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    Mikvah-peeping rabbi sentenced to 6.5 years

    May 17, 2015 5 Comments
    Washington’s once-senior Orthodox rabbi, Barry Freundel was sentenced last Friday to six and a half years in prison after admitting he had taken videos of dozens of nude women at a mikvah over an extended period of time. He was also engaged in extramarital sexual encounters with several women which he had taped.
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    Campus anti-Semitism: Old wine, new bottles

    May 04, 2015 Go comment!
    Over 50% of US Jewish students experience anti-Semitism, says US Anti-Defamation League head, pictured. He was “disturbed” by these findings of a recent survey Something is changing, says Foxman, who suggests identifying & dealing with it — "without declaring the sky is falling." This is particularly relevant in the light of the present situation on SA campuses. Many US campuses have a reputation of being left-wing or liberal, he says, & as the vast majority of US Jews identified similarly for decades, there seemed to be no problem. READ THIS...
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    ‘Joint’ up & running on Nepal disaster

    Apr 27, 2015 Go comment!
    “Emergency response team already convened,” expat Solly Kaplinski, previously head of Herzlia Schools in Cape Town & now executive director of Overseas Joint Ventures of the JDC based in Jerusalem, told SAJR Online today. Please give generously, he says, as SA Jewry always does. “In the spirit of immediate communication in times of disaster,” said Solly. “I want you to know that JDC will be responding to the horrific earthquake in Nepal."
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    Gretel Bergmann recalls humiliation by Hitler

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    The 1936 Berlin Olympics are infamous for the ploy with which Hitler sought to con the world that his country treated all Germans fairly and famous for the achievements of (the black) Jesse Owens, the first athlete to win four gold medals, quashing the vaunted Aryan supremacy.
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    Crude Jew-hatred has roots in Sydney

    Mar 18, 2015 1 Comment
    Sydney’s Jewish leadership has called for legal action to be taken against leaders of an Islamist group which publicly called for Jews to be killed.
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    In whose Jewish name does Netanyahu speak?

    Mar 04, 2015 11 Comments
    On what basis did Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu claim to speak for the entire Jewish people in his controversial speech to the US Congress this week about Iran? Before leaving Jerusalem for Washington he said: “My responsibility is to worry not only about the State of Israel, but also the future of the Jewish people… Seventy, 80 years ago no one could raise their voice when there were plans to destroy us. Today… it is my obligation.”
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    Chabad's Aus child sex abuse scandal grows

    Feb 25, 2015 17 Comments
    Media frenzy as senior Chabad rabbi gets delisted as emissary as fallout continues from Australia’s Royal Commission into a child sex abuse scandal. Rabbi Yosef Feldman, pictured left on front page of , Aus Jewish News was former director of Sydney’s Yeshivah Centre, which houses Chabad headquarters in the city. He was delisted last week after making controversial comments to the commission, including his suggestion that paedophiles who had not committed sex crimes for two decades, should be treated with leniency.
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    Jewish World in 7 Seconds

    Feb 24, 2015 Go comment!
    News on terror threat in CANADA; a new rabbinical group for AUSTRALASIA; Iconic FRENCH blonde bombshell of the sixties, Bridget Bardot, "fed up" with living under the thumb of Muslims; and in Oslo, SWEDEN, 1,000 Muslims offered symbolic protection of Jews by making human chain around shul. In ISRAEL, Jerusalem's mayor shows his pluck; call to ban Holocaust denial cartoons; and Arafat's widow calls for "recognition of Israel.
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    Denmark synagogue attack seen as 'wake-up call'

    Feb 19, 2015 1 Comment
    From the window of the Jewish community of Copenhagen's crisis centre, Finn Schwarz can see his country changing before his eyes.
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    India’s Jewish community: Not going down without a fight

    Feb 11, 2015 2 Comments
    India was always a country I wanted to visit, but I never seemed to find the right reason to go. This changed recently when I was able to participate on a first-ever trip to India for 15 Jewish young professionals from around the world organised by JDC Entwine, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s young adult arm.
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    • SAJR Top Reads 2014 Shabbos Project

    A Million smiles from the Chief Rabbi

    Feb 04, 2015 2 Comments
    The Shabbos Project took place in 461 cities in 64 countries and 9 languages around the world last weekend. And, while nobody expected anything but success, “Not even the most optimistic predictions among all of us working on the Project came close to what eventually took place!” says Rabbi Goldstein, who attributes it's success to SA Jewry. Awareness of the Project probably touched at least 25% of world Jewry. Read the full post-event story, with links to all the information and videos….
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    Bibi’s planned Congress speech roils US Jewry

    Jan 30, 2015 1 Comment
    When Israel wants something from the United States, it typically makes three stops: the pro-Israel lobby, Jewish members of Congress and the White House. Pictured: Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, defended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress on Iran in March. PHOTOGRAPH: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
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    Jewish World in 7 Seconds

    Jan 28, 2015 Go comment!
    A brief round-up of Jewish news from all around the world, covering many of the issues that are being spoken about by Jewish communities this week.
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    70th commemoration of Auschwitz liberation

    Jan 27, 2015 2 Comments
    UPDATED - As the world marks 70 years since Auschwitz’ liberation, Cape Town’s famed Holocaust Centre will today boast a world first with the simultaneous opening an expo by Leeds University: “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context” which will run for 2 months before travelling to Durban, Jo'burg and globally. SA will have 2 ways of experiencing the horrendous events of the Holocaust. On TV, CNN will re-screen their special documentary by senior Jewish anchor, Wolf Blitzer, on SUNDAY!
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    Almost 3 mil take to French streets in solidarity

    Jan 12, 2015 6 Comments
    UPDATED TUESDAY: Millions of Charlies marched against hate yesterday. It quickly became a sign of solidarity with their Jewish citizens. Late last night, French police said at least 1,6 million had been on the streets of Paris, and another two million around the country. Whatever the final figures were, it was undoubtedly the biggest gathering of French citizenry ever – exceeding the numbers who came out to meet the Allied soldiers who relieved Paris during WWII! #JE SUIS JUIF became the new trending watchword. SEE THE STUNNING PICS!
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    Hyper Cacher survivor tells Bibi of heroism

    Jan 11, 2015 Go comment!
    Netanyahu to French, European Jews: “Israel is your home”. Well over a thousand stood vigil at the Hyper Cacher last night, including leading Muslim clergy. Bibi is presently among 1-mil-plus in the streets of Paris. The four slain Hyper Cacher victims have been named. One is reported to be the son of the Chief Rabbi of Algeria. Netanyahu and all other Israeli political leaders are calling on French and European Jewry to make aliyah.
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    Police detonate bomb near Israeli Embassy

    Jan 09, 2015 3 Comments
    The offices of Israel’s embassy in Uruguay were evacuated yesterday after what was believed to be an explosive device was found near the building.
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    Million-dollar ‘Chocolate Bar' campaign working

    Dec 29, 2014 1 Comment
    Fundraising campaign by Los Angeles Jewish day school first-graders to help find cure for rare genetic disease passes the $1-mil mark, with donations streaming in from all 50 states and 60 countries across the globe.
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    Battleground Belgium - hotbed of anti-Semitism

    Dec 23, 2014 1 Comment
    SCARY STUFF: Belgium has become the epicentre of violent anti-Semitic attacks this year - with over 30 “severe” events reported between Jan 1 & Nov 24. But the problem is symptomatic of similar outbursts throughout Europe. The WZO, which traditionally holds annual conferences of Diaspora member Feds in France, this year chose Belgium as the venue as a sign of solidarity with the embattled Belgian community. The writer was there & can attest to the fact that Europe’s over 1 million Jews are in crisis - and leaving in droves…
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    Libeskind’s R6 mil piece collects dust at museum

    Dec 23, 2014 1 Comment
    The Wheel of Conscience monument commemorates a doomed Holocaust-era voyage sent back to Europe by Canada where 254 of its passengers went on to perish in the Shoah, but remains stored in Toronto warehouse.
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