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    Shabbat Project celebrated around the world

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    This Shabbat, Jewish people are gathering in more than 1 500 cities and towns in 105 countries worldwide for the sixth annual international Shabbat Project. The head offices in Johannesburg and Tel Aviv are again working with thousands of international partners, who will be marshalling countless volunteers in these locations.
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    Experts concerned about misuse of ADHD drugs

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Children today are under increasing pressure to perform academically. In response, some are reportedly taking attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication to improve their results – without an ADHD diagnosis. But what are the associated risks?
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    SA ‘an island with a self-management problem’

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Professor Nick Binedell, the founding director of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), argues that one of South Africa’s biggest problems is that it’s basically an island.
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    Kirsh family’s African story adds to SA Jewish legacy

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    In her twilight years, Mushe Kirsh, now 83, had an insatiable desire to tell her dynasty’s story before it was too late. She wanted her many descendants - four children, 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and counting - to know about their heritage. “I wanted to leave a legacy,” Kirsh said. “Our family knew very little about my parents, where they lived, what their lives were like, why they came to South Africa.”
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    Cutting edge brain surgery may help make you ‘un-sad’

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Depression can feel like a life sentence for those susceptible to it, but Dr Trevor Hurwitz may have found a solution.
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    Jewish mentalist proves you don’t have to be Afrikaans to win

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    It’s not often that a Jewish guy from Joburg wins a hit Afrikaans game show, but this week, Michael Abrahamson took that crown on Noot vir Noot, one of the longest and most popular competitions on South Africa’s TV screens.
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    Marilyn Monroe’s chanukiah among Judaica sold on auction

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Marilyn Monroe’s spirit will be lighting up a household this Chanukah, after her chanukiah was sold for more than R1 million at a New York Judaica auction last Thursday.
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    Ramaphosa lauds Israel’s entrepreneurship funding

    Nov 07, 2019 1 Comment
    The African National Congress has taken the approach of disinvestment, disengagement, and downgrading relations with Israel since Cyril Ramaphosa’s election in December 2017, so it came as a surprise when the president himself lauded Israel’s economic and technological innovation at a conference in Johannesburg last week.
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    Evangelist’s comments on Jews and Afrikaners cause race row

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Secretary General Godrich Gardee called for an upcoming gathering of Christians to be “booby-trapped” after evangelist preacher Angus Buchan was recorded as saying that only Jews and Afrikaners had a “covenant with G-d”, but both have since apologised for their comments. EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu posted a video clip on Twitter of Buchan convening a prayer meeting to be held on 1 February in Pretoria. Shivambu wrote, “A racist Boer Pastor Angus Buchan says it’s only the Boers & Jews who have a covenant with G-d, & he’s convening a predominantly Boers meeting in Loftus Rugby Stadium in February 2020. You can wish whatever you want Afrika [sic], but these people don’t want us.”
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    Xolani Gwala tribute is not the story we planned

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    For weeks, I’d been dreading the phone call I got at 05:30 last Friday morning. Nobody wants to die, but for those of us who were fortunate enough to call Xolani Gwala a friend, we knew just how much he wanted to live.
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    Pamensky admits to ratifying Eskom’s dodgy R43 million New Age deal

    Nov 07, 2019 4 Comments
    Johannesburg chartered accountant Mark Pamensky, a former Eskom non-executive board member, has admitted to ratifying a dodgy sponsorship contract between the cash-strapped power utility and Gupta-owned newspaper The New Age (TNA).
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    End of an era for Nussbaums

    Nov 07, 2019 2 Comments
    The iconic Nussbaums Butchery closed its doors this week. The closure brings to an end an 83-year journey which began in Doornfontein, concluded in Glenhazel, and was consistently taken alongside the customer for three generations.
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    Jewish supporters’ cup runneth over

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    The closest thing to being in the Yokohama Stadium when the Springboks lifted that Rugby World Cup (RWC) trophy on Saturday is hearing about it from those who were there. South African Jews were well represented, making their way across the world to witness this historic moment.
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    Reeva gets highest Zionist accolade

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Community leader and makeup icon Reeva Forman was honoured last week for her commitment to the Jewish people and Jewish state.
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    SA expat helps Arab-Israeli family after daughter’s murder in Australia

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    Arab-Israeli exchange student Aiia Maasarwe was walking down the street in one of the safest cities on earth – Melbourne – in January this year, when she was attacked, brutally raped, and murdered by a homeless man with a troubled past.
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    Sky’s the limit for Captain Scully

    Nov 07, 2019 1 Comment
    Captain Selwyn “Scully” Levin, 73, is arguably the best known pilot in South Africa, his name synonymous with flying in the country. Levin was recently awarded a Master Air Pilot Certificate by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots in recognition of long service and consistently high standards in professional flying.
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    Sobukwe book recognises maverick leader, lost to history

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Robert Sobukwe is South African history’s forgotten man. A deeply ethical, principled, selfless leader of the Pan-Africanist Congress, he has been airbrushed out of the liberation narrative, especially since 1994. Veteran journalist, author, and activist, Benjamin Pogrund, one of Sobukwe’s closest friends, has produced a book that seeks to recapture his ideas and ideals.
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    If my steak could talk

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    With a linen napkin draped across my lap and a glass of fruit infused water in hand, I sat and wondered what the steak on the plate in front of me would say if it could speak.
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    Shabbos Project – what’s on at shul?

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Events are happening at more than 50 shuls around the country. Here’s a taste of some highlights:
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    Ritalin ‘not always the answer to ADHD’

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Traditional treatment for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) must be reassessed, says Ilana Gerschlowitz, the founding director of the Star Academy for Autism and Catch Up Kids which caters for the needs of students with ADHD or learning challenges.
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