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    The little-known Jewish link to Fawlty Towers

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    At first glance, a Torquay hotel, a cantankerous British couple, and a Spanish waiter whose English is almost non-existent don’t seem to have anything remotely to do with being Jewish. However, the iconic British comedy of Fawlty Towers possesses a uniquely Jewish connection, one which may elicit a loud “Que?!” of incredulity.
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    The August House of artistic possibility

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Five and a half years ago, Johannesburg property developer David Mayers arrived at August House in End Street, Doornfontein, to buy a painting from the then relatively unknown artist, Nelson Makamo.
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    • Concert 2 Choir

    JJMC sings praises of long-time chazzan

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Jewish choirs are considered by some to be old-fashioned and uninspiring. However, the Johannesburg Jewish Male Choir (JJMC) this week proved that choral music continues to inspire cheering and toe-tapping, even a tear or two.
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    • Gertrude Stein and a Companion3

    An extraordinary play about two remarkable women

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Gertrude Stein helped to change the literary and artistic landscape at a time when American conservative attitudes prevailed. She was an extraordinarily creative Jewish soul.
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    Derbyshire signing puts Cohen on fast track

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Michael Cohen, the left-arm fast-bowler from the Western Province Cricket Club, is the latest in a steady trickle of young cricketers heading for foreign fields. Cohen, a former South African under-19 player and occasional Cobras performer, will be leaving home in late March next year to take up a two-year stint with Derbyshire in the English Midlands.
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    SA Methodist Church formally adopts BDS

    Oct 31, 2019 7 Comments
    The Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) formally adopted Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) principles against Israel at its annual conference in September 2019, closely following the Anglican Church of South Africa’s decision to do so in September.
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    Ronaldinho takes flak for Israel visit

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    When Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho shared a photo on Twitter this week to let the world know that he was visiting Israel, pro-Palestinian users expressed outrage at him visiting “occupied territory”. While this should come as no surprise, the scene behind the football legend was neither Jerusalem nor Bethlehem, but the undisputed port city of Haifa.
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    Israeli rape survivor still struggling

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    “When my girlfriend is out in public, she carries a letter from her psychologist with her describing how she was raped. Then, if people ask her how her trip to South Africa was, she can just show them the letter. Most people can’t finish reading it,” says David*, whose girlfriend Sarah* was raped in a horrific assault in Graskop, Mpumalanga, in September while the couple was on holiday.
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    Daniel the Musical cast mourns actor’s sudden death

    Oct 31, 2019 1 Comment
    The cast and crew of Daniel the Musical are heartbroken and battling to come to terms with the sudden, untimely passing of lead actor Andile Gumbi who died last week in Israel during the show’s premiere run.
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    • glynnis

    DA shakeup ‘not a disaster for the party’

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    There’s nothing wrong with resignations and reshuffling at the Democratic Alliance (DA), say its Jewish leaders.
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    • YuvalAbraham

    SA chartered accountant jailed in Greece, but friends insist he’s innocent

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    About 65 people from around the world have raised more than $8 000 (R116 754) on a crowdfunding platform to help meet bail for Yuval Joshua Abraham, a former accountant from Cape Town currently jailed in Greece.
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    • CapeBoard

    Proposed changes to SAJBD constitution questioned

    Oct 31, 2019 1 Comment
    Proposed changes to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies’ (SAJBD’s) constitution ahead of its national conference on 10 November are being queried by some members of the community who say these alterations could potentially “threaten the democratic nature of the SAJBD”.
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    • VirtualReality

    Stepping into a Holocaust painting via virtual reality

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    Have you ever wondered what daily Jewish life was like in Europe before the Holocaust? Soon, you will be able to experience the closest thing to time travel using virtual reality.
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    • DaliaBeifus1

    Brexit or not to Brexit, that’s the problem

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    If you think you’re confused by Brexit, you’re not alone. At this stage, both the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) are preparing for all outcomes.
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    Tale of two Moses in miracle birth

    Oct 31, 2019 1 Comment
    To say Yoni Moshe, aka Johnathan Moses Raichlin, made a dramatic entrance into the world 23 years ago would be an understatement. What with flashing lights, sirens, broken speed limits, and his mom Michelle on the floor of their Toyota Cressida lifting her head in between deep breathing to shout out directions for the Marymount Maternity Home, this was a far cry from the planned soft-music-with-candles water birth.
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    The key to kindness is a simple gesture

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    South Africans often believe that others are “out to get them” or that people will not act in good faith, but reality tells otherwise. Every day, people in this country help each other with the simplest of gestures – like returning a set of keys to their owner.
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    • LorraineSrage

    King David principal, an accomplished ‘sports junkie’

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    When King David High School Linksfield Principal Lorraine Srage blew out 60 candles on her birthday cake on 21 October, most celebrated her achievements as a principal, but few know of her achievements in sport.
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    • SingularitySivan

    Empire of the sun

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    When Sivan Ya’ari left the stage, there were audible sobs from the audience of 1 500 who had crowded into the Singularity University (SingularityU) South African Summit in Kyalami in October.
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    • SingularityAdam

    Small step turned into giant leaps for A-man

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    Today Adam Pantanowitz is an iconic biomedical engineer, entrepreneur, and university lecturer. But that was not always the case for this tomahawked techie. Speaking to an enraptured crowd at Singularity University in Kyalami, Pantanowitz took the audience on a journey from disability to triumph.
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    • SingularityMic

    The future is going to be weird

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    When Shayne and Mic Mann brought Singularity University to South Africa, the journey took the two brothers to Singularity summits around the globe. Listening to some of the world’s leading experts in disruptive technology has turned the Manns into experts in the field.
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