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    Ramallah statue - what was real cost ratepayers

    May 09, 2016 Go comment!
    The ratepayers of Johannesburg have donated a six-metre-tall, R6 million statue of the late President Nelson Mandela to the Palestinian people. All the while, the city’s long-suffering ratepayers, who battle to get roads tarred, traffic lights to work or potholes fixed, are regularly told there is “no budget for it”.
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    Let’s not lose the battle against forgetting

    May 04, 2016 Go comment!
    The “battle against forgetting” is an ongoing one, and we have a duty not to allow present and future generations to forget the past was the message that came across forcibly at a moving ceremony at the Old Fort building at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein recently.
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    Yshai Oliel may become Israel’s Novak Djokovic

    May 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Teenager Yshai Oliel is been groomed to be Israel’s Novak Djokovic, thanks to support from a British businessman.
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    Join Israel at a unique event next week

    May 03, 2016 1 Comment
    Everyone's invited (just remember to RSVP) - SA Jewry are all invited to attend a once-in-a lifetime- event for Zionism: Israel is building the first-ever official memorial to the fallen outside of the country – right here in South Africa.The magnificent memorial is in honour of the 87 South Africans who emigrated to Israel and later fell defending that country. The event will be a who's who of South African communal leadership, families of the fallen and everyday SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA...
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    Remember those who refused to be mere victims

    May 03, 2016 Go comment!
    For Yom Hashoah 2016, the international theme chosen by Yad Vashem is remembering those victims of the Holocaust who resisted being brutalised by the horrific circumstances in which they were placed, but instead strove to maintain and preserve their essential humanity.
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    Berland’s hearing ends as it started, dramatically

    Apr 30, 2016 2 Comments
    Randburg magistrate denied Rabbi Eliezer Berland (pictured, left, for JR Online by Ilan Ossendryver) bail after his “brazen” escape from Holland while on bail there. His lawyer Harold Knopp presented legal precedents for internationally wanted criminals sticking to their bail conditions, including that of gangster Shai Musli, in an effort to convince the court to grant bail. Prosecutor, Adv. Nerisha Naidoo, expressed dismay at Knopp’s connecting Berland and Musli. SA “does not have to bend over backwards for a fugitive from justice,” she said. FOLLOW THE DAILY DRAMA...
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    • Funnies for Pesach HOME

    Pesach funnies came in from users worldwide

    Apr 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Users took our call for Pesach funnies to heart & we've been publishing them regularly. The pictured one is for real & comes from Sarah in the US. Think about it? How many users actually have a Pesachdik phone cover? You should. We have also repeated our favourite Pesach video from, which has to be one of the cleverest Pesach videos of all time. It is interesting to note how formats of well-known platforms have changed over the past five years - Moshe ordering up the plagues on the internet.
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    He lays tefillin on his tour bus

    Apr 26, 2016 4 Comments
    Ezra Furman is a gender-bending, genre-crossing, observant Jewish rocker who is the next big thing - see his amazing “Perpetual Motion People” video…
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    Veronica’s speaking at Yom Hashoah commemorations

    Apr 25, 2016 1 Comment
    The SA Jewish Board of Deputies' guest speaker for this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) commemorations will be Holocaust survivor Veronica Phillips.
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    Jewish wunderkind in Ukraine is tapped to be prime minister

    Apr 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Like many Ukrainian mayors, Vlodymir Groysman used to visit his local synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah.
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    Garmin navigates itself back to the future

    Apr 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Before the explosion of smartphone mapping apps, Garmin was synonymous with navigation. Now it is fighting its way back to relevance, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.
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    Who is Donald Trump's Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner, Donald Trump. Jared is the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New Jersey that is one of the biggest names in New York real estate. He’s the owner and publisher of a storied weekly, the New York Observer.
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    Catch up with old friends, best Pesach read

    Apr 12, 2016 2 Comments
    Catch up with old friends and family – download the SA Jewish Association of Canada (SAJAC) Pesach publication – what a great read this is for local and other expat SA Jews worldwide. This 112 page Pesach edition of SAJAC NEWS is the first that Jewish Report will carry, but by no means the last. We have agreed to continue publishing the biannual publication on an ongoing basis. This is the first time in their 40-year history that SAJAC NEWS will be available online.
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    Anonymous’ ‘Hack Israel Day’ could hit world

    Apr 07, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel was expecting to be hit by a massive cyber offensive today. But unlike other attacks (APTs, criminal campaigns, etc.) to hit the nation, this one has been announced in advance. It’s Anonymous’ fourth annual OPIsrael attack, which has been taking place on April 7 every year since 2013. All of the Holy Land’ security agencies have been bracing themselves for the potential cyberattacks today (Thursday). Tomorrow will tell…
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    Why 3 videos of a West Bank shooting are roiling Israel

    Mar 30, 2016 12 Comments
    It began as an all-too-common story: A Palestinian assailant in the contested West Bank city of Hebron stabs and wounds an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces shoot him dead.
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    Algemeiner’s third annual ‘Jewish 100′ List

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein again made it on the Third annual ‘Jewish 100′ list of the top people “positively influencing Jewish life” list. The plush event was held on Monday night in New York (Tuesday in SA). The star-studded gala was held in in New York City and honorees in attendance included Britain’s Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove, News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch and famed philosopher and humanitarian Bernard-Henri Lévy.
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