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    SAFI calls on South Africans to speak out in support for Israel

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish community and Israel has massive support from the broader, particularly Christian, people of this country. This point was made clear at The South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) “Bringing Israel to Africa” conference on Sunday.
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    Israeli journalist battles ‘industry of lies’

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    “It’s so fashionable to be anti-Israel,” says Israeli journalist and researcher Ben-Dror Yemini, who was brought out to South Africa last week by the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) for its conference.
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    A Springbok mascot’s dream comes true

    Jun 14, 2018 3 Comments
    Seven-year-old Daniel Monastursky was ecstatic when he stepped onto the Ellis Park rugby field holding Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi’s hand on Saturday, at the start of the historic match against England.
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    Awards recognise previously excluded icons

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    The Absa Jewish Achiever Awards this year is striving to recognise those who haven’t been acknowledged for their contribution in the past. To do this, changes have been made to certain awards to pay tribute to those who have made a difference.
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    Dr Ethel Zulu: farmer, ANC stalwart, Israel fan and Comrades runner

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    Farmer, Dr Ethel Zulu-Mokwele, smiled quietly to herself last Sunday while the Comrades Marathon was taking place. Instead of running it for the fourth time, she found herself hundreds of kilometres away at the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) annual national conference, surrounded by people eager to listen to her farming journey.
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    Counterattacking Israel’s Detractors

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    The fledgling State of Israel faced a physical threat when Arab countries wanted to wipe it off the map. Today’s threats are in cyberspace, on university campuses, and in the media.
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    SA author unable to collect literary award

    Jun 14, 2018 1 Comment
    Writing novels was Bevan Frank’s life-long ambition, but when he was awarded the 2018 IndieReader Award for Popular Fiction at the Book Expo America for his first novel, he wasn’t able to receive it in person. Just a couple of weeks before the event, this young Cape Town-born author had a stroke.
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    Healing genocide wounds through music

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    When musician Jeremy Danneman was a young boy, he used to listen to his beloved grandmother’s harrowing tales of how she escaped from the Nazis as a teenager during the Holocaust.
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    David and a musical Goliath

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    “Music set them free.” That’s the tagline for composer and actor Mbongeni Ngema’s new film, Asinamali, in which prisoners, through the power of song and dance, find redemption. Executive producer David Dison, a friend of Ngema’s and his legal adviser, believes in the strength of this philosophy as much as he does in the movie.
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    Dads with a difference

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    This Sunday is Father’s Day – a day that celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
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    Avoid Dad Deficit Disorder at all costs

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Father’s Day is all about dads – appreciating fathers, and grandfathers. But aside from being that all-important person in the family who fixes things, makes braais, and “deals” with spiders – dads play a vital role in bringing up boys.
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    Standing on broad shoulders

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    “She married a man just like her father.” How often have you heard people say that? The truth is, the relationship between father and daughter is unique, and a dad is usually the first male object of a girl’s love. It shapes her conscious and unconscious perception of what is acceptable in a life partner, and in men in general, according to Jennifer Kromberg, a clinical psychologist.
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    Spare the screens, save the child

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    To prepare our children for the future and help them to be valuable members of society, we need to equip them with the social and emotional skills that a computer cannot provide, says Rabbi Ricky Seeff, the Principal of King David Primary School Victory Park.
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    Business as usual on 85th birthday

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    A special birthday was held at Yad Aharon & Michael last week for Ivy Grushkin, who celebrated her 85th birthday in her usual manner: packing fruit and vegetables at Yaddies.
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    Still more to come from SA’s trainer of the year

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Colin Nathan has devoted almost all his life to boxing. “I got my first set of boxing gloves when I was three,” he says. Now, his hard work has started to pay off.
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    Pop-up protesters thwarted in anti-Israel action

    Jun 07, 2018 3 Comments
    A motley crew of pop-up activists attempted to vandalise the shop front of a Rosebank gallery at the weekend to protest an exhibition showcasing Israeli and South African photographers’ work. Their attempt was quickly thwarted, and it became clear they had scant knowledge of their cause.
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    Pro-Israel petition not a hoax

    Jun 07, 2018 1 Comment
    A petition calling on the South African government not to sever ties with Israel is gaining momentum fast - despite the anti-Israel lobby calling it a hoax.
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    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist credits Habonim for sense of social justice

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    “Habonim helped to instil in me a strong sense of social justice, and so contributed to the career path that I have chosen,” said Peter Hirschberg, who accepted the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting at an awards ceremony in New York City last Wednesday. It is arguably the most coveted award for journalists.
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    History professor hits out at Holocaust question

    Jun 07, 2018 2 Comments
    Professor Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu, the chair of an educational task team, lashed out at the SA Jewish Report for daring to question him about the Holocaust’s place in the future history curriculum at South African schools, saying, “Our history is more important.”
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    Running for the next generation

    Jun 07, 2018 Go comment!
    It may seem somewhat unusual that a group of fit Jewish runners are running the Comrades marathon this Sunday in aid of a medical cause – the Malka Ella Fertility Fund, but for many of them, it is the perfect fit.
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