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    Farewell to the prince of the Cape community

    Feb 23, 2017 1 Comment
    Eliot Osrin, popularly known as the “uncrowned prince of Cape Town’s Jewish community”, was the consummate communal leader and businessman. Osrin who passed away in Cape Town last Wednesday at the age of 84 was modest and never seeking acknowledgement for the huge amount he did to benefit almost 30 charitable foundations, of which he was a trustee.
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    • ZidelORTShark

    Life lessons we can take from the shark

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    It is estimated that 30 per cent of current jobs will be lost in the next 10 years, and it will impact everyone; so, what can be done to guard against this inevitability?
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    Butterfly symbol strikes a positive chord

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Former King David Victory Park pupil Jarred Wood was dogged in his determination to carry on with his matric last year despite being diagnosed with brain cancer. However, this “brave warrior” – who lost his father, Fred, to cancer last Sunday – is now determined to celebrate his and his father’s life with music.
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    • BenitaLevin

    Aliyah – the good, the bad and the meshuga

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Journalists are naturally curious by nature. We love to ask questions. Research and fact-checking are crucial. It’s no different when making a life-changing decision. Despite the many in-depth conversations we had with others who had relocated with their families, there are a few situations that still take one by surprise.
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    Young Lilla nominated for Fleur Du Cap Award

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Lilla Fleischmann – just 12 years old – is the only child nominated for a Fleur Du Cap Theatre Award and she is nominated in the “Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical” category.
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    Sarah Feldman shows you can be frum and fashionable

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Frum need not mean frumpy is the impetus behind the launch of a clothing range by Rebbetzen Sarah Feldman in Cape Town last week. The Gardens Synagogue rebbetzen, who is something of a fashion plate, has always had a knack for combining modesty with high fashion and she is now using her talent to enable others to do likewise.
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    • Jeff

    Think before you tweet

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Last week, members of our Cape and professional staff attended the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office/Hanns Seidel Foundation discussion on the draft Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, led by Deputy Minister John Jeffery and Matthew Clayton of the Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG).
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    • MichaelSieff

    Younger every year

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Last week I attended the 11th annual Jewish Entrepreneurs Insight sponsored and hosted every year by Investec Private Securities at their Sandton offices.
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    After 60 years still going strong

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Our parents, Ronnie and Leigh Levy, last week Friday, celebrated a special milestone in their lives: 60 years of marriage.
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    Jack and Annette look back on 70 years of marriage

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    The Berts celebrated their Platinum Wedding Anniversary with a tea at their home of 50 years in Linksfield West. A sprinkling of “old” friends, a sister from Santa Monica and another sister from Sandringham, their only daughter Adele and grandson Dean, joined in their festivities.
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    • WolfsonPretoria

    Pretoria community hosts Mayor Msimanga

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga had his first Shabbos dinner with the Pretoria Hebrew Congregation last Friday. “It is a great honour to attend this service in the shul in Pretoria, where the Jewish community continues to thrive and make a huge contribution to Pretoria in particular and the country in general,” he told the congregants.
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    • DanielandRachel

    Israeli college students win prestigious international award

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Students from Israel's College of Law and Business (CLB) in Ramat Gan, have won the International Chamber of Commerce's Mediation Competition, held in Paris last week. This is the world's foremost competition on the subjects of business arbitration and dispute resolution.
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    Sounds of Celebration IV’s ‘One Team. One Goal’

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    The highly popular Sounds of Celebration concert, a joint venture between Education Africa and Sydenham Shul, will be staged in Johannesburg in two weeks’ time, with two matinees - free of charge - performed specifically for 2 000 disadvantaged youth in the Gauteng area.
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    • JackSport

    Outdated German anthem lyrics cause furore at Fed Cup tie

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    The playing of a national anthem at a sporting competition can often be a sensitive issue. Those of us who remember the incident at Ellis Park in 1992 in a rugby match against the All Blacks, can recall SA Rugby President the late Louis Luyt making a bad last minute decision to play Die Stem. Despite having beforehand agreed not to play it, he went ahead because "we were simply playing and singing our anthem as it existed at the time".
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    Join the conversations, have your say

    Feb 22, 2017 1 Comment
    JR Online users are having their say, as usual. While the website's peak day saw well over 12,000 users, it can also have as many as 300-plus comments posted on a busy day. Many are on older stories users have serendipitously happened along. Some are friendly greetings and exchanges, but often they descend into Chirp-fests – where users with differing views enjoy a good old argy-bargy on an issue. We list this week’s latest hotspots, and point users to a few of the Chirps posted this week - on well-commented stories long gone by…
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    • SuzanneSuzelle

    Madcap DIY Suzelle's Jewish connection

    Feb 16, 2017 1 Comment
    South Africa’s favourite online celebrity, SuzelleDIY, has an alter ego - Julia Anastasopoulos. “Suzelle” bubbles all over as she does her YouTube DIY videos, presenting in “a thick Cape Afrikaans accent”, whereas Julia is genteel, her voice modulated, as she laughs softly at being recognised on the streets of Cape Town.
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    • SuzanneKaplkinski1

    Is there ‘redemption’ for Shoah murderers?

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Former Herzlia headmaster Solly Kaplinski grew up as a child of Holocaust survivors, Sima and Izak, who escaped with the Bielski partisans in Belarus. Next week he launches a novella “A World of Pains – A Redemptive Parable”, which is based on “the theme of accountability, growing up in the long shadow of the Shoah”.
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    Beata Lipman – fighter against injustice

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Struggle veterans galore gathered at the Women’s Section of the Old Fort Prison on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg last Sunday, to bid farewell to struggle veteran Beata Maria Lipman, in a memorial service. Lipman died on December 8, last year.
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    Jake returns to China for martial art action

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    People travel to China for various reasons - Olympics, sightseeing, to walk the Great Wall - but for Jake Pinchus it is all about martial arts.
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    • BenitaLevin

    Aliyah - the good, the bad and the meshuga

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Touchdown in Tel Aviv. The start of a new chapter for my husband, 10-year old son and nine-year old daughter. The El Al flight is mandatory for anyone making aliyah - not only because the country pays for that one-way ticket to Ben-Gurion Airport, but because from a sentimental point of view, flying in on the national carrier is part of the immigration experience.
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