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    Ramaphosa lauds Israel’s entrepreneurship funding

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    The African National Congress has taken the approach of disinvestment, disengagement, and downgrading relations with Israel since Cyril Ramaphosa’s election in December 2017, so it came as a surprise when the president himself lauded Israel’s economic and technological innovation at a conference in Johannesburg last week.
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    Evangelist’s comments on Jews and Afrikaners cause race row

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Secretary General Godrich Gardee called for an upcoming gathering of Christians to be “booby-trapped” after evangelist preacher Angus Buchan was recorded as saying that only Jews and Afrikaners had a “covenant with G-d”, but both have since apologised for their comments. EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu posted a video clip on Twitter of Buchan convening a prayer meeting to be held on 1 February in Pretoria. Shivambu wrote, “A racist Boer Pastor Angus Buchan says it’s only the Boers & Jews who have a covenant with G-d, & he’s convening a predominantly Boers meeting in Loftus Rugby Stadium in February 2020. You can wish whatever you want Afrika [sic], but these people don’t want us.”
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    Xolani Gwala tribute is not the story we planned

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    For weeks, I’d been dreading the phone call I got at 05:30 last Friday morning. Nobody wants to die, but for those of us who were fortunate enough to call Xolani Gwala a friend, we knew just how much he wanted to live.
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  • Ramaphosa lauds Israel’s entrepreneurship funding

    The African National Congress has taken the approach of disinvestment, disengagement, and downgrading relations with Israel since Cyril Ramaphosa’s election in December 2017, so it came as a surprise when the president himself lauded Israel’s economic and technological innovation at a conference in Johannesburg last week.

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  • Jewish supporters’ cup runneth over

    The closest thing to being in the Yokohama Stadium when the Springboks lifted that Rugby World Cup (RWC) trophy on Saturday is hearing about it from those who were there. South African Jews were well represented, making their way across the world to witness this historic moment.

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  • SA Methodist Church formally adopts BDS

    The Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) formally adopted Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) principles against Israel at its annual conference in September 2019, closely following the Anglican Church of South Africa’s decision to do so in September.

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  • Chief rabbi slams Anglican Church’s support for BDS

    Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein has condemned the Anglican Church of South Africa (ACSA) for its resolution to support “well-directed Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) actions” against Israel.

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  • ANC politician unrepentant after Jewish property smear

    Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile has insulted the Jewish community by accusing Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba of “giving buildings to Jews”, but he refuses to apologise, saying he did nothing wrong.

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  • SA envoy to UN accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing

    South Africa’s envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this week accused Israel of using Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned annexation of the West Bank as an excuse to ethnically cleanse the region.

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    • cyril ramaphosa

    Ramaphosa lauds Israel’s entrepreneurship funding

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    The African National Congress has taken the approach of disinvestment, disengagement, and downgrading relations with Israel since Cyril Ramaphosa’s election in December 2017, so it came as a surprise when the president himself lauded Israel’s economic and technological innovation at a conference in Johannesburg last week.
    Full story
    • AngusBuchan2

    Evangelist’s comments on Jews and Afrikaners cause race row

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Secretary General Godrich Gardee called for an upcoming gathering of Christians to be “booby-trapped” after evangelist preacher Angus Buchan was recorded as saying that only Jews and Afrikaners had a “covenant with G-d”, but both have since apologised for their comments. EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu posted a video clip on Twitter of Buchan convening a prayer meeting to be held on 1 February in Pretoria. Shivambu wrote, “A racist Boer Pastor Angus Buchan says it’s only the Boers & Jews who have a covenant with G-d, & he’s convening a predominantly Boers meeting in Loftus Rugby Stadium in February 2020. You can wish whatever you want Afrika [sic], but these people don’t want us.”
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    • PHOTO-2019-02-20-20-14-43

    Xolani Gwala tribute is not the story we planned

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    For weeks, I’d been dreading the phone call I got at 05:30 last Friday morning. Nobody wants to die, but for those of us who were fortunate enough to call Xolani Gwala a friend, we knew just how much he wanted to live.
    Full story
    • mark pamensky

    Pamensky admits to ratifying Eskom’s dodgy R43 million New Age deal

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Johannesburg chartered accountant Mark Pamensky, a former Eskom non-executive board member, has admitted to ratifying a dodgy sponsorship contract between the cash-strapped power utility and Gupta-owned newspaper The New Age (TNA).
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Chief Rabbi reiterates his call of a year ago for Jacob Zuma to stand down in this Pesach Video, likening the SA saga of today to our flight from Egypt 3329 years ago. “With that freedom comes a voice” he says. He will be marching in Pretoria on Friday.  

    • RabbiJuliaMargolis

    Go and do something you believe in

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    According to the Torah portion this Shabbat, Lech Lecha, “The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.’” (Genesis 12:1) Abraham got up and went.
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    • Rabbi Deren

    The bokke brocha

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    Is their Castle Lager on tap during the torah reading? Will the rabbi be announcing rugga scores instead of siddur page numbers at shul this week? Well, we’re there for davening, not Damien de Allende, so – also no.
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    Home and heart: why Sukkot is the shelter we need

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Many years ago, I had the privilege of studying at the Drisha Institute in New York, where women are paid to sit and study Talmud. After enrolling, I discovered that the tractate of Talmud we would be studying was about the sukkah.
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    • RabbiJohnathanSacks

    Sukkot a message for the ‘me’ generation

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Of all the festivals, Sukkot is surely the one that speaks most powerfully to our time. Kohelet could almost have been written in the 21st century. Here is the picture of ultimate success, the man who has it all - the houses, the cars, the clothes, the adoring women, the envy of others. He has pursued everything this world can offer from pleasure to possessions to power to wisdom and yet, surveying the totality of his life, he can only say, in effect, “Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless.”
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