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    Interfaith music, meditation, and prayer

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    More than 50 people from across the religious spectrum came together to celebrate the mediating power of music and prayer at the Together for Peace interfaith gathering on 6 February.
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    • Tollman

    Millennial filmmaker hits jackpot with new film

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    Ricky Tollman started his screen career as a baby in a Sanlam commercial shown at South African movie houses more than 30 years ago. Now, an acclaimed movie that he wrote and directed is about to hit international screens.
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    • OritYekutieli

    Reparations claim spurs interest in Moroccan Jewry

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    Moroccans today aren’t comfortable with signs of collaboration with the pro-German Vichy regime against the country’s Jewish community during World War II.
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    • RAMI

    Reluctant Entebbe hero on a mission in diaspora

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    Rami Sherman played a critical role in one of Israel’s most iconic missions, Operation Thunderbolt in Entebbe, but until recently, few knew about it. He kept the details of this experience in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) close to his chest.
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    • Chuppa 5

    Home chuppahs a blossoming trend

    Feb 13, 2020 1 Comment
    Several families in the Johannesburg Jewish community have opened their homes to allow brides and grooms to hold their chuppahs (weddings) there, which generally means a host of guests traipsing through your home and garden beds.
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    Turning weddings into a work of art

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    A Jewish wedding is much more than a ceremony between two individuals. Along with the rabbi and the ring, it includes certain halachot (laws) and several traditional elements that must be taken into account, from kiddush cup to Klezmer music.
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    • JoJo4

    ‘Jojo Rabbit’ – offensive or brilliant?

    Feb 13, 2020 1 Comment
    Imagine the following film scene: after hurling an expletive, a ten-and-a-half-year-old boy kicks out at his imaginary friend and sends him hurtling through a window. This probably sounds like a standard coming-of-age movie in which a youngster matures and leaves his boyhood behind, but what if the imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler?
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    • Letter3

    Tunnel vision

    Feb 13, 2020 1 Comment
    The Jewish Democratic Initiative (JDI) joins multiple diaspora Jewish organisations in condemning the terms of United States President Donald Trump’s plan, “Vision for Peace, Prosperity and a Brighter Future”.
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    • 2b-Letter7

    Beware of false sense of complacency on anti-Semitism

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    Your article on anti-Semitic incidents in South Africa at a 15-year low (SA Jewish Report 30 January 2020) refers.
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    • ParshaRabbiSamThurgood

    Hashem’s ultimate justice

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    One of the heroes of the Torah is Moshe’s father-in-law, Yitro (Jethro). Even without the additional biography taught to us by our sages – he was an advisor to Pharaoh, who dared to challenge his wishes to persecute the Jewish people, and a seeker of truth, who tried every religion in the world before finding Hashem in Judaism – Yitro was a man of justice and goodness.
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    From pencils to possibility with UJW

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    It began with a question. A small boy begging in the streets of India. “What do you want most in the world?” “A pencil,” he replied. “I reached into my backpack, handed him my pencil, and watched as a wave of possibility washed over him.” This is the premise from which Adam Braun, the founder of global non-profit organisation Pencils of Promise, works.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Faith-based leaders meet president ahead of SONA

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    At the time of writing, the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 13 February is the dominant issue on people’s minds. Last week, four representatives of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) together with Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein participated in a meeting of faith-based leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
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    Rabbi Berland story has wider ramifications

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    South African Jews are invested in the Rabbi Berland story. His arrival in the country a few years ago along with his supporters, divided the community. Some saw him as a person to be revered and lauded, while others viewed him as something of a cult leader who was in the country to evade the law. What everyone agreed on was that his followers were vulnerable and at risk even though they had made the choice to follow him around the world.
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    • Geoff

    Unlike statues, greatness isn’t fixed

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    When is the right time to build a memorial or erect a statue in honour of a great life, like Nelson Mandela’s, or an inspiring event, like freedom in South Africa? Two minutes after the event, everything is coloured by strong emotion, and people are, figuratively, dancing in the streets or mourning pitifully. Yet a couple of years down the line, the world may be a different place, and everything is seen differently.
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    • ColinNathan3

    Legendary trainer pulls no punches

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    If national colours were awarded for international travel, then local boxing trainer and manager Colin Nathan would be a Springbok many times over. As this was being written, Nathan is somewhere in North Africa, and although he was home last week, the week before that he was in the United States.
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    • BDSCartoon

    Rat cartoon exposes BDS anti-Semitism

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    A cartoon on social media depicting Jews as rats has once again exposed the hypocrisy of the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) movement when it comes to accusations of anti-Semitism.
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    • TaliBlochMurders

    Reward offered for information on murder of elderly Cape couple

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Almost two years after the brutal murders of elderly Jewish couple Rosalie Bloch and Aubrey Jackson, there are still no answers. The Western Cape South African Police Service (SAPS) is now offering a R100 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators. Last March, police offered a R60 000 reward.
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    • AmbassadorAgriculture

    Growing agricultural partnership between Western Cape and Israel

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    The Western Cape’s agricultural sector, water needs, and renewable energy sphere may get a boost thanks to a recent meeting between its agricultural minister and Israeli Ambassador Lior Keinan.
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    • IsraelSudan

    Secret meeting with Sudan a significant move for Israel

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew into Uganda for a 24-hour whirlwind trip on Monday, the outcome was expected to be that the two states would establish embassies, with Uganda possibly indicating that its embassy could be in Jerusalem. But there was an unexpected diplomatic achievement with a different country, namely formalised ties with the Arab African state of Sudan.
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    Shabbos baby captures community’s heart

    Feb 06, 2020 3 Comments
    A somewhat ordinary Shabbos evening turned into “a life-changing experience” for Waverley residents Darryl and Natalie Mayers who stumbled across an hours-old baby girl while walking home from a Shabbos meal.
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