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  • Our Parents Home to close after 82 years
    by Tali Feinberg on May 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

    After 80-plus years as a thriving Jewish old aged home in the heart of Norwood, Our Parents Home (OPH) will be closed down and its residents are to move to other Chevrah Kadisha facilities or a facility of their choosing. This was the decision made by the Chevrah Kadisha (The Chev) – which runs seven The post Our Parents Home to close after 82 years appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Desai ups ante against Israel despite JCC complaint
    by Tali Feinberg on May 19, 2022 at 7:58 am

    In contrast to the thunderous condemnation after former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng spoke about the Middle East, the silence was deafening this week when retired Judge Siraj Desai made similar comments. This is after a complaint was laid a year ago about his conduct with the Judicial Conduct Committee (JCC). Desai was a guest speaker The post Desai ups ante against Israel despite JCC complaint appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Teenager’s mysterious illness unites community in spirit of kindness
    by Nicola Miltz on May 19, 2022 at 7:57 am

    When Gavi Waksman, 17, opened his “beautiful blue eyes” for the first time in days, the community breathed a collective sigh of relief after experiencing concern across the board since his mysterious collapse more than a week ago. The well-liked teenager was in Boksburg – 30km from home – on Monday, 9 May, for an The post Teenager’s mysterious illness unites community in spirit of kindness appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Court of public opinion rushes to condemn Israel for Abu Akleh’s murder
    by Nicola Miltz on May 19, 2022 at 7:55 am

    It has been an emotionally charged week since the highly publicised, fatal, and tragic shooting of veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh while reporting in the troubled West Bank town of Jenin. Still, very few people are privy to the facts about the bullet and weapon used which caused her demise. The unconfirmed circumstances surrounding her The post Court of public opinion rushes to condemn Israel for Abu Akleh’s murder appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Israelis divided over Abu Akleh death
    by Paula Slier on May 19, 2022 at 7:47 am

    It was never going to be an innocent Friday funeral procession in Jerusalem. And, from the moment the news broke last Wednesday that Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American and a 25-year veteran of the Al Jazeera network, had been killed, it was never going to be less than a public-relations disaster for Israel. The fact The post Israelis divided over Abu Akleh death appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Erin Lazarus: from amputation to aspiration
    by Tali Feinberg on May 19, 2022 at 7:45 am

    At the end of 2021, Erin Lazarus (23) had the world at her feet – literally. She had just finished her degree, and was due to start working in the new year. She would never have guessed that in January 2022, her leg would be amputated or that she would bounce back with incredible new The post Erin Lazarus: from amputation to aspiration appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Olim welcome after retirement – but it’s a major life transition
    by Tali Feinberg on May 19, 2022 at 7:40 am

    “Israel will never say no to any Jewish person who wants to make aliya, certainly not to older Jews. The reason the country exists is to be a home for Jewish people.” So says Tanya Ofek, an aliya consultant at the Israel Centre. She spoke to the SA Jewish Report following a webinar about “elderly The post Olim welcome after retirement – but it’s a major life transition appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Hatred for the hunter
    by Howard Feldman on May 19, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Imagine that the story began with the wolf lying peacefully in bed. Perhaps he’s reading a story, flipping channels, or mindlessly scrolling through his Instagram account. It’s a tranquil scene. All of a sudden, the night’s calm is shattered as a door bursts open. A silhouette of a red faced angry hunter blocks the doorway. The post Hatred for the hunter appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Making it count: tehillim groups reveal the power of prayer
    by Gillian Klawansky on May 19, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Regardless of their religious observance, a growing number of people are joining tehillim WhatsApp groups, often in support of the recovery of people they’ve never even met. Reciting tehillim (psalms) is said to break all barriers in heaven. “Tehillim groups are very powerful,” says Eddy Blatt, whose son Raphi underwent neurosurgery after a freak accident The post Making it count: tehillim groups reveal the power of prayer appeared first on Jewish Report.