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    Those who made our freedom possible

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Did you know that a Jewish financier saved Winston Churchill from bankruptcy, actress Hedy Lamarr was secretly an inventor, and that Jewish savvy kept the guns firing during World War I?
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    Pandor clearly shows her bias against Israel

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Naledi Pandor recently blamed Israel for the continued occupation of “Palestine” and being single-handedly responsible for not securing peace.
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    Recognised for their great work

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    “Being recognised by one’s own community is the most significant honour achievable. As stated in the Talmud, in one’s own town, it’s one’s name that counts.”
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    Johnny Clegg wins SAJBD human rights award

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    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) decided to give the Rabbi Cyril and Ann Harris Human Rights Award to musician Johnny Clegg in June, a mere three weeks before he passed away. They had no intention of it being a posthumous award.
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    Things aren’t as bad as we think, says expert panel

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    The pessimism and myths we hear from politicians skew our perceptions of reality and make us feel depressed and hopeless. If we could see reality for what it really is in South Africa, we would hold the key to unlocking a brighter future.
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    SAJBD: Committed to realising SA’s goals

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    While Eastern Cape residents spent hours waiting for a glimpse of the Springbok team last Sunday, those who attended the 50th biennial South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) conference in Johannesburg received a personal greeting from captain Siya Kolisi.
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    First Jewish South African-born US ambassador-designate has arrived

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Lana Marks, the first Jewish South African-born United States ambassador-designate to South Africa, got down to business on Wednesday, her first day in the office by hosting a media briefing in which she outlined her priorities as she begins her tenure.
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    Community on high alert as Sydney faces ‘catastrophic fire’

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    A Jewish family living on the far north coast of New South Wales, Australia, had to evacuate their home at 03:00 on Shabbat last week. “At the moment, they don’t know if their home is still standing,” said Vic Alhadeff, chief executive officer of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.
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    A barrage of rockets aimed at the Jewish state

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    It has been days of mayhem and panic, with more than 250 rockets fired in Israel since Tuesday morning. This situation has been caused by retaliatory attacks after the planned killing in Gaza of a senior Islamic Jihad commander, who had intended unleashing mass bloodshed in Israel.
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    The glass is definitely half full

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    When a friend on Facebook recently told me that I was so lucky to be living in South Africa, I had to stop myself launching into all the reasons she was wrong. Go figure! It was instinctive. Clearly proves that I am a hard and fast South African.
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    • Paula

    Rockets raining down on Israel from Gaza

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    I woke up at 08:00 on Tuesday to sirens blaring across Tel Aviv. Disconcerted, I looked out of my bedroom window to see the usual morning traffic screeching to an immediate standstill. Buses were pulling over, and frightened passengers were jumping out to lie down on the surface of the emergency lanes. I was still groggy with sleep and it took a few seconds to comprehend what was happening. I stumbled to the second bedroom that doubles up as a bomb shelter (according to Israeli law, all buildings built since the 1990s must have one), closed the heavy door, and waited. A few seconds passed. Then, finally awake, I remembered that I am a journalist and the last place I should be – literally and figuratively – is in the dark about what was happening. I ventured out.
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    • EdenPlein

    We cannot forget Yitzhak Rabin

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli military hero and political leader, who served two terms as prime minister. He was assassinated while in office on 4 November 1995 in Tel Aviv.
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    The girl with the Hebrew tattoo

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    It was one of those windy, brisk mornings in Cape Town when the ocean spits spray over those brave enough to walk on the promenade. It was the sort of morning that makes us hate Capetonians for their privilege of living between the shadow of the mountain and the rampaging seahorses of the Atlantic. Then my phone beeped. Peta Krost Maunder, editor of the SA Jewish Report, was looking for a contact for Rachel Kolisi, wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.
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    Black Motion to perform at Israeli event

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) insists that South African artists should avoid anything to do with Israel, but South African music duo Black Motion is dancing to a different tune, with an upcoming performance at cannabis conference and Israeli initiative CannaTech in Cape Town.
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    • ColinColeman

    Coleman leaving to return in a stronger position

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Colin Coleman may be retiring from his position as CEO of Goldman Sachs in sub-Saharan Africa, leaving the banking industry and heading for Yale University to take up a lecturing post, but he is certainly not emigrating, nor is he giving up on South Africa’s future.
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    Afghan’s last Jew too much for Taliban to handle

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Meet Zebulon Simentov, 66, who is believed to be the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan. Journalist Emran Feroz recently profiled Simentov for the US publication Foreign Policy and uncovered some incredible stories about the feisty Afghan, including that the Taliban once imprisoned him for arguing with a fellow Jew, then kicked him out because the constant bickering became too annoying.
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    • MohaleSelebi

    Time to document unsung Jewish anti-apartheid heroes

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    We all know Albie Sachs, Joe Slovo and Helen Suzman as heroes in the fight against apartheid, but it’s the unsung heroes that Mohale Selebi wants to honour.
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    Kasrils - the story of a Jewish boy from Yeoville

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    The name Ronnie Kasrils is synonymous for many with the African National Congress, anti-apartheid activism, and years spent combating racism in South Africa.
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    • BerlinWall7

    Where are we 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell?

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    I remember vividly my matric history class on 10 November 1989, the day after the Berlin Wall started to come down. We’d watched on television how Germans on both sides hacked with pickaxes and chisels at this despised barrier, their joy unmistakeable. My history teacher, Paul Edey, was animated. “Boys! History is being made right now before your eyes!” he said. “This is momentous. It could be the end of the Cold War!”
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    Shabbat Project celebrated around the world

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    This Shabbat, Jewish people are gathering in more than 1 500 cities and towns in 105 countries worldwide for the sixth annual international Shabbat Project. The head offices in Johannesburg and Tel Aviv are again working with thousands of international partners, who will be marshalling countless volunteers in these locations.
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