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    • Air6

    Repatriation flights between Israel and SA finally take off

    May 28, 2020 4 Comments
    For two months, scores of South Africans stuck under lockdown in Israel and Israelis unable to leave South Africa have been waiting to hear when they could go home.
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    • KidsInSchool

    The challenges facing schools as they reopen

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Jewish schools across the country are dealing with a multitude of practical, ethical, legal, and emotional challenges as they start the process of reopening on Monday, 1 June.
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    • exams (2)

    Back to school – ‘the right decision’

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    There are no easy answers for parents afraid to send their children back to school in June, a panel of experts told a webinar hosted by Yeshiva College on 20 May, but the implications of remaining in lockdown are worse for their children than getting back to “normal” life.
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    • Peta low

    Hasty decisions could endanger lives

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Fear and anger are holding us hostage. These two emotions are running high in our community and the country at large. They can lead us to take unnecessary chances with our health on the one hand, and hold us back from creating some semblance of normality on the other.
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    • DanielIsrael2

    Are the concerns over heading back to school valid?

    May 28, 2020 1 Comment
    As of 20 May, paediatric cases comprise 2% of the total worldwide corona cases. This number is small, yet still significant. As we grapple with the imminent challenges of children returning to school, the questions remain as to whether they are protected by their intrinsic make-up against COVID-19? If so, if we allow them to contract the virus, do they pose a risk to vulnerable older individuals with whom they may routinely come into contact?
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    • MelissaFagan

    Hundred percent care for this ‘four percenter’

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    As I knot my favourite leopard-print headwrap behind my neck and check the shape of my pencilled brows in the mirror one last time, I’m steeling myself for what’s to be my final Taxol chemotherapy infusion at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town’s southern suburbs.
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    • FemaleGraduate2

    In a world gone mad, it’s fine to be a little crazy

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Philip K Dick, an American science-fiction author, once offered some much needed advice: “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” For many nights at the beginning of April 2020, I lay awake at 02:00, thinking. I desperately tried to explain to myself why the world had gone crazy. But I just wasn’t making any sense.
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    • CANMelrose

    Because they CAN help Kliptown residents

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Hundreds of Kliptown residents are being fed on a regular basis because suburban folk in Waverley and Melrose North have created a feeding plan.
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    • Dworkin4

    Renowned filmmaker cut down by COVID-19

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    When anti-apartheid documentary filmmaker Laurence Dworkin passed away from COVID-19 in Cape Town on 17 May, he was on the brink of sharing his knowledge with the next generation. A man with a fascinating past and an important role to play in this country’s future, the virus ruthlessly cut his life short at the age of 64.
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    • GPsDrJoanneAbrams

    Paranoia about doctors’ rooms not good for our health

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Doctors’ rooms in Johannesburg are eerily quiet, and while this would be a good thing in normal circumstances, it’s making practitioners anxious. Patients with chronic conditions aren’t keeping their routine appointments, potentially risking their health in the long run.
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    • TeaganNoach

    Hope goes viral on teenager’s platform

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Teagan Noach, a Grade 11 pupil at Redhill School, believes that people are desperate for hope and has taken it upon herself to provide messages to uplift people. If you can’t give to charity during the lockdown, you can still send positive messages, she says.
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    • VicAlhadeff

    Sydney Jewry galvanised by pandemic

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    The Sydney Jewish community has re-imagined and re-invented itself. One of the centres of Australian Jewry, it has responded to government-imposed restrictions in the context of the pandemic by re-designing itself. This has resulted in thousands more members of the community being reached and engaging with matters Jewish than ordinarily the case. Arguably, more than ever before.
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    • Entrepreneurs Webinar

    Pivoting businesses to stay afloat

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Chief executive and founder of the Capital Hotel Group, Marc Wachsberger, came up with the concept of sanitised sanctuaries in his hotels to keep operating under lockdown.
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    • RabbiBinyaminLau

    Jerusalem, the ancient city that breaches walls

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Jerusalem is much more than the spiritual capital of the Jewish people, it’s a city that unites opposites. Secular and religious, Arab and Israeli, Jew and Muslim are drawn together by the power of this ancient city.
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    • AyeletMilstein

    Grade 9s share their thoughts on being under lockdown

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Yeshiva College English teacher Sue Chalom asked Grade 9 students to write short stories about their experience under lockdown. She was so overwhelmed by their honesty and the standard of their writing, she contacted the SA Jewish Report. Our reaction was to share a few of them.
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    • ParshaRabbiPink

    Why did G-d give us the Torah?

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    After the festival of our liberation, Pesach, comes Shavuot, the festival of the receiving of our Torah. The days of Sefirah (the counting of the Omer), beginning on the second night of Pesach and ending on the eve of Shavuot, connect these two great festivals.
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    • RabbiKagan (2)

    Why do we eat cheesecake on Shavuot?

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Who makes your favourite cheesecake? This question reminds us of baking competitions and communal Shavuot dinner desserts. It’s popular custom to partake of dairy products and honey during this wonderful festival, when we celebrate Hashem giving us His Torah and the harvest season in the land of Israel.
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    • JTAEuropeTourismBusinesses

    Jewish tourism businesses on the ropes

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    (JTA) Earlier this year, Dani Rotstein was earning a living doing something he’s passionate about: promoting the forgotten Jewish heritage of Mallorca.
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    • Rabbi Deren

    The ice cream of the crop

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    I don’t think I’m the only one going into Shavuos with a gulp in my throat, knowing that if, G-d forbid, Moshiach doesn’t come in the next 48 hours, we’ll be spending our first Shavuos at home.
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    • RicottaCheesecake

    Taking Shavuot dishes to another level

    May 28, 2020 1 Comment
    Lauren Boolkin is a maestro at making delectable food. She has made a real effort to bring us something special for this Shavuot under lockdown. Get to the shops, get ingredients, and get busy fast.
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