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    A justifiable reason to turn down a Jewish Achiever nomination

    Jul 26, 2018 Go comment!
    Bradley Fried turned down his Absa Jewish Achiever Awards nomination this week. Not because he wasn’t totally honoured to be on the list, but because he has just been made Chair of Court of the Bank of England (BoE), the central bank’s oversight body.
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    The many lives touched by SHAWCO

    Jul 26, 2018 Go comment!
    Pearl Selibowitz, who taught Jewish studies around the country for 50 years, was inspired to become a teacher through her contact with SHAWCO, the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation – a student-run, non-profit community development organisation based at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
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    Using dance to bridge the divide

    Jul 26, 2018 Go comment!
    When the Indoni Dance, Arts & Leadership Academy won a Gold Impumelelo Social Innovations Award in November last year for its contribution to the development of South Africa, it was clear that this dance school was unique.
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    Lavender power: Israel’s tinder box?

    Jul 26, 2018 Go comment!
    Furious protests currently going on in Israel, with people demanding LGBTI rights and the option to surrogacy, bring the spotlight home to what it was to be gay in apartheid South Africa. This was for many years illegal, punishable by fines and jail terms. Same-sex marriage, of course, was totally unimaginable at the time. With worldwide shifts in social mores, how do things stand?
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    Culture of anti-Semitism in the Western Cape is concerning

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Suspended ANC Western Cape provincial chairperson Marius Fransman will soon learn his fate with the imminent release of a report into allegations of anti-Semitism arising from comments he made more than five years ago.
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    Dan Sevel’s death devastates Jewish and golfing community

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    “He was a big guy with a big heart.” So say close friends of the late Dan Sevel, whose untimely death last week shocked the South African golfing and Jewish community.
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    Shashi Naidoo denied access to Israel

    Jul 19, 2018 3 Comments
    South African celebrity Shashi Naidoo – who last month announced that she would go to “Palestine” on a BDS-hosted tour to “re-educate” herself – is scheduled to leave on Monday, despite being notified that she will be denied access to Israel.
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    Why are bomb scares targeting Woolworths?

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Out of the eight bomb scares that hit Durban last week, four of them were at Woolworths stores, which begs these questions: Is the company being being targeted, and is it because of a more sinister agenda?
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    Bobroffs wanted by Interpol

    Jul 19, 2018 1 Comment
    Seeing the faces of Ronald and Darren Bobroff, the fugitive father-and-son attorneys, plastered on “Wanted” posters circulated by Interpol is a startling reminder that they have not been forgotten by South Africa’s law enforcement.
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    Will recyclers lose their income with the new rubbish law?

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Huddling together in the dark, a group of men sit on a traffic island waiting for the dawn. With hoods drawn closely to their faces against the winter cold, they sit surrounded by refuse and try to keep warm.
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    SA Jews have a tremendous role to play, says Stephen Koseff

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Optimism in the global economy has dropped worldwide, and South Africa is no exception, says Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec Group South Africa. “Policy uncertainty, fluctuating markets and tight budgets are among the problems we face, and things don’t seem to be getting any easier,” he told an audience of mostly business people at a Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society (JWBS) breakfast on Tuesday.
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    Cross racial adoptions in Jewish families

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    “There are things that are put in your path in life, and you just pick up the ball and you run with it – this was one of them.” This is how Marcelle Fisher explains her family’s journey towards adopting Nhlanhla Leeat, now aged 14.
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    Committed to protecting women in conflict zones

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Dr Orly Stern moves from one conflict zone to the other, attempting to fulfil her life’s passion of achieving equality for women. However, she has to concede that this is easier said than done in the largely patriarchal areas in which she finds herself.
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    Tracing the history of Jewish activism for social justice

    Jul 19, 2018 1 Comment
    Jewish traditions of social justice activism are new in historical terms – not older than 150 years.
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    A culinary win for Achievers

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Despite the number of kosher restaurants in South Africa, kosher food often gets a bad rap. Words like oily, bland, second-rate, unappealing, unoriginal and expensive are used to describe it. When people think kosher, they may well consider eating something boring and unimaginative.
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    The Zionist Luncheon Club’s last hurrah

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    More than three quarters of a century after holding its inaugural lunch-and-lecture meeting, the Zionist Luncheon Club (ZLC) of the United Zionist Association (UZA) is coming to an end.
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    SA’s rabbis exposed to cutting-edge ideas during Rabbinical Conference

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    About 40 South African rabbis have just returned from their annual Rabbinical Conference in Israel, where they focused on cutting-edge training in leadership, geopolitical affairs and modern halachic issues.
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    Bomb scares terrorise Durban

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    A series of bomb threats across Durban over the past week has left its population – including a small and ageing Jewish community – living in fear. Several explosive devices have been found in public spaces, and while no one has yet claimed responsibility for the string of scares, Jevon Greenblatt, director of the Community Security Organisation (CSO), says these incidents show a “deeply concerning shift towards radicalism”, no matter what the reason behind them.
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    The mystery of Kenneth Saffer’s JNF certificate is solved

    Jul 12, 2018 2 Comments
    When Steve and Irene House arrived at the home of Rabbi Adam Saffer, the questions which had plagued them for almost a decade could finally be answered. A name on a certificate which had hung in their dining room for 10 years was going to be given a face, a personality and a home.
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    Duarte insults original 702 owners

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    According to ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, radio station 702 is “owned by people who have historically hated the ANC”. For this reason, she did not give them permission to use comments she had made after a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon at Luthuli House.
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