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    Ben Helfgott: From concentration camp to knighthood

    Jun 28, 2018 1 Comment
    Among the hundreds of British subjects on the Queens Honours List this June was Ben Helfgott, a holocaust survivor, an Olympic weightlifter, holocaust educator par excellence, and now a knight.
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    Chassidic lego on offer

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    An American Jewish mother came up with the idea to build a Star Wars-inspired Lego shul - including the Legovitcher Rebbe and chassidim. She is trying to crowdfund her “Beis Death Star”, titling her episode “The Brickovicher Rebbe Returns”. In the illustration the Legovitcher Rebbe is seen leading his chassidim into battle...
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    17 Jewish centers had bomb threats yesterday

    Feb 01, 2017 2 Comments
    THIS IS WHAT A JCC BOMB THREAT SOUNDS LIKE: Seventeen Jewish Community Centres in the United States received bomb threats. Centres such as these are comparable to Beyachad in Johannesburg and the Sampson Centre in Cape town and house multiple organisations and many staffers who had to be evacuated. This was the third wave of threats in January alone!
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    Dershowitz hopes Trump will make him proud

    Jan 26, 2017 4 Comments
    Prominent Jewish commentator on Israel, lawyer and academic, Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said in Detroit last week that his “greatest hope is that four years from now I'll be proud to cast a vote for Donald Trump. As a patriotic American I want him to succeed.
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    US Senate/Congress weigh in on embassy move

    Jan 05, 2017 1 Comment
    Three Republican Party senators reintroduced legislation that recognises Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel and relocates the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They were joined by Congress and hope to obligate president to move the embassy to Jerusalem. But the State Department will not assist lawmakers in their efforts.
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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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    Bibi ‘deeply disappointed’ in Kerry after speech

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    SEE VIDEO and story of Netanyahu rejecting the UN vote and John Kerry’s assessment which largely blames Israeli policies for standing in the way of peace in the Middle East.
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    Rabbi becomes NYPD’s first 3-Star chief

    Dec 28, 2016 Go comment!
    The 80-year-old chaplain – who once traded a hostage-taker two pastrami sandwiches for his two guns - says that he had been accepting praise for the past 50 years “that doesn’t belong to me”. Most of it belonged to his wife, Miriam, he said. “She has been my confidant, my partner, my co-worker, she’s been my inspiration, she’s been my chaplain.”
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    Bennett calls for annexation after resolution

    Dec 26, 2016 1 Comment
    No smiles now... Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Education and famed for always being pictured smiling, has called for the annexation of parts of the West Bank in response to the passing of a United Nations resolution taking Israel to task for continued building in the settlements.
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    Berlin highlights divide among German Jewry

    Dec 23, 2016 2 Comments
    Even before the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Jews in Germany were divided in their approach to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Muslim countries since 2014.
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    Israel approves acquisition of more F-35 fighter jets

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday announced that Israel will purchase 17 additional F-35 state-of the-art fighter jets from the US. Israel’s diplomatic-security Cabinet unanimously approved the acquisition, saying American Defence Aid funds would be used to finance the deal.
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    Jewish journo honoured for unmasking 'monster'

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Forty years after his reporting exposed one of the worst war criminals in Dutch history, Hans Knoop is still celebrated in his native Netherlands as a hero.
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    ‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the electorate at large. JTA asked some of those leaders to describe their concerns and expectations in a series of brief essays, “Worst fears, best hopes”.
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    Poll: 70 per cent of Jewish voters favoured Clinton

    Nov 23, 2016 5 Comments
    WASHINGTON - Seventy per cent of Jewish voters favoured Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, with 25 per cent opting for Donald Trump, according to a poll commissioned by J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group. The survey again showed a community that trends more Democratic than the general population.
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    Cavaillon Synagogue: a glimpse into the lives of the ‘Pope’s Jews’

    Nov 10, 2016 Go comment!
    The citizens of the town of Cavaillon in Provence can’t lay claim to the oldest synagogue in France. It’s the second oldest. Actually, Cavaillon wasn’t even part of France when the original synagogue was built in the 15th century or when its replacement went up on the same site three centuries later. At that time, the town was located in a separate region called the Comtat Venaissin.
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    Learning from the past to prevent future genocides

    Nov 10, 2016 2 Comments
    On November 2, the United Nations headquarters in New York was host to an expert round-table discussion, “Holocaust Remembrance and Public Memorials - the Complexities and Challenges of Facing the Past”.
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    BDS threat to academic freedom, German students

    Oct 27, 2016 1 Comment
    The student government of a major German university formally denounces "anti-Semitic BDS" as a threat to academic freedom and accuse the German branch of the US-based NGO of state capture
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    Leaked mails: Hillary eager to patch up with Bibi

    Oct 26, 2016 2 Comments
    Hillary Clinton’s plan to meet the Israeli prime minister in her first month as president is listed high in an internal campaign memo outlining the priorities of her first 100 days - a sign of how important it is to repair US-Israel tensions.
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    Three Jewish Nobel laureates so far for 2016

    Oct 14, 2016 2 Comments
    Maybe the times they are a-changing’? Bob Dylan became the first person considered primarily a musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday and the third Jew in 2016 so far. The Bard - as he is known by fans (highlighting how he is seen equally as a poet and musician) - became the fifteenth Jew to win the literature prize, joining the ranks of Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Patrick Modiano.
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    Stein slams English FA over ‘Big Sam’ gaff

    Oct 13, 2016 Go comment!
    The selection of Sam Allardyce as coach of the English football team - since sacked - was controversial from the get-go.
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