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    • DanielleSack

    The perils of planning

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    I remember the evening I chose my Grade 10 subjects very well. I was 15, hardly thinking about university and gap years, and yet there I was, sitting in a room where it was the topic of conversation.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Are we peaking too soon?

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    In typical South African style, we are at the risk of peaking way too soon. The virus has hardly even visited the African continent, and already we are behaving like it’s been here for years. We are corona-overachievers, and we need to slow down before someone gets hurt.
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    • Geoff

    Beware of China hate speech

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    If anyone can give you a disease, everyone potentially becomes an enemy. Infectious disease is especially divisive socially, and Covid-19 tests not only medical technology, but social prejudice.
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    • 2b-Letter7

    Tell the truth - the entire truth - Lithuania

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Ambassador Jakštonytė of Lithuania writes powerfully about Lithuanian love for Jews in her article “Never again, says Lithuanian ambassador” in the SA Jewish Report (28 February 2020). Unfortunately, her statement is replete with distortions and half-truths, but significantly, carries one truthful statement.
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    • 2b-Letter4

    SAJBD needs forensic audit on country communities

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    I commend the Cape South African Jewish Board of Deputies on having made the decision to continue its responsibility to the country communities under its jurisdiction.
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    • Letter logo6

    The SAJBD responds

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Dennis Wiener continues to make numerous allegations against the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. All are either totally unfounded or have been comprehensively addressed previously. It’s not our intention yet again to address each of these items, but rather to provide a general response.
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    • LukeSport6March

    Rider comes full cycle on Cape Tour

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    When Paul von Zwiklitz participated in one of his first Cape Town Cycle Tours (then known as the Argus) in 1996, little could he have imagined that less than two months later, he would be involved in an accident that almost put him out of the sport for good.
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    • Letter3

    The boy who cried Nazi

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    On 21 February 2014, Beeld, edited at the time by Adriaan Basson, published a front-page story about North West University having a Nazi culture. The claim was supported by what appeared to be an image of teenage girls performing a Sieg Heil (Hitler salute). Basson recently tweeted about the story, and a subsequent article was published in this paper.
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    • AdriaanBasson

    Nazi salute never okay nor innocent, says esteemed editor

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Adriaan Basson, one of South Africa’s most respected Afrikaans journalists and editors, this week said that the Nazi salute and other symbols of racism were never okay or innocent.
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    • CarolSteinberg

    Advocate harassed by BLF leader at Myeni trial

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Carol Steinberg, the advocate up against Dudu Myeni, the former director of South African Airways, was harassed by Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama and a group supporting the former SAA director. Mngxitama is the same person who praised the Nazis for allegedly making lampshades and soap from remains of Jews they had murdered.
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    • IntelligenceBrief1

    Leaked security brief spotlights anti-Israel lobby

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    A leaked South African State Security Agency (SSA) intelligence brief dated over seven years ago has shed light on the local anti-Israel lobby, its effect on the Jewish community, and on security in the country.
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    • Rabbi Shaul Robinson

    Visiting rabbi impressed by local community

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    A visiting international rabbi says he is bowled over by the South African Jewish community’s installations, infrastructure, and rabbinate, which he claims are the envy of overseas communities.
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    • cheryl cohen 1022

    Life under the spectre of Covid-19

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    As the feared Covid-19 virus continues to make headlines around the world, Professor Cheryl Cohen remains on watch almost 24/7 to ensure the well-being of South Africa.
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    • AnthonyChait

    Budget a pre-Purim gift

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    It is indeed a good omen that Minister of Finance Tito Titus Mboweni delivered his budget speech in Cape Town on Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the month of Adar. Within the next two weeks, we celebrate Purim and the minister had plenty of mishloach manot (gifts) for all – or almost everyone.
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    • Peta low

    The challenge of being inspirational

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    This week, a former editor of mine, who inspired me to pursue great journalism and to make a difference through the work I do, passed away suddenly. And while Shaun Johnson wasn’t a part of this community, remembering him invoked in me what it means to inspire others. Also, I realised how important it is for us to have people in our lives who inspire us to be better.
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    • Paula

    Third Israeli election in a year – one big yawn

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Israel has never held two successive elections, let alone three. And with most people in Israel believing next Monday’s ballot won’t break the deadlock, the country seems headed to a fourth election. Maybe I can just re-publish this column again next week? And then again in a few weeks’ time?
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    • Ambassador Jakštonytė_photo

    Never again, says Lithuanian ambassador

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Since the time of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the present, Lithuania has been a multinational, multilingual, and multicultural country. Jewish history has been an integral part of Lithuanian history, and the Jewish community has made a significant contribution to the development of Lithuania’s statehood, history, culture, and science.
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    • Lisa Seftel

    New Nedlac head, Lisa Seftel, ready for career challenge

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Lisa Seftel, the recently appointed first female executive director of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) is bracing herself for the career challenge of a lifetime.
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    • AbelandGlendaLevitt

    SA Jews in Israel vote against apathy

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    Most South Africans living in Israel and voting in Israel’s third national election in a year on 2 March are voting for change, while others are voting to keep things exactly as they are.
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    • MichaelHatzolah

    The boy who raised funds for Hatzolah

    Feb 27, 2020 1 Comment
    At the age of seven, Michael contracted meningitis after an ear and sinus infection crossed his brain barrier. He endured two lumbar punctures before recovering. As he lay in hospital, he witnessed first-hand the work of Hatzolah, the community’s medical emergency service. So, when he went home, this young man made a commitment: he was going to raise funds to support the organisation.
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