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    • HilitMilner

    Flatten – don’t fatten – the curve

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    We have been successful in laying down the tracks to steer our country away from COVID-19 ruin. This has been an extremely challenging time, but in all spheres of life, we remain positive.
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    • HarryJoffe

    How the world has changed

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    While the fog caused by COVID-19 is still far too deep to unravel, and no one can possibly know when or how the virus will eventually end, it’s possible to identify certain areas of radical change in the post-virus era.
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    • SHHH

    The fine line between tone deafness and moving forward

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    During the five-week lockdown, many of us became reticent to criticise or complain, fearing that it could come across as insensitive or tone deaf at a time when so many are living with heightened levels of anxiety or desperation.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Rescuing the stranded – a mission of mercy

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Among those particularly harshly impacted by the lockdown are the South Africans who found themselves suddenly stranded in foreign countries without either legal or practical means of returning home.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Don’t be selfish – wear a darn mask

    May 28, 2020 2 Comments
    I have never been a natural athlete. To be fair, I’m not even an unnatural one. Because I’m no athlete at all. I exercise because I know in theory that it’s good for me not because I love it. Admittedly, I do feel good afterwards, but for me it has always been more about the social aspect than pushing myself to the physical limits.
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    • JamieKodesh1

    Eleven-year-old’s charity drive in full throttle

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    A few weeks into the nationwide lockdown, 11-year-old Jamie Kodesh told his parents he wanted to do something to help those worst affected by the coronavirus.
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    • DisributingePapinruralareas

    UJW honours women on the frontline

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women (UJW) has launched a Women of Action campaign to thank its members and volunteers, as well as the care-workers, medical personnel, retail assistants, and all those on the frontline of the pandemic helping others during the lockdown and beyond.
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    SA woman’s anti-Semitic outburst shocks SA Jewry

    May 21, 2020 18 Comments
    On 16 May, a 28-year-old South African athlete and bodybuilder, Simone Abigail Kriel posted a deluge of anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories on social-media platform Instagram.
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    • ChiefRabbi

    Homemade Torah

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    This Shavuot, instead of being in shul with our communities, learning from our rabbis, we’re at home, learning with our families.
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    Call for alumni to block BDS ‘hostile takeover’ bid at UCT

    May 21, 2020 1 Comment
    There has been an urgent call for University of Cape Town (UCT) alumni to support a campaign to vote out delegates aligned with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in this week’s convocation elections.
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    • MikeAbel

    Cost of continued lockdown ‘far too high’

    May 21, 2020 1 Comment
    Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein has called for the lockdown to ease based on the fact that the virus will spread no matter when it ends, but the economic impact will only worsen the longer it goes on. He made this point in an online panel discussion with Judge Dennis Davis and Mike Abel (co-founder and chief executive of M&C Saatchi Abel).
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    • GesherLogo

    Hundreds apply to Gesher Fund

    May 21, 2020 1 Comment
    It’s been just short of two weeks since the launch of the Gesher Fund, envisioned by Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein and led by community leaders, which provides interest-free loans to small-to-medium-sized Jewish businesses battling under the coronavirus lockdown in South Africa.
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    • vaccine2

    Possible COVID-19 vaccine in the offing

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    Local medical experts are cautiously optimistic about the news of an American biotech company’s promising early results of a candidate COVID-19 vaccine.
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    • Peta low

    The dark underbelly of anti-Semitism

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    Anti-Semitism never ceases to horrify me. I find any racism abhorrent because it’s senseless, hateful, and based on pure ignorance, nothing more.
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    • Paula

    Finally … Israel forms a government

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    After the longest political deadlock in Israeli history – more than 500 days – the country finally has a new government. With 36 ministers and 16 deputy ministers, it’s the most bloated government to date.
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    • JudithAncer

    Charting uncharted waters for the sake of sanity

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    Don’t you miss “precedented times” and “charted” territory? I do. I really do. I miss the illusion we had of control, predictability, and fairness before these “unprecedented times”. Now, we stumble through, unsure of our leaders and confused by our experts, uncharted territory our present and future.
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    • ParshaRabbiSamThurgood

    Torah – the true north to our moral compass

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    One of my teachers, Rabbi David Aaron, tells the story of a student whose father had recently passed away. “My father,” the young man said, “was an atheist, and a fantastic human being. It’s true that he didn’t have the Torah in his life, but frankly I don’t think he could have been more moral even if he had the Torah. So why do we need the Torah?”
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    • Feigelsinthe70s

    Kosher eateries tighten belts and innovate

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    The much-loved Feigels deli of Glenhazel, Johannesburg, officially closed its doors this week, bringing a 28-year journey to an end. While other Feigels branches continue to operate, this landmark closure highlights the dramatic change our new reality has wrought on the food industry and the pressing need for innovative solutions.
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    • DovLipman

    Israelis relieved finally to get a government

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    After three inconclusive elections and an acting government for 18 months, most Israelis are relieved that the country has finally inaugurated its 35th government. It has been portrayed as an emergency government to combat COVID-19, and averted an unthinkable fourth election.
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    • AssociatedMedia

    Closure of magazine group – end of an era, not just a family business

    May 21, 2020 1 Comment
    When Associated Media Publishing (AMP), formerly Associated Magazines, announced its closure three weeks ago, it sent shockwaves around the country and the globe. The home of iconic magazines like Cosmopolitan and House & Leisure, the publishing house was a South African success story with innovation and entrepreneurship at its core. Its sudden end demonstrated that nothing is immune to the devastating shockwaves of COVID-19.
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