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    • Coffee2

    Seen drinking coffee in a treif restaurant

    Jun 08, 2017 1 Comment
    Can kosher people drink coffee in non-kosher restaurant? The answer is simply: Yes and No!
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    • JNFBoxes

    Give generously… but stick to money

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    The Jewish National Fund-SA’s ubiquitous “Blue Boxes” are a wonderful way of helping to keep Israel green - but South African Jewry appear to be contributing far more than just money.
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    • HarrySideropoulis

    When Harry met Ady - he nearly platzed

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    Actor and producer of The Whole Megillah, Harry Sideropoulos, has been described as the Johannesburg Jewish community’s “most favourite Greek”.
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    • SassenORTNkosi

    Gabisile Nkosi’s legacy lives through her art

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    “My mum was an angel,” said Sandile Nkosi (21), the son of the late artist Gabisile Nkosi at the moving launch of his mother’s collection of hand-pulled prints at ORT’s premises on Tuesday. The Gabisile Nkosi Collection is the gift to ORT of Alan Berkowitz, a friend of Nkosi’s and a passionate art collector.
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    • CommunityUJWAGM

    UJW looks back on another year of sterling service

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women Johannesburg looked back on a successful year at its recent 85th annual general meeting. Executive Director Cindy Kree gave a comprehensive overview of the many successful ongoing projects the UJW undertakes on an ongoing basis, paying special tribute to the many loyal volunteers who give so unstintingly of their time and expertise.
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    • CommunityJoe22000

    Joe just keeps walking

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    Joe Yudelowitz (82) can be justly proud of his framed Walk for Life certificate awarded to him on a distance of 22 000 km, completed in under 20 years.
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    • IlanHerrmannSport B

    Ginsburg becomes 10th Dan at 72

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    Sensei Irving Ginsburg, 72, was made a 10th Dan in jiu jitsu last week, which is no mean feat for a martial arts expert. He was graded by Sensei Mickey Davidow, who has been his sensei (teacher) for five decades.
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    • YomYerushalayimGreenside

    Should Israel prioritise SA Jews?

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Israeli leadership often puts its political interests before those of Jews living in the Diaspora - including South Africa - but it says that this is to be expected, according to David Fachler who was speaking at the Greenside Shul recently.
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    • CommunityBeitEmanuel

    A teddy for children in distress

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Beit Emanuel has been running a project for several months now, of distributing knitted teddy bears to children in hospital. Last week Wednesday the congregation had a tea party to thank some of the regular knitters for their amazing contribution to the project.
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    • CommunityPortElizabethUJWAGM

    Small in numbers but big in action, these PE women

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women in Port Elizabeth, though small in numbers, fight above their weight, as was again demonstrated by their recently held most successful 76th annual general meeting.
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    • FeldmanYaelAnthem

    Yael invited to sing French anthem at rugby international

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    A Jewish Johannesburg mother of two has been honoured by the South African Rugby Board by being invited to sing the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" at the Test match between South Africa and France at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, on Saturday, June 10.
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    • JackSportMilch_Fight

    Milch carries on Jewish UK boxers’ tradition

    Jun 02, 2017 Go comment!
    He might be 36 years old, but light-middleweight Tony Milch continues to make an impact on the British professional boxing circuit.
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    • FeldmanReview

    Documenting the fledgling country’s first battles

    May 25, 2017 1 Comment
    "Above and Beyond" is a fascinating, emotion-driven and highly absorbing documentary about the shaky beginnings of the Israel Air Force, launched at a time when the fledgling state was preparing to declare its independence and with the prospect of war with its neighbouring Arab states looming large.
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    • WarVeterans1

    Reminder of a Jewish presence in SA wars

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Lieutenant Colonel William Bergman and Ivan “Chips” Sive, placed a statue of a Magen Dovid on the memorial table at the annual General Jan Smuts memorial service at Smuts House in Doornkloof last Sunday.
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    • WolfsonSpanishDancer

    Top honour for Jewish Spanish dancer

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    The Spanish ambassador to South Africa, Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz, awarded Jewish Spanish dancer and teacher Hillaine Barbara Sachs - best known in the dancing world as Helena Montoya - the Commander of Isabella the Catholic Award in Pretoria last week.
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    • JackSportFedCup

    Earl Grainger quits as SA Fed Cup coach

    May 25, 2017 Go comment!
    Earl Grainger has decided not to renew his position as South Africa’s Federation Cup captain.
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    • PressReleaseOneFamily

    OneFamily launches project in SA

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    OneFamily is launching a new project alongside Johannesburg-born artist, former King Davidian Julian Grabman, selling prints of his famous watercolour “Jerusalem Forever”, half the proceeds will go to OneFamily’s programmes, helping victims of terror in Israel.
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    • j 092

    Beliebers lose their faith

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    When the British rock band Queen performed on stage, it was a staggering display of grit, sweat and energy. Zanzibari-born Freddy Mercury would throw his perspiration-soaked towels and outlandish costume accessories into the crowd, driving fans into an ecstatic state of euphoric frenzy.
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    • Aimee

    Aimeè stimulating debate through theatre

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    Johannesburg actress and playwright Aimeè Goldsmith is determined to stimulate debate on a range of social issues through her work. Only in her 20s, she is already leaving her mark on the local theatrical landscape with thought-provoking productions on issues from war to social injustice.
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    • JackSport (3)

    Taking water polo to the Maccabiah

    May 18, 2017 Go comment!
    David Nivison is probably one of those rare water polo players who did not come to the sport through swimming. But no matter how he got there, this 17-year-old now plays for South Africa and is the captain of this year’s Maccabi water polo team.
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