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    Astronomy expert wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Dr Bernie Fanaroff is a South African Jewish achiever extraordinaire, but too few people know why. He is an award-winning radio astronomer, and a quiet, humble man who has never sought the limelight, preferring to put other people first. However, he is the man at the helm of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope and the world’s largest public science data project.
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    Defy anti-Semitism, #ShowUpForShabbat

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish community emerged from the Shabbos Project weekend to shock and horror at the news of what had happened to fellow Jews at a shul in Pittsburgh.
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    Habonim SA bringing Gaza-border youth to machaneh

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Fourteen Israeli children – who live in a conflict zone on the Gaza border – will be coming to South Africa to attend Habonim camp in Hermanus at the end of the year.
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    Desperately seeking Shabbos

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    There are a lot of things in this world that make no sense to me.
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    Shabbos in the suburbs

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    There is a bus stop with my name on it somewhere in Katherine Street, Sandton. On the side of the shelter, it implores, “Howard Sackstein Stop Doing Start Being.” Several people called me asking if they were hallucinating while driving through rush-hour traffic. I assured them that semi-legalised weed was probably the cause.
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    The Chronicles of a Bad Jew

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m a bad Jew. A very bad Jew. A colleague who is the daughter of a priest made this observation last week. When someone of a different faith – albeit one who works in a predominantly Jewish office and is familiar with the particular neuroses and psychoses of the Jewish way – is able to recognise your shortcomings in the religion and culture of your birth, you know they are a speaker of truth.
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    Shabbos where you least expect it

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    Tayo Ayodele is a lone Jew living in Abuja, Nigeria, who kept Shabbat with the rest of the Jewish world on the Shabbos Project last week.
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    Just ‘being’ on Shabbos requires some ‘doing’ beforehand

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Rather than entering a state of passivity, I found that “keeping” Shabbos involves constructing the conditions in which the world comes to you differently.
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    In search of equilibrium

    Nov 01, 2018 1 Comment
    This past weekend, I did something that scared me. And, to my surprise, I was acutely reminded of past moments filled with love and sacredness. It seems Shabbat truly does speak to our higher selves. In fact, Shabbat is actually what drew me towards Judaism in the first place. And as an outsider encountering the Jewish day of rest for the first time as a young adult, I simply couldn’t remain indifferent. Shabbat demanded my attention.
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    Incoming Wits student leaders aligned with BDS

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    The ANC-allied Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) that won 13 of 15 seats on the University of the Witwatersrand’s Student Representative Council (SRC), are unquestionably aligned with the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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    Hitler-loving activist in ANCYL leadership race may apologise

    Oct 25, 2018 1 Comment
    Former student leader Mcebo Dlamini, who said “I Love Hitler” and made other inflammatory remarks three years ago, is the frontrunner in the race to find a new African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader.
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    Theodore Yach’s passing leaves shockwaves in its wake

    Oct 25, 2018 2 Comments
    Theodore Yach defied the odds for most of his adult life. He had a record for swimming the icy Atlantic to Robben Island more times than anyone else. He also revived the inner city of Cape Town when most thought it was a lost cause, and still found time to be a devoted family man and successful businessman. But last week, this Cape Town man was struck down by a pulmonary embolism (PE), which is when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
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    King David teen breaks international dance ceiling

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    When Jordan Smith, a 17-year-old pupil at King David High School Linksfield, took up break dancing at the age of 10, it was simply for fun. He did not expect that seven years later, he would compete in the Youth Olympic Games and be ranked amongst the top 10 young break dancers in the world.
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    Pieter Dirk Uys on discovering his Jewish roots

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    When apartheid ended in 1990, Pieter-Dirk Uys thought his career was over. But with the wealth of satirical material presenting itself on an almost daily basis, is he ever going to retire?
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    The woman behind the national anthem is part of a power couple

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    “I have a metronome inside of me – it tells me what is in time, and therefore also in tune, and that is how I relate to the world... through my ears.” So explains Professor Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph about the music that has flowed through her since the time she was a piano prodigy at the age of four.
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    Sixth Shabbos Project to reach more than 1 400 cities

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    This year’s global Shabbos Project will include a group of mountaineers summiting Kilimanjaro; a musical Kabbalat Shabbat on a Sydney beach; and a lone Jew in Larkana, Pakistan, keeping Shabbat with the rest of the Jewish world.
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    Shabbos in Jerusalem

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    I’ve always found Shabboses at home in Johannesburg to be a suspension in time – a moment to exhale after the nonstop bustle of my week. These rest days are always decorated with quality time with my family, a couple of visits to my local shul, and my mother’s tasty homemade food.
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    Five living generations pass on family legacy

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    It is a unique and precious blessing to have a family with five living generations. We spoke to some families who enjoy this rare phenomenon.
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    Two men and a baby – building a family in a new way

    Oct 25, 2018 1 Comment
    When Willow Markovitz-Levin came into the world last week, it was the end of an extraordinary journey and the start of an incredible new beginning. She is the daughter of two Jewish fathers who wanted to build a family of their own, and were fortunate enough to find a way.
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    The myths and misconceptions about Jews

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    We’re all familiar with the typical stereotypes people peddle about Jews. From miserly to murderous, myths of all kinds have been attributed to the Jewish people, some of them dating back centuries.
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