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    South Africans have easy access to anti-Semitic texts online

    Jul 11, 2019 1 Comment
    Did you know that when you order the newest gadget from Takealot.com, your child’s birthday present from Loot.co.za, or the latest bestsellers from Exclusive Books online, you can also add a copy of the blatantly anti-Semitic The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to your cart?
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    Feinstein unapologetic in his support for Corbyn

    Jul 11, 2019 3 Comments
    Former African National Congress MP, Andrew Feinstein, has come out guns blazing in reaction to criticism of his Jewish identity in response to his support for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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    Blankets of Hope

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    Nicci Raz, national executive director of the South African Zionist Federation, and Danny Adeno Abebe, shaliach of the World Zionist Organisation and Habonim, celebrate the donation of more than 3 000 blankets to the homeless, destitute, and elderly across Johannesburg.
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    • Ari Brest

    Farewell to ‘the rockstar who never acted like one’

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    Ari Brest captivated audiences whenever he stood up to perform as a singer, musician, or actor. He undoubtedly had star quality – that X factor.
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    B’nai Mitzvah twins raise money for Kliptown kids

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    When Jack and Emma Yurich were preparing for their Barmitzvah and Batmitzvah in the United States, they weren’t thinking about the oodles of boodle they might get as gifts, but about the children of Kliptown, Soweto, they could help.
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    Shooting from the hip

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    A Johannesburg man told his father-in-law this week that he was ashamed to be a Jew because the SA Jewish Report “named and shamed a Jew to other Jews” to (apparently) sell newspapers. They had this conversation via cell phone voice notes that were distributed to members of the community.
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    • Paula

    Ehud Barak – the comeback leader

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    “The state of Israel is facing the total dissolution of its democracy,” says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. “This is a strategic threat no less than the Iranian threat.” This is the alarming opinion of the man who occupied the country’s top seat from 1999 to 2001.
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    • JosephGerassi (2)

    Sexual orientation can’t be learnt, inclusivity can

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    I have spent more than 25 years of my life teaching and engaging with teenagers. My sole agenda is to ensure the social and emotional well-being of the children in our community.
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    • DavidBilchitz

    Modifying approach to LGBT – a life-saving priority

    Jul 11, 2019 1 Comment
    The recent tragic death of Adam Seef is a wake-up call for the Jewish community in South Africa to examine its attitudes to LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people. According to his family, in his final note, Adam revealed that a significant part of his feelings of alienation and loneliness related to his sexuality. The question we need to grapple with in this regard is not “what was wrong with Adam?” but “what is wrong with us?”.
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    LGBT+ students urge schools to do more to promote inclusivity

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) teens at various schools within the community say more needs be done to make them feel included, while the schools say they are doing a lot to tackle these issues.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Visionary advice prevented collapse of SA community

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    People around the world last Shabbos commemorated the 25th yahrzeit of my saintly teacher and mentor, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory. Everyone from chief rabbis and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin to supermodel Naomi Campbell weighed in. They praised the rebbe as a colossal scholar, thinker, moral voice, and a pioneering activist for what he did to transform the Jewish world after the Holocaust.
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    How the Rebbe offered hope to an ‘orphan’ generation

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    Taking office so shortly after the end of the Holocaust, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, played a key role as guardian to a generation of traumatised survivors and orphans.
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    Celebrities praise rebbe’s teachings on 25th anniversary of his death

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Supermodel Naomi Campbell, in a tribute to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, wrote on social media: “An inspirational leader, scholar, and teacher. The rebbe taught that we are all inherently good, and we each have the potential to change the world for the better, one good deed at a time. I have learned so much from his wisdom and teachings, and while I never met him, I’ve visited his resting place in Queens to gain blessing and inspiration. With so much discord and division across our society, the rebbe’s words are more relevant than ever. We so desperately need to take them to heart, and learn from his example to always see the good in others, even those with whom we may disagree.”
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    • AdinaRothNew

    Limmud strengthens, not dilutes, Jewish identity

    Jul 11, 2019 1 Comment
    A few years ago, then Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks described Limmud as “the jewel in the crown of Anglo-Jewry”. While American research organisation, the Pew Report, has pointed to patterns of decline in Jewish communal participation, Limmud has remained an outlier, growing in numbers. It’s now thriving in more than 80 countries around the world, and attracting thousands of people to its events, including that sought-after millennial demographic.
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    Macedonian gravestones shed light on destroyed community

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) In a country where Nazis killed 98% of its Jewish minority, the survival of five members from the Abravanel family was regarded as something akin to a miracle.
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    Are people selling up in Joburg’s ‘shtel’ for Israel?

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    There is the perception that the number of vacant homes in the predominantly Jewish suburb of Glenhazel is on the rise, and that it is due to people emigrating in numbers.
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    Creating Jewish communities on new frontiers

    Jul 11, 2019 1 Comment
    Some Jews leaving Glenhazel are choosing to live slightly off the beaten track. Areas like Magaliessig, Greenstone, and Fourways are putting themselves on the Jewish map, offering alternatives to Sydenham, Sandringham, and even Glenhazel.
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    • GalLusky

    Providing aid where others fear to tread

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    Gal Lusky, the founder of Israel Flying Aid (IFA), doesn’t ask permission to go and save people. She and her organisation do what needs to be done to save lives.
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    Chief Rabbi ‘doth protest too much’ about Limmud

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    I read the purported justification given by orthodox Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein for the Beth Din’s decision to bar the rabbinate from participating at Limmud with despair and sadness.
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    Limmud brought me back

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    For many years, I had become quite distant, if not alienated, from Jewish life. And then, Limmud happened. I suddenly discovered a diverse, exciting, non-judgemental space that makes everyone feel welcome and valued.
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