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    • Peta low

    A flag by any other name…

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    As BDS (the Boycott Divestment, Sanctions movement) was preparing for its protest outside the Johannesburg City Council last Friday to demand that Sandton Drive be renamed Leila Khaled Drive, we wondered if this was just another protest. We have seen many of them, and often these protests are simply drawing attention to the anti-Israel organisation. Frequently we choose not to give them fuel.
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    • Paula

    The reason for Lieberman upending Netanyahu’s government

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Israelis are going to the polls again over an issue that is as divisive as it is seemingly unsolvable. Should ultra-Orthodox (haredi) men serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), or not?
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    • ChiefRabbi

    Shavuot: always receiving

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    The year was 1935, and the Spanish government was making elaborate plans to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Rambam’s birth, seemingly a great honour and proud moment for Jews everywhere.
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    • AyeletGiladi

    #MeToo movement starts in childhood

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    “Every fifth child is going through some kind of sexual harassment, and we don’t know about it,” says Dr Ayelet Giladi, a world-renowned sociologist and expert on this phenomenon. Her research has shown that people who sexually harass others often begin this behaviour in childhood.
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    • LorianPhillips2

    ‘Pills don’t teach skills’ says ADHD parent

    Jun 06, 2019 1 Comment
    For Lorian Phillips, it seems like a lifetime since she felt like she was on permanent speed dial with her boys’ primary school.
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    Mind the gap year

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Grade 12 students often find themselves in a dilemma about their options after matric. The pressure to begin university studies and get on with life is tremendous, and taking a gap year seems like a waste of time. On the other hand, the thought of committing to at least three further years of studies without first taking a break is equally daunting, making the decision about what to do after matric extremely difficult.
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    • MirahMandla1

    Beloved KD security guard graduates in computers

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Mandla Mpofu, a beloved member of the King David Linksfield campus, expressed his gratitude to the community earlier this month after graduating from college.
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    ‘The Girl from St Agnes’ exorcises demons for local filmmaker

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Harriet Gavshon, a stalwart in the film and television industry in South Africa, wanted to create a series based on a girls boarding school because she had been to one. The Girl from St Agnes was her ticket.
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    • RubiksCube1

    Leading the Rubik’s Cube challenge in Africa

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Cameron Blumenow is only 16 years old, but he holds the South African and African records for the fastest completion of the Rubik’s Cube, being able to do it in seconds.
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    • JTAAbortionPregnancy

    In Judaism, abortion is not a right – and pregnancy is a responsibility

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) As in all life matters, when it comes to abortion, Judaism doesn’t speak of rights, but responsibilities and obligations. Seeing things through that lens can be a real eye opener.
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    • WendyAmsellem

    The power of shaping people’s sense of self

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Shavuot, 49 days after Passover, marks the jubilant end to the exodus. On Passover, the people of Israel left Egypt, but it is only on Shavuot that they become G-d’s chosen people by accepting the Torah at Sinai.
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    • RabbiChaikinUSE

    The precious tradition of all night Torah study

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    I recall my sense of excitement the first time I was allowed to come to shul with my father on Shavuot for the all-night Torah vigil. I felt so big!
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    • RabbiGreg

    The diamond with 70 facets

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Shavuot celebrates zman matan torateinu – the time of the giving of the Torah. From time to time, I am asked if progressive Jews have a different Sefer Torah to orthodox Jews. At first, the question just bowls me over. Open the ark in any shul, orthodox or progressive, and you will find the identical scrolls with the identical scribal texts so sacred to our people. But I get the question behind the question: if we have the same Torah, how is it possible that we often differ in the way we read it?
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    • IrwinKula

    Shavuot: seeing the face of G-d

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    The Jewish festival of Shavuot – the Feast of Weeks – celebrates the encounter between G-d and the people of Israel at Mount Sinai. As described in the Biblical book of Exodus, the newly freed children of Israel receive the Ten Commandments, establish a covenant with G-d, and become a holy nation – a distinctive, set-apart people, committed to live as a model of justice and righteousness.
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    Winning Shavuot competition recipes

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Jews love food, but not all of us love cooking. However, whether you are a budding chef or not, there is nothing better than a recipe that always gets rave reviews. KosherWorld called on the community to participate in a Shavuot Cooking Competition and the response was overwhelming.
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    • JTALactoseFree

    For lactose intolerant Jews, Shavuot is a challenge

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Many modern-day Jews aren’t all that familiar with Shavuot, which celebrates the day when the Israelites first received the Torah from G-d, and falls seven weeks after Passover marked their exodus from Egypt.
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    • Achievers2019

    Time to nominate Jewish achievers

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Nominations for the 2019 Absa Jewish Achiever Awards are open, and it’s time to acknowledge those among us who have achieved remarkable things.
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    • ParshaRabbiSamThurgood

    Mystery of the milchik festival

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    When you ask a Jewish six-year old what their favourite festival is, you will probably get the answer that it’s Purim. It’s definitely the most fun – dressing up, giving, and receiving gifts, making noise when you hear Haman’s name.
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    How Shavuot came to be associated with cheesecake

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    When Jews think of Shavuot, cheesecake is almost as obvious an association as learning through the night. Shavuot is simply not the same without cheesecake. But how did this decadent dessert become a Jewish holiday tradition?
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    Generation Sinai – a blessing for parents and children

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Once a year, parents of young scholars make a real effort to spend one hour at their mostly-Jewish school to study Torah values with their children. It’s an experience that they look forward to because it’s about mutual learning and, more importantly, bonding time.
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