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    Doron Medalie – Eurovision starmaker

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    When top Israeli musical hitmaker Doron Medalie was a little boy, his South African bobba and zaida were his greatest fans and made a point of being at his performances.
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    Protesters blame SA Zionists for violence in Israel

    May 17, 2018 1 Comment
    “Anyone who supports Zionism or who fraternises with Zionists is a racist and is complicit in illegal activity."
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    South African Jewry under fire

    May 17, 2018 1 Comment
    This week, the South African government called on the Jewish community to condemn Israel and turn its back on the Jewish homeland, following a week of deadly riots at the Gaza border and high drama in the region.
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    Poster calling Maimane a ‘Jew Boy’ slammed

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    A poster calling Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane a “Jew Boy” who “supports the massacre of people of colour” – and who is pictured with “Israeli Mass Murderer, Benjamin Netanyahu” – was circulated on WhatsApp and social media on Wednesday.
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    Urgent appeal to build bomb shelters

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    The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of South Africa is appealing for urgent funds to support its campaign to provide bomb shelters for Israeli residents in the north of Israel.
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    Animosity and extremism at Cape Town Palestinian solidarity march

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    “South Africa should kick out the Israeli ambassador in Pretoria and shut down all trade with Israel. There is no place in South Africa for anyone who condones Israel’s actions. The government should investigate the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD),” shouted Tony Ehrenreich, provincial secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) at the anti-Israel protest in Cape Town on Tuesday.
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    Mosque attack could indicate future terrorism in SA

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    “This is a terrorist crime. It is an attack on the sanctity of a place of worship and‚ furthermore‚ it is the indiscriminate killing of innocent people based purely on their religious beliefs. This has all the hallmarks of the Islamic State (ISIS) style of operation in Iraq and Syria.” So said Moulana Aftab Haider‚ the national co-ordinator of the Ahlul Bait Foundation of South Africa, after last Thursday’s deadly attack on a mosque in Ottawa, north of Durban.
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    Chief Justice preaches hope for South Africa

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    Despite racism, crime and the land issue, there is hope for a better future if South Africans unite and draw inspiration from biblical figures who confronted apparent hopelessness.
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    Creating a generation of givers

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    For the past five years, Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein’s Generation Sinai initiative has brought Jewish parents and children together in classrooms across the country to learn and discuss Torah values relating to living a meaningful, socially conscious life.
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    Christian vigil… not so Christian

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    A Christian prayer vigil for Palestine is being called for this weekend by groups aligned with the BDS movement. However, many leading Christian groups have no knowledge of it.
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    ANC condemns murders of elderly Cape Town Jewish couple

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    During the darkest days of apartheid, Rosalie Bloch sheltered families of detainees and apartheid activists in the lounge of her home in Mowbray, Cape Town. On Saturday, her body and that of her husband, Aubrey Jackson, were found in that same lounge, after they had been tied up and killed in what police are saying is a robbery gone wrong.
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    Turning VE day into an Israeli holiday

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    Seventy-three years ago this week, on May 8 1945, many Jews recited the Shehecheyanu blessing to express thanks that they had survived to see that day. It was Victory in Europe Day, which marked the defeat of Nazi Germany and the formal end of hostilities in Europe.
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    Patricia de Lille at the BDS stall

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    When the now former mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, visited the BDS South Africa stall at the Cape Town Ramadaan and Lifestyle Expo at the beginning of the week, the organisation quickly claimed her support with a tweet pinned to the top of its Twitter profile. It said: “Thanks to DA leader and Cape Town Mayor @PatriciaDeLille for stopping by the BDS stall yesterday #FreePalestine #BoycottApartheidIsrael”.
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    International experts in SA to investigate kashrut

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    “This is not a trivial trip. We don’t fly this far for window dressing.” These are the words of visiting kashrut expert Rabbi Menachem Genack. Together with two other senior kashrut experts, he has been in the country to inspect every nook and cranny of the Beth Din’s kashrut supervision system. The three are part of the Union of Orthodox Synagogue’s (UOS) “programme of action” following the Stan & Pete incident.
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    On a mission to stop online anti-Semitism

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    Eliyahou Roth was studying Talmud at a yeshiva in Israel in 2003 when he got a harsh wake-up call. A Gentile friend called him and began swearing at him, asking if it’s true that he is planning on killing Gentiles.
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    The ideal Mother’s Day gift

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    So many of the more cynical among us refer to Mother’s and Father’s Day as Hallmark holidays – simply a way of retailers having another reason to make an extra buck.
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    Finding a place for hope and care in medicine

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    When a patient is suffering from a life-threatening illness, beyond medical care, they desperately need their doctor to give them support and care. This seems to be sorely lacking nowadays, with more patients being treated indifferently by medical practitioners.
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    Living a Jewish life in Africa

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    With Africa being the birthplace of mankind, it makes sense that Jews are scattered throughout the continent, albeit in relatively small numbers. But how do they maintain a Jewish life, when there is often no shul, no kosher food and no Jewish school? Jews who have settled across the continent tell us how they do it.
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    A long wait to be together

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    When the burial of Leonie Muscat was held up at West Park Cemetery last Thursday to ensure that she had a place next to her soulmate, Hardy, Rabbi Yossy Goldman was not surprised. Nor were the rest of the mourners gathered there for her funeral.
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    It is not just about choosing the wrong men

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    “I have perfected the talent of choosing the worst kind of men – I’m not a slow learner, I’m retarded,” said well-known author, chef and survivor of domestic abuse, Philippa Sklaar, recently.
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