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    Not sheep to slaughter, lions protecting pride

    Jul 30, 2014 2 Comments
    Trying to straighten out the issues in my mind. Gaza is not to blame. The citizens of Gaza, men, women and children are certainly not to blame. They are really innocent pawns in a tragic situation that we are all facing. Going over and over in my mind how much Israel continues to take them into account while trying to protect our own people.
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    Who has the energy to think about it?

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Our kids are in the middle of their annual summer holidays - what a holiday! All activity cancelled, the beaches empty, the water parks - not a soul.
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    For everything there is a season…

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    The Chev was born on September 2, 1888 in a bar in old Johannesburg that belonged to Barnet Weinstein. The organisation will be 126 years old soon and as milestones are always an opportune time for retrospection, I have decided to summarise its development, and explain its future focus, in terms of the following three themed timelines:
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    Phoning mothers - one after the other

    Jul 22, 2014 Go comment!
    What is Israel planning? How are our IDF boys feeling? How are they coping? Are they afraid? – Read a mother’s deepest thoughts…
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    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Thursday pm

    Jul 18, 2014 4 Comments
    On Wednesday kids from Gan Yavne enjoyed some respite from sirens & booms, reports Rolene, “by spending time in Modiin's municipal pool. The city of Modiin is opening its arms to our Iron Dome soldiers as well, feeding them and doing their laundry as they cannot leave their towers.” As Roro says, Israelis are remarkably resilient, warm and generous … one thing is for sure, this plucky little country is the very example of grace under pressure.
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    Display of Hitler poster goes to HRC

    Jul 16, 2014 1 Comment
    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies has lodged a formal complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission regarding a Facebook post justifying the murder of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust
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    Sitting on Gaza border awaiting orders

    Jul 13, 2014 Go comment!
    In her third letter home from Tel Aviv on 12 July, BONITA LYNETTE tells her parents of a conversation she had with the mom of one of her own sons’ friends. “When she told me her son is sitting on the border of Gaza waiting for decisions to be made … my heart & soul went out to her. Bonita’s fist letter had over 1,000 reads in 24 hours on Thursday. READ THEM ALL – EXCLUSIVELY ON SAJR ONLINE!
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    Netanyahu's speech to Hamas a hoax

    Jul 12, 2014 2 Comments
    A hoax mail has travelled world Jewry in the past 24hrs claiming Bibi told the Knesset erev Shabbos that he thanked Hamas leaders for uniting Jews behind a common goal: “We will defeat you.” Unless all rocket fire cease in 24hrs, Bibi is meant to have said, tanks massed at the border would be “coming in, and, with G-d's help, this time we will not leave.” Every centimetre of conquered land would be annexed. Some very smart people were taken in – Read the hoax mail.
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    Tel Aviv expat saved twice in 2 days

    Jul 12, 2014 Go comment!
    BONITA LYNETTE, an expat-SA Israeli mom, wrote what has become the top read of the week on SAJR Online – on the emotions she felt as she sent her son off to war. It garnered over 1,000 reads within a day of its exclusive publication on this website. That very same day, she was saved by an Iron Dome missile on her way to her bank job in Tel Aviv. And, believe it or not, once again on the following day. This, too is a letter she wrote to her folks in Joburg. What a great read!
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    Multilingual and multidirectional

    Jul 12, 2014 Go comment!
    One should have expected the innovation nation to offer dual language keyboards & docs that switch from left-to-right & back!
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    Join the conversation on the Israeli situation

    Jul 11, 2014 12 Comments
    SAJR-Online is opening a special discussion forum page where users from around the world can post anecdotes, comments, thoughts and even tasteful humour (as we Jews are known to do to lighten the burden during times of sorrow). These comments will require moderation, but the SAJR staff will try and release these comments as often as possible.
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  • Hollywood meets Jerusalem in new series

    Jun 18, 2014 Go comment!
    “Sometimes filming a show in Israel is worth a thousand publicity tours” -Bennett on NBC series filming in Israeli capital
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  • Win 2 tickets to Dr Ruth worth R250 each

    Jun 11, 2014 15 Comments
    The SA Zionist Federation and SAJR are offering two lucky SAJR Online users two prime seats at the Brunch with Dr Ruth event to be held on Sunday 22.
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  • The soldiers of Hope for Heroism

    May 21, 2014 Go comment!
    Last week Wednesday night, Sydenham Shul’s Young Adults hosted a delegation of 10 wounded IDF soldiers who were injured in the line of duty defending Israel and its people. They belong to the non-profit organisation in Israel, Hope for Heroism.
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  • Child-abuse faux rabbi's appeal rejected

    May 14, 2014 Go comment!
    Self-proclaimed "rabbi" & cult leader Chen gets 24 years – claim of defence lawyer’s conflict of interest
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  • The world is young Misha's oyster

    May 08, 2014 Go comment!
    When quietly spoken Misha Favis, 17, (pictured) was a few months old, his mother noticed his response to music. Now in his fourth year of high school at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, UK, the young ‘cellist, in Johannesburg over Pesach, spoke to the SAJR.
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  • Rolene's powerful piece: "We Remember Them"

    Apr 30, 2014 1 Comment
    SAJR Online’s Israeli correspondent ROLENE MARKS posts a moving blog on Yom Hashoa
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  • All stories related to Breslev Rabbi Berland

    Apr 28, 2014 2 Comments
    With the hullabaloo going on about Rabbi Berland and the Shuvu Banim Breslovs, SAJR Online has had close to 5,000 reads on the matter. To assist users wishing to follow specific aspects of the story or choosing to read back to catch up, SAJR is publishing a single index document.
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  • Two weeks ‘Yom-week’ with four events

    Apr 23, 2014 Go comment!
    The SAZF has spent 65 years upping the ante on their celebrations for Yom Ha’atzmaut & Yom Hazikaron. And this year is no different. They have their normal 3 great events planned – and have added a fourth for the 20- to 35-year old community who are normally excluded – late-night clubbing event on Erev election-day!
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  • First Chinese Media Centre opens in Israel

    Apr 02, 2014 3 Comments
    A Media Centre for the study of Chinese was opened last month at the presigious College of Management—Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion in Israelt hanks largely to the work of well-known SA Olim, business leader Barry Swersky, and his wife Dr Anne Kirson Swersky. The Centre is the only Israel-focused academic program or NGO worldwide which will engage Chinese media and opinion leaders on a regular and sustained basis in Mandarin Chinese.
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