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    Shashi Naidoo denied access to Israel

    Jul 19, 2018 3 Comments
    South African celebrity Shashi Naidoo – who last month announced that she would go to “Palestine” on a BDS-hosted tour to “re-educate” herself – is scheduled to leave on Monday, despite being notified that she will be denied access to Israel.
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    Why are bomb scares targeting Woolworths?

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Out of the eight bomb scares that hit Durban last week, four of them were at Woolworths stores, which begs these questions: Is the company being being targeted, and is it because of a more sinister agenda?
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    Bobroffs wanted by Interpol

    Jul 19, 2018 1 Comment
    Seeing the faces of Ronald and Darren Bobroff, the fugitive father-and-son attorneys, plastered on “Wanted” posters circulated by Interpol is a startling reminder that they have not been forgotten by South Africa’s law enforcement.
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    Will recyclers lose their income with the new rubbish law?

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Huddling together in the dark, a group of men sit on a traffic island waiting for the dawn. With hoods drawn closely to their faces against the winter cold, they sit surrounded by refuse and try to keep warm.
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    SA Jews have a tremendous role to play, says Stephen Koseff

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Optimism in the global economy has dropped worldwide, and South Africa is no exception, says Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec Group South Africa. “Policy uncertainty, fluctuating markets and tight budgets are among the problems we face, and things don’t seem to be getting any easier,” he told an audience of mostly business people at a Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society (JWBS) breakfast on Tuesday.
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    Cross racial adoptions in Jewish families

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    “There are things that are put in your path in life, and you just pick up the ball and you run with it – this was one of them.” This is how Marcelle Fisher explains her family’s journey towards adopting Nhlanhla Leeat, now aged 14.
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    Committed to protecting women in conflict zones

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    Dr Orly Stern moves from one conflict zone to the other, attempting to fulfil her life’s passion of achieving equality for women. However, she has to concede that this is easier said than done in the largely patriarchal areas in which she finds herself.
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    Tracing the history of Jewish activism for social justice

    Jul 19, 2018 1 Comment
    Jewish traditions of social justice activism are new in historical terms – not older than 150 years.
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    A culinary win for Achievers

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Despite the number of kosher restaurants in South Africa, kosher food often gets a bad rap. Words like oily, bland, second-rate, unappealing, unoriginal and expensive are used to describe it. When people think kosher, they may well consider eating something boring and unimaginative.
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    The Zionist Luncheon Club’s last hurrah

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    More than three quarters of a century after holding its inaugural lunch-and-lecture meeting, the Zionist Luncheon Club (ZLC) of the United Zionist Association (UZA) is coming to an end.
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    SA’s rabbis exposed to cutting-edge ideas during Rabbinical Conference

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    About 40 South African rabbis have just returned from their annual Rabbinical Conference in Israel, where they focused on cutting-edge training in leadership, geopolitical affairs and modern halachic issues.
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    Bomb scares terrorise Durban

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    A series of bomb threats across Durban over the past week has left its population – including a small and ageing Jewish community – living in fear. Several explosive devices have been found in public spaces, and while no one has yet claimed responsibility for the string of scares, Jevon Greenblatt, director of the Community Security Organisation (CSO), says these incidents show a “deeply concerning shift towards radicalism”, no matter what the reason behind them.
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    The mystery of Kenneth Saffer’s JNF certificate is solved

    Jul 12, 2018 2 Comments
    When Steve and Irene House arrived at the home of Rabbi Adam Saffer, the questions which had plagued them for almost a decade could finally be answered. A name on a certificate which had hung in their dining room for 10 years was going to be given a face, a personality and a home.
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    Duarte insults original 702 owners

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    According to ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte, radio station 702 is “owned by people who have historically hated the ANC”. For this reason, she did not give them permission to use comments she had made after a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon at Luthuli House.
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    Professor Michael Katz – the man in the middle of Moyane’s demands

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When the attorneys representing suspended South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers on 2 July, one of their key demands was that Professor Michael Katz be removed from the commission looking into tax administration and governance at SARS. Their reason was simply: Katz has a close relationship with the president.
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    Christians rally to support Israel

    Jul 12, 2018 1 Comment
    Pro-Israel Christian communities are tired of keeping a low profile in the fight for Israel and have called for a mass rally in support of the Jewish State to happen on 25 July.
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    Nia creates community through dance

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    Nia dancing has ordinary women from all walks of life doing the unthinkable: Enthusing about an “exercise regimen”.
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    Mandela’s trip to Israel showed his true passion for peace

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    Few South Africans are aware of former president Nelson Mandela’s visit to Israel after he retired as the first democratically elected president in 1999. It is worth noting just days before celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July, as it has become a day for making a difference – however small – in our communities.
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    Aaron Greenblatt: A young Mandela of the future

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    Last year, Aaron Greenblatt founded Aaron’s Rock Your Socks, a charity that collects socks for the needy, and was the youngest ever nominee at the SA Jewish Achiever Awards. A year on, the now nine-year-old powerhouse has been selected as the youngest of News24’s 100 Young Mandelas of the Future.
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    Tales from beyond Brixton’s Jewish graves

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    With more hats than the Queen Mother, Pamela Solarsh made for a quirky choice for secretary to the mayor of Johannesburg. Never one to miss a social event, she was notorious for popping food from tables into the pockets of her voluminous cloak, and only later was discovered to have distributed it among beggars at street corners.
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