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The Jewish Report Editorial

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    Friends where you didn’t know you had any

    Dec 13, 2018 Go comment!
    When the world seems like a dark place, there are always pockets of light and love.
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    A Chanukah of tough decisions

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    What a week for this community! During the week of Chanukah, we have Hamas hobnobbing with the ANC, and Cape Town’s Beit Midrash Morasha shul experiencing a fire that destroyed five Sifrei Torah.
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    What does being at ground zero mean for us?

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    Why is it that we so often don’t see the full reality of the situation we are living in until it is reflected through someone else’s eyes?
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    A small protest that brought out the worst in us

    Nov 22, 2018 3 Comments
    Two Herzlia Grade 9 boys went down on one knee in front of their parents and their school during the Israeli national anthem at their annual prize giving. They were clearly protesting the government of the state of Israel. Those are the facts.
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    The catch-22 situation that is Gaza

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    As I was heading home on Tuesday, I heard on ChaiFM that 460 rockets had been fired from Gaza into Israel since late Sunday. That is an outrageous number. If every one of them hit inhabited areas, thousands of Israelis would have been killed.
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    Facing growing anti-Semitism together

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    When I received the sinister anti-Semitic voice note that had been sent by a KwaZulu-Natal private school boy to a Jewish girl in Johannesburg, my blood went cold.
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    Behind the horror that Pittsburgh monster created

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    The horrific anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh in the United States has shaken the Jewish world. It is such a horrifying thought that someone would do this to people just because they are Jewish.
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    The Jewish world spending Shabbat together

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    When this community sets its mind to doing something, magic happens.
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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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    The battle between the Doves and the Hawks

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    I was in Israel when I heard the phenomenal news that the South African Ambassador to Israel was going back to resume his duties. That was word from South Africa. When I mentioned it to the Israelis I knew, they seemed bemused, but for the most part they thought that that the embassy was already closed. For that matter, they also thought that the Israeli embassy in South Africa was closed, and that their ambassador was back home.
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    Let go of that pent-up anger and hatred!

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    Shana tova to all our readers! By the time you read this, Yom Kippur will have come and gone, although we are putting this newspaper to bed just hours before the start of the fast.
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    Take time to reassess and smell the roses

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    As a community, we punch way above our weight. Our contribution to the economy, the country, and its people is quite phenomenal. This was evident on Sunday night at our Absa Jewish Achiever Awards. I was so very proud of our community. We have every reason to be proud. It is not often that we actually take time to consider the good we do as a community and as individuals.
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    No more excommunicating people for their beliefs

    Aug 30, 2018 Go comment!
    As we witness anti-Israel sentiment spilling over into anti-Semitism here and around the world, it is time for us to set aside our differences, and work together against the storm.
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    We have nothing to hide

    Aug 23, 2018 Go comment!
    “Why would you run a story about a Jewish person who abused people in the SA Jewish Report? Surely it feeds anti-Semitism?”
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    You have the right to know

    Aug 16, 2018 Go comment!
    When I learnt that the case of Dr Steven Levy was back in front of the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s legal committee, this time to appeal the sentence, I felt queasy. In fact, that feeling had little to do with outcome, and everything to do with the reaction of the community to our last story about this man.
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    Join us in supporting #NoPlaceForHate

    Aug 10, 2018 Go comment!
    The SA Jewish Report fully endorses the Cape Board of Deputies’ #NoPlaceForHate campaign. We hope the whole community supports it, ensuring that it gets the full might and impact that we bring.
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    Gupta Minyan quotes have me unglued

    Aug 02, 2018 Go comment!
    I got a call earlier this week from a rabbi for whom I have huge respect asking me what it was like to be used by other journalists to promote anti-Semitism.
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    Standing by the values we hold

    Jul 26, 2018 1 Comment
    It was heart-warming to witness a sea of South African faces as far as my eye could see, as I watched the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) march to the Union Buildings this week. I was watching the march as it was being livestreamed on Facebook from Pretoria, as we put this newspaper to bed on Wednesday. I was choked up to see the huge support Israel has in South Africa.
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    May your choices reflect your hopes…

    Jul 19, 2018 Go comment!
    “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed towards the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” It seems so fitting to start my editorial with a quote from South Africa’s late president and icon, Nelson Mandela, who would have been 100 this week.
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    Doing it because it is the right thing to do

    Jul 12, 2018 Go comment!
    When I was incensed that an Iranian teenager, Maedeh Hojabri, was arrested for putting videos of herself dancing on social media, people looked at me quizzically. I was then so thrilled to see that people around the world supported her and I, too, wanted to do my bit.
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