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    Harvard professor on economic doom under Trump

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The global economy is headed for turbulence in the Donald Trump era and his plans to bring back manufacturing jobs to the US won’t work, according to Robert Lawrence, professor of trade and investment at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
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    Israel Encounter programme may be in peril

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    One of the flagship projects of the Jewish Agency for Israel may be forced to shut down after one more round, as their funding expires after this year-end Encounter experience.
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    Morris Isaacson School – the legacy lives on

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Sixty-one years after the founding of the Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto - synonymous with the start of the Soweto Uprising in 1976 – Isaacson’s grandson, Kevin, came to Johannesburg from Israel to see the school and his grandfather’s legacy for himself.
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    Farewell to South Africa’s unsung “Mr Chips”

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Keith Kleinot was South Africa’s own version of “Mr Chips”, an old-fashioned schoolteacher who devoted over 20 years of his career to teaching at an impoverished school in Soweto.
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    Tugendhaft dedicates music to family

    Mar 03, 2017 1 Comment
    When acclaimed singers Oshy Tugendhaft and Yael sang together at the launch of his latest CD, it was a dream come true for her. While both are celebrated singers in their own right, Tugendhaft is Yael’s uncle and mentor and this was their first stage performance together.
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    These hamantaschen not your common variety

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    I have a confession to make. I do not love hamantaschen. Most varieties are dry, crumbly and tasteless. But a few years ago I had a friend’s recipe and so now I have amended my original opinion and I can say: I only like Rachel’s hamantaschen!
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    Gluten-free hamantaschen to drool over

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Food-related traditions like hamantaschen are some of my favourite parts of being Jewish. I had to work on this hamantaschen recipe for a while, because creating a gluten-free cookie dough that can be rolled and cut, is no easy task. But I think I’ve finally got it (don’t skip chilling the dough, it really makes all the difference)! This recipe makes hamantaschen that are crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside.
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    Taking Israel by storm

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Every week, thousands of women across Israel gather to play a sport almost no one outside the country has heard of. For that matter, few Israelis knew about catchball - or “cadur-reshet” in Hebrew - a decade ago. But in recent years it has become the most popular sport among adult women in the country, with nearly all the players over 30 years old.
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    SA plays its part in Israel’s booming tourism figures

    Mar 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The number of South African tourists travelling to Israel in January this year, were up four per cent on the month of January and eight per cent on January 2015. This plays a small, but important part in Israel’s best January tourism arrivals in history.
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    High fives for Project TEN in uplifting communities

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Twenty-two-year-old Mor Ani has taken three months out of her studies in Israel to come and help those less fortunate in KwaZulu-Natal as a part of Project TEN, an international Jewish development programme that operates volunteer centres in developing areas.
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    Farewell to the prince of the Cape community

    Feb 23, 2017 1 Comment
    Eliot Osrin, popularly known as the “uncrowned prince of Cape Town’s Jewish community”, was the consummate communal leader and businessman. Osrin who passed away in Cape Town last Wednesday at the age of 84 was modest and never seeking acknowledgement for the huge amount he did to benefit almost 30 charitable foundations, of which he was a trustee.
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    Life lessons we can take from the shark

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    It is estimated that 30 per cent of current jobs will be lost in the next 10 years, and it will impact everyone; so, what can be done to guard against this inevitability?
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    Butterfly symbol strikes a positive chord

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Former King David Victory Park pupil Jarred Wood was dogged in his determination to carry on with his matric last year despite being diagnosed with brain cancer. However, this “brave warrior” – who lost his father, Fred, to cancer last Sunday – is now determined to celebrate his and his father’s life with music.
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    Aliyah – the good, the bad and the meshuga

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Journalists are naturally curious by nature. We love to ask questions. Research and fact-checking are crucial. It’s no different when making a life-changing decision. Despite the many in-depth conversations we had with others who had relocated with their families, there are a few situations that still take one by surprise.
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    Young Lilla nominated for Fleur Du Cap Award

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Lilla Fleischmann – just 12 years old – is the only child nominated for a Fleur Du Cap Theatre Award and she is nominated in the “Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical” category.
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    Sarah Feldman shows you can be frum and fashionable

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Frum need not mean frumpy is the impetus behind the launch of a clothing range by Rebbetzen Sarah Feldman in Cape Town last week. The Gardens Synagogue rebbetzen, who is something of a fashion plate, has always had a knack for combining modesty with high fashion and she is now using her talent to enable others to do likewise.
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    Think before you tweet

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Last week, members of our Cape and professional staff attended the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office/Hanns Seidel Foundation discussion on the draft Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, led by Deputy Minister John Jeffery and Matthew Clayton of the Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG).
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    Younger every year

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Last week I attended the 11th annual Jewish Entrepreneurs Insight sponsored and hosted every year by Investec Private Securities at their Sandton offices.
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    After 60 years still going strong

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Our parents, Ronnie and Leigh Levy, last week Friday, celebrated a special milestone in their lives: 60 years of marriage.
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    Jack and Annette look back on 70 years of marriage

    Feb 23, 2017 Go comment!
    The Berts celebrated their Platinum Wedding Anniversary with a tea at their home of 50 years in Linksfield West. A sprinkling of “old” friends, a sister from Santa Monica and another sister from Sandringham, their only daughter Adele and grandson Dean, joined in their festivities.
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