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    • Pesach16 Moses Vid HOME

    Moshe orders the Exodus online

    Apr 11, 2016 Go comment!
    One of the all-time favourite and funniest Jewish YouTube videos must be Aish’s 2011 Pesach offering. It’s short, sharp and has had millions of views, See why...
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    Hawks’ official notice ticks more Berland boxes

    Apr 08, 2016 1 Comment
    “Wanted Israeli fugitive nabbed,” reads the subject line of an official notice just released by the Hawks’ senior spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. And Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Israeli lawyer tells Dutch Daily NRC’s editor today that they will bring five witnesses to challenge the validity of arrest. But Israeli lawyer thought Rav was arrested while in hospital which the Hawks dispute. Read what they all have to say…
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    • Pick-n-pay

    BD warns on Pesach chickens from PnP

    Apr 08, 2016 1 Comment
    The kashrut division of the Johannesburg Beth Din has issued a Kosher Alert regarding the purchase of Pesachdik chickens from Pick n Pay. The Beth Din warns that they “have been informed that some non Pesachdik stock has found its way into the Pesach section at Pick n Pay Norwood.” Although the BD mentions PnP three times, it is probably good advice to check in any case at all outlets.
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    Hawks nab 'elusive Pimpernel' Rabbi Berland

    Apr 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The elite priority crime division of the SA Police, The Hawks, have confirmed that they arrested the 78-year-old Rabbi Eliezer Berland in Sunninghill in northern Johannesburg on Thursday. The Hawks refused to say where he was arrested or how they had found the elusive rav-on-the-run - but he will remain in custody and appear in court next Thursday. Jewish Report Online was first with the news yesterday. It had quickly been taken up by most Jewish and Israeli daily media today.
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    Reports strongly suggest Rabbi Berland nabbed

    Apr 07, 2016 4 Comments
    UPDATED - RABBI IN HOSPITAL? HAWKS' STATEMENT IMMINENT! Unsubstantiated reports poured in on Thursday that the elusive Rabbi Eliezer Berland was arrested by police. At this time there were no SAPS or Hawks spokesmen on duty, but credible sources confirmed news that Rabbi Berland was arrested this morning and was being held in a cell at a police station.
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    • Kol Isha HOME

    Board sued in Equality Court over ‘Kol Isha’

    Apr 06, 2016 9 Comments
    The Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies Papers were served papers today that they are being sued in the Equality Court for “discrimination of women on the basis of gender”. The Board issued a statement today. The claimants are two Cape Orthodox Jews and SACRED, and the charges emanate from the issue of women not being allowed to sing at secular events. Acting for the claimants is Advocate Anton Katz SC. Read what everyone has to say...
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    X-treme Torah

    Apr 06, 2016 2 Comments
    This past Sunday, Sinai-X drew a capacity crowd to the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for an interactive and fully immersive learning experience. The event also served as a big bang launch for the latest Jewish unity/identity project from the Office of the Chief Rabbi - Avot 101. Sinai-X moved to Durban this Thursday, before finishing up in Cape Town on Sunday.
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    • Fid

    The X Games of a new halachic generation

    Apr 06, 2016 Go comment!
    It may have started with the Sinai Indaba, but how does one replicate, package, universalise and roll-out such a South African concept to the world? Arise Sinai X!
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    Broadcaster Najma Khota - a trailblazer for women’s rights

    Apr 06, 2016 Go comment!
    Last week Wednesday SACRED (South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity) hosted Najma Khota, a broadcast journalist, radio and TV presenter, who is also a therapist and trauma counsellor.
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    • Parsha Generic

    The eternal covenant

    Apr 06, 2016 Go comment!
    And on the eighth day the foreskin of his flesh shall be circumcised. The verse comes from the opening lines of this week’s parsha and, as they say in the classics, the rest is history.
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    All the top reads on JR-Online last week

    Apr 04, 2016 Go comment!
    For all the top news from last week on Jewish Report Online - as highlighted in last week's newsletter that goes out to all subscribers. It is a free service and includes an e-Paper. It goes out 52 weeks a year - subscribe in the green sign-up box on the right hand side of any page of the website.
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    • Chabad

    Young Jewish adults celebrate Purim up in the sky

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Over 1 000 young Jews came together in Johannesburg to hear the Megillah on a Johannesburg rooftop as part of a Chabad event celebrating Purim last week.
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    Always see Hashem’s love in what He does for us

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Rabbi Yisrael Salanter z’t’l was once in a restaurant in France where he ordered a glass of water. After drinking it, he was presented with an exorbitant bill. The explanation given was that when one sits in a such a fancy restaurant, one doesn’t only pay for what one eats and drinks, but also for the luxury of sitting there and enjoying its surroundings.
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    • Get

    Beth Din to name & shame refusers of gets

    Mar 30, 2016 6 Comments
    The South African Beth Din has taken a leaf out of its London counterpart’s book by announcing last week that it will be “naming and shaming” recalcitrant husbands who refuse to give their wives a get (Jewish divorce).
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    • Chief Rabbi 15-HOME

    Algemeiner’s third annual ‘Jewish 100′ List

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein again made it on the Third annual ‘Jewish 100′ list of the top people “positively influencing Jewish life” list. The plush event was held on Monday night in New York (Tuesday in SA). The star-studded gala was held in in New York City and honorees in attendance included Britain’s Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove, News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch and famed philosopher and humanitarian Bernard-Henri Lévy.
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    • Yemen home

    Secret mission nets 500-year-old Torah

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Some of the last remaining Jews in war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a secret mission by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), or the Sochnut, which is responsible for Jewish immigration to Israel. The non-profit organisation said some 50 Jews had chosen to stay in Yemen, but among the last to leave was a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll. SEE PICTURES
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    • YH683

    Modern Jewish holiday season upon us

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Since the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, the Knesset has established five public holidays or days of remembrance/celebration. Three of these are coming up shortly: Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day; Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day for the Fallen; and Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Trust Jewish Report to give you the news about all the events taking place around the country.
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    • Parev cookies HOME

    US Girl Scout thin mints now parev

    Mar 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Now here’s some exciting news for our kosher users in the US: The Girl Scouts have been working hard at making sure their cookies can be enjoyed by anyone with diet restrictions, including vegans and those who keep kosher.
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    • Estelle

    London kids in their Purim costumes

    Mar 28, 2016 Go comment!
    French photographer Estelle Hanania spends many a Purim in London’s ultra-Orthodox Stamford Hill taking quirky, gorgeous pics of kids. Now there's a book.
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    • Kotel prayers

    Israel only country where more men pray

    Mar 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Israel is the only country in the world where more men engage in daily prayers than women, according to a new study by the Pew Research Centre. The study, which draws on data from more than 2 500 censuses and surveys taken over the last few years in 192 countries, found that women generally are more religious than men, according to the study released this Tuesday and titled “The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World”.
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