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    • GavinRome

    Populist nationalism and Jews, an incompatible mix

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    It is almost six months since the passing of Phillip Roth, America's foremost Jewish novelist. In the deeply sad aftermath of the massacre of Jews in a Pittsburgh shul, one of Roth’s most famous novels seems to possess an almost uncanny contemporary resonance.
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    • ParshaRabbiPink

    Resist the Laban herd mentality

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Modern-day society has sprouted all types of gurus. We have experts on childcare and healthy eating, education, and entertainment. Self-help books top best seller lists every year.
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    • Letter1

    Jew haters do not care about Jewish factionalism

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    The death of 11 fellow Jews, gunned down in Pittsburgh by an anti-Semitic neo-Nazi, is a stark reminder that hatred and bigotry are often fuelled by irresponsible, reckless speakers.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    The Shabbat morning kiddush food frenzy

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, there are certain aspects and defining features that we need to relinquish slowly. Letting go is never easy, but given that we are now three generations post-Holocaust, we should probably accept - no matter how anxious it might make us - that we are no longer in danger of starving to death.
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    • Geoff

    Must women be naked to be heard?

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    In light of United States President Donald Trump’s reputation for lewd remarks about women, it is fitting that a bare-breasted woman chased his motorcade on the Champs Elysées in Paris on Sunday. He was en route to events marking the centenary of the World War I armistice. The words “Fake Peacemaker” were written on her chest.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Restorative, not punitive, justice

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Last week’s issue reported an especially upsetting anti-Semitic incident in the form of a voice note sent to a young community member by a Treverton College pupil. The message quickly went viral, generating much outrage.
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    • TOIStanLee

    A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth’s angstiest superheroes in the high-grossing Marvel blockbusters of the past decade.
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    • GillianOlderMomsDaliaSegal

    Becoming a mom after 40

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    “Having babies over 40 is almost the norm now,” says Dr Peter Koll, a gynaecologist and obstetrician at Mediclinic Sandton. “For the past few years, I’ve even had one or two pregnant women in their 50s every year. It’s just the way our society is evolving socially. People are increasingly postponing pregnancy - we’re seeing a massive rise in older moms.”
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    • CommunityORTEducation

    International ORT summit an educational experience

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Ariellah Rosenberg, the Chief Executive of Jewish educational NGO ORT South Africa, recently welcomed home 13 exhilarated teenagers from a week-long trip to the World Youth Encounter in Argentina, organised by World ORT and Scholas, an international welfare group promoted by Pope Francis.
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    • CommunitySoccer2USE

    Panders: champs of Unity Soccer

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    There was a competitive air at the Jewish Unity Soccer event at Gemmel Park in Linksfield, Johannesburg, last Sunday. More than 80 players from Johannesburg and Pretoria took to the field on a sweltering hot day, the fourth annual event of its kind, sponsored by Blue Label Telecoms and Soul Workout. The action was enjoyable and fierce.
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    • YouthKDVPGIGD

    Celebrating Sigd at King David Victory Park

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Sigd, a celebration of the Ethiopian Jewish community known as “Beta Israel”, is held annually on 29 Cheshvan (7 November). The festival celebrates the renewal of the covenant between the Jewish people, G-d, and the Torah. For centuries, it also marked the Ethiopian Jewish community’s belief that they would return to Jerusalem. Today, because most members of the community have made aliyah to Israel, it is an opportunity to give thanks for that dream becoming a reality.
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    • YouthTACertificates

    Empowering teaching assistants at Torah Academy

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Teaching assistants at Torah Academy Nursery School recently graduated from a five-week training course in child development.
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    • SportAliBacher2

    Ali Bacher bags lifetime achievement award

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Dr Ali Bacher, former South African cricket captain and administrator, was one of the five recipients of the 2018 Steve Tshwete Lifetime Achievement Awards at the SA Sport Awards held in Bloemfontein on Sunday night.
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    • whatsapphero

    Voice note victimisation leads to education and apology

    Nov 08, 2018 3 Comments
    A Grade 12 pupil at King David Victory Park in Johannesburg received a horrific anti-Semitic voice note on WhatsApp this week from a Treverton College pupil. The outcome, however, has been a very swift process of reconciliation and reflection for the perpetrator and his school.
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    • USAFlag

    Democrats win the House; Jews step into key roles

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    If you thought the first half of Donald Trump’s first term as president was volatile, think about the next two years: his hated opponents, the Democrats, are now weaponised.
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    • Foodforthesoul

    BDS golf-day antics led to cancelling charity event

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    The Houghton Golf Club has stepped up security in the wake of cancelling a Muslim charity golf day last week that was believed to have been sabotaged by Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA).
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    • TOIGeorgeSoros

    How George Soros became the target of anti-Semites and right-wing Jews

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    By now, it has become a familiar pattern: after an event that polarises the country, United States President Donald Trump knows who to pin the blame on.
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    Anti-Semitism comes from right and left

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    Modern anti-Semitism, or the “Israelisation” of anti-Semitism, is a curious alliance between the “hard, regressive” left and political Islam. Karen Milner, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, explained this to shul goers at Greenside Shul in Johannesburg last weekend.
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    • AkivaTor

    Israel to pay attention to diaspora needs

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    Israel must prioritise diaspora Jews’ needs second to its own security. This, says Akiva Tor, the head of Israel’s Bureau of World Jewish Affairs and World Religions, is most important in light of spiking anti-Semitism levels, and the global increase in political extremism.
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    • AdinaRothNew

    Do women want a women’s officer?

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer in spite of my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is, ‘What does a woman want?’”
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