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    ISIS-linked rebels in Mozambique a threat to SA security

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    The fast-growing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-linked rebel insurgency in Mozambique – coupled with a porous border with our northern neighbour – is extremely disturbing, say local experts who fear the worst.
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    • WilfredandMarieGruzd

    Third-time lucky for Cape couple stuck in New Zealand

    Jun 04, 2020 2 Comments
    A holiday trip to New Zealand turned into a three-month-long difficult but adventurous wait for Cape Town couple Wilfred and Marie Gruzd after their flight home was cancelled just before South Africa and New Zealand went into lockdown.
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    • TyroneBrivik

    An endless road home from Argentina

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Tyron Brivik couldn’t wait to head to Argentina for a holiday and reunion with his Mexican girlfriend. But what started out as a dream come true turned into a three-month nightmare as he battled to get home after South Africa went into lockdown. He finally landed at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday, 28 May.
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    Jewish daughter of Hamas sheikh tells tale of rescue

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Introduced simply as “Maya”, this daughter of a Jewish mother and devout Muslim father was married at 15. She endured unspeakable horrors at the hands of her husband. Today, she works to help rescue thousands of young Jewish women – like her – trapped in Arab villages across Israel.
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    Doctors debate surgery during COVID-19

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    Doctors are experiencing a dramatic drop in appointments, follow-ups, and surgery during the lockdown, and some are urging patients not to avoid getting treatment if circumstances allow it.
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    • Habonim straight

    Habonim gets 90th anniversary started online

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    More than a year ago, former members of the Habonim Dror Southern Africa youth movement began to plan for the organisation’s 90th birthday event. Titled HABO2020, the celebrations were to be held in Israel in October. Hundreds of former movement members from around the globe and across different generations were planning to gather for the reunion.
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    • SwedenFundraiserAviva-LioraLaTorreEk

    From Sweden, with love

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    A small social-media campaign to assist the hungry in South Africa started by a woman living in Sweden has resulted in R54 000 being raised in six days. This will feed 114 families suffering as a result of the dire economy under the coronavirus lockdown.
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    • BenYehuda 2

    The annoying red-headed man who revived Hebrew

    Jun 04, 2020 1 Comment
    Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was the driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era. His great-great grandson, Gil Hovav, talked to South African eLimmudniks about this controversial genius lexicographer whose legacy still divides opinions among Israelis today.
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    Why TV series Fauda is a hit with Jews and Arabs

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    Hit Israeli television series Fauda has taken the world by storm, its depiction of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict gripping millions of viewers around the world. Beyond the drama, however, journalist Ittay Flescher believes it opens our eyes, and forces us to confront discomforting truths.
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    • Limmud3

    Is there still a left wing in Israeli politics?

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    If the left wing in Israel wants to revive itself, it will need to decide what it stands for and include the groups it has hitherto marginalised.
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    • SingingGPs

    Singing in the surgery

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s not only medicine that doctors practise, apparently some also try their hand at singing. General practitioners from across South Africa raised their voices in a unique collaboration, singing for patients as the battle against COVID-19 continues to rage.
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    Board of Deputies and medical experts caution against opening shuls

    May 28, 2020 3 Comments
    Places of worship have been given the green light to resume services across South Africa next week, but medical experts and the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) are urging religious leaders not to open the doors of our shuls just yet.
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    • Air6

    Repatriation flights between Israel and SA finally take off

    May 28, 2020 4 Comments
    For two months, scores of South Africans stuck under lockdown in Israel and Israelis unable to leave South Africa have been waiting to hear when they could go home.
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    • KidsInSchool

    The challenges facing schools as they reopen

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Jewish schools across the country are dealing with a multitude of practical, ethical, legal, and emotional challenges as they start the process of reopening on Monday, 1 June.
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    Back to school – ‘the right decision’

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    There are no easy answers for parents afraid to send their children back to school in June, a panel of experts told a webinar hosted by Yeshiva College on 20 May, but the implications of remaining in lockdown are worse for their children than getting back to “normal” life.
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    • MelissaFagan

    Hundred percent care for this ‘four percenter’

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    As I knot my favourite leopard-print headwrap behind my neck and check the shape of my pencilled brows in the mirror one last time, I’m steeling myself for what’s to be my final Taxol chemotherapy infusion at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town’s southern suburbs.
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    • FemaleGraduate2

    In a world gone mad, it’s fine to be a little crazy

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Philip K Dick, an American science-fiction author, once offered some much needed advice: “Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” For many nights at the beginning of April 2020, I lay awake at 02:00, thinking. I desperately tried to explain to myself why the world had gone crazy. But I just wasn’t making any sense.
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    • CANMelrose

    Because they CAN help Kliptown residents

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Hundreds of Kliptown residents are being fed on a regular basis because suburban folk in Waverley and Melrose North have created a feeding plan.
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    • Dworkin4

    Renowned filmmaker cut down by COVID-19

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    When anti-apartheid documentary filmmaker Laurence Dworkin passed away from COVID-19 in Cape Town on 17 May, he was on the brink of sharing his knowledge with the next generation. A man with a fascinating past and an important role to play in this country’s future, the virus ruthlessly cut his life short at the age of 64.
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    • GPsDrJoanneAbrams

    Paranoia about doctors’ rooms not good for our health

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Doctors’ rooms in Johannesburg are eerily quiet, and while this would be a good thing in normal circumstances, it’s making practitioners anxious. Patients with chronic conditions aren’t keeping their routine appointments, potentially risking their health in the long run.
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