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    SA expat community reeling after Florida shooting

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    While the rest of South Africa was celebrating the resignation of former president Jacob Zuma late last Wednesday night, Stacie Hasson in Cape Town was devastated to hear about the mass shooting at her alma mater in Parkland, Florida.
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    How do you feel about our new president?

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    With President Cyril Ramaphosa now in the hot seat, there is a sense of the dawning of a new and positive era in the country. The SA Jewish report canvassed members of the community in various provinces to see what they were feeling about our new leader and what they expected from him.
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    A tribute to dedicated ‘foot soldier’ Rica Hodgson

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Struggle heroine Rica Hodgson lived an extraordinary life spanning almost a century and was dedicated to the shared values of her dear friend and colleague, Nelson Mandela.
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    Remembering struggle activist AnnMarie Wolpe

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    AnnMarie Wolpe, who died in Cape Town on February 14 at the age of 87, was one of the last of a group of political activists and their families whose lives were turned upside down by the historic Rivonia raid in 1963.
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    ‘My sister was abducted when my parents made aliya from SA’

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    When Basil and Riva Sandler made aliya in 1949, they left comfortable lives in South Africa to help build the Jewish state. Basil, from Worcester near Cape Town, and Riva (nee Kretzmer), from Johannesburg, settled near Hadera. Later, they built a house and were expecting their first child.
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    It all started with a knock on the door…

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    At 85 years old, Audrey Coleman still exudes a steely determination that she displayed at the time she and husband Max’s names were synonymous with the Detainees’ Parents Support Committee (DPSC). They were founder members of this organisation of parents that was formed to provide food, clothing and legal assistance to detainees under apartheid, as well as to monitor and publicise state repression. Audrey’s memory is sharp and her speech unhesitating as she recalls those dark days in our country’s history.
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    Ariel: Ensuring every child gets a Jewish education

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    “Everyone has their skills and expertise, and everyone has their challenges and deficits. There should, however, be a place for each and every one of these people. Everyone should be embraced because all are essential to the community.” So said Rabbi Craig Kacev, director of the SA Board of Jewish Education (SABJE), at the official launch of King David Ariel, South Africa’s first Jewish remedial school.
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    • SydEducation

    Tackling our education concerns

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Is our education in crisis? Is the cost of sending our children to Jewish day schools justifiable? And once they matriculate, do we still send them to South African universities – especially after the havoc wreaked by the #FeesMustFall protest movement?
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    • TaliBook

    Revealing the hidden aspects of SA Jewish history

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Did you know that the first Jewish document in South Africa was written in the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown?
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    What to do about Auschwitz?

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Should there be a pizza vendor at the entrance to the Auschwitz museum? Should it be a place where visitor decorum is mandatory and the taking of selfies is forbidden? These are some of the issues raised in Jonathan Hayoun’s film, Saving Auschwitz?, which was screened last week at Johannesburg’s Holocaust & Genocide Centre.
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    • Litvak3

    The positive spinoffs to tracing one’s family roots

    Feb 22, 2018 Go comment!
    Ever wondered who your great, great, great-grandfather might have been? South African-born Eli Rabinowitz did and embarked on an intrepid genealogical journey to find out. It culminated in the discovery of the astonishing life and legacy of Rabbi Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref.
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    A future SA under Cyril Ramaphosa

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is the man destined to lead us into the future. This ANC stalwart will be sworn in as national president today (Thursday).
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    Two rabbis officiate at Mandela centennial rally

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    At the launch of the Mandela centennial celebrations on Sunday afternoon, there were two rabbis standing on the podium among the religious leaders. One was Rabbi Greg Alexander, chairperson of the South African Association of Progressive Rabbis, and the other was Rabbi Asher Deren, chairperson of the Rabbinical Association of the Western Cape.
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    Looking back on a bar mitzvah like no other

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    While some of us reflect on our bar and bat mitzvah celebrations with hazy memories, for Craig Joseph, his special day stands out as a turning point in his life.
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    • chana

    Proving one’s Lithuanian ancestry means access to an EU passport

    Feb 15, 2018 1 Comment
    Property investor Bernard Seeff wanted a passport that allowed him greater flexibility than his South African one. So began his four-year quest to prove his Lithuanian ancestry, which would give him the right to own the coveted European Union passport.
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    • AlonLiel

    Former Israeli ambassador to SA shares memories of Madiba

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    “BDS is nothing outside of South Africa,” said Israel’s former ambassador to South Africa, Dr Alon Liel. He was speaking at a recent gathering in Cape Town hosted by the South African Jewish Museum, the Kaplan Centre of the University of Cape Town, and the South African Institute of International Relations.
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    ‘Don’t do a deal with Zuma’

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    Dan Ariely is the closest thing to an academic rock star. He is an internationally renowned behavioural economist, a public speaker and a best-selling author whose books include Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. He is considered by many to be a modern-day guru and an expert in honesty and the human psyche.
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    A journalist who crosses the great divides

    Feb 15, 2018 2 Comments
    Calling Israel an apartheid state is “a gross distortion and untruth [used] simply to discredit Israel”. So says former South African journalist Benjamin Pogrund.
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    Seeking solutions to the country’s water crisis

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    The Western Cape is not the only province gripped by drought and running out of water. The rest of the country faces profound water stress too. The real problem is not a lack of ideas, technology or money, but rather one of outdated paradigms, political short-sightedness and policy uncertainty.
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    Hitting the decks at Ultra SA

    Feb 15, 2018 Go comment!
    If you are “woke” and “lit”, chances are you spent last weekend at the Ultra South Africa music festival. This event saw 32 000 people crammed into the Nasrec showgrounds in Johannesburg, while 15 000 Ultranauts pulsated in the Cape Town Stadium to the iconic tracks of superstar deejays such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and Afrojack. Ultra is the largest electronic dance music (EDM) event on the African continent.
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