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    ‘Hero’ mom asks for help after Beersheba home destroyed by Gaza rocket

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    The Beersheba family whose home was destroyed by a direct hit from a Gazan rocket early on Wednesday has issued a public plea for help to get back on their feet.
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    Concern mounts as terror accused appear in court

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    There is growing concern within the Community Security Organisation (CSO) about the threat of terrorism in South Africa. This comes after 19 suspects accused of the fatal Verulam mosque attack and numerous bomb scares around Durban appeared in camera in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court in KwaZulu-Natal this week.
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    Children real victims of propaganda war

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    The demonisation of Israel takes many forms. One of the most virulent exploits children, alleging that Israel systematically mistreats, even tortures Palestinian minors. These modern-day blood libels are echoed by nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations (UN) officials, and journalists, as part of the ongoing campaign to blacken Israel’s name and isolate the Jewish state.
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    Netanyahu evading snap Israeli elections

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    On Monday afternoon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Knesset (Israeli parliament) for 40 minutes after its summer recess. He spoke about a lot of things - mostly his government’s diplomatic, security, and economic accomplishments - but ignored the elephant in the room.
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    An absolute right to defend a nation

    Oct 18, 2018 1 Comment
    As I was driving into work on Wednesday morning – the day we put this newspaper to bed – I heard about the long-range missile that hit a house in Beersheva before 4:00 that day.
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    Two hurricanes in one month leaves us soaked

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    After experiencing two hurricanes in one month in North Carolina, South African-born Emma Gordon Blass muses the complications of living in a place where the weather makes headlines, and the irony of the fact that last week’s parsha was Noah.
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    Speak out against child abuse, says Frankel survivor

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    “I didn’t have the language to articulate what was happening, and I didn’t have the emotional capacity to bridge the gap between what my body felt and what my head and my heart was telling me.” Nicole Levenstein spoke for the first time to a South African audience about how multi-millionaire Sidney Frankel abused her as a little girl.
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    American Jew is the oldest recipient of a Nobel Prize

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    Arthur Ashkin this month became the oldest ever recipient of a Nobel Prize, at the age of 96, for ground breaking investigations in the field of laser physics. He was specifically noted for his invention of “optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”.
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    Shashi accuses ‘Jewish business person’ of offering her bribe

    Oct 18, 2018 2 Comments
    Celebrity Shashi Naidoo claims she was offered a large sum of money to not join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) press conference when she did an about-turn on her previous defence of Israel.
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    Democrats push back after NY Times says the party is drifting on Israel

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    Senator Robert Menendez hardly needs to establish his pro-Israel bona fides. He is guaranteed a standing ovation every time he appears at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and pro-Israel political donors are lining up to back him in an unexpectedly close race for re-election.
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    News-media crisis calls for industry introspection

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    The editor of the Sunday Times Bongani Siqoko has for two weeks running made huge public apologies. Three massive investigations – into the so-called rogue unit at the South African Revenue Services, the Zimbabwe renditions, and Cato Manor police death squad – led to numerous stories that were false, and had a serious impact on innocent lives and institutions. SA Jewish Report Editor Peta Krost Maunder discusses the situation with Anton Harber, the Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University, the founding editor of the Weekly Mail, former editor-in-chief of eNCA, and the director of Africa Check.
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    Martial arts training gives kids strength to fight cancer

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    Optimism doesn’t mean everything is going to be great, but that we respond to everything with greatness. Or so the children of Kids Kicking Cancer are teaching the world. In spite of their many challenges, each one embodies this understanding of optimism.
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    Secular Jew takes a walk on the Haredi side

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    In the run up to the Shabbos Project, I recalled a piece I had published in the “Jerusalem Post” on 2 June 1990, when living in Israel, about spending a Shabbos with a religious family to better understand what this meant. It seemed fitting to republish it now.
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    Shabbos Project puts youth centre stage

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    This year’s Shabbos Project contains a youthful twist. The organisers have handed over the reins to the next generation, offering student leaders an opportunity to take ownership of their own events.
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    Jewish community needs to break through the clutter

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    Media experts have called on South African Jewish communal organisations to use creativity to attract the attention of youthful audiences and combat ideological opponents more effectively. The same-old, same-old format simply doesn’t work anymore, they say, urging proactivity, creativity, and surprise to break through the clutter.
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    Fighting anti-Israel sentiment with big advertising campaigns

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    A prominent Jo’burg media businessman recently paid for an outdoor banner on the R24 highway to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Quoting Nelson Mandela, it read, “We insist on the right of the State of Israel to exist within secure borders.”
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    Joburg Jewish bagels take bite out of New York cousins

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    Like matza and kneidlach, the bagel is a quintessentially Jewish food. After a mezuzah on the doorpost, no Jewish home is considered complete without a bagel passing through its doors from time to time.
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    Joanna Weinberg returns to her roots to perform

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    “Pandora’s Bag is a suite of my best comic songs about handbags and the women who wear them,” says actress, songwriter, and cabaret artist Joanna Weinberg. She has returned to South Africa after many years to perform her entertaining hit solo cabaret at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.
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    SA’s go getters going nowhere else

    Oct 18, 2018 2 Comments
    It seems that every Tali, Doron, and Hymie is emigrating, but the fact is that many Jews are choosing to stay in South Africa. Whether they’re business leaders, rabbis, or social activists, many are committed to the country and to embracing the opportunities inherent in its challenges.
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    Rapper Drake has his own brand of Jewishness

    Oct 18, 2018 Go comment!
    Drake has held the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for most of this year. The Canadian rapper and singer during his career has set or matched records owned by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, and Paul McCartney.
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