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    White man’s ingrained superiority

    May 04, 2017 1 Comment
    “I’m not here to talk about Penny Sparrow,” Justice Sharise Weiner tells the audience at ORT SA’s Houghton premises in Johannesburg. “When I say let’s talk racism, it’s not the Penny Sparrows of the world I’m talking to; it’s you and me.” (Her Penny Sparrow remark alludes to South Coast estate agent who got herself into trouble through racist remarks on Facebook.)
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    Why is this year different from all others?

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    The words “Leshana Haba BeYerushalim” always sparked conversation during our seders in South Africa. Jokes were made about El Al flight specials and banter ensued about plans for possible future holidays.
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    Never letting hardship hold him back

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    Bryan Schimmel is one of South Africa’s most colourful entertainers. You cannot NOT know when he's in the room; he has that kind of presence.
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    Cohen brings gurus to SA television

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    Justin Cohen is a man on a mission to get others to unleash their potential. His own potential is so out there, like a lion in the wilds.
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    Community stalwart dies at 101

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    Community stalwart Lisa Frank died in Sydney on April 12 at the age of 101, after a life of service. In 2000 Lisa (then 85) emigrated to Australia to be with her daughter, Dorit Krawitz, who lives in Sydney. Lisa had lost her husband many years ago.
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    Brand-new van for JWBS, compliments the Jossel family

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    There was jubilation at the Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society office in Johannesburg on Tuesday last week when the organisation received a brand new vehicle from Brian and Rosalind Jossel and their family.
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    Jewish books to read

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    The South African Zionist Federation Isie Maisels Reference Library has a host of new Jewish interest books available for loan. Here is a synopsis of the first of the new titles.
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    Chief Rabbi in the trenches and on stage

    Apr 14, 2017 Go comment!
    The Chief Rabbi once again spoke out to Power last week. Rabbi Warren Goldstein was at the forefront of the #ZumaMustFall march in Pretoria, both on the ground and in a rabble-rousing short interlude on the stage, SEE VIDEO, outside the Union Buildings to the delight of protesters of all persuasions. This follows almost a year to the day after Goldstein had been one of the first senior leaders in SA to tell the ANC that President Zuma had “lost the moral legitimacy to govern this country.” SEE NEW VIDEO AND PICS, and themed his Pesach message on the topic.
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    Jews join countrywide marches for change

    Apr 14, 2017 1 Comment
    The South African Jewish Report and its readers have played their part in the momentous events of the past two weeks – standing up to be counted among the hundreds of thousands of our fellow South Africans in the historic #ZumaMustFall marches for change in the country. We made sure that our voices were heard in protest marches and human chains all around the country. SEE TONS OF PICS - SEND US YOURS...
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    Pesach according to Harry Potter

    Apr 06, 2017 Go comment!
    Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg has created a haggadah that will attract not just children, but the Harry Potter fans in all of us. This New York rabbi, who has been the rabbi of the Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills congregation for over 20 years, has written The (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah.
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    • BenitaLevin

    Aliyah - the good, the bad and the meshuga

    Apr 06, 2017 Go comment!
    It's been more than two decades since I last attended lectures and even longer since I sat on a school chair with wooden desks in front of a white board. The class is full of adults, mostly fellow olim who are offered the intensive five-month Hebrew course soon after moving to Israel.
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    A Captive read, flaws and all

    Apr 06, 2017 Go comment!
    Captivity is a masterpiece of Jewish historical fiction from one of Hungary’s most prominent and prolific literary figures. It spans most of the first century Common Era and recreates the ancient world in vivid, pulsating detail.
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    Hundreds come to help Chev pack for Pesach

    Apr 06, 2017 Go comment!
    The Chevrah Kadisha Pesach Packing Day, which took place at the beautiful new Arcadia grounds on Sunday April 2, was attended by hundreds of excited children and their families.
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    • CommunityYadAharon

    Attracting young professionals to Yad Aharon

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Yad Aharon and Yad Michael launched its Young Professionals Division last Wednesday, with the aim of educating the up-and-coming young Jewish professionals and entrepreneurs in Johannesburg.
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    Raising bottletops for wheelchairs

    Mar 30, 2017 1 Comment
    The children of Glenoaks Remedial School in Kensington, Johannesburg collected over 3 150kg bottle top lids. These contributed to the handover of eight brand new wheelchairs to deserving recipients. On Friday, March 17, Moshe Fihrer, a learner at Glenoaks, handed over a wheelchair to Hatzolah medical rescue, which was made possible by the number of bottle top lids he, his zeida – Cyril Fihrer – and family collected.
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    Still strong after 70 years

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Jack and Ray Franks – who recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary – don’t see themselves as a stereotypical elderly couple. They got married just after the Second World War in 1947.
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    Bloemfontein couple honoured

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Solly and Shirley Kroll were the centre of attending at Bloemfontein’s Purim celebrations. They were honoured for their years of outstanding service and selfless commitment to the local community.
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    Women of courage

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Two hundred women listened in awe in Durban last Wednesday to the life stories of five women, each one undeniably a woman of courage.
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    Dressed to give

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Caster Semenya and fashion are not generally mentioned in the same sentence. However, Semenya – donning a chic Row-G suit – stole the “Dressed to Give” fashion show at The Reserve in Illovo on Sunday night.
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    Parenting and education, topics close to a Jewish heart

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Cleverlands by Lucy Crehan. Published by Unbound. The Happiest Kids In The World: Bringing Up Children The Dutch Way By Michelle Hutchinson and Rina Mae Acosta. Published by Doubleday.
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