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    Board calls for nominees for Gauteng Council

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) will be holding its biennial election on 7 October, and has called for nominations of candidates from affiliate organisations to the 2018-2020 Gauteng Council.
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    Shwekey lights up the night

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    “What a crowd, Johannesburg!” Repeating this refrain between songs throughout his performance on Tuesday night, international Jewish superstar Yaakov Shwekey lit up the night with spirit and song.
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    BDS and ANC find solidarity in Israel bashing

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    The African National Congress and the Boycott Divestment Sanctions SA (BDS-SA) movement became inseparable bedfellows this week at an Israel bashing, hate fest seminar on Palestine.
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    Seven Stories High – celebrating 70 years of King David Schools

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    King David School opened in 1948 with 40 Jewish students. The Holocaust had ended shortly before the school began, and King David embodied the hope of a bright future for Jews in Johannesburg, a future underpinned by a Jewish education.
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    Israel ‘wise to keep counsel on SA’

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    Relations between Israel and South Africa have never been more challenging, Israeli Ambassador Lior Keinan said at the gala opening of the South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) biennial conference on Saturday night.
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    Youth calls for honest conversation and a greater voice

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    Cape Town Jewish youth feel they are not being catered for by the community, and that their views are not tolerated. This was the message spelled out at the session titled “Is there a future for Jewish youth in Cape Town”, held at the South African Zionist Federation Cape Council’s biennial conference on Sunday.
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    Line between free speech and hate speech

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    Freedom of speech is crossing the line into hate speech to demonise Israel. This was the subject of a plenary session titled, “Swimming against the anti-Israel tide” at the South African Zionist Federation Cape conference on Sunday.
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    • RabbiTatz

    Can the “Jewish gene” prove who is Jewish and who is not?

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    We know that the world’s 13 million Jews are strongly linked by religion and culture. But linking us through our genes is something that until now, has been far more complicated.
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    ‘Ruth Ave’ takes tradition into new neighbourhood

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    Breindy and Matt’s music is not your grandparents’ niggun (Jewish melody or song), while still being impeccably traditional. A refrain on their new album, a pensive but ultimately uplifting work of melodic folk-electronica, is as likely to be inspired by Radiohead or The Shins as by Litvak melodies.
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    Making a minyan in the least expected places

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    A group of 10 or more men shochelling in time to each other and mumbling prayers may be an odd sight to behold, especially if they are wearing tallis and tefillin.
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    Out with the old, in with the new

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: it’s Rosh Hashanah. And while I know most families have standard holiday dishes that they make year after year, sometimes it’s nice to swap in a new appetizer, alternating main dish, or a quick but delicious new dessert.
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    SA band taken on BDS ‘fake news’ ride

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    When Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) South Africa triumphantly announced on Tuesday that the South African music duo Black Motion had decided not to play at the upcoming Meteor Festival at Kibbutz Lehavot HaBashan, it looked like just another case of a band being bullied into withdrawing from performing in Israel.
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    Zulu king returns from trip an advocate of Israel

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    A Zulu King of the Mthethwa tribe has come out in strong support of the State of Israel, calling on all South African Christians to see the truth for themselves and not be guided by what they see in the media.
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    Beth Din backtracks on squeezing kosher-style caterers

    Aug 23, 2018 2 Comments
    The Beth Din says it is reviewing its policy of applying pressure on certain establishments to turn away kosher-style caterers and event co-ordinators in favour of certified kosher caterers.
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    • DeanMurinik

    Deathly tsunami teaches important life lessons

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    When Boxing Day tsunami survivor Dean Murinik chose to go back to Phuket, Thailand, in 2010, he went to face his fears and come to terms with the deaths of his friends. He also met the woman he was to marry.
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    More Q than A on nation-state law discussion

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    “Read it,” said Israel’s Deputy Ambassador, Ayellet Black, of the country’s headline-grabbing new nation-state law. “There is nothing new or surprising. It’s obvious Israel is Jewish and democratic. There is no practical change. It only cements into law underlying principles… it cements the Jewish identity of the state.”
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    If you dream it, it will be done

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Mervyn Serebro is a man who just can’t say no. Inspired and driven by his own personal loss, Reach for a Dream is one of Serebro’s biggest passions.
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    Remembering Mandela’s first boss

    Aug 23, 2018 1 Comment
    The son of the young Jewish lawyer who defied apartheid by taking on a black law student – Nelson Mandela – as an articled clerk in South Africa in the 1940s is a rabbi in Israel.
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    Dutch resistance – a tale of dedication and deception

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    What was one of the best ways to escape the Nazis? Learn to walk, talk, stare, dress, even eat like them. This was a favourite strategy of the Dutch resistance to assist Allied – especially American – soldiers, who found themselves stranded in enemy territory during World War II.
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    Old school Ashkenazi food taken to a new high

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    Americans Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz travel the world, cooking and curating dining events and developing recipes, teaching classes, and holding workshops on their version of Ashkenazi Jewish food. As the founders of a food venture, The Gefilteria, they reimagine Eastern European Jewish cuisine, adapting classic dishes to the values and tastes of a new generation. Their mission is to make olde-worlde food beautiful, inspiring, and delicious. The SA Jewish Report asked them for special Rosh Hashanah recipes for our audience, and this is what they sent:
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