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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    A different singing of Hatikvah

    Dec 06, 2018 2 Comments
    On Wednesday morning, we woke up to the devastating news that the Beit Midrash Morasha synagogue had burned down and along with it, seven Torah scrolls were destroyed in the blaze.
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    • NaomiHadarandLiorKeinan

    IUA-UCF’s Naomi Hadar moves onto new challenges

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Naomi Hadar, the Chairperson of the Israel United Appeal United Communal Fund (IUA UCF) for 17 years, stepped down from her position last week.
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    • KimLieberman3

    Weaving the threads

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Local conceptual artist Kim Lieberman and United States Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg have connected across continents over a deep understanding of the concepts underpinning lace.
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    • jordan scans

    Second-hand book store provides glimpse of a life well lived

    Dec 06, 2018 1 Comment
    A chance finding of books, letters, postcards, tram stubs, dinner invitations, and concert tickets of a David Polnay in a second-hand bookshop in Johannesburg led to a voyage of discovery for this journalist of a life lived almost a century ago.
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    • family of Destan Kormaku

    Albania’s righteous Muslims testimony to the power of good

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    “How many people would lay down their lives for a stranger? Albanians would.” So says American photographer Norman H. Gershman, explaining why he devoted his time to capturing a visual record of Albanians – predominantly Muslim – who saved the lives of Jews during World War II.
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    • Pillars to KD

    King David at 70: the legacy

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Braving the tuckshop queues for a Sloppy Joe. Passing notes in class. Checking out the good-looking prefects. Releasing balloons for Yom Ha’atzmaut. Singing and dancing at Encounter. Laughing at the eccentricities of favourite teachers. Finally, taking our rightful seats on the matric wall. Making it through finals. That’s a King David experience.
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    • Wolf Twins_NEW

    The lighter side of King David life

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Pranks and fun are part of school life. Often, they are the moments we remember the most. King David schools have had plenty of fun over the past 70 years.
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    • MarissaandFayeLewisNYC

    King David turns to emigres for funds

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    A staggering 500 King David scholars – out of more than 3 000 – are being subsidised to enable them to get a Jewish education.
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    • MoiraLithuania1

    What does it take to get an EU passport?

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    While the British government is embroiled in extricating itself from the European Union (EU), an increasing number of South African Jews are bent on joining the bloc. With the majority of their ancestors hailing from Eastern European countries that are members of the EU, this is feasible.
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    • 2b-Letter7

    Khumalo got off lightly compared to Sparrow

    Dec 06, 2018 1 Comment
    I see that Velaphi Khumalo “eventually apologised” for his arrogant remarks, such as that blacks should do to whites what Hitler did to the Jews! Some of his remarks reported in the SA Jewish Report are illiterate, such as, “Noo must be bushed alive and skinned and your off springs used as garden fertilizer” (23 November 2018). In comparison to Ms Sparrow, he escaped lightly, and had to be taken to court before apologising.
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    • 2b-Letter4

    Hatikvah more than an Israeli anthem

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Hatikvah is a popular song and anthem of the Jewish people expressing the aspirations and hopes of the majority.
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    • Letter3

    Where is free-speech outrage over Stellenbosch’s exclusion of Israelis?

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    I refer to the racist decision by Stellenbosch University to exclude all Israelis from the conference titled “Recognition, Reparation and Reconciliation: The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma”.
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    • 2b-Letter6

    Barring of Israeli academics hypocrisy of the highest order

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    A conference titled “Recognition, Repatriation, Reconciliation: The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma” being held at Stellenbosch University this month had a number of Pro-Palestinian delegates call for the barring of Israeli academics on the grounds of the usual trumped-up Israeli abuse of Palestinian human rights.
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    • HughIndianJews2

    Acceptance of diversity makes anti-Semitism almost non-existent in India

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Two days after my return from a Jewish heritage tour of India, Robert Bowers, 46, opened fire on a congregation of Jews assembled at their synagogue on a Shabbat morning in Pittsburgh in the United States. He is quoted as having said to special weapons officers at the scene, “All Jews to die”, in an incident that federal authorities have charged as a hate crime.
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    • CommunityORTSA

    ORT partnership teaches business skills to disabled

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    People with disabilities don’t get a lot of development opportunities after school, says Naomi Schauer, Chevrah Kadisha’s Programme Co-ordinator Disabilities. That’s why Chevrah Kadisha Protected Employment has embarked on a learnership programme with ORT SA and partner Hudaco Industries to teach a group of 10 disabled people business skills.
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    • UJW

    UJW adult education division celebrates another successful year

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    The adult education division (AED) of the Union of Jewish Women (UJW) recently celebrated another successful year of weekly thought-provoking and stimulating talks. Members danced to the sounds of the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones, and others as they celebrated the year that has been. Hilary Fineberg and Marcia Kaplan were given certificates of appreciation for their committed service of more than 40 and 60 years respectively.
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    • CommunityWIZOXmas

    WIZO spreads festive cheer

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Every year, the women of the Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) endeavour to spread a little festive cheer to those less fortunate in our society. This year, Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre was the recipient of these efforts, with WIZO throwing a Christmas party for its recipients and caregivers.
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    • Geoff

    The disgrace of a country that lies to its children

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    The children of South Africa have been betrayed by the education system. And the clamour to enter universities has given them a false sense of a passport to a better life. But it isn’t doing so, given the declining state of our universities, and the abysmal matric system which sent them there.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    For censorship to exist, it’s sufficient for academics to do nothing

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Since the early years of this century, regular attempts have been made on university campuses throughout the world to impose a boycott against Israeli academics and academic institutions. In real terms, the boycotters have had little to show for their efforts.
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    • 2A0A9319

    Ramaphosa: SA has constructive role to play in Middle East

    Nov 29, 2018 3 Comments
    President Cyril Ramaphosa this week praised South African Jewry for setting an example of unity to the nation.
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