The Jewish Report Editorial

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    Appreciating every day as a gift

    Sep 25, 2020 Go 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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    It’s not worth flouting the lockdown laws

    Jun 18, 2020 Go comment!
    We are in a precarious position. We are gatvol with lockdown, and want to get on with our lives as we knew them. We have just been told by government we have a few more freedoms, but need to be responsible with these. Meanwhile, some of us are throwing caution to the wind simply because we believe we can.
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    Our future is safe with our youth

    Jun 11, 2020 Go comment!
    As we head towards 16 June on Tuesday, I find it uncanny that protests against racism and police brutality are taking place internationally. They are protesting the self-same issues that South Africans fought about 44 years ago. Don’t for a moment think this is lost on our youth. To the contrary, they are wiser and much more determined to stop what they believe is wrong than we ever were.
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    Make sure our new reality is better than the old

    Jun 04, 2020 Go comment!
    The images of schools opening this week looked more like something from science fiction movies than reality. They brought home the fact that no matter how much we long for our old normal, this new reality is as far from normal as we can get.
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    Hasty decisions could endanger lives

    May 28, 2020 Go comment!
    Fear and anger are holding us hostage. These two emotions are running high in our community and the country at large. They can lead us to take unnecessary chances with our health on the one hand, and hold us back from creating some semblance of normality on the other.
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    The dark underbelly of anti-Semitism

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    Anti-Semitism never ceases to horrify me. I find any racism abhorrent because it’s senseless, hateful, and based on pure ignorance, nothing more.
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    Doing good is good for you too

    May 14, 2020 Go comment!
    When our community looks back on the time of COVID-19, it will remember being entertained, informed, and educated by SA Jewish Report-hosted webinars, or as they are known, ‘SAJR lockdown events’.
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    A community that cares when the chips are down

    May 07, 2020 Go comment!
    As we end our first week of level-4 lockdown, I don’t believe we have greater freedom in spite of some of the bans being lifted. There just seems like no end in sight.
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