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    3 days of wildfires saw Israel burn today

    Nov 24, 2016 2 Comments
    After three days of runaway wildfires Israel and the West Bank were ablaze today as hundreds of people were evacuated as firefighters battle to take control of the blazes. Hot and dry wind is fanning the flames, which have reached the city of Haifa and forced the temporary closure of a major Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.
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    YAMAS fighters celebrate a dignified beit knesset

    Nov 23, 2016 Go comment!
    JERUSALEM - Before they leave on their nightly anti-terrorist raids, members of the Israeli Border Police (Mishmar HaGvul) elite counter-terrorist unit, YAMAS, like to offer a little prayer. They go to the base synagogue for a few minutes of quiet meditation and prayer, and hours later repeat this ritual to give a prayer of thanks for their safe return.
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    No trial for Berland who'll serve little time

    Nov 23, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Eliezer Berland (79), who spent time in South Africa on the run from Israeli authorities during two stints, before finally being arrested by the Hawks and extradited to Israel, was finally sentenced for three sexual assault offences in a plea bargain deal in an Israeli court on Monday. He will probably only serve five more months of his 18 month sentence - Read why... See the video
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    BGU: innovation and multidisciplinary research

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is located in the desert city of Be’er Sheva, south of Jerusalem. It is ranked #18 in the QS ranking of global universities under 50 years old and has established an international reputation for multidisciplinary research.
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    TAU - top academics with a cosmopolitan flavour

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Through Tel Aviv University, international students can study in English and choose from a broad selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees, doctoral programmes, various study-abroad options and they also offer a host of short-term, summer, and intensive language programmes.
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    Peace of mind for high school parents, learners

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Na'ale Elite Academy deals with the challenging gap between what a parent thinks is best for their teens and hat their teen had in mind. And this is all the more so for South African Jewish mothers who are known for wanting to hold on… tightly.
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    Israel makes free higher education a drawcard

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    More and more South African Jewish families are availing themselves of the opportunities Israel offers in both high school and tertiary education - mostly for free and in English - even for pupils and students who do not plan to make aliyah.
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    Hebrew U - Israel’s academic pride and joy

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the grand old lady of Israeli higher learning. Founded in 1918, Hebrew U - as the university is affectionately known - opened its doors in 1925. It has six campuses, seven faculties, 14 schools, 23 000 students and 1 000 senior faculty members.
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    Sasi: special Telfed subsidies for SA students

    Nov 16, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel is reaching out to Diaspora students to study in the country - so much so that it has pulled out all the stops to try and make studying in the Holy Land as a foreigner of Jewish heritage available in English and, for the most part, qualifying students study for the same cost, or less, than it would cost to study in SA.
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    Israel opens arms to SA, Diaspora students

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Tertiary education in Israel is structured completely differently from what we are used to in South Africa and it is important to understand how this system works and what bursaries and other assistance is available to prospective students.
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    Where to find all the Education Focus content

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    This week the JR Online has published a special Focus on Education which can leave users with an information overload. We have, therefore, created this “INDEX” to all that we have published and divided it into three main sections – South Africa, Israel, and the World. Each sub-index begins with a note about what and why we have published what we have. This is learning about learning – and it makes great reading. It is also ideal to print out for a Shabbos read.
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    Na’ale is truly a home away from home

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Rising costs of higher education in South Africa and recent violent protests on many of the mainstream university campuses are a new cause for concern for Jewish parents. Not wanting to send their teens to a volatile campus, parents are increasingly considering other options for their children.
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    Parents look at options as costs, protests increase

    Nov 15, 2016 2 Comments
    Protests at universities and rising costs of education in South Africa are propelling Jewish parents to reconsider their education options - and, in most cases, Israel is proving to be the ideal option - if SA parents can let go. It is certainly in the best choice for their teens. The co-author, Raisel Druxman, is the public relations manager for IMP International who are the marketing agents for the Na’ale Elite Academy which offers free high school in Israel in English.
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    Tikkun olam is the moving force behind Project TEN

    Nov 10, 2016 Go comment!
    “After my first experience of a township (in South Africa), I knew that Project TEN was something that the Jewish Agency and the South African Jewish community could do to make a difference for underprivileged communities in South Africa,” said Israel Centre shaliach Aviad Sela at the arrival of a group of young Israelis in Durban.
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    SA Progressives ‘appalled’ by attack at Kotel

    Nov 10, 2016 3 Comments
    The traditional Rosh Chodesh protest for egalitarian worship at the holiest Jewish site, the Western Wall (Kotel), saw Torah scrolls being taken to the women’s section last Wednesday morning, where they were met with pushing and shoving by charedi Orthodox worshippers. The women furthermore faced the indignation of a barrage of cries branding them “Nazis”, “goyim” and “whores”.
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    First cohort of 12 for Durban Project TEN

    Nov 02, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency has set up it’s sixth ‘Project TEN’ enterprise in Durban, The first cohort of 12 Jewish volunteers arrived on Tuesday to join in the programme which cost R2-million to set up.
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    They're popping up like mushrooms in Johannesburg

    Nov 01, 2016 5 Comments
    Johannesburg is starting to bloom with billboards which have been sponsored by the many friends of Israel in South Africa, not all Jewish or Israeli.
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    Ties survive well-planned 'stealth' attack

    Oct 31, 2016 Go comment!
    The SAJR free weekly newsletter (in newsletter format) has all of last week's top news. To subscribe to get the newsletter send by email to you, every week, simply add your email address in the green "Subscription Panel" on any page of this website. We regret the formay doesn't translate as well as we would like it to.
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    SA-Israel relations survive dire jeopardy

    Oct 27, 2016 4 Comments
    In what one senior opposition MP calls a “pre-planned stealth operation” by the ANC (as a political party) and their anti-Israel lobbyist cohorts, aimed at forcing the ANC Executive’s (the Cabinet) hand to break ties with Israel, a specially-convened meeting was to have taken place at the Parliamentary precinct on Wednesday, mini-budget day, the day after Succot ended. One of the many friends of Israel got wind of it and the matter was hastily dealt with and the meeting never took place.
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    Unesco vote sees PA bid for attention backfire

    Oct 27, 2016 1 Comment
    If the latest draft resolution at Unesco on “Occupied Palestine” succeeded in the Palestinians' aims to reclaim the world's attention, then it was a Pyrrhic victory at best and a setback at worst. Part of an effort on Jerusalem initiated at Unesco in 2015 by the Palestinian Authority, the October 12 vote saw a comfortable majority of states, including Russia and China, pass language calling on Israel "to cease the persistent excavations and works in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City”, as one clause reads.
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