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    Freedom, depression, and history – all in one Jewish novel

    Nov 08, 2018 1 Comment
    What started as a salve for depression has become an all-consuming passion for businessman and author Hugh Liebenthal.
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    Irma Stern’s Mary paints a thousand words

    Nov 08, 2018 Go comment!
    If a portrait sits somewhere on the spectrum between idealising the sitter and giving a true picture of who they really are, Irma Stern’s Mary, on auction by Strauss&co, sits in the latter category.
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    South African emigres deeply shaken by Pittsburgh shooting

    Nov 01, 2018 1 Comment
    The Tree of Life Congregation community of Pittsburgh was participating in the worldwide Shabbos Project last Saturday when a gunman opened fire and killed 11 congregants in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. This was confirmed by a number of ex-South African Jews in Pittsburgh, including Dr Marlene Behrmann Cohen, who lives in Squirrel Hill – ‘ground zero’ of the attack.
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    George fires narrowly avoid being action replay

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    “George has been gripped by fear. It has been hell.” These are the world of long time George resident and former city councillor, Myron Rabinowitz, describing how the raging fires threatened to engulf the town earlier this week.
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    Police affidavit confirms CSO terror fears

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    A police affidavit in the KwaZulu-Natal mosque attack and multiple-bomb-threat case being heard in Verulam Magistrate’s Court this week provides evidence of a link between the suspects and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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    Farewell Moses, people’s journalist, and staunch defender of Israel

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    The community has lost one of its real-life heroes with the sudden and tragic passing of social activist and pro-Israel lobbyist, Moses Moyo, last week.
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    Wits SRC calls for postponement of exams over suicide rate

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    The University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Student Representative Council has called on Dean of Student Affairs Jerome September to declare a state of emergency and postpone exams because of the number of suicides and potential suicides among students.
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    Community pledges unwavering support for Parktown boys

    Nov 01, 2018 1 Comment
    There was a groundswell of support for Parktown Boys High teens as their abuser appeared for sentencing at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court east of Johannesburg on Wednesday. This was the first time the boys had experienced such support since their nightmare journey began as far back as 2015.
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    Astronomy expert wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Dr Bernie Fanaroff is a South African Jewish achiever extraordinaire, but too few people know why. He is an award-winning radio astronomer, and a quiet, humble man who has never sought the limelight, preferring to put other people first. However, he is the man at the helm of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope and the world’s largest public science data project.
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    Defy anti-Semitism, #ShowUpForShabbat

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish community emerged from the Shabbos Project weekend to shock and horror at the news of what had happened to fellow Jews at a shul in Pittsburgh.
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    Habonim SA bringing Gaza-border youth to machaneh

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Fourteen Israeli children – who live in a conflict zone on the Gaza border – will be coming to South Africa to attend Habonim camp in Hermanus at the end of the year.
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    Desperately seeking Shabbos

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    There are a lot of things in this world that make no sense to me.
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    Shabbos in the suburbs

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    There is a bus stop with my name on it somewhere in Katherine Street, Sandton. On the side of the shelter, it implores, “Howard Sackstein Stop Doing Start Being.” Several people called me asking if they were hallucinating while driving through rush-hour traffic. I assured them that semi-legalised weed was probably the cause.
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    The Chronicles of a Bad Jew

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m a bad Jew. A very bad Jew. A colleague who is the daughter of a priest made this observation last week. When someone of a different faith – albeit one who works in a predominantly Jewish office and is familiar with the particular neuroses and psychoses of the Jewish way – is able to recognise your shortcomings in the religion and culture of your birth, you know they are a speaker of truth.
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    Shabbos where you least expect it

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Tayo Ayodele is a lone Jew living in Abuja, Nigeria, who kept Shabbat with the rest of the Jewish world on the Shabbos Project last week.
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    Just ‘being’ on Shabbos requires some ‘doing’ beforehand

    Nov 01, 2018 Go comment!
    Rather than entering a state of passivity, I found that “keeping” Shabbos involves constructing the conditions in which the world comes to you differently.
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    In search of equilibrium

    Nov 01, 2018 2 Comments
    This past weekend, I did something that scared me. And, to my surprise, I was acutely reminded of past moments filled with love and sacredness. It seems Shabbat truly does speak to our higher selves. In fact, Shabbat is actually what drew me towards Judaism in the first place. And as an outsider encountering the Jewish day of rest for the first time as a young adult, I simply couldn’t remain indifferent. Shabbat demanded my attention.
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    Incoming Wits student leaders aligned with BDS

    Oct 25, 2018 Go comment!
    The ANC-allied Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) that won 13 of 15 seats on the University of the Witwatersrand’s Student Representative Council (SRC), are unquestionably aligned with the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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    Hitler-loving activist in ANCYL leadership race may apologise

    Oct 25, 2018 2 Comments
    Former student leader Mcebo Dlamini, who said “I Love Hitler” and made other inflammatory remarks three years ago, is the frontrunner in the race to find a new African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader.
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    Theodore Yach’s passing leaves shockwaves in its wake

    Oct 25, 2018 2 Comments
    Theodore Yach defied the odds for most of his adult life. He had a record for swimming the icy Atlantic to Robben Island more times than anyone else. He also revived the inner city of Cape Town when most thought it was a lost cause, and still found time to be a devoted family man and successful businessman. But last week, this Cape Town man was struck down by a pulmonary embolism (PE), which is when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot.
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