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    • VictorGordon

    Brothers – a dramatic story that stands the test of time

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    A short report in a newspaper years ago inspired Victor Gordon, a celebrated Jewish playwright from Pretoria, to write Brothers, now on at the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg.
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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Facebook CEO says he has become more religious Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience at the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit tech conference recently that he has “become more religious” in recent years.
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    • ParshaRabbiRichard

    Life’s most precious jewels

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    In this week’s portion, we read, “Moses took the bones of Joseph with him.” Before his death, Joseph made his brothers promise to bring back his mortal remains to the land of Israel. Now, at the time of the Exodus, this was uppermost on Moses’ mind.
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    • CommunityCalendar

    Jewish history calendar offers food for the soul

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Non-profit organisations Soul Workout and Afrika Tikkun have teamed up to bring out a 2020/5780 education calendar on the theme of Jewish history. The Journey Through History calendar has exquisite illustrations, as well as descriptions of the landmark moments and dates of Jewish history. It also contains all the festivals, candle lighting times, and public holidays.
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    • RabbiGoldmanBD

    Historic gathering of the Goldman clan

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Rabbi Yossy and Rochel Goldman celebrated the rabbi’s 70th birthday in Johannesburg in a historic, first-time gathering of all their children and grandchildren from around the world.
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    • CommunityUJWGarden

    Beauty for a cause

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Garden enthusiasts were invited to visit the home of Natie and Frances Kirsh in Sandhurst on 27 January. Well-known couturier Chris Levin, who maintains the property, gave a tour of the garden. Guests were delighted at the sight of hydrangeas and swathes of apricot cannas that overlook beautiful apricot-coloured roses.
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    • 2b-Letter7

    Hitler’s typewriter should be destroyed, not displayed

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    I’m appalled that the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) has agreed to display a typewriter loaned to it by Absa that formally belonged to Adolf Hitler on the spurious justification that the carefully preserved object of veneration will have “positive educational potential”. (“Hitler’s typewriter released from SA bank vault” – SA Jewish Report, 24 January 2020.)
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    • Letter3

    Tali Nates replies to Estelle Pfeiffer

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Thank you for your letter to the editor of the SA Jewish Report, and for sending a copy to our education centre.
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    • 2b-Letter4

    Antidote to hatred is more humanity

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    My name is Don Krausz. I’m chairperson of the Association of Holocaust Survivors in Johannesburg. Since 1985, I have lectured on the Shoah (Holocaust) to more than 500 audiences, mostly local, Muslim, German, and Japanese.
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    • LukeSport7Feb

    Soccer, is it a points-frenzy game?

    Feb 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Soccer fans tend to see the game in terms of results, performance, the standard of goals scored or, sometimes, if they are careful readers of the game, those conceded. From within the dug-out or the chief executive’s office, the view is different. Understandably it’s more pragmatic, practical, and more anchored in the grubby realities of survival.
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    • AntiSemitism (3)

    Anti-Semitic incidents in SA at 15-year low

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    The number of anti-Semitic incidents in South Africa dropped to a 15-year low in 2019, according to the latest figures issued by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) this week.
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    • PeacePlan

    SA takes measured approach to peace plan

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    The South African government has responded cautiously to the United States’ new Peace to Prosperity plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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    • mikes farm

    Land-expropriation amendment could herald ‘Zimbabwe-style’ decline

    Jan 30, 2020 1 Comment
    “As Jews, we have endured a long history of having our property confiscated. The current proposal to allow for expropriation without compensation should be of particular concern to our community,” says advocate Mark Oppenheimer.
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    • China2

    Living in a ghost town – but no reason to panic

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    When South African-expat Adam Wolov steps out his front door in Wuhan in China, he slips on a safety mask and gloves. The streets he walks on are almost completely deserted, with few pedestrians and non-existent public transport. Although a few supermarkets remain open, malls and cinemas are shuttered. It’s a ghost town.
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    • JM5

    Ramaphosa ‘could do more’

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    Political journalist John Matisonn believes President Cyril Ramaphosa “could do more than he is doing” to turn the country around. He said this at the launch of his latest book, Cyril’s Choices, in Parkview on Tuesday.
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    • Peta low

    Holocaust remembrance more poignant than ever

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    International Holocaust Remembrance Day comes around every 27 January, but this year it seemed so much more intense and horrifying (if that’s possible). It hit home in a way I haven’t experienced before.
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    • Paula

    Any chance that Trump’s Mid-East peace plan can work?

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    “It’s time for the Muslim world to fix the mistake it made in 1948 when it chose to attack instead of recognising the new state of Israel,” American President Donald Trump said on Tuesday night as he unveiled his vision for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
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    • Sherwin

    @Sowellnomics an outspoken libertarian

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    @Sowellnomics was a well-known social-media influencer, activist, and vehement Israel supporter whose real identity was unknown to most in the community.
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    • MaryKluk

    Those children who died could have been ours

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    With the number of Holocaust survivors alive today dwindling, the poignancy of having more than 100 Auschwitz survivors and their families under the same roof will remain with me always. This was at the formal commemoration ceremony at Auschwitz in Poland of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp on 27 January.
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    • DavidDison bigger

    Dison plays key role in Aggett inquest

    Jan 30, 2020 Go comment!
    The last time Johannesburg lawyer David Dison saw his friend, Dr Neil Aggett, was 39 years ago, when the doctor visited him at his home. The young professionals knew each other from their volunteer work at the Industrial Aids Society, where they assisted black workers. They both had the world at their feet, but a few days later, on 27 November 1981, Aggett was arrested by apartheid police. He died in police custody on 5 February 1982, at the age of 28, after 70 days in detention without trial.
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