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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 2 Comments
    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 1 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

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    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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    Escape of Denmark’s Jews a happy story at a very dark time

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    At the bleakest time in the history of European Jewry, the evacuation of more than 7 000 Danish Jews – or 95% of the population – to neutral Sweden was a ray of light for humanity. This occurred on the eve of their deportation to Nazi concentration camps.
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    Kentridge reflects on those used by war

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    They were not soldiers. They had no vested interest in the war, but in their millions, black men from Africa were used as porters for World War I soldiers, generals, cannons, and boats. They were a continuation of the colonialist mindset, which perceived them as the proverbial paper bag: useful, but ultimately disposable.
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    Shabbos Project happenings around South Africa

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Stop doing. Start being - just be there!
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    Community rallies in support of abused Parktown boys

    Oct 18, 2018 1 Comment
    The “house mom” of Parktown Boys High in Johannesburg has appealed to the Jewish community to be in court when the judge passes sentence against the man found guilty of sexual abuse.
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    Concern mounts as terror accused appear in court

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    There is growing concern within the Community Security Organisation (CSO) about the threat of terrorism in South Africa. This comes after 19 suspects accused of the fatal Verulam mosque attack and numerous bomb scares around Durban appeared in camera in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal this week.
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    Speak out against child abuse, says Frankel survivor

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    “I didn’t have the language to articulate what was happening, and I didn’t have the emotional capacity to bridge the gap between what my body felt and what my head and my heart was telling me.” Nicole Levenstein spoke for the first time to a South African audience about how multi-millionaire Sidney Frankel abused her as a little girl.
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    American Jew is the oldest recipient of a Nobel Prize

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Arthur Ashkin this month became the oldest ever recipient of a Nobel Prize, at the age of 96, for ground breaking investigations in the field of laser physics. He was specifically noted for his invention of “optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”.
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