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    New words for Jewish people from 5774

    Oct 01, 2014 Go comment!
    French soccer star Anelka performs the “QUENELLE” – an anti-Semitic gesture, last December (pictured). ISIS is another completely new term too. Others, like SODASTREAM, became widely used this year. Still others like “Pew,” #BringBackOurBoys, and “tunnel” will forever take on new meanings after the events of 5774. When Merriam-Webster released the latest edition of its Official Scrabble Players Dictionary last month, it announced that it had added more than 5 000 new words – including Yiddish words like “schmutz” and “tuchus.” From Golden Dawn to Terror Tunnel, here’s the 5774 glossary…
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    Now try the US boerie sausage

    Sep 27, 2014 Go comment!
    Clearly not one to miss an opportunity, Jack Silberstein is selling Boerewors-flavoured sausages to (supposedly) SA expats in the US.
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    'War has been declared against us' - Wilders

    Sep 07, 2014 1 Comment
    Speaking in the Dutch Parliament last Friday, fiery right-winger Geert Wilders accused successive European the “ostrich cabinets” of lying to their electorates about the threats of what he called “Jihadists.” Said Wilders: “As a result, also in our country today, Christians are being told: ‘We want to murder you all.’ Jews receive death threats. Swastika flags at demonstrations, stones go through windows, Molotov cocktails, Hitler salutes are being made, macabre black ISIS flags wave in the wind, we hear cries, such as ‘F**k the Talmud,’ on the central square in Amsterdam.”
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    Top US Jewish entertainment moments 5774

    Sep 01, 2014 1 Comment
    THE TOP-10: Scarlett Johansson (pictured), Gwyneth Paltrow and the power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z (seriously) were among those who made news on the Jewish entertainment scene in 5774. Here are some of the top moments from the Jewish year just departed. Then there’s Mel Brooks, the first Jewish “Bachelorette”, Sarah Silverman thanking “my Jews”, Hollywood’s Gaza Twitter war, Miss Margalit and The Baby Biggs brit. While some of this may be more amusing for SAJR’s foreign audience, which numbers around 30 per cent, it is all a lot of fun.
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    New Yiddish words in English Scrabble

    Aug 17, 2014 1 Comment
    Scrabble adds “schmutz,” “schtum,” and even “tuchus,” to dictionary – but the plural, “Tuchuses,” is questionable. “Tuchutot” maybe…?
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    Jewish World in 7 seconds

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    A brief run-down of some of the more interesting items of Jewish news from around the world over the past week. These are compiled by SA Jewish Report’s editorial staff for the interest of our readers and website users. All of the source-publications are attributed, so those interested in reading a more complete account of any of the stories can easily go to the website of the original publication and search for them.
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    Behaviour of Auschwitz guards leaves bad taste

    Aug 06, 2014 3 Comments
    Last week Friday I was leading a group of Bnei Akiva members from Australia and South Africa to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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    Top Jewish Olympian is almost unknown

    Jul 23, 2014 1 Comment
    If one had ask who is the most successful Jewish Olympic athlete. I’m sure most people would think for a moment and then come up with the name Mark Spitz. Spitz won 11 medals and no doubt, is the Jewish competitor with the most gold medals.
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  • Youssou, Clegg pay homage to Madiba

    Jun 18, 2014 Go comment!
    African superstars Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour performed with Johnny Clegg (pictured) at the 20th edition of the World Sacred Music Festival in Fez, Morocco, on 16 June and paid homage to the African icon
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  • You’ve read them, now breakfast with them

    Jun 11, 2014 3 Comments
    You’ve followed them in action online, you know it’s something you enjoy reading, now here’s your opportunity to watch them in action, live, at a delicious Mooz breakfast to boot! Three lucky winners will laugh themselves silly and be the envy of the kosher community - compliments of the SA Jewish Report. Read all about it…
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  • A (very, very) candid interview with Dr Ruth

    Jun 11, 2014 1 Comment
    Dr Ruth is an absolute hoot! SAJR’s non-executive director, Howard Sackstein, interviewed her late on Monday night SA time over Skype. Ant Katz was on hand to record the event – except when he was laughing too raucously to type and had to refer to the recording afterwards. Read this frank interview with the world’s ‘sexpert’ who will visit SA shores later this month! This has to be the read of the week!
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  • 5 Karabus books: last chance to WIN

    May 06, 2014 1 Comment
    We’re giving away five copies of Suzanne Belling’s gripping new book, “Blood Money: The Cyril Karabus Story.” Publishers Jakana will deliver the book in the format of your choice anywhere in the world! And, at R200-odd a pop, that’s nothing to sneeze at. Anyone can enter this easy competition... SEE LAUNCH DATES FOR CT & JHB
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  • Gore invests R103m in plush NYC apartment

    Apr 16, 2014 Go comment!
    Past Absa/SAJR Jewish Achiever Adrian Gore, founder and chief executive of South Africa's largest private medical aid scheme, does not believe in doing things in half measures. Less than a year after splashing out R25-million for a sea-facing apartment in Cape Town's ultra-exclusive Clifton, the billionaire picked up a three-bedroom luxury pad in one of New York's most prestige buildings for R103million.
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  • Meeting Alexander Imich, 111-years-old

    Mar 26, 2014 1 Comment
    An SA Jewish Report writer-user in the US sent this incredible story of Alexander Imich, pictured, the oldest man in America., of how Chabad of Coney Island’s Rabbi’s mitzvah, and of the incredible stories that Imich, a scientist last published when he was 92, was able to tell them of experiencing the invention of electricity, cars, phones… But what Imich set out to prove scientifically, was much more than that
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  • Jewish innovation: Facebook swallow WhatsApp

    Feb 21, 2014 Go comment!
    Silicon Valley mogul Jan Koum was a broke Ukraine Jewish immigrant to the US when he started WhatsApp. Read his rags-to-riches tale after Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook paid $19-billion (211-billion at today’s exchange rate) for his business. WhatsApp grew up in Silicon Valley, but its founder’s Jewish background in Eastern Europe gave it its DNA. Read more…
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  • UNESCO changes tune on Jewish Expo

    Jan 26, 2014 1 Comment
    LA’s Simon Wiesenthal Centre founder Rabbi Marvin Hier as well as US & Canada diplomats blast UNESCO decision to pull jewish expo in paris. It will now go ahead in June.
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  • Our stats are going through the roof

    Dec 08, 2013 Go comment!
    It seems that everyone in Jewish SA and World Jewry is following events on SAJR Online. Between Friday and mid-day Sunday SAJR Online had more visitors from the USA than from South Africa itself – although returning SA users are spending an average of almost eight minutes on the site! And they keep coming back. FOLLOW THE EVOLVING STORY WITH US!
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  • Goebbels' namesake put to death

    Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment
    Over 35 years since his 1977 hate murders of Jews and African Americans, Joseph Paul Franklin was executed last week. At 26 he changed his name to Joseph Paul, in honour of Paul Joseph Goebbels. The monster, who is believed to have killed at least 28 people and once bombed a Shul, later told the court that he wanted to 'find a Jew and kill him.'
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  • New Tannenbaum exposé: “The Grand Scam”

    Nov 13, 2013 Go comment!
    Business Times editor Rob Rose’s new tell-all book published last week exposes startling new facts on the Ponzi scheme that fleeced wealthy businessmen of R12.5-billion.
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  • Building bridges through genealogy research

    Oct 26, 2013 Go comment!
    “The size of the Holocaust is so big, it is incomprehensible. I wanted to individualise it by understanding how the atrocity touched particular families.”
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