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    War of words not lost, Cape conference tells Jewish activists

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    We may think that what we say, write or type is not important. After all, our words could be drowned out by the millions on social media, our political conversations have been hijacked by extremists, and important debates are often dominated by who can shout the loudest.
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    The unbearable whiteness of being Jewish

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    “Being fully South African is [about] throwing in your lot, and making every effort to be a part of the country by integrating, not semigrating,” said Lael Bethlehem, the moderator of one of the most controversial panel discussions at Limmud in Johannesburg this past weekend.
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    The funny side of being gay, Mormon, and Jewish

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    As a child, he was raised Mormon by a Catholic father and Mormon mother. As a teenager, he discovered that he was gay. At 30, he was diagnosed with cancer. Today, H. Alan Scott is a public speaker and comedian, but has also converted to Judaism.
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    The secret life of a Chief Rabbi’s wife

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    In the home of a rabbi, the soup ladle is connected to the telephone, and just as soon as the rabbi’s wife picks it up to serve her family a meal, it always triggers a phone call from a member of the congregation. So, says Ann Harris, the wife of the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris, and a speaker at Limmud in Johannesburg last weekend.
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    Middle East at the beginning of the end of instability, journalist says

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    British-Israeli journalist and author Jonathan Spyer is one of the few Israeli journalists who have operated in Syria and Iraq during the conflict over the past few years. It enabled him to unpack the complex web of ethnic, religious, and political alliances, events, narratives, and general muddle of Middle Eastern politics for Limmud participants in Johannesburg last weekend, and how it affects Israel.
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    Education’s role in evolution of female spiritual leaders

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    Jewish women have made remarkable strides in religious leadership over the past few decades in many streams of Judaism. While there have been Reform and Conservative women Rabbis for some time, women have also been ordained within Orthodoxy over the past decade, and there are now female halachic advisors to the Rabbinical Courts in Israel. Parallel to these developments is the development of alternative spiritual leaders.
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    SA Jewish women changing the world in revolutionary ways

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    To commemorate Women’s Day on 9 August, the SA Jewish Report sought South African Jewish women who are leaders in their fields, and are making a real difference to the world. There are many and – while this is not a finite list – these women are a force to be reckoned with.
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    GPS technology puts geography on the map

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    Who would have thought that geography would be able to help people recover from illness, and establish the most popular tourist attractions?
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    More to Oskar Schindler than a Hollywood blockbuster

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    After World War II, Oskar Schindler was supported financially by the Jews he had saved. This was just one of the facts about Schindler that Dr Edyta Gawron shared at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg, recently.
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    A standing ovation for a theatrical milestone

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Turning 21 is a celebration in anyone’s lifetime, but when it applies to a theatre in Johannesburg, it deserves a standing ovation. Daphne Kuhn has achieved 21 years of performance at her Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton.
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    Pick n Pay removes Nussbaum’s meat in listeria scare

    Aug 02, 2018 1 Comment
    Traces of listeria have been found in lamb and beef at Nussbaum’s Kosher Butchery, according to Chief Executive Baruch Lurie on Wednesday. “Late yesterday afternoon, we received notification that our most recent microbiological results had been found to contain traces of listeria. To our knowledge, no one has been affected as a result,” Lurie told the SA Jewish Report on Wednesday.
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    Fake explosive in Vereeniging mosque puts CSO on alert

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    What was believed to be an explosive device was found at a mosque in Roshnee, Vereeniging, on Monday evening. It has been confirmed the device was fake and the suspect responsible is to appear in court on charges of carrying out a hoax.
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    Limmud acknowledges it ‘overstepped the mark’ by inviting BDS supporters

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    Limmud heard the community’s ire, and disinvited three Jewish anti-Israel presenters to its annual conference in Cape Town next weekend following outrage from people claiming that the organisation had gone too far.
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    SA-born British Conservative Party CEO, speaks out

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    South African-born businessman Sir Mick Davis was recently voted Britain’s most influential Jew. While his views on Israel are controversial, he holds the position of Chief Executive of the Conservative Party, as appointed by Tory Prime Minister Theresa May.
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    Heartfelt grief for untimely passing of cycling legend Garen Bloch

    Aug 02, 2018 1 Comment
    Olympic cyclist Garen Bloch was a legend, having won 16 South African national titles, set four national records, and being named Maccabi Sportsman of the Year (1994-1996). But this week, his close friends are battling to come to terms with his tragic death in a motorbike accident.
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    Is anti-Semitism a problem at South African universities?

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    Do we or don’t we enrol our children in South African universities? This question is being discussed behind closed doors in homes where children have matriculated. Is anti-Semitism or racism in general going to make life too difficult for our children?
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    From education to activism, Max Price leaves a remarkable legacy

    Aug 02, 2018 1 Comment
    It is the end of an era, as Dr Max Price leaves the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he has been Vice-Chancellor for the past 10 years. Though he concluded his tenure last month, this dynamic doctor and educator left an indelible mark on the university, having achieved so much in such a short time.
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    Israel’s Home Made wows Durban

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    Award-winning young Israeli filmmaker Shira Meishar said her eyes were opened to a whole new world during her visit to South Africa for the recent Durban International Film Festival.
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    Trailblazer Ray Katz an icon for activism and leadership in SA

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    She was a lawyer at a time when there were few female advocates in South Africa; a struggle activist and student leader; a community worker and a teacher in the townships; a style icon; a mother and a grandmother, but little is recorded about the life and times of Ray Katz.
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    ANC stalwart sets his sights on Hout Bay

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    “I’m more afraid [of speaking out] now than I was in the old days, because we seem to be killing each other in the ANC.” These are the words of Rivonia triallist Denis Goldberg, who gave a brief address at a winter soiree presented by the Denis Goldberg Foundation and the Hout Bay Ingoma Choir at Groot Constantia on 26 July.
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