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    • 2a-Ambassador Sisa Ngombane

    SA mission in Israel in New Year spirit

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    UPDATED: "Dirco will issue a statement." on the passing of Shimon Perez on Wednesay: So said SA's Ambassador to Israel. Read the interview with JR Online that Sisa Ngombane, one of South Africa’s most senior and experienced career diplomats whose card reads: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary* and who has always been streetwise in the ways of the Middle East - having overseen the region for DIRCO for many years from Pretoria, before deciding to try and make a difference in Israel three years ago.
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    Finalists, 10 Winners of Absa JR Jewish Achievers

    Aug 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Wondering who were the ten clever people who won the nine Absa Jewish Report Achiever awards on Sunday? Download the 54-page special supplement and see all the finalists and all about the winners. What a great Shabbos read this will make for the whole family. As a PDF it can also be e-mailed to family and friends. And the winners were...
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    • Goldlman

    Netanyahu likes Sydenham Shul’s ‘Miracle at Entebbe’

    Aug 24, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Yossy Goldman of Sydenham Shul got a nice surprise in the post the other day - a personal, signed letter from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, thanking Rabbi Goldman for the “Miracle at Entebbe” film which his shul produced for the concerts they had in June, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Operation Jonathan.
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    • Thulsie facebook

    Terror twins’ application struck off roll

    Aug 23, 2016 1 Comment
    The alleged Terror Twins, Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, chose to not appear at their scheduled Magistrate’s Court bail hearing last Friday and rather went directly to the High Court where they had launched an urgent application before Judge Pieter Meyer challenging last Monday’s Magistrate’s ruling that found their arrest, on suspicion of plotting terror attacks on an American and multiple Jewish sites, to have been lawful.
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    Bobroff whistle-blower claims kidnapping

    Aug 23, 2016 2 Comments
    Forensic consultant Paul O’Sullivan, 60, is currently appearing on a number of criminal charges – including kidnapping, extortion and intimidation – bringing a surprise to the fore – charges that – while possibly acting for the Bobroffs in 2014 - and investigating a leak of information at the now-defunct personal injury legal firm Ronald Bobroff and Partners Inc (RBP), he had acted illegally to obtain the information that ultimately played a part in the Bobroffs’ downfall.
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    • Achievers 2016 HOME

    Achievers finally here – long wait over

    Aug 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Just when people say it couldn’t get any better, the fundraising event somehow manages to outdo itself year after year.
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    • Sharise

    Justice Weiner: for her corruption is a red rag

    Aug 17, 2016 2 Comments
    Justice Sharise Weiner, who made the shortlist of 14 candidates to succeed Thuli Madonsela as public protector - at the time of writing the incumbent had not been named - feels it is important for women to be recognised.
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    • Thulsie facebook

    Alleged 'Terror Twins' arrest lawful, Magistrate

    Aug 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Self-declared ISIS-affiliated “Terror Twins” Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, 23, who were arrested by the Hawks on 9 July accused of crimes under the Terrorism Act, including blowing up Jewish installations in Johannesburg, were told by Magistrate Piet du Plessis today (Monday) that he had deemed their arrest to have to have been lawful – which means that they remain behind bars for now.
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    • Thulsie facebook

    Accused twins to hear Monday if arrest lawful

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    The Hawks allege that self-declared ISIS-affiliated Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie, 23, are “Terror Twins who planned to blow up US and Jewish installations in SA. They remain behind bars - at least for another week - after Magistrate Pieter du Plessis told the court at their last hearing that he did not want to make a hasty decision and that he would hand down his ruling on Monday August 15 in the matter of whether the duo had been illegally arrested.
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    • Arcadia

    Walty Brothers Fun Day raises R150 000 for Arcadia

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    A brand-new Arcadia Children’s Home is being built from the ground up on the corner of Long and George Avenues in Johannesburg.
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    • Rabbi

    Get refusals: Only so much the Beth Din can do

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Michelle Blumenau Alge, a founder of Go Getters, a support group for chained women (agunot) who have not received a get (Jewish divorce) from their recalcitrant husbands, issued an impassioned plea to the Beth Din to find a way to free them from their “abusive captors”.
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    • On

    What's On in SA Jewish Community

    Aug 10, 2016 1 Comment
    As always, there is lots going on for the Jewish communities around the country. Contact local leadership for additional activities
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    • Thulsie HOME

    Thulsie twins forcing NPA to play their cards

    Aug 01, 2016 2 Comments
    The alleged “ISIS-bound Terror Twins” may find themselves getting a walk unless South African intelligence services are prepared to risk compromising their ongoing relationships and investigations with their foreign intelligence counterparts. South Africa had been tipped off about the twins by “foreign intelligence agencies” and a fifth suspect who was arrested with the Thulsie twins and the Patel siblings. The defence team has found a soft spot and is digging its heels in. Read why...
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    • Ilan

    Former gold medallist Sapiro is Rio-bound

    Jul 27, 2016 Go comment!
    The irrepressible Shireen Sapiro will be competing in her third Paralympic Games when she travels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September.
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    Call for Bobroff claims, extradition planned

    Jul 20, 2016 2 Comments
    Bobroffs' curator, Johan van Staden, wants to wind up the practice of the firm and the state is poised to institute extradition proceedings against Ronald and Darren Bobroff for fraud, money laundering, contravening the Income Tax Act, the VAT Act, the Companies Act, the Attorneys Act and the Rules of the Law Society, among others. Van Staden has called on clients of the now-defunct firm, whose claims have been lodged but who have not been paid, to come forward. Any pay-outs from the RAF since March are safe.
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    • RENEJHBHolocaust

    The difference one brave man can make to the world

    Jul 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Aristides De Sousa Mendes was the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux, France in 1940. In defiance of then Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, he issued approximately 30 000 forbidden visas to refugees fleeing Hitler and the Nazi terror.
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    • cHORAL sHUL

    Lithuania: My journey of return

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    As a Cape Town-born Jew, my life has come full circle. Although I was born after his death, my zaida, Rabbi Shimon Ze’ev Aysenberg had an indelible influence on my life. My father, Isaac Eisenberg, born in a stable in Mogilov, Belarus in 1922, a medical doctor and writer, spent his life interpreting his childhood memories.
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    • Beth

    Beth Hatefutsoth’s monumental works in the final straight

    Jul 13, 2016 1 Comment
    The first Jewish families - part of the great 1820 Settler migration - arrived in South Africa 190 years ago to make their homes in the new land. Since then, tens of thousands of Jews have immigrated to this country, creating the active, thriving Jewish community that we have today.
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    • See-Say HOME

    Two terror arrest brothers were targeting Jews

    Jul 11, 2016 1 Comment
    The directorate for priority crime investigation (Hawks) of the SAPS and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) had four suspects in two courts this morning. At least two of those arrested over the weekend had unspecified “Jewish Institutions” and the US Embassy on their list for bombing. Jewish Report has obtained the charge sheets, police statements and comments from the Board and CSO and will be publishing comprehensive information for readers this week.
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland HOME2

    'Untrustworthy' Berland’s bail request denied

    Jul 01, 2016 4 Comments
    Justice Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane tells "well-connected" rabbi that he remains a flight risk as he awaits extradition to Israel over alleged sex crimes. The fugitive rabbi asked the court for bail and a review of his extradition order as well as "guarantees" if he is, in fact, to be extradited to Israel. The judge heard that the rabbi was igniting a culture clash with South African courts and prisons.
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