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The Existential Necessity of Zionism After Paris: An Editorial from COMMENTARY Magazine

02.01.15 - 12:00 AM | by The Editors
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The jihadist siege of a kosher grocery store in eastern Paris on January 9 was not the beginning of a new threat to French Jews and the Jews of Europe. Rather, it was the culmination of a decade of crisis. And it will not be the end.
 

A Meeting of Minds

It is not the number of issues addressed but the quality of how they are addressed  that speaks volumes.  Yesterday’s TbT meeting is a classic case in point..
 
So, though after two hours we had reached only item number 3 on a busy agenda of ten items, says much for our inspiring visitor from Cape Town, who presented an overview of the SA Jewish Lawyers for SA and the current legal issues occupying their focus. Although only in an “embryonic stage”, the SALFI are in the thick of it and will only be presented with more challenges in the future...

Remembering Dr. Clive Leslie Carpel

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Remembering Dr. Clive Leslie Carpel

(25/05/1933 – 15/11/2016)

Dennis Senator- Lipman receives a medal from the State of Israel

On the fourth night of Chanukah, in the company of representatives of his children, grandchildren, and grandchildren, my father, Dennis Senator- Lipman, received a medal on behalf of the State of Israel awarded to, and in recognition of the 1,500,000 Jewish soldiers who fought against Nazi Germany in the World War 2.

Kelly Odes - 1st year student at the IDC

Kelly Odes is a vibrant South African 1st year student at the IDC School in Hertzeliya, Israel.

"Honouring one of our Greatest"

"Today Israel is in mourning. We bow our heads for our beloved Shimon Peres z”l, who has passed away at 93.  He was the last of our original founding fathers and a true icon."

"The Ins and Outs of Real Estate in Israel" by Attorney Yaacov Epstein

Attorney Yaacov Epstein has written a series of fascinating and useful articles by the name of: "The Ins and Outs of Real Estate in Israel". These articles focus on what to know before buying an apartment in Israel, how can a none-Israeli resident save tax payment when buying an apartment in Israel and so much more.

That's Zionism...

It’s taken nearly 30 years but finally, Paul Charney is back in Africa. And it’s safe to say that the 15-year-old who left Johannesburg for Israel with his parents in the early 1990s never imagined he’d be honored by the president of Gambia for his humanitarian work.

Esther’s Story: From the Heart of Africa to Israel

Just before Rosh Hashanah last year I returned from East Africa having spent almost two weeks with a team of medical personal and climbers from Israel’s “Save a Child’s Heart”(SACH) young leadership team (www.saveachildsheart.org).  I was honoured to witness first-hand the ability of Israel to affect the world for good. The challenge of Tikkun Olam is our own responsibility for others and for our world.

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