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    ‘La La Land’ producer also star of Oscar gaffe

    Mar 02, 2017 1 Comment
    “La La Land”’s Jewish producer ended up starring In THE GAFFE - a nominee list peppered with Jewish stars, the happiest one at the Academy Awards 2017 was undoubtedly “Moonlight” producer Jeremy Kleiner, who almost didn’t believe his movie won best picture because of the now historic mistake.
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    Muslim campaign, gets strong JK Rowling support

    Feb 23, 2017 1 Comment
    ST LOUIS - A Muslim campaign to raise money to repair a vandalised Jewish cemetery, has seen donations triple overnight after Harry Potter creator JK Rowling supported the initiative online.
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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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    • IsraelFlag

    Will Israel downgrade ties with Senegal, NZ…

    Feb 16, 2017 7 Comments
    Word spread this week that Israel was allegedly downgrading its diplomatic ties with New Zealand and Senegal over a United Nations resolution they had supported towards the end of last year and that the country had recalled its ambassadors. But Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon categorically denied the rumour, which is nonetheless persisting.
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    Funky rabbi spreads love online

    Feb 16, 2017 1 Comment
    When around 400 Orthodox rabbis gathered for a photograph at the end of Kinnus in New York recently, one rabbi opened his black coat to reveal a batman onesie. It was caught on camera.
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    Corruption among Israeli leaders

    Feb 16, 2017 1 Comment
    The first time I met former Israeli President Moshe Katzav was on a staircase - I was entering an apartment to interview a young woman whose husband had been killed while serving in the Israel Defence Forces.
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    How Israel's travel bans are - and aren't - like Trump's

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying "a wall protects".
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    Meet the Jews in Donald Trump's administration

    Feb 09, 2017 4 Comments
    American Jews are watching the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency with both fear and hope.
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    Renowned Anish Kapoor wins $1m Jewish prize

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor was on Monday named this year's winner of the million dollar Genesis Prize, awarded for commitment to Israel and Judaism.
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    Jared Kushner – ‘a snow-shovelling student mega-donor’

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    Jared Kushner was already a regular at the Harvard Chabad when he walked in one day, took a crumpled piece of paper out of his jacket pocket, put it down on the table and walked away. It was a personal cheque for $18 000.
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    Canadian shul and mosque join to sponsor refugees

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    A shul and a neighbouring mosque in Thornhill share a parking lot. Now, they also share a family!
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    17 Jewish centers had bomb threats yesterday

    Feb 01, 2017 2 Comments
    THIS IS WHAT A JCC BOMB THREAT SOUNDS LIKE: Seventeen Jewish Community Centres in the United States received bomb threats. Centres such as these are comparable to Beyachad in Johannesburg and the Sampson Centre in Cape town and house multiple organisations and many staffers who had to be evacuated. This was the third wave of threats in January alone!
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    Lenk: Jerusalem will always be Israeli capital

    Feb 01, 2017 1 Comment
    Ambassador Lenk appeared on the popular SABC News morning show, Newsroom, yesterday (Tuesday January 31) and discussed Israel's relationship with the US, the controversy over Donald Trump wanting to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, and the need for the Holy Land’s Palestinian neighbours to reject terror and return to direct peace talks. Watch the full 12-minute interview and hear Ambassador Lenk’s frank and honest responses – and his open and relaxed demeanour.
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    Dershowitz hopes Trump will make him proud

    Jan 26, 2017 4 Comments
    Prominent Jewish commentator on Israel, lawyer and academic, Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said in Detroit last week that his “greatest hope is that four years from now I'll be proud to cast a vote for Donald Trump. As a patriotic American I want him to succeed.
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    New activity on Bobroffs’ sequestration, claims

    Jan 25, 2017 1 Comment
    The Law Society has quadrupled the amount of claimed overcharging of clients by embattled fugitive personal injury lawyers Ronald and Darren Bobroff. The father-and-son pair were last month finally struck off the roll in SA and probably won’t be allowed to practise in their new Australian home either. The sheriff of the court had some drama trying to attach property last week, and the Law Society president’s family were threatened.
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    New academic study of anti-Semitism

    Jan 22, 2017 Go comment!
    The Institute for the Study of Global anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) has just released a follow-up to their highly successful previous tome: “The ISGAP Papers: Anti-Semitism In Comparative Perspective, Volume Two”, edited by their founder, Charles Asher Small.
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    Haley: I’ll never abstain from anti-Israel resolutions

    Jan 22, 2017 6 Comments
    SEE THE VIDEO: US President Donald Trump’s nominee for his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, pictured, delivered her opening statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at her confirmation hearing last Wednesday. Haley vowed that, should her nomination be approved, she would for her to become UN Ambassador, she would never abstain from – and hence neglect to use not use her veto power in the Security Council – regarding any anti-Israel resolutions.
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    Ghetto in German-occupied Poland, please!

    Jan 20, 2017 Go comment!
    Maciej Świrski, chairman of the League Against Defamation in Poland, pictured, has addressed a letter to the South African Jewish Report complaining about a report which appeared in the print and online editions on December 15, 2016. Read what he has complained about and a short history of the German Ghetto in Warsaw...
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    Shul and mosque join to sponsor refugee family

    Jan 12, 2017 1 Comment
    In Thornhill, Toronto, a shul and a neighbouring mosque share a parking lot. Now, they also share a family. Temple Har Zion and Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre teamed up last March to raise half a million rand to help bring a refugee family from Syria to Canada and assist them in settling. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, their eight charges arrived. (File picture.)
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    Prominent Jewish Aussie dies in freak accident

    Jan 10, 2017 Go comment!
    Ben Cowen (pictured), a Melbourne entrepreneur, community leader and the son of former famous governor-general Sir Zelman Cowen, tragically died on Sunday after suffering fatal injuries from a freak paragliding accident.
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