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    • Hatz

    Hatzolah’s aim is that it should end well

    Jul 03, 2017 Go comment!
    When you think of Hatzolah, you imagine ambulances, accidents, sick people - you don’t equate it with a fun YouTube game that is going to inspire you not to text and drive at the same time.
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    • Zuma home

    Live blog: The #ZumaMustGo protests

    Apr 07, 2017 5 Comments
    BREAKING: 17h01 - CLICK FOR LIVE POSTS from Today's historic day of protest - call it a citizen's vote of no-confidence - which JR Online will be posting from 10:30 to 14:00. SA Jewish Report Online is at several of the protests/marches associated with South African Jewry - and we also have staffers following radio and TV news broadcasts which we will be using to continuously keep users updated. Follow the proceedings, from the Chief Rabbi and our editor in Pretoria to every inch of SA. Why not keep the page open and simply refresh. We will also be sharing updates with ChaiFM
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    Alternative education where wriggle room is the name of the game

    Mar 16, 2017 Go comment!
    I’m a parent and I’m a teacher. As a parent, I understand the fears of sending my child off to a schooling system where teachers may have different beliefs than my own.
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    • elor-azaria

    Should the Hebron shooter be pardoned?

    Mar 02, 2017 2 Comments
    It’s the same faces I film every time I cover right-wing demonstrations. And every time they refuse to be interviewed. They regard us journalists as part of the enemy, accuse us of being left-wingers and biased.
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    • JTAKampeasTrumpNetanyahu

    On this one, maybe Trump is not so far off the mark

    Feb 23, 2017 3 Comments
    Let’s assume for a moment that US President Donald Trump knew exactly what he was talking about when he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office last week.
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    • Trump-Bibi

    Views on the Trump-Netanyahu meeting

    Feb 23, 2017 1 Comment
    The jury is out on whether the recent discussions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Donald Trump was positive or not for Israel. Here are some of the comments from media around the world this week.
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    Best of the best - Top 35 reads of 2016

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    As always, not unlike other media houses, The SA Jewish Report Online published the stories most read during the year. Today, we publish the full list of the 35 stories that our readers read most during 2016. The year turned out more one of issues than of individual stories – with eleven of the Top-35 most read stories on the ongoing saga of father-and-son fugitive lawyers Ronald and Darren Bobroff. Every one of the Top-35 include links to the original stories...
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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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    Berland: Latest news plus video of extradition

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Berland finally heads home to face the music. SEE VIDEO and picture on the ElAl plane. The newly-extradited rabbi lost consciousness during a hearing held at at Ayalon prison and he was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tel Aviv. Follow links for JR-Online's EXCLUSIVE ball-by-ball coverage on the event from the moment the rabbi was wheels-down at Ben Gurion airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
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    Great news: An Upgrade is taking place!

    May 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Users please note that the South African Jewish Report is in the process of upgrading your favourite Jewish information and news website. Feel free to look around, your experience should not be affected - but we will only be able add new posts sporadically. Also, you are free to post comments which will only be moderated once all is said and done. Aim is to make your future experience better and quicker – so please bear with us...
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland HOME2

    Dramatic first court appearance for Berland

    Apr 18, 2016 3 Comments
    Having him in custody and keeping him there are two different things as Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the man who has evaded Authorities worldwide seven times over the past 18 months, has a second stab at getting awarded bail by a Randburg magistrate. Last Thursday Berland was allowed the dignity of not having to join the general prison population and the freedom to practice his spiritual beliefs from a private cell at the Randburg police station, where he has also been given permission to confer with his own doctors.
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    • Zuma must goHOME

    Religious leaders: Zuma must go ‘for sake of SA’

    Apr 12, 2016 4 Comments
    Zuma “lost the moral legitimacy to govern this country,” Chief Rabbi (pictured Friday) tells media conference after NRLC & SACC - whom, he says, speak for upwards of 80% of South Africans. In the meeting, Goldstein told ANC that Zuma “is too busy fighting corruption allegations to govern”. He had also told them: “One day those in the ANC are all going to account to G-d for their actions. There is so much poverty and human suffering around us.” WATCH VIDEO OF THE CHIEF RABBI ADDRESSING THE MEDIA…
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    • Zuma must goHOME

    For the sake of SA, ANC must remove Zuma

    Apr 11, 2016 1 Comment
    Zuma “lost the moral legitimacy to govern this country,” Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein (pictured Friday) tells media conference after NRLC and SACC - whom, he says, speak for upwards of 80% of South Africans. He said after the county’s top religious leaders met four of the Top-6 ANC members to appeal to them to assist in removing Jacob Zuma as President. WATCH VIDEO OF THE CHIEF RABBI ADDRESSING THE MEDIA…
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    Berland says he’ll hand himself in Monday

    Mar 31, 2016 2 Comments
    Is the end of three years of running in sight for the elusive Rabbi Eliezer Berland? He has ditched three attempts by The Hawks to arrest him in the past two years, having been present initially at all three places. He dramatically escaped from SA to Holland after the second attempt to apprehend him and later disappeared from the Netherlands when a court ordered his extradition to Israel to answer to several “sex-pest” allegations. Now (back in SA) he says he’ll surrender on Monday.
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    • Forman Reeva

    21st trip is Reeva’s formidable cherry

    Mar 24, 2016 Go comment!
    Taking the initiated to see Israel for themselves has become quite passé - still a very valuable endeavour, but hundreds of people are taken on dozens of educational tours annually. Reeva Forman is widely acknowledged as being the doyenne of this genre, having started introducing people to Israel back in 2002, slap bang in the middle of the second Intifada.
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    • iaw16c1

    Students had the tools to dominate their rivals

    Mar 09, 2016 1 Comment
    SAUJS’ well-planned and handsomely implemented awareness campaign ensured that they came out on top in this year’s IAW (Israel Awareness Week) vs IAW (Israel Apartheid Week) campaigns. The Israel-friendly students’ strategy hung on six tactical elements, each of which played its own part in ensuring that, what essentially boiled down to an online battle, came together with precision. Read all about it and SEE THE DAMNING VIDEO THAT WITS IS INVESTIGATING.
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    • top2015 ALL-TIME

    Levelling, reducing tension on campus battlefields

    Jan 13, 2016 3 Comments
    The Rhodes fiasco, what it cost them and who left after our exposé. The rise of toxic anti-Zionism, followed by the fall of a once-revered university, has all the makings of a thriller. Over 3 years it involved institutional spying on Jews & illicit use of public funds to bash Israel. After determined attempts by some Jewish leaders to leave it alone & those of a brave few to fight & conquer, Rhodes’ devastating & very expensive defeat, loss of leadership & huge losses of Jewish donor funding, proved a lesson to institutions with more intellect at the helm.
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland HOME2

    Breslov Rev Berland now SA citizen - says son

    Jan 07, 2016 Go comment!
    In what he touted as a “victory over the Israeli legal authorities”, Rabbi Berland’s son, Nachum, announced on Monday that the Shuvu Banim Breslov sect’s spiritual leader, Rabbi Eliezer Berland (pictured), had been issued South African citizenship and “no longer needs to run”. Nachum had been in SA on Sunday to share his father’s 79th birthday – and brought some of Rabbi Berland’s grandchildren with him.
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    • top2015 RELIGION

    Shabbos Project - three steps to global reach

    Jan 01, 2016 Go comment!
    The incredible global adoption of Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein’s initiative found itself at "home" this year with its full-scale roll-out in Israel for the first time. "I am writing this from The Shabbos Project global call centre in Tel Aviv, where calls are being fielded in eight languages from 550 cities in 70 countries around the world," Rabbi Goldstein told Jewish Report on the Wednesday prior.
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    • top2015 STORIES

    Almost 12 000 unique readers in 6 months

    Dec 27, 2015 Go comment!
    The honour of having written the single most-read story on Jewish Report Online in 2015 goes to editor Vanessa Valkin whose story on Philip Krawitz receiving the prestigious Yakir award from Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal in Jerusalem, was published on June 24, 2015 and has had a whopping 11 736 reads to date.
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