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    “This is not a trivial trip. We don’t fly this far for window dressing.” These are the words of visiting kashrut expert Rabbi Menachem Genack. Together with two other senior kashrut experts, he has been in the country to inspect every nook and cranny of the Beth Din’s kashrut supervision system. The three are part of the Union of Orthodox Synagogue’s (UOS) “programme of action” following the Stan & Pete incident.
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    On a mission to stop online anti-Semitism

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    Eliyahou Roth was studying Talmud at a yeshiva in Israel in 2003 when he got a harsh wake-up call. A Gentile friend called him and began swearing at him, asking if it’s true that he is planning on killing Gentiles.
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    The ideal Mother’s Day gift

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    So many of the more cynical among us refer to Mother’s and Father’s Day as Hallmark holidays – simply a way of retailers having another reason to make an extra buck.
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    Waking up on Mother’s Day

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    I thoroughly enjoy spoiling my mother on Mother’s Day. There is something about having a special day that belongs to her (and me now, as a mom) that makes it an occasion. And I have to admit to loving the extra special attention my boys give me on this day.
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    Does Hezbollah equal Lebanon?

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    Not so long ago, I was in the Kazakh capital of Astana for a conference and found myself seated next to the Lebanese ambassador to that country. He told me he’d been there for eight years and counting, uncertain of when, if ever, he’d be sent back home.
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    Kanye West: Black people’s Natalie Portman

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    Kanye West, the African-American rap artist, seems to have placed his well-pedicured feet right in it. “Slavery,” he suggested last week, sounded “like a choice” to him. And then he doubled down and said something about having achieved economic freedom. And intimated that others should do the same.
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    Women moving into Talmud study

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    Jewish women are gathering in groups all around the world this Sunday, May 13, either with teachers or through webinars to study Talmud and celebrate Talmud study. They will also reflect on how the opening of the Talmudic world to women has changed the destiny of women within Orthodox Judaism.
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    Finding a place for hope and care in medicine

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    When a patient is suffering from a life-threatening illness, beyond medical care, they desperately need their doctor to give them support and care. This seems to be sorely lacking nowadays, with more patients being treated indifferently by medical practitioners.
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    Living a Jewish life in Africa

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    With Africa being the birthplace of mankind, it makes sense that Jews are scattered throughout the continent, albeit in relatively small numbers. But how do they maintain a Jewish life, when there is often no shul, no kosher food and no Jewish school? Jews who have settled across the continent tell us how they do it.
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    A long wait to be together

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    When the burial of Leonie Muscat was held up at West Park Cemetery last Thursday to ensure that she had a place next to her soulmate, Hardy, Rabbi Yossy Goldman was not surprised. Nor were the rest of the mourners gathered there for her funeral.
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    • Philippa Sklaar Sue Hickey  Courtneigh Cloud Bernstein 2

    It is not just about choosing the wrong men

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    “I have perfected the talent of choosing the worst kind of men – I’m not a slow learner, I’m retarded,” said well-known author, chef and survivor of domestic abuse, Philippa Sklaar, recently.
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    Technology keeps the Holocaust conversation going

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    Imagine a child not yet born who, one day, deep into the future, will still be able to hold a conversation with a Holocaust survivor, asking them specific questions and receiving their direct responses.
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    German schoolchildren’s thoughts about the war

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    “The man I had deified led us into misery. The end of the war was devastating to me; I had to tell myself: everything in vain.” A young German schoolgirl wrote this in 1946 about how she felt about the war.
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    Mandy Wiener tackles crime intelligence in her new book

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    There was something ironic and eerie about the venue and date chosen for last week’s launch of Mandy Wiener’s book, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored.
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    A great loss to the KZN community

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    Suzanne Edmunds, Zionist stalwart and community leader, passed away on April 28 after a courageous battle with cancer.
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