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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    Pesach seders of my youth

    Apr 07, 2017 Go comment!
    There were people living there – alas, very few remain - anchored like the roots of the giant oaks that shade the long, narrow road of Wellington Avenue, in Wynberg, Cape Town.
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    Preparing for Pesach in Ukraine's last shtetl

    Apr 07, 2017 Go comment!
    At first glance, this drab town, 256 km south of Kiev seems nearly identical to the settlements that dot the poverty-stricken district of Vinnitsa.
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    Quiche with a vegetable crust for Passover

    Apr 07, 2017 Go comment!
    Breakfast can be hard during Passover - no oatmeal, no toast and certainly no pancakes. (No, the boxed kind do not count.) I like making eggs or matzah brei or even shakshuka (a combination of eggs, tomatoes and spices). But I am always looking for something a little different to serve as a satisfying breakfast or portable lunch.
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    Matzah tiramisu

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    Tiramisu translates to “pick me up”. And this popular Italian dessert sure lifts our mood! In the recipe we altered the classic way of making it, by using matzah in place of traditional ladyfingers. The matzah soaks up the cream, chocolate, and rum with mouth-watering results.
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    With our freedom from slavery, what are Jews free to do?

    Apr 07, 2017 Go comment!
    At Pesach, Jews over the world gather to celebrate "zman cheirutenu", the season of our freedom. We will read all about freedom from slavery. We drink four cups of wine to rejoice in the four freedoms given to our ancestors by G-d.
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    Redeeming your miles

    Apr 06, 2017 Go comment!
    During the American Bush Administrations (both Senior and Junior), a tired old classic in Jewish humour advised the Israeli prime ministers of the period, to ignore anything the American president said, because, as the punchline went, the last time we listened to a bush, we ended up wandering in the desert for 40 years.
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