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    Lox sign makes New York bridge even more Jewish

    Nov 24, 2016 Go comment!
    New York City’s Department of Transportation does not want people leaving "love locks" on the Brooklyn Bridge as it can weigh down bridges and cause damage. Locks on the bridge caused a wire holding to snap on September 8, leading to hours of repairs and traffic delays. Violators can now be fined. See more pics and read the story on how NYC used a clever promo inviting lovers to rather eat a big bagel with lox and cream cheese.
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    Bannon a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump

    Nov 16, 2016 3 Comments
    Offer an open hand or a closed fist - or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording.
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    Refusenik book scores Prime Minister Award

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    SYDNEY - A book chronicling the landmark campaign by Australia, and notably the Jewish community, to help free Jews from the Soviet Union so they could emigrate to Israel and other destinations, has won a major literary prize.
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    Demystifying the US higher education system

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    The United States offers a plethora of options for just about everything, including where to attend college or university. There are 4 726 institutions of higher learning to choose from, and 19 per cent of the country’s university students are international (although fewer than three per cent are from Sub-Saharan Africa).
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    UK universities open vistas on the world

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Education has always been top on the priority list for Jewish parents. Today, the climate of chaos at South African universities has created a scenario which clearly identifies the issue as even more pressing due to the unpredictable mayhem that is taking place.
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    Iconic songwriter, singer Leonard Cohen dies at 82

    Nov 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. JR Online has also published "Epic Night! Featuring Rufus Wainwright + 1500 Singers sing HALLELUJAH! " This video, of what has become the most covered song of Cohen’s, has had over 4 million views – check it out and see why. And, our home page video this week is of SNL's opening segment last Saturday saying goodbye to Cohen and Clinton together
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    Ewan McGregor's biggest challenge: Philip Roth

    Oct 26, 2016 Go comment!
    Which is braver: Riding a motorcycle across the length of Africa, or taking on an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel for your first directing gig? Ewan McGregor, pictured starring as Swede Levov in "American Pastoral" answers the question...
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    East Coast Kosher Delis’ changing fortunes

    Oct 04, 2016 Go comment!
    It’s out with the old (the beloved Carnegie Deli is to close) and in with the new (trendy Mamelahs is booming and expanding), as New York’s famous kosher delis go through a period of changing fortunes as the city’s population shifts around. Pictured is one of Carnegie Deli’s famous mile-high brisket on rye sandwiches which will not be available after the 70-year-old institution closed on December 31.
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    Top 14 Jews in the US news during 5776

    Oct 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Who knew a Jewish candidate is on next month's US election ballot. And she supports BDS! 5776's top newsmakers include politicians and their families, an Olympic great, the release of a 30-year prisoner, a current Israeli trial, Sharansky sorting out two inter-stream balegans, and the world's oldest man. Then there's the Sheldon & DWS political issues, the jailed Orthodox New York Assembly speaker sent to the "Big House" for a dozen of the best, and, finally, the 2 sexy TV stars who have added hip Yiddishkeit to homes worldwide.
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    Another Trump daughter dating a Jew

    Oct 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Tiffany Trump, 22, has been dating Ross Mechanic, 31, the son of attorney Jonathan Mechanic and Wendy Sue Levine. According to their Instagram pages, the two met while attending the University of Pennsylvania, where Tiffany graduated from this May. They have been dating for at least a year since Tiffany first posted a picture of herself with Ross last October. They attended the RNC together - despite Ross being a Democrat.
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    Catch up with old friends, best Holy Days read

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Catch up with old friends and family. Download the 108-page PDF of the SAJAC Rosh Hashanah publication. What a great read this is for local and other expats worldwide! Over 200 pages on 2 PDF documents for your holiday reading - there is the Pesach edition, if you missed it, and the brand new High Holiday edition.
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    Jewish vote sought in Nov. US election

    Aug 24, 2016 Go comment!
    “It’s estimated that 85 per cent to 90 per cent of American Jews will vote for (the Democratic Party presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton in November,” said Dr Jonathan Sarna, who spoke in Cape Town recently on “Jews and American Politics: Historical Ideals and Contemporary Realities”. His talk was hosted by the South African Jewish Museum and the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies.
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    Keep an eye on the Jewish Olympic brigade

    Aug 02, 2016 Go comment!
    The Olympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro on Friday and there will be quite a few Jewish - or Israeli - participants to watch at this year’s event.
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    Cracks in Democrats seeking unity on Israel

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    The Democratic Party has spent the first couple of days of its convention projecting unity on issues from fighting racism to fair trade. But fissures are showing on one issue that Democrats have long been united on: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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    Jewish boxers supported ‘People’s Olympics’

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    It is now 80 years since the staging of the infamous 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Looking back on it one is dumbfounded by how stupid world leaders were at the time to support an event now remembered as a grotesquery of Nazi pageantry.
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    Brisket married to baked beans – union made in heaven

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    If a sweet pulled brisket married a can of baked beans, this dish would be their delicious baby. Try it and be sure there will be many repeat performances.
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    A host of Jewish faces at the 2016 Rio Olympics

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil begin on Friday, August 5 and unlike the recent European Soccer Championships hosted by France, there will be quite a bit of Jewish interest at this year’s Olympics.
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    Wiesel gave Holocaust a face, world a conscience

    Jul 06, 2016 3 Comments
    Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate who became a leading icon of Holocaust remembrance and a global symbol of conscience, died last Saturday at age 87.
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