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    • Dr Anavi outside the Helen Joseph Hospital on break

    Doctors fight war on the COVID frontier

    Jul 16, 2020 1 Comment
    On Shabbos two Friday nights ago in the COVID-19 casualty ward of Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, Dr Joel Dave and his wife Dr Nicola Dave – both senior specialists – shared a look which needed no explanation.
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    • Twitter2

    Jews counter #JewishPrivilege vitriol on Twitter

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    The Twittersphere exploded on Monday after a flurry of antisemitic tweets was shared on the platform under the hashtag #JewishPrivilege. Since then, hundreds of Jewish users have responded to the assault, turning the hashtag around by exposing the lies, and sharing experiences of antisemitism.
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    • GG2

    Gesher – a lifeline in the storm

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    More than 60 South African businesses have been given a lifeline and almost 1 000 employees still have their jobs because of loans given by the Gesher Small Business Relief Fund (Gesher) since it launched early in May. A further 60 loans are at various stages of application.
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    • Glenn and the late Nomhle ‘Beauty’ Nxokomba

    Young, healthy and on a ventilator: coming back from COVID-19

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    “The doctor told us that my brother was the most serious case in the intensive care unit (ICU),” says Justin Sandler, whose sibling, 36-year-old Glenn Sandler, almost lost his life to coronavirus, even though he is young and has no comorbidities.
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    • OrganDonation Rabbi Glicksberg

    Beth Din puts decision to donate organs in our hands

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    The South African Beth Din is about to change its law concerning organ transplants, making it possible for people to donate organs in a way that satisfies Jewish law.
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    • NM Wolpe

    Encounters with Nelson

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    11 February 1990. We are sitting in the lounge watching the release of Nelson Mandela from prison on TV after serving 27 years of a life sentence for believing in the ideals of a free, non-racial, non-sexist, just, and democratic South Africa for all.
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    • AdinaBregman

    Nat and Nelson, friends in law

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    Nat (Bregman’s) yartzheit on the 19th of Tammuz and Nelson Mandela’s birthday are a few days apart. My father passed away in July 2011, a sad day for my family. Reflecting on his memorable achievements, I begin to understand his enormous compassion and generous spirit, which nurtured an enduring friendship.
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    • PaulGoldreich

    David and me

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    I first met David (aka Nelson Mandela) when my family moved from the Joburg suburb of Parktown to the sprawling farmland of Rivonia. Liliesleaf was the name of the farm, and it was to be used by the banned African National Congress high command as a hideout for its most senior members and ultimately the birth place of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC’s armed wing.
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    • HelenMaiselsTriskByline

    Maisels and his ‘most famous client’

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    It was to my late father, IA (Isie) Maisels QC, that Mandela turned to when he was released from detention in February 1990. Mandela wanted to reach out to the Jewish community because he was concerned that the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) approaches to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation might have offended the Jewish community.
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    • BenjyPogrundandMandela

    The Mandela I knew

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    A few days ago, a friend in London reminded me that statues of two South Africans stand in Parliament Square: Nelson Mandela and Jan Christiaan Smuts. The latter was a renowned statesman on the international stage during the first half of the 20th century; at home, as prime minister, he was a racist upholding white rule. As things are going these days, Smuts’ statue might not remain long. But Mandela will endure as a universal statement of freedom and bringing people together.
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    • GidonNovick

    Novick to launch jets of new airline

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    When maverick entrepreneur Gidon Novick, the creator of kulula.com, left the airline industry in 2011, he had no intention of going back. That’s in spite of aviation being in his blood, having grown up as the son of the late Dave Novick who headed Comair, a leading independent South African aviation company, for 51 years.
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    • Music Video

    Motivational singing hits a high note

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    Motivational music videos have become synonymous with the COVID-19 pandemic. From doctors to teachers, song and dance has become a way to raise morale in the face of the dreaded virus
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    • Lithuania Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff

    Call for Lithuanians to admit role in Holocaust

    Jul 16, 2020 3 Comments
    “I want to tell all people whose ancestors left Lithuania how lucky you are. I love my country, but it’s dotted with 234 mass-murder sites. As a Lithuanian, I want to apologise. I’m happy you’re alive, and believe my country should finally recognise what our ancestors did to you.”
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    • DrYoazHendel

    Israeli minister outlines challenges for safe and just state

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    “Israel is 72 years old, and we can say loud and clear that it’s a much stronger and safer state. We are no longer in 1948, when Israel faced fundamental existential threats from its Arab neighbours and had to fight them to survive. But to maintain the miracle, we need to understand the challenges.”
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    • CovOp2

    Hatzolah heroes on the frontline

    Jul 09, 2020 2 Comments
    It was Hatzolah medical manager and advanced life support (ALS) responder Yudi Singer’s birthday this week. Instead of blowing out birthday candles and spending the day with his wife Jade and their new-born son, Gilad, he was risking his life attending to countless COVID-19-related and other medical emergencies.
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    • Soldiers

    ISIS could inspire ‘lone wolf’ attack in SA

    Jul 09, 2020 Go comment!
    The terror organisation ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) has warned South Africa not to go to Mozambique’s aid in response to the vicious attacks its armed fighters have been carrying out against civilians in the north-eastern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado since 2017.
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    • MogoengMogoeng1

    Christians criticise ‘onslaught’ against chief justice

    Jul 09, 2020 2 Comments
    Religious Christian communities across South Africa have declared their unwavering support for Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s right to express his religious convictions.
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    • Sasha-LeeOlivier

    The long shadow of gender-based violence

    Jul 09, 2020 Go comment!
    “We like to believe there’s no gender-based violence in our community – that Jewish husbands, wives, parents, and professionals don’t abuse. However, abuse is alive and well in the Jewish community in South Africa and around the world. We aren’t immune.”
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    • ElderlyDeaths

    Chev battles on as COVID-19 claims more lives

    Jul 09, 2020 1 Comment
    “We are fighting an invisible enemy, and we are giving it everything we’ve got, but there is only so much that can be done,” says Chevrah Kadisha (Chev) Group Chief Executive Saul Tomson, as two residents in the group’s care facilities who tested positive for COVID-19 died over the past week.
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    • BaruchZandFamily

    The stark reality of life without work

    Jul 09, 2020 Go comment!
    “I’m scared for my future. I want to work and to provide for my family,” says 44-year-old Baruch Zwarenstein, just one of those in the South African Jewish community who are battling to survive without an income in the current crisis.
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