The Jewish Report Editorial

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    True heroes don’t badmouth others

    Nov 27, 2020 Go comment!
    As we enter the most significant weekend of the SA Jewish Report’s calendar, that of the Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, there is a great deal of anticipation about who will be crowned the heroes this year.
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    Showing us the light

    Nov 12, 2020 Go comment!
    “The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today. Politics moves the pieces. Education changes the game.”
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    Take terrorism seriously

    Nov 05, 2020 Go comment!
    Our focus this week has been on the nail-biting United States election and terrorism in Europe – two events totally out of our environment and control – or so it would seem.
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    Time for a bit of tolerance

    Oct 29, 2020 Go comment!
    Can you imagine what this community would be like if we were all tolerant of each other and, instead of thinking the worst, had positive thoughts? It sounds wonderful, and would mean we would all get on, work well together, and see the best in each other. It also seems unbelievable, a “cloud-cuckoo-land” pipe dream.
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    How things have changed

    Oct 22, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s so ironic that we have had a mini resurgence in the community of COVID-19, and it’s due to private parties that became super spreaders.
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    Rise above the clamour about kosher

    Oct 15, 2020 Go comment!
    The Beth Din’s kosher desk is at the heart of a community storm this week, which has taken us all by surprise. I certainly haven’t seen anything close to this hubbub since March 2018, when Stan & Pete’s kashrut licence was revoked after unkosher chicken was found in the caterers’ kitchen.
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    Taking care and looking after our own

    Oct 08, 2020 Go comment!
    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come and gone, and we are now winging our way to the December holidays. We are literally in the last stretch of this year and, normally, we have our holidays booked and the young and more academic among us are well into exam and study mode.
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    Appreciating every day as a gift

    Sep 25, 2020 1 Comment
    As we head toward Yom Kippur – effectively our annual judgement day – how many of us contemplate what this means for us?
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    Making real change for 5781

    Sep 17, 2020 Go comment!
    As we step into 5781 in the Hebrew calendar, we witness what appears to be genuine change in the Middle East and an about-turn in attitudes towards Israel. The timing is uncanny, or so it would seem.
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    The real meaning of forgiveness

    Sep 10, 2020 Go comment!
    This is the time of year when we spend a great deal of time thinking about forgiveness. Asking for or giving forgiveness is only as easy as the deed or misdeed involved. If the deed is small and easy to forget and forgive, then it’s not really a mission at all.
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    The good guys who keep us together

    Sep 03, 2020 Go comment!
    As the blossoms emerge at the beginning of September and we move into Spring, we’re all feeling a little better about the world. I know the coronavirus hasn’t left us, but it doesn’t feel quite so devastating anymore. Perhaps we’re just getting used to what it means or perhaps we’re just gatvol of lockdown and its impact on our lives.
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    Still protesting the same old epidemic

    Aug 27, 2020 Go comment!
    “I can’t believe I’m still protesting about this,” reads one of the thousands of different posters carried by women protesters in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, this week.
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    Don’t cling to what’s gone

    Aug 20, 2020 Go comment!
    This week, there’s undoubtedly a slight lifting of spirits in the country. Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s move to level-two lockdown, we are all feeling a move away from isolation and towards spring in the air.
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    The numbers reflect caring for our elderly

    Aug 13, 2020 Go comment!
    Our community has felt the impact of COVID-19 hugely, what with 106 people having lost their lives to the coronavirus, and so many more becoming very ill with it.
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    Changing women’s lot in life

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Years ago, I was talking to a female editor of an important mainstream newspaper, someone I held in high esteem, a mentor of sorts. She was a strong, independent, and powerful woman in this industry.
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    The real meaning of ‘sorry’

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    As South Africans, we are pretty famous for saying sorry. We say sorry if we want to get past someone, if we want to ask the time, if we accidentally bump someone, or brush past them. We even apologise if we want to ask a question, “Sorry, can you tell me where the nearest toilet is?”
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    Living in the time of COVID

    Jul 23, 2020 Go comment!
    As the days get longer, and we move slowly towards summer, are we sensing a glimmer of hope or is it still bad, bad, and more bad?
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    The loneliest disease

    Jul 16, 2020 Go comment!
    One of the cruellest aspects of COVID-19 is that, because it’s so contagious, its victims mostly land up dying alone and alienated from family and friends.
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    Between a rock and a hard place

    Jul 02, 2020 Go comment!
    As we clamber toward the peak of this pandemic, and everyone in the country and community feels the pain of what the coronavirus can do to a population, the country’s eyes have been averted.
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    In the eye of the storm

    Jun 25, 2020 Go comment!
    Suddenly, the number of people we know who have tested positive for COVID-19 is increasing daily. We have spoken ad nauseum about the upcoming spike in coronavirus cases, but now it’s real and very distressing.
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