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Parshot Festivals

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    The meaning of life

    Jul 09, 2014 Go comment!
    A wise man was once asked in front of a large audience: “What is the meaning of life?” Seeing that the asker was really quite serious, he proceeded to share a story that would enlighten all who took the time to hear his answer.
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  • Manna: Miraculous but miserable

    Jun 24, 2014 Go comment!
    Jewish people are not always good campers. We may be the “Red Sea Pedestrians”, but walking long distances prompts many of us to shudder.
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  • What we can learn from the one per cent!

    Jun 17, 2014 Go comment!
    The Occupy Wall Street movement of September 2011, made popular reference to “The one per cent” as the multitudes cried out “we are the 99 per cent”. This week’s parsha teaches us a message for the man in-between: “We are the nine per cent”!
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  • Hashem provides for our every needs

    Jun 11, 2014 Go comment!
    Parshat Shelach Lecha relates the story of the 12 spies going to investigate the Promised Land, when 10 out of the 12 come back with negative reports, reporting that the land is filled with giants and fortresses, a land which devours its inhabitants.
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  • Generation Sinai celebrated at Torah Academy

    May 30, 2014 Go comment!
    The Chief Rabbi’s unity project has gone global again & was celebrated in 5 languages today
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  • Nazirites and Nunneries

    May 28, 2014 Go comment!
    The mightiest man in the Bible was, of course, Samson. He took on the most savage of beasts and levelled a stadium with his bare hands. In the end, Samson was undone by Delilah who cut his hair.
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  • What's so oo-la-la?

    May 21, 2014 Go comment!
    A new book and a new beginning. But where’s the bang? No doubt you were hoping, just as I was, for an impactful, exciting, mind-blowing, paradigm-shifting, life-changing, desert-blooming start to the Book of Bamidbar, also known as Numbers. For my purposes even just enough inspiration to write an article would have sufficed...
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  • Parsha Bechukotai

    May 12, 2014 Go comment!
    “"In My laws" is the literal translation from Hebrew. If you are to walk in My path, promises G-d, a blessing is to come: Rain in season, land yielding, fruit making trees and many other attributes of prosperity.
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  • ParshatBehar: Freedom versus responsibility

    May 07, 2014 Go comment!
    The Jewish world has just celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut and in a few weeks’ time will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, the 47th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem.
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  • Realising how much we are truly blessed.

    Apr 30, 2014 Go comment!
    When one goes shopping one is confronted by many billboards bearing much attractive merchandise. The purpose of course is to sell as many products as possible and the means is to make the onlooker feel that he “needs” what is being offered. ​
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  • Confusion & silence reign over Rabbi & flock

    Apr 23, 2014 9 Comments
    In a most unaccustomed manner, the Joburg Shtetl area of Glenhazel became a tourist hotspot as Jews and Gentiles alike poured in to photograph… tourists! The 2,000-plus colourful tourists who seemed to have descended out of nowhere were easy to spot – they all dressed the same. They were Breslov Chareidim.
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  • Chag Pesach Sameach to readers & users

    Apr 14, 2014 Go comment!
    The directors, management and staff of the South African Jewish Report and SAJR Online wish all our readers and users a Chag Pesach Sameach.
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  • Pesach Medication can be a complicated business

    Apr 09, 2014 Go comment!
    The Beth Din has analysed an extensive range of the most common medications and made recommendations on their use over Pesach
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  • Pesach alerts and warnings from the UOS

    Apr 09, 2014 Go comment!
    The UOS has issued their first Pesach Notice. As further kashrut notices and alerts are issued, they will be posted on SAJR Online for the convenience of our users.
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  • Preparing for Pesach inspiration

    Apr 09, 2014 Go comment!
    We have just started the month of Nissan, a very special time of year. It is the month of Pesach, obviously, but the month of Nissan is of particular significance in the Jewish calendar. This significance relates to Pesach and to many other issues that we face in life. Read the Chief Rabbi's advise to us all...
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  • ‘Kosher flash mob’ goes viral

    Apr 01, 2014 1 Comment
    A seemingly-impromptu event featured Rabbi, choir & 3 violinists performing Vehi She’amda in store
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  • Parshat Tazria: The Eternal Covenant

    Mar 26, 2014 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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  • Parshat Shabbat Zachor Tzav

    Mar 12, 2014 Go comment!
    With the media frenzy around the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the news outlets are filled with details, opinions and analyses of a story that has grabbed the attention of our nation and the world.
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  • Purim is not just for the kids

    Mar 05, 2014 Go comment!
    Chabad's Chai Seniors Purim Party 5774. Copntinuing their the annual tradition, Johannesburg’s "young at heart" can enjoy a festive Purim feast at Chabad House.
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  • Parshat Vayikra

    Mar 04, 2014 Go comment!
    In traditional betei midrash young boys begin their Torah studies with Sefer Vayikra, the Book of Leviticus which contains all the laws of the priesthood and the sacrificial offerings.
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