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    Celebrating Purim 20-something style

    Mar 16, 2017 Go comment!
    If you were wondering what kind of Purim celebration the 20-somethings were having, you just had to peak in at The [email protected] Factory in Kramerville in Randburg on Saturday night. Over 1 000 young Jewish adults gathered to celebrate in true Purim style last Saturday night.
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    Hatzolah Garden Route cycle fundraiser a huge success

    Mar 16, 2017 Go comment!
    In the name of raising funds for Hatzolah, 45 cyclists went on a week-long luxury cycle tour of the Garden Route.
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    Shahar Peer - a trail-blazer for Israeli sportsmen

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Israel’s highest-ever ranked tennis player, former world No 11 Shahar Peer, officially announced her retirement last week. The 29-year-old retires as the most successful Israeli woman to ever play on the World Tennis Association (WTA) tour.
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    Blanche still batting strongly at 100 not out

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    The TV lounge at Sandringham Gardens was transformed, from just an ordinary room into one with décor fitting for a queen. Blanche Gittleson occupied the “throne” as 40 guests paid their respects to her and wished her well on a singular milestone - her 100th birthday on Sunday February 26.
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    • ORTSAWheel

    ORT launches project to instil love of reading

    Mar 09, 2017 1 Comment
    The Mama Ca Reading Project, steered by ORT SA, aims “to give children of all walks of life access to books and to provide training to teachers to ensure that children read with understanding, meaning and critical thinking”.
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    A tribute to Elliot Wolf, the consummate educator

    Mar 09, 2017 1 Comment
    On hearing the name Elliot Wolf, thousands of South African Jews - particularly King David Linksfield alumni - almost dof their caps with respect to this consummate school principal. Wolf is loved by so many and his name is almost always used in the same sentence as King David Schools.
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    • CSO

    CSO urges community never to become complacent

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Over the past months Jewish community centres across the United States, Argentina and the United Kingdom have received bomb threats, with evacuations taking place late last month in various centres and Jewish cemeteries being desecrated.
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    A South African approach to cemetery vandalism

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    In the United States, Jewish cemeteries have been the target of horrific vandalism across the country, but this is no longer the case in South Africa, according to Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, country communities’ spiritual leader of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies.
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    Mar 08, 2017 1 Comment
    Win one of five double tickets!
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    • TaliPoliticiansatJewishmuseum

    DA MPs say SA Jews tell a positive story

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    “South Africans need to know their history, and the local Jewish community has a very important role to play in this, making others aware of the dangers of prejudice,” says DA member of parliament George Michalakis.
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    Harvard professor on economic doom under Trump

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The global economy is headed for turbulence in the Donald Trump era and his plans to bring back manufacturing jobs to the US won’t work, according to Robert Lawrence, professor of trade and investment at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
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    • YouthSuzanneEncounter

    Israel Encounter programme may be in peril

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    One of the flagship projects of the Jewish Agency for Israel may be forced to shut down after one more round, as their funding expires after this year-end Encounter experience.
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    • MorrisIsaacson

    Morris Isaacson School – the legacy lives on

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Sixty-one years after the founding of the Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto - synonymous with the start of the Soweto Uprising in 1976 – Isaacson’s grandson, Kevin, came to Johannesburg from Israel to see the school and his grandfather’s legacy for himself.
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    Farewell to South Africa’s unsung “Mr Chips”

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Keith Kleinot was South Africa’s own version of “Mr Chips”, an old-fashioned schoolteacher who devoted over 20 years of his career to teaching at an impoverished school in Soweto.
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    Tugendhaft dedicates music to family

    Mar 03, 2017 1 Comment
    When acclaimed singers Oshy Tugendhaft and Yael sang together at the launch of his latest CD, it was a dream come true for her. While both are celebrated singers in their own right, Tugendhaft is Yael’s uncle and mentor and this was their first stage performance together.
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    These hamantaschen not your common variety

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    I have a confession to make. I do not love hamantaschen. Most varieties are dry, crumbly and tasteless. But a few years ago I had a friend’s recipe and so now I have amended my original opinion and I can say: I only like Rachel’s hamantaschen!
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    Gluten-free hamantaschen to drool over

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Food-related traditions like hamantaschen are some of my favourite parts of being Jewish. I had to work on this hamantaschen recipe for a while, because creating a gluten-free cookie dough that can be rolled and cut, is no easy task. But I think I’ve finally got it (don’t skip chilling the dough, it really makes all the difference)! This recipe makes hamantaschen that are crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside.
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    • Sport

    Taking Israel by storm

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Every week, thousands of women across Israel gather to play a sport almost no one outside the country has heard of. For that matter, few Israelis knew about catchball - or “cadur-reshet” in Hebrew - a decade ago. But in recent years it has become the most popular sport among adult women in the country, with nearly all the players over 30 years old.
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    SA plays its part in Israel’s booming tourism figures

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The number of South African tourists travelling to Israel in January this year, were up four per cent on the month of January and eight per cent on January 2015. This plays a small, but important part in Israel’s best January tourism arrivals in history.
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    High fives for Project TEN in uplifting communities

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Twenty-two-year-old Mor Ani has taken three months out of her studies in Israel to come and help those less fortunate in KwaZulu-Natal as a part of Project TEN, an international Jewish development programme that operates volunteer centres in developing areas.
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