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  • New Miss SA caught in anti-Israel crossfire
    by Nicola Miltz on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Newly crowned Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, is looking forward to taking part in the Miss Universe pageant later this year despite the sinister forces trying to prevent her from going to Israel, where the competition is to be held. The graceful beauty has found herself in the middle of controversy just a few days The post New Miss SA caught in anti-Israel crossfire appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • A giant has fallen: the passing of John Moshal
    by Tali Feinberg on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Though he hailed from the smaller Jewish community of Durban, the impact of philanthropist and communal patriarch John Moshal was felt across the length and breadth of the South African Jewish community. His death at the age of 81 in London on Tuesday, 26 October, is an unquantifiable loss, but he leaves a legacy that The post A giant has fallen: the passing of John Moshal appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Conman made SA Jewish community part of scam
    by Tali Feinberg on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:42 am

    In late May 2021, the South African Jewish community was feeling especially vulnerable after weeks of anti-Israel sentiment. So, when an Israeli newspaper reported that a man with seemingly strong influence had threatened to pull funding from South Africa if President Cyril Ramaphosa didn’t dial back the anti-Israel rhetoric, many members of the community shared The post Conman made SA Jewish community part of scam appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Knee-jerk ban a zero-sum game
    by Gus Silber on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Way back when I was in primary school, I had a good friend who grew up in a deprived household – at least, he felt deprived because his parents wouldn’t allow him to read comic books. Batman, Superman, Archie, The Beano, Mad Magazine – they were all deemed to be of dubious literary merit and The post Knee-jerk ban a zero-sum game appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Too late to stop Squid Game’s tentacles grabbing your kid?
    by Tali Feinberg on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:41 am

    It’s going viral faster than society can handle, but it’s not coronavirus, it’s Squid Game. The South Korean TV series has taken Netflix and the world by storm, and its tentacles are sucking in children and teens quicker than adults can get to grips with what that means. Local Jewish schools have become so concerned The post Too late to stop Squid Game’s tentacles grabbing your kid? appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Malema’s ‘backhanded compliment’ singles out Jews
    by Tali Feinberg on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:40 am

    When Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema recently praised the Jewish community for its vaccination rates, at first it seemed like a compliment. Yet many felt uncomfortable with it although they couldn’t always explain why, and one local media outlet described it as offensive. Was it harmless flattery, or something questionable? Speaking to a The post Malema’s ‘backhanded compliment’ singles out Jews appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Why teens shouldn’t exercise after vaccination
    by Dr Sheri Fanaroff on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Tens of thousands of 12 to 17 year olds around the country presented for their COVID-19 vaccines this week. What advice should teens be given after being vaccinated? The concern is that strenuous exercise in the week after a vaccine, while the immune system is mounting a response, may predispose teenagers and young adults to The post Why teens shouldn’t exercise after vaccination appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Forewarned is forearmed
    by Peta Krost Maunder on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:39 am

    On Monday, we go to the polls for our local government election and for the first time in a long time, I’m hearing people questioning who they are going to vote for. Somehow, I have the sense that many are taking this election more seriously than before because they recognise that it will have a The post Forewarned is forearmed appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Mother nature’s gifts
    by Rabbi Julia Margolis on Oct 28, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks said, “The name of our parsha seems to embody a paradox. It’s called ‘Chayei Sarah’ [The Life of Sarah], but it begins with the death of Sarah. What’s more, it records the death of Abraham. Why is a parsha about death called life? The answer, it seems, is that death and The post Mother nature’s gifts appeared first on Jewish Report.