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    Not commonly known, but ‘shatnez’ is a biblical commandment

    Apr 20, 2016 4 Comments
    A lot of people might never have heard of shatnez, but it is a significant biblical commandment which is gaining attention in South Africa.
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    Berland accuses Israel, SA of ‘illegal rendition’

    Apr 20, 2016 2 Comments
    Updated: BREAKING NEWS:Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who heads the Shuvu Banim International Breslov Chassidic sect headquartered at his Jerusalem yeshiva, was expected to continue his application for bail in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday afternoon. Follow this breaking story as the events play out in both Pretoria and Randburg courts.
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    Berland to fight an uphill battle for bail

    Apr 20, 2016 1 Comment
    BREAKING NEWS: In a dramatic pre-emptive strike in the Pretoria High Court this morning, Berland is claiming he was wrongfully arrested, Israel plans an illegal rendition and that his activities are actually based in Palestine! He is asking the High Court to rule that his arrest was illegal and that it should be overturned. Watch this space.
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    South Africa loses one of its truly great men

    Apr 18, 2016 1 Comment
    Everyone at the SA Jewish Report mourns with the community the loss of one of its most illustrious directors – Bertie Lubner. What is expected to be a huge funeral will take place on Wednesday at 2pm.
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    Dramatic first court appearance for Berland

    Apr 18, 2016 3 Comments
    Having him in custody and keeping him there are two different things as Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the man who has evaded Authorities worldwide seven times over the past 18 months, has a second stab at getting awarded bail by a Randburg magistrate. Last Thursday Berland was allowed the dignity of not having to join the general prison population and the freedom to practice his spiritual beliefs from a private cell at the Randburg police station, where he has also been given permission to confer with his own doctors.
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    Rabbi Eliezer Berland under arrest in hospital

    Apr 13, 2016 Go comment!
    The 78-year-old rabbi Eliezer Berland, who was arrested by the Hawks and Interpol in Sunninghill north of Johannesburg last week Thursday, is being held in an undisclosed Pretoria hospital under heavy police guard after having complained that he was not feeling well. He is scheduled to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court this Thursday in connection with an Interpol warrant for his extradition to Israel to answer to sexual charges there.
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    Hawks’ official notice ticks more Berland boxes

    Apr 08, 2016 1 Comment
    “Wanted Israeli fugitive nabbed,” reads the subject line of an official notice just released by the Hawks’ senior spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. And Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s Israeli lawyer tells Dutch Daily NRC’s editor today that they will bring five witnesses to challenge the validity of arrest. But Israeli lawyer thought Rav was arrested while in hospital which the Hawks dispute. Read what they all have to say…
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    Hawks nab 'elusive Pimpernel' Rabbi Berland

    Apr 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The elite priority crime division of the SA Police, The Hawks, have confirmed that they arrested the 78-year-old Rabbi Eliezer Berland in Sunninghill in northern Johannesburg on Thursday. The Hawks refused to say where he was arrested or how they had found the elusive rav-on-the-run - but he will remain in custody and appear in court next Thursday. Jewish Report Online was first with the news yesterday. It had quickly been taken up by most Jewish and Israeli daily media today.
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    Reports strongly suggest Rabbi Berland nabbed

    Apr 07, 2016 4 Comments
    UPDATED - RABBI IN HOSPITAL? HAWKS' STATEMENT IMMINENT! Unsubstantiated reports poured in on Thursday that the elusive Rabbi Eliezer Berland was arrested by police. At this time there were no SAPS or Hawks spokesmen on duty, but credible sources confirmed news that Rabbi Berland was arrested this morning and was being held in a cell at a police station.
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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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    Shlichim seminar looks at greater relevancy

    Apr 06, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency’s shlichim in South Africa recently attended a three-day seminar in Cape Town under the auspices of the Agency and Israel Centre. The organisers said in a media release that the focus was on how the shlichim’s work can be more relevant to the Jewish community
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    All the top reads on JR-Online last week

    Apr 04, 2016 Go comment!
    For all the top news from last week on Jewish Report Online - as highlighted in last week's newsletter that goes out to all subscribers. It is a free service and includes an e-Paper. It goes out 52 weeks a year - subscribe in the green sign-up box on the right hand side of any page of the website.
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    Berland says he’ll hand himself in Monday

    Mar 31, 2016 2 Comments
    Is the end of three years of running in sight for the elusive Rabbi Eliezer Berland? He has ditched three attempts by The Hawks to arrest him in the past two years, having been present initially at all three places. He dramatically escaped from SA to Holland after the second attempt to apprehend him and later disappeared from the Netherlands when a court ordered his extradition to Israel to answer to several “sex-pest” allegations. Now (back in SA) he says he’ll surrender on Monday.
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    ‘Jerusalem Forever’ fundraiser a huge success

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    A Jewish musical concert to raise funds for OneFamily which supports victims of terror in Israel was held at the Victory Theatre in Orange Grove. The concert, “Jerusalem Forever”, was a big hit with singers Adam Davis; Ilan Herrmann; Mark Samowitz; Ezra Sher; Ezra Altschuer; Shlomy Brill; Eliezer Slasky and the Yachad Acapella Yeshivah College Choir, performing for a packed audience.
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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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    Secret mission nets 500-year-old Torah

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Some of the last remaining Jews in war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a secret mission by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), or the Sochnut, which is responsible for Jewish immigration to Israel. The non-profit organisation said some 50 Jews had chosen to stay in Yemen, but among the last to leave was a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll. SEE PICTURES
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    Israel scrambles jets after EgyptAir hijacking

    Mar 29, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel’s Air Force scrambled jets as a precaution after the hijacking of an EgyptAir plane traveling from Alexandria to Cairo this morning. The crisis is over.
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    Modern Jewish holiday season upon us

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Since the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, the Knesset has established five public holidays or days of remembrance/celebration. Three of these are coming up shortly: Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day; Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day for the Fallen; and Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Trust Jewish Report to give you the news about all the events taking place around the country.
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    Israel not isolated, Lenk tells Christian Zionists

    Mar 29, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk (pictured), told the SA Friends of Israel (SAFI) advocacy conference earlier this month that he had hosted Israel’s immediate past President Shimon Peres in February. The 90-year-old career diplomat and politician, Peres, had come to speak to South African Jewry.
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    ISIS: ‘Imminent’ attack on Turk Jewish school

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Upside of ISIS attack on Israelis in Turkey last week is that Erodgan & Davutoglu are talking to Rivlin & Netanyahu for first time since 2010. Having just returned from ground-breaking visit to SA, Israel’s Dore Gold visited Turkey & thanked them for help in landing IDF planes. But warning have gone from bad to worse for Turkish Jews as ISIS members give up ever-more intelligence. Warning narrowed from Jews or Christians - to shul or church - to Jewish schools - to one likely in picture - in just four days!
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