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  • Jewish Museum attack: Suspect arrested in France

    Jun 02, 2014 1 Comment
    Is this the face of an anti-Semitic killer? He has been arrested for the shooting at a Jewish museum in Brussels that left at least three dead last week
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  • Who is Reb Nachman Breslover from Uman?

    Jun 02, 2014 1 Comment
    Nachman of Breslov (also known as Reb Nachman of Bratslav & Reb Nachman Breslover from Uman, lived a short life - from 1772 to 1810. Who is he? How did he come to found the Breslov Chasidic movement? What was his philosophy and how did it differ from Chasidim of his time? Read about his published works as well as those he self-destroyed. This is a great read.
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  • Volpe speaks out on anti-Semitism at Yom HaShoah

    May 12, 2014 2 Comments
    Prominent community leader Chuck Volpe took the opportunity to unpack the issue of anti-Semitism while giving the Yom HaShoah address in Port Elizabeth recently
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  • $26-Bil+: The US Jewish charity industry

    Apr 02, 2014 Go comment!
    $26-bil (R276-bil at today’s exchange rate) – the value of the US Jewish charity industry according to a survey by the Jewish Daily Forward. Who gives? Where to? “The American Jewish community’s network of charity organisations is a font of Jewish power, a source of communal pride and a huge mystery.” And, much of the giving is excluded from these figures. SAJR has gained permission to share some of this with our readers, and direct them to the full, fascinating story…
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  • Is Banda using plane free & buying Paramount boats?

    Jan 26, 2014 1 Comment
    Ivor and Eric Ichikowitz’ names came out prominently in the UK media last week after being linked to a Malawian corruption scandal that has alarmed donors, mainly the UK. But it may all be sour grapes. The Brits seem to feel the R2-bil in financial aid which they give Malawi annually should not be spent with SA arms suppliers.
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  • Stanley Fischer appointed to assist Janet Yellen

    Jan 11, 2014 Go comment!
    Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the US economy, has been confirmed by the Senate as the first woman to lead the central bank in its 100-year old history. She will also be the third successive Jewish incumbent in the position.
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  • Hitchcock’s Horror of Holocaust unearthed

    Jan 09, 2014 Go comment!
    A never-before-seen by the public Holocaust documentary made by Alfred Hitchcock has been unearthed. He made it after being traumatised by the images recorded by the British Army Film Unit at the Nazi concentration camps of Dachau and Mauthausen. It's a devastating film that US user Sarah Chana sent SAJR Online this morning. We have published the story, but only a link to the horrific video.
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  • The night Anat Hoffman finally fell silent

    Dec 24, 2013 3 Comments
    Rambunctious Anat Hoffman got laryngitis on the night she had to deliver a big speech - so a colleague had to do so for her. The executive director of the Progressive IRAC, was honoured by the US-based Women of Reform Judaism with their annual Jane Evans Pursuit of Justice Award. “Unfortunately,” Anat told SA Jewish Report Online, “I came down with laryngitis the day I was receiving the award.”
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  • UK Chief Rabbi’s tribute to Madiba

    Dec 24, 2013 Go comment!
    The passing of Madiba drew UK Chief Rabbi’s thoughts back to the city of his upbringing, Cape Town, “a city where wealth glistened beside poverty & where liberty was manacled by the chains of separation and oppression,” he writes. Rabbi Mirvis senior remains a Capetonian to this day, while his late was Principal of a black Teachers Training College.
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  • Who remembered Madiba was a Canadian citizen?

    Dec 18, 2013 Go comment!
    Canadian Jewish human rights lawyer and prominent lawmaker Irwin Cotler who was part of Mandela’s international legal team during his 27 years in prison, met the great man twice. The first time was on a state visit to Canada in 1998, the second when Madiba became an honorary Canadian citizen in 2001. What Cotler remembers most: “His humility!”
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  • 2-mil Jews share sorrow over Mandela

    Dec 06, 2013 Go comment!
    US-based Englishman Michael Grabiner, chair of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (pictured) who was in SA for the SAUPJ’s 80th Anniversary last year, was quick off the mark and first in with condolences to Madiba at midnight from the US. “the two million members of the World Union for Progressive Judaism joins with our South African members to express our sorrow at his passing,” said the statement.
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  • Green vs. Jew combat ends in a very red face

    Dec 01, 2013 Go comment!
    Canada’s Green Party leader accuses Jewish weekly of twisting her words – so they published recording of interview leaving her extremely red-faced. It seems that the harder the Green Party tried, all that this seemed to do was to add a second foot - to her own – in May’s mouth and fuel further national media hysteria in a country which is, after all, one of Israel’s closest allies in the world.
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  • Jewish man clocked in ‘knockout’ attack

    Nov 25, 2013 1 Comment
    Orthodox Jew brutally attacked by a pack of thugs playing “knockout game” just before Shabbos — left him sprawled on ground with giant lump on his forehead, law-enforcement sources said.
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  • Lenk shines through agression on SABC

    Nov 13, 2013 Go comment!
    Israel's Ambassador Arthur Lenk faced a 30-minute grilling on TV yestertday and he managed to put out a very positive image despite the clear bias he faced
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  • Best Friends: The Rabbi & The Pope

    Nov 13, 2013 Go comment!
    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s interview with Argentine Rabbi who co-wrote “On Heaven & Earth” with his close friend Pope Francis. THIS IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE MUST-READ ITEM OF THE WEEK!
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  • Christian group gives R30m to Jews/Israel

    Oct 30, 2013 Go comment!
    “Iran’s charm offensive is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to buy more time for their nuclear weapons program" - Haggee
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  • Believing in the Ten Commandments

    Oct 30, 2013 1 Comment
    JR editor GEOFF SIFRIN interviews visiting president of Yeshiva U, RICHARD JOEL, on his recent SA fundraising & speaking tour
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  • Pro-Israel ads to counter BDS in Canada

    Oct 16, 2013 Go comment!
    The American NGO Israel advocacy group StandWithUs has launched an ad campaign on Canadian buses to counter an anti-Israel ad campaign by BDS.
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