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    Community’s strength is strong foundations

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    This past Sunday, around 750 people flocked to the Cape Town International Convention Centre – among them, around 150 learners from Herzlia High School – as the Sinai-X roadshow concluded its run with a high-energy event in the Mother City. Rabbi Zev Leff, one of three headline speakers, shared his thoughts on the event, and on the South African Jewish community in general.
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    Free South Africa and Israel

    Apr 13, 2016 2 Comments
    The Freedom Charter, adopted in June 1955 in Kliptown, states: “We, the People of South Africa, declare for all our country and the world to know: that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white, and that no government can justly claim authority unless it is based on the will of all the people.”
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    A worldview that's for the birds

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    There is a cute joke that people who are familiar with Yiddish love to tell: 'What do you get when you cross a hen with a hare? Nisht ahin nischt aher (neither here nor there)!
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    Pesach a big event at Gauteng Jewish schools

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Stories and pictures from excited youngsters at Eden (with Matzah Man, pictured), King David Linksfield and King David Victory Park.
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    Global kosher prices: How does SA compare

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    It is well known in Jewish law that one should not make or eat food that rises. This, however, certainly does not apply to prices, whether here or overseas.
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    Religious leaders: Zuma must go ‘for sake of SA’

    Apr 12, 2016 4 Comments
    Zuma “lost the moral legitimacy to govern this country,” Chief Rabbi (pictured Friday) tells media conference after NRLC & SACC - whom, he says, speak for upwards of 80% of South Africans. In the meeting, Goldstein told ANC that Zuma “is too busy fighting corruption allegations to govern”. He had also told them: “One day those in the ANC are all going to account to G-d for their actions. There is so much poverty and human suffering around us.” WATCH VIDEO OF THE CHIEF RABBI ADDRESSING THE MEDIA…
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    Pesach kosher alert on salmon pate

    Apr 12, 2016 Go comment!
    The kashrut division of the Johannesburg Beth Din has issued a kosher alert regarding “Mediterranean Delicacies Kosher for Passover salmon pate” which has been incorrectly labelled.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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