Op-eds

    • MosheRaab

    Khaled’s invitation to speak at publicly sparks disgust

    Sep 17, 2020 Go comment!
    (JTA) As my calendar announced the approach of September, I began to relive an event that took place exactly 50 years ago. On 6 September 1970, my mother, my four siblings, and I were on a plane that was hijacked by terrorists.
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    • HarryJoffe

    Treaty between Israel and UAE leaves others in the dust

    Sep 17, 2020 Go comment!
    How warm are relations between Israel, Egypt, and Jordan? A few articles on the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies’ (BESA’s) website analyse these treaties.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Prof Schoub in national demand

    Sep 17, 2020 Go comment!
    This week, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that a Ministerial Advisory Committee has been created to focus on coronavirus vaccine development.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Be patient with SA media

    Sep 17, 2020 Go comment!
    By Wednesday morning, South African media had failed to acknowledge the historic signing of a peace agreement between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Instead, in the international sections, there were headlines like “Trump accuses Biden of taking performance enhancing substance.”
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    • DoctorsOpEdDaveningwithmasks

    Going back to shuls in safety

    Sep 10, 2020 Go comment!
    The reopening of shuls has been met with comments ranging from “delighted to be going back at last!” to “are you sure it is really safe to go back now?”
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    • DanielleSack

    Elul goggles give us 2020 vision

    Sep 10, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s official – I’m finished my second set of prelims. I can now focus on preparing for arguably the most important exams of my life – finals. It’s no coincidence that this preparation begins in the month of Elul.
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    • YadAharonColumn 2

    K’siva ve Chassima Tova!

    Sep 10, 2020 Go comment!
    In preparation for this year’s Rosh Hashanah Appeal, the clarity with which I saw “Yad Hashem” (the Hand of Hashem) was indescribably awesome and humbling!
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Reframe our experience

    Sep 10, 2020 1 Comment
    Remember the time when we left Egypt because G-d saved us with all those plagues? Back then we weren’t much of a nation, but after leaving in the middle of the night and getting to the Red Sea, it started to look pretty bad for our people.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    UAE represented at historic WJC forum

    Sep 10, 2020 Go comment!
    South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) National Director Wendy Kahn participated in the World Jewish Congress (WJC) National Community Directors’ Forum last Thursday, giving thanks to guest speaker Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
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    • GrantGochin

    Lithuania doubles down on Holocaust revisionism

    Sep 03, 2020 Go comment!
    On 18 August 2020, the Lithuanian Supreme Court issued a final ruling denying the review of the merits of a complaint alleging that the Lithuanian government agency known as the Genocide Center deliberately revised Holocaust history.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Changing of guard at Cape Council conference

    Sep 03, 2020 Go comment!
    In my National Chairman’s message delivered at last month’s South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) Gauteng Council conference, I applauded the outgoing council for providing the firm, forward-looking, responsible leadership that these testing times so urgently call for.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Will Rosh Hashanah never end

    Sep 03, 2020 2 Comments
    There is a part of me that feels that we should cancel Rosh Hashanah this year. Or at least postpone it for the time being. We wouldn’t do this due to lack of interest or of faith (G-d forbid), but because in many ways, the past few months have forced us to do everything that Rosh Hashanah could ever have hoped to.
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    • YadAharonColumn 2

    Giving with the hand and the heart

    Sep 03, 2020 Go comment!
    “You do the most vital work for the community, and we are all so grateful. You are literally out there saving lives, lifting up families, giving people hope, strength, and dignity. You, together with your amazing team at Yad Aharon & Michael, are doing Hashem’s work in the world, every day.” – Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein.
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    • GabiByline

    Stand up for the women felled by femicide

    Aug 27, 2020 Go comment!
    On 24 August 2019, a 19-year-old female student at the University of Cape Town named Uyinene Mrwetyana was brutally raped and murdered by a male employee at a post office when she went to pick up a parcel.
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    • AboveBoardShaunZagnoev (3)

    Gauteng Council gets going with new executive

    Aug 27, 2020 Go comment!
    At the first post-conference Gauteng Council meeting on 24 August, Professor Karen Milner was elected chairperson, and Harold Jacobs and Dani Mofsovitz vice-chairpersons. I congratulate them on being entrusted with these important leadership positions, and look forward to working with them in their upcoming two-year term of office. All three have been an intrinsic part of the Board’s core work.
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Gang rape: what’s wrong with our boys

    Aug 27, 2020 Go comment!
    It pains me to write this. It pained me to speak about it on my show, and even more so to discuss it with my family. It would be much easier to ignore it completely, and hope to never hear of it again. But some stories need to be discussed and understood whether we like it or not.
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    • BarrySchoub

    Fewer restrictions, but complacency puts us in peril

    Aug 20, 2020 1 Comment
    The announcement by the president of progress to lockdown level 2 from 18 August and the consequent lifting of the great majority of infection-control restrictions has been largely welcomed.
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    • CarronZinmanByline

    Through the eye of the storm

    Aug 20, 2020 1 Comment
    We were preparing for the pandemic to hit us, and had anticipated that in the worst-case scenario, we could have hospital beds in our reception area, and a tent in our parking lot reminiscent of Italy.
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    • HarryJoffe

    Bond between Israel and UAE good for all sides

    Aug 20, 2020 Go comment!
    On Thursday, the news broke that Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had agreed to a full normalisation of relations, the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country in 26 years. The question is, why did it happen now or, to put it another way, how do all sides benefit from this?
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    • Howard Feldman 2018

    Zooming into perspective

    Aug 20, 2020 1 Comment
    On Sunday, we celebrated the Barmitzvah of the son of a close friend. It took place on Zoom, as has been the 2020 way. Although I initially felt saddened that I couldn’t be at the leining and the party, I was quickly drawn into the energy and simcha, and surprised myself with how much I enjoyed it. I somehow felt part of the function and connected to the family, all through the lens of my Macbook Pro.
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