The Jewish Report Editorial

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    Between a rock and a hard place

    Jul 02, 2020 Go comment!
    As we clamber toward the peak of this pandemic, and everyone in the country and community feels the pain of what the coronavirus can do to a population, the country’s eyes have been averted.
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    In the eye of the storm

    Jun 25, 2020 Go comment!
    Suddenly, the number of people we know who have tested positive for COVID-19 is increasing daily. We have spoken ad nauseum about the upcoming spike in coronavirus cases, but now it’s real and very distressing.
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    It’s not worth flouting the lockdown laws

    Jun 18, 2020 Go comment!
    We are in a precarious position. We are gatvol with lockdown, and want to get on with our lives as we knew them. We have just been told by government we have a few more freedoms, but need to be responsible with these. Meanwhile, some of us are throwing caution to the wind simply because we believe we can.
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    Our future is safe with our youth

    Jun 11, 2020 Go comment!
    As we head towards 16 June on Tuesday, I find it uncanny that protests against racism and police brutality are taking place internationally. They are protesting the self-same issues that South Africans fought about 44 years ago. Don’t for a moment think this is lost on our youth. To the contrary, they are wiser and much more determined to stop what they believe is wrong than we ever were.
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    Make sure our new reality is better than the old

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    The images of schools opening this week looked more like something from science fiction movies than reality. They brought home the fact that no matter how much we long for our old normal, this new reality is as far from normal as we can get.
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    Hasty decisions could endanger lives

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Fear and anger are holding us hostage. These two emotions are running high in our community and the country at large. They can lead us to take unnecessary chances with our health on the one hand, and hold us back from creating some semblance of normality on the other.
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    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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    Doing good is good for you too

    May 14, 2020 Go comment!
    When our community looks back on the time of COVID-19, it will remember being entertained, informed, and educated by SA Jewish Report-hosted webinars, or as they are known, ‘SAJR lockdown events’.
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    A community that cares when the chips are down

    May 07, 2020 Go comment!
    As we end our first week of level-4 lockdown, I don’t believe we have greater freedom in spite of some of the bans being lifted. There just seems like no end in sight.
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    Help us to survive and thrive

    Apr 30, 2020 Go comment!
    Last week, we had a full-page advert on page 3, asking for donations to keep publishing the SA Jewish Report. I have since fielded a number of questions about this, mainly about whether our newspaper is in trouble, and whether we will survive.
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    Looking forward to a great new world

    Apr 23, 2020 Go comment!
    When President Cyril Ramaphosa told the nation on Tuesday evening that South Africa was never going to be the same again, his words sent shivers down my spine.
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    We are all in this together

    Apr 02, 2020 Go comment!
    Just getting food to eat during lockdown has become a massive motion picture. Nothing is simple right now, except perhaps our ride to work – from the bedroom to the study or dining room.
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    Let’s work together, and stay at home

    Mar 26, 2020 Go comment!
    As we step into three weeks of national lockdown, I pray that we all take this seriously and stay home and away from each other.
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    Finding our way together

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Right now, there is no such thing as business or life as usual in our community, country, or world. COVID-19 has succeeded in turning our lives as we know them upside down.
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    The importance of laughing at ourselves

    Mar 12, 2020 Go comment!
    I believe we are all feeling stressed and traumatised. We live in a country where there is a high rate of crime, our economy is battling, and we are facing the threat of a coronavirus pandemic.
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    Covid-19 fear and fear-mongering

    Mar 05, 2020 Go comment!
    When our health is challenged, everything else fades into the background. All worries, battles, and differences become secondary when our physical well-being is on the line.
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    The challenge of being inspirational

    Feb 27, 2020 Go comment!
    This week, a former editor of mine, who inspired me to pursue great journalism and to make a difference through the work I do, passed away suddenly. And while Shaun Johnson wasn’t a part of this community, remembering him invoked in me what it means to inspire others. Also, I realised how important it is for us to have people in our lives who inspire us to be better.
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    Reframing our vision

    Feb 20, 2020 Go comment!
    Oh boy, people in the community seem to be so miserable! I keep hearing moaning and grumbling about our status quo. Loadshedding! The Economic Freedom Fighters hijacking the State of the Nation Address! President Cyril Ramaphosa not being strong enough! How tough things are financially! How our money goes nowhere! Yes, the list goes on…
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    Hold leadership accountable

    Feb 13, 2020 Go comment!
    Isn’t it amazing how we have become used to loadshedding. I don’t hear people complaining nearly as much as they did less than a month ago. The problem with getting used to a crisis is that we become complacent and accept the situation until it gets worse or another crisis hits.
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    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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