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    Canadian shul and mosque join to sponsor refugees

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    A shul and a neighbouring mosque in Thornhill share a parking lot. Now, they also share a family!
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    Ghetto in German-occupied Poland, please!

    Jan 20, 2017 Go comment!
    Maciej Świrski, chairman of the League Against Defamation in Poland, pictured, has addressed a letter to the South African Jewish Report complaining about a report which appeared in the print and online editions on December 15, 2016. Read what he has complained about and a short history of the German Ghetto in Warsaw...
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    JTA’s 10 most-read stories of 2016

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, or JTA, is one of the wire services (like Reuters) which SA Jewish Report subscribes to. It is the largest Jewish news service globally. They are US-based and tend to cover Israeli and American Jewish news, views and politics, with a smattering of World Jewish News.
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    Anger as US lets anti-Israel UN Resolution pass

    Dec 26, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli leaders are livid at the US administration and made no bones about expressing just how angry they are in both the Knesset and at the Cabinet meeting on Sunday after the stunning change in traditional US policy (their ally abstained from voting, thus not using their veto power) – allowing an anti-Israel resolution on settlements to pass 14-0 at the UN Security Council. PM Netanyahu's anger is evident in this picture.
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    Israeli woman confirmed killed in Berlin attack

    Dec 23, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli tourist in Berlin (Dalia Elyakim, pictured) who had been missing since Monday night’s truck-ramming attack was confirmed to be among the 12 victims. Her husband is in a serious condition.
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    12 die, 50 injured in Berlin truck carnage

    Dec 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia, was one of the first to offer condolences to the people of Germany following a terrorist attack in Berlin last night which killed 12 and seriously injured over 50. A massive, stolen Polish truck ploughed into a Christmas market. Pictured is a policeman standing guard as medics assist victims. See story and more pictures inside…
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    WHO rates IDF field hospitals world’s best

    Dec 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Long recognised worldwide as a leader in field-medicine and disaster relief, the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) field hospital just solidified its position by achieving the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) first-ever Type-3 rating, the highest score the United Nations medical arm can give. “The world should learn from Israel how to operate in disaster areas with the right ethics," said WHO head.
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    Survivors' kin lead assault on Holland's far right

    Dec 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Even in a country where hate speech is the subject of intense political and judicial review, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher’s Facebook post from February about the phenomenon was unprecedented.
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    UN’s 6 ridiculous new anti-Israel resolutions

    Dec 02, 2016 4 Comments
    Blatant hypocrisy shows anti-Semitic agenda – SEE SHORT VIDEO of the world body’s absurd new resolutions this week.
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    7 moments defined Castro, Jews and Israel

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late last Friday, had a complicated history with Jews.
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    Lox sign makes New York bridge even more Jewish

    Nov 24, 2016 Go comment!
    New York City’s Department of Transportation does not want people leaving "love locks" on the Brooklyn Bridge as it can weigh down bridges and cause damage. Locks on the bridge caused a wire holding to snap on September 8, leading to hours of repairs and traffic delays. Violators can now be fined. See more pics and read the story on how NYC used a clever promo inviting lovers to rather eat a big bagel with lox and cream cheese.
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    Earliest known Jewish text in New World

    Nov 20, 2016 Go comment!
    This tiny book is on display for the first time at a fascinating new exhibition on the Jews who fled Europe after the Inquisition. It was penned by Spanish-born Jew, Luis de Carvajal the Younger. He fled Spain in the 1500s but the Inquisition followed him to the colonies. It was this memoir that led to his conviction - and that of another 120 Jews he was pressured to denounce - that led to their all being burned at the stake.
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    ‘Good Shabbos Rabbi’ on prestigious top 50 list

    Oct 12, 2016 Go comment!
    The influential Jerusalem Post has just published its pick of the “50 Most Influential Jews” during 5776 - and South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. made the list. J-Post refers to Goldstein as “The Good Shabbos Rabbi”. How influential does this make Rabbi Goldstein in the eyes of what is often called the most international of Israeli newspapers? Very. He came in 21st, ahead of the likes of Natan Sharansky (24th) and President Reuven Rivlin (29th).
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    Top 14 Jews in the US news during 5776

    Oct 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Who knew a Jewish candidate is on next month's US election ballot. And she supports BDS! 5776's top newsmakers include politicians and their families, an Olympic great, the release of a 30-year prisoner, a current Israeli trial, Sharansky sorting out two inter-stream balegans, and the world's oldest man. Then there's the Sheldon & DWS political issues, the jailed Orthodox New York Assembly speaker sent to the "Big House" for a dozen of the best, and, finally, the 2 sexy TV stars who have added hip Yiddishkeit to homes worldwide.
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    Catch up with old friends, best Holy Days read

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Catch up with old friends and family. Download the 108-page PDF of the SAJAC Rosh Hashanah publication. What a great read this is for local and other expats worldwide! Over 200 pages on 2 PDF documents for your holiday reading - there is the Pesach edition, if you missed it, and the brand new High Holiday edition.
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    Rivlin sends note to Hollande after attack

    Jul 15, 2016 1 Comment
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this morning (Friday) sent a letter of condolence to President Francois Hollande of France following the mass casualty terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday night. "It is with pain and sorrow that I must once again write and express my deepest condolences, and those of all the Israeli people, following the horrific terror attack in Nice,” wrote Rivlin
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    Brackets (((echo))) a secret way to target Jews

    Jun 30, 2016 3 Comments
    Neo-Nazi radio show The Daily Shoah (also known as "echoes" among anti-Semites) started some two years ago clandestinely spreading the word as to how neo-Nazi groups can target Jews online. Earlier this month, website published an exposé on how this works – and over the past two weeks more and more Jews are rebranding themselves with pride - in solidarity with their tagged kinfolk.
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    Chief Rabbi lauded in three European capitals

    Jun 22, 2016 Go comment!
    The Shabbos Project has become a grassroots project with a life of its own - driven by the people for the people! Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein was a guest of honour at the Conference of European Rabbis in Vienna, Austria recently, as well as at the annual Rabbinical Conference in France. “It reflects our own community’s growing standing as an important part of the global Jewish community,” Rabbi Goldstein said on his return. The picture shows a French manual from last year's Shabbos Project
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    Jewish wunderkind in Ukraine is tapped to be prime minister

    Apr 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Like many Ukrainian mayors, Vlodymir Groysman used to visit his local synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah.
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    Catch up with old friends, best Pesach read

    Apr 12, 2016 2 Comments
    Catch up with old friends and family – download the SA Jewish Association of Canada (SAJAC) Pesach publication – what a great read this is for local and other expat SA Jews worldwide. This 112 page Pesach edition of SAJAC NEWS is the first that Jewish Report will carry, but by no means the last. We have agreed to continue publishing the biannual publication on an ongoing basis. This is the first time in their 40-year history that SAJAC NEWS will be available online.
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