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    • BarrySchoub

    Move to level three sparks dangerous complacency

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    The pandemic of COVID-19 is a public-health emergency not seen since the devastating Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918/1919, which was responsible for more than 50 million deaths. It has challenged the resources and commitment of governments and citizens to an extent unprecedented in our lifetime.
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    • WilfredandMarieGruzd

    Third-time lucky for Cape couple stuck in New Zealand

    Jun 04, 2020 2 Comments
    A holiday trip to New Zealand turned into a three-month-long difficult but adventurous wait for Cape Town couple Wilfred and Marie Gruzd after their flight home was cancelled just before South Africa and New Zealand went into lockdown.
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    • TyroneBrivik

    An endless road home from Argentina

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Tyron Brivik couldn’t wait to head to Argentina for a holiday and reunion with his Mexican girlfriend. But what started out as a dream come true turned into a three-month nightmare as he battled to get home after South Africa went into lockdown. He finally landed at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday, 28 May.
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    • StevenGruzdWebinar1

    Jewish daughter of Hamas sheikh tells tale of rescue

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Introduced simply as “Maya”, this daughter of a Jewish mother and devout Muslim father was married at 15. She endured unspeakable horrors at the hands of her husband. Today, she works to help rescue thousands of young Jewish women – like her – trapped in Arab villages across Israel.
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    Doctors debate surgery during COVID-19

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    Doctors are experiencing a dramatic drop in appointments, follow-ups, and surgery during the lockdown, and some are urging patients not to avoid getting treatment if circumstances allow it.
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    • Habonim straight

    Habonim gets 90th anniversary started online

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    More than a year ago, former members of the Habonim Dror Southern Africa youth movement began to plan for the organisation’s 90th birthday event. Titled HABO2020, the celebrations were to be held in Israel in October. Hundreds of former movement members from around the globe and across different generations were planning to gather for the reunion.
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    • SwedenFundraiserAviva-LioraLaTorreEk

    From Sweden, with love

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    A small social-media campaign to assist the hungry in South Africa started by a woman living in Sweden has resulted in R54 000 being raised in six days. This will feed 114 families suffering as a result of the dire economy under the coronavirus lockdown.
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    • BenYehuda 2

    The annoying red-headed man who revived Hebrew

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was the driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era. His great-great grandson, Gil Hovav, talked to South African eLimmudniks about this controversial genius lexicographer whose legacy still divides opinions among Israelis today.
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    Why TV series Fauda is a hit with Jews and Arabs

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Hit Israeli television series Fauda has taken the world by storm, its depiction of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict gripping millions of viewers around the world. Beyond the drama, however, journalist Ittay Flescher believes it opens our eyes, and forces us to confront discomforting truths.
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    • Limmud3

    Is there still a left wing in Israeli politics?

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    If the left wing in Israel wants to revive itself, it will need to decide what it stands for and include the groups it has hitherto marginalised.
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    Ramaphosa’s council of advisors a dubious bunch

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    In your editorial, “Hasty decisions could endanger lives”, in the 29 May edition of the SA Jewish Report, you ask why President Cyril Ramaphosa ignored sensible advice from experts about reopening shuls, churches, and temples in spite of the real possibility of COVID-19 infections rocketing even higher.
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    • Letter logo 7

    If antisemitism harms us, our prejudice harms others

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Two articles in your 22 May edition of the SA Jewish Report refer, the front-page article, “SA woman’s antisemitic outburst shocks SA Jewry”, and the editorial, “The dark underbelly of antisemitism”.
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    Bring back printed copies of the SA Jewish Report

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    The online publication of the SA Jewish Report (29 May 2020) is a flop.
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    Anniversary of a lockdown celebration

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Maish and Lorraine Reznik celebrated their 60th anniversary on the first day of lockdown. Ironically, 60 years ago in March, following the Sharpeville Massacre, South Africa was similarly in turmoil, and the Rezniks had to get permission from a magistrate to get married.
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    World ORT ‘more important than ever’ as it turns 140

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    “Celebrating 140 years of one of the largest global educational nongovernmental organisations is a significant milestone, especially in light of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Ariellah Rosenberg, the chief executive of ORT South Africa.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Don’t relax your guard

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    As much as the country’s move to level-three lockdown is to be welcomed, it’s critical to understand that returning to work doesn’t mean going back to normal. It has to be accepted, unfortunately, that “normal” as we understood it pre-COVID-19 won’t be restored for a long while. For the foreseeable future, we must continually adapt our behaviour to minimise risk to ourselves and those around us. As always, our day-to-day behaviour should be governed by what the medical experts recommend, and I once again refer you to our COVID-19 Jewish Community Platform to obtain regular, up-to-date medical advice.
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    It’s not complicated – I can’t breathe

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Every now and then we need to feel blind rage. Every now and then we need to set aside political affiliation, religious adherence, and historical context and just feel overwhelming uncomplicated horror, grief, and devastation.
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    • SingingGPs

    Singing in the surgery

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s not only medicine that doctors practise, apparently some also try their hand at singing. General practitioners from across South Africa raised their voices in a unique collaboration, singing for patients as the battle against COVID-19 continues to rage.
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    • Shavuot7

    Freedom hopelessly inadequate without rules

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    As limiting as laws and rules may seem, they are integral to liberty. Although the Torah establishes a system of rules which govern our lives, its guidelines actually give us a framework for navigating our freedom.
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    Board of Deputies and medical experts caution against opening shuls

    May 28, 2020 3 Comments
    Places of worship have been given the green light to resume services across South Africa next week, but medical experts and the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) are urging religious leaders not to open the doors of our shuls just yet.
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