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    • ParshaRabbiRaanan

    Yerushalayim, Yovelot and yeomen

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    The story is told about someone who, during an audience with Baron Rothschild, asked him how much he was worth. The Rothschild wealth to this day remains legendary, so the guest could have, at best, expected an approximate as a reply, if in fact he was going to get one.
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    Lag B’Omer fire overcame the winter cold

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    The fire of Lag B’Omer could not be suppressed by the freezing cold, rainy weather over the last weekend in Johannesburg. And although the turnout was less than expected, still over 1 000 people from more than 50 shul communities, braved the elements to show their Jewish unity, resilience and pride at the Concert in the Park last Saturday night.
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    The parade that united the community

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Those passing by James and Ethel Gray Park in Johannesburg last Sunday, were in for a surprise as the Lag B’Omer Jewish Unity Parade, with participants from many Jewish day schools and synagogues, paraded through the street showing their Jewish pride.
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    Return home

    May 11, 2017 1 Comment
    So, Justin Bieber was in Tel Aviv last week and attracted some 50 000 fans to his concert. Go a little further north this weekend, to Miron and you will experience an event anticipating nearly 500 000 participants for the Lag B’Omer celebrations there.
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    SA ambassador on ‘growing warm’ with Israel

    May 11, 2017 1 Comment
    Having grown used to the South African government’s negative attitude towards Israel, it was refreshing to hear Ambassador Themba Rebushe, the acting deputy director general of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation for Asia and the Middle East, describe a growing warmth between South African and Israel.
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    Lenk looks at achievements in SA

    May 11, 2017 Go comment!
    Israel’s exports to South Africa have grown tremendously over the last few years, with more irrigation equipment, more technology and more innovations from the “Startup Nation”, according to Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk at the last Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration he’ll host in South Africa before heading home.
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    Israel is looking very fine at 69!

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    The Durban Jewish community celebrated the 69th birthday of the State of Israel on Monday evening in a festive atmosphere and with delicious food. A crowd of about 230 gathered at the Durban Jewish Centre main hall, which was decorated with white draping, blue lighting and with Israeli flags adorning every wall.
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    Yom Ha’atzmaut in the Park

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    Around 5 000 Johannesburg Jews descended on Huddle Park in Linksfield at dusk on Monday to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut. With an autumn chill in the air, they donned their Jewish jackets – predominantly black puffer jackets - and their party shoes and escorted their children to a safe and fun evening celebrating.
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    Durban’s poignant ceremony to remember some of the fallen

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    The KwaZulu-Natal Zionist Council focused its Yom Hazikaron commemoration on the lives of six individuals who lost their lives during Operation Pillar of Defence, fallen soldiers and civilians among them.
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    • Martin Skudicky - Chairman Zionist Youth Council and Israeli Singer Hananel Edri

    Youth movements remember fallen heroes

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    “When you lose someone, your life and the way you knew it will never be the same - everything is different… It’s not true that life continues. It stops and then re-starts, differently…”
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    Sharing Israel’s pain at the embassy

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    The ceremony started with a siren - the same siren (live on Israeli radio) that stopped the whole of Israel to remember their soldiers who fell in active duty. Although we were commemorating Yom Hazikaron in the garden of the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria, as Ambassador Arthur Lenk said: “For this instant, it feels like we are united, we are in Israel.
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    Israelis in SA on Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    South African Jews gather annually to commemorate Yom Hazikaron and then Yom Ha’atzmaut, but it is not quite as personal for us as it is for Israelis living in South Africa. The SA Jewish Report asked a handful of Israelis what they do so far from home on these special days.
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    • ParshaRabbiEliSpinner

    Spirituality: Is it always good?

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    This week's parsha, Acharei-Kedoshim, begin with the words: Acharei mos shnei bnei Aharon.
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    The Leper who dwells alone

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    As humans, we have three vehicles or channels through which all our experiences are lived: Thought, speech and action.
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    • ChiefRabbi

    Chief Rabbi changes prayer for the country

    Apr 28, 2017 2 Comments
    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein has changed the Prayer for the Republic of South Africa - a prayer rabbis say every Saturday morning in shul.
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    • Pta2

    German diplomat reminds not to stop teaching the Holocaust

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    The Charge D’Affaires of the German Embassy, Klaus Streicher, brought a strong message to the Yom Hashoah commemoration in Pretoria of ensuring the Holocaust is not forgotten, and always taught to the new generations so it can never happen again.
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    Perpetuating the legacy of her grandpa

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    Nine-year-old Israel Gurwicz was one of many children sardined into the cattle truck of a train bound for death, but somehow managed to squeeze through a tiny opening and jump out of the moving vehicle. He survived to tell his story 65 years later to his granddaughter, Courtneigh Cloud Bernstein, who turned it into a theatrical docu-drama.
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    The ‘compromise’ Shoah ceremony

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    Rabbi Julia Margolis, chairman of the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) described this year’s Yom Hashoah as “on the one hand, disappointing, but on the other”, she added, “I’m not without hope”.
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    Durban’s focus on the youth

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    The Durban Jewish community focused on the youth at their Yom Hashoah commemoration last Sunday evening.
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    Krausz bears witness at West Park Cemetery

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    The horror of what happens when one kind of people dehumanise another, was a thread running through the second half of the Yom Hashoah ceremony at West Park Cemetery on Sunday.
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