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    Protesters blame SA Zionists for violence in Israel

    May 17, 2018 1 Comment
    “Anyone who supports Zionism or who fraternises with Zionists is a racist and is complicit in illegal activity."
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    South African Jewry under fire

    May 17, 2018 1 Comment
    This week, the South African government called on the Jewish community to condemn Israel and turn its back on the Jewish homeland, following a week of deadly riots at the Gaza border and high drama in the region.
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    Poster calling Maimane a ‘Jew Boy’ slammed

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    A poster calling Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane a “Jew Boy” who “supports the massacre of people of colour” – and who is pictured with “Israeli Mass Murderer, Benjamin Netanyahu” – was circulated on WhatsApp and social media on Wednesday.
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    Urgent appeal to build bomb shelters

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of South Africa is appealing for urgent funds to support its campaign to provide bomb shelters for Israeli residents in the north of Israel.
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    Animosity and extremism at Cape Town Palestinian solidarity march

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    “South Africa should kick out the Israeli ambassador in Pretoria and shut down all trade with Israel. There is no place in South Africa for anyone who condones Israel’s actions. The government should investigate the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD),” shouted Tony Ehrenreich, provincial secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) at the anti-Israel protest in Cape Town on Tuesday.
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    Mosque attack could indicate future terrorism in SA

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    “This is a terrorist crime. It is an attack on the sanctity of a place of worship and‚ furthermore‚ it is the indiscriminate killing of innocent people based purely on their religious beliefs. This has all the hallmarks of the Islamic State (ISIS) style of operation in Iraq and Syria.” So said Moulana Aftab Haider‚ the national co-ordinator of the Ahlul Bait Foundation of South Africa, after last Thursday’s deadly attack on a mosque in Ottawa, north of Durban.
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    Chief Justice preaches hope for South Africa

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    Despite racism, crime and the land issue, there is hope for a better future if South Africans unite and draw inspiration from biblical figures who confronted apparent hopelessness.
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    Creating a generation of givers

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    For the past five years, Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein’s Generation Sinai initiative has brought Jewish parents and children together in classrooms across the country to learn and discuss Torah values relating to living a meaningful, socially conscious life.
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    Cape Town Yom Yerushalayim with Rabbi Hammer

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    Rabbi Shalom Hammer was the guest speaker at Camps Bay shul last week. He told the Cape Town Jewish community on erev Yom Yerushalayim that Jerusalem is the eternal, undivided and not-for-sale capital of Israel.
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    Yom Yerushalayim celebrations at Yeshiva

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The Johannesburg community gathered at Yeshiva College campus to celebrate the 51st year of Yom Yerushalayim, commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War in 1967.
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    Regional gathering attests to the value of robust debate

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    “The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship (NGF) showed me the possibilities of a world in which we can talk to each other and not over each other – and in which we can bond over our similarities and learn from our differences. It gave me hope,” says Josh Poyurs, 25, who is a 2018 NGF SA Regional Fellow.Poyurs attended the regional NGF, which took place in Saldanha Bay this month. The sentiment shared by most fellows there was that despite the vibrancy of the South African Jewish community and its diverse views, there hasn’t been a forum to accommodate debate and discussion.
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    Torah centre launched in Oaklands

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    A beautiful and inviting learning centre with modern, comfortable chairs and tables surrounded by a vast Torah library was officially opened in Oaklands on Wednesday night.
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    UJW celebrates its 85th AGM

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The UJW Cape Town branch were proud that for the first time in an 85 years history, a Capetonian has been elected national chairperson of the UJW South Africa. This new chair, Myra Goldenbaum, addressed the Cape Town branch’s 85th AGM at the Hellenic Club on May 3 and spoke about both national and international affairs.
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    UJW Joburg is making a difference

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women tirelessly do what they can to make a difference in socieity, according the the UJW/s national president Myra Goldenbaum at the Johannesburg branch of the UJW’s 86th AGM on May 9.
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    Argentina’s soccer team will play in Israel

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The Argentine Football Association appears to have given the BDS movement against Israel the finger and confirmed that its national soccer team will play a pre-World Cup friendly against Israel in the Holy Land.
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    Harnessing the power of golf for Israeli tourism

    May 17, 2018 Go comment!
    The words “Israel” and “golf” may not be synonymous, but one South African dreams of turning the start-up nation into a global golfing powerhouse.
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    Christian vigil… not so Christian

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    A Christian prayer vigil for Palestine is being called for this weekend by groups aligned with the BDS movement. However, many leading Christian groups have no knowledge of it.
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    ANC condemns murders of elderly Cape Town Jewish couple

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    During the darkest days of apartheid, Rosalie Bloch sheltered families of detainees and apartheid activists in the lounge of her home in Mowbray, Cape Town. On Saturday, her body and that of her husband, Aubrey Jackson, were found in that same lounge, after they had been tied up and killed in what police are saying is a robbery gone wrong.
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    Turning VE day into an Israeli holiday

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    Seventy-three years ago this week, on May 8 1945, many Jews recited the Shehecheyanu blessing to express thanks that they had survived to see that day. It was Victory in Europe Day, which marked the defeat of Nazi Germany and the formal end of hostilities in Europe.
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    Patricia de Lille at the BDS stall

    May 10, 2018 Go comment!
    When the now former mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, visited the BDS South Africa stall at the Cape Town Ramadaan and Lifestyle Expo at the beginning of the week, the organisation quickly claimed her support with a tweet pinned to the top of its Twitter profile. It said: “Thanks to DA leader and Cape Town Mayor @PatriciaDeLille for stopping by the BDS stall yesterday #FreePalestine #BoycottApartheidIsrael”.
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