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Hashalom is published monthly under the auspices of the Council of KwaZulu-Natal Jewry, the KwaZulu-Natal Zionist Council and the Durban Jewish Club for the benefit of the Jewish community of KwaZulu-Natal. The first issue was published in September 1923.

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EDITORIAL

JUDAISM’S ROLE IN HISTORY

Every few years academics feel the urge to analyse Judaism’s role in history. The most notorious was Arnold Toynbee who argued that the Jewish people are a “fossilized” civilization and an extinct society. He went on to describe Zionism as demonic. ..Read more>>


OUT OF PERSPECTIVE

The Israeli Sevens Expert

With the Rio Olympics concluding as I pen this, ..Read more>>


MISHNA IMPOSSIBLE

I need to lie down…

We are commanded to say the Shema when we lie down and when we arise. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Australia, Germany suspend World Vision aid over Hamas funding accusations

Hamas member Mohammed el-Halabi is accused of siphoning off $7.2 million dollars from the international aid organization World Vision; Germany, Australia have ceased funding the organization. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Knesset building inaugurated 50 years ago this month

Israel’s parliament building was opened in 1966 in an impressive ceremony attended by thousands of people. Former president Shimon Peres, then a young MK, remembers: ‘There was real excitement’; Ynetnews brings you rare photos from the event at Giva ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Balfour notes

For the Jewish people the tiny sliver of land between the Jordan River and the eastern Mediterranean coast has always been their nation’s birthplace and homeland, ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Surf City Tel Aviv

Fancy a surfing safari to the Middle East? ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Running Away from Peace

The Palestinians may be running, but the Netanyahu government isn’t chasing after them to bring them to the table. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Unlikely Facebook Friendship Saves Afghan Baby With Heart Defect

HOLON, Israel — They had never met, but they were Facebook friends connected across thousands of miles. ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

7 things to know, about the Jews of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — When the 2016 Olympic Games open on Friday, August 5, the eyes of the world will be on Rio — the first South American city to host the quadrennial event. ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

Raoul Wallenberg’s Fate Revealed in Diary of Former KGB Chief

The former chief of the KGB bequeaths evidence about Raoul Wallenberg for future generations, in papers found in a suitcase. ..Read more>>


BUBKES

The Complaints Department is Closed for Lunch

Last week I was complaining to a friend about the service at a customer care counter (care? Pah. False advertising, I tell you!). ..Read more>>


PAST TENSE

HASHOLOM October 1941 - Extracts

For the first time since this column started enthralling its enthusiastic readers, you will not have the opportunity of reading what your predecessors read 75 and 50 years ago. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

KwaZulu Natal Zionist Council

Israeli Film Club ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Is-Lit

Another initiative of the Hasbara Committee of the KNZC is Is-Lit – the Israeli literature Circle – formed to explore the theme of “Living Israel through Literature”. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Young Israel Centre

The Young Israel Centre had a quiet June/July holiday. We hosted 2 Bnei Akiva shlichot after the annual Bnei Akiva Winter Camp. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Durban Holocaust Centre

Given the shocking upsurge in hate crime and hate speech since the start of the year, our Centre has created a new portfolio of workshops based on social justice issues and adult education. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Divote

DIVOTE wants to thank all the wonderful donors who bought magnificent Yomtov clothing for the children in Israel, who have been affected by acts of terrorism. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Talmud Torah

All of the Talmud Torah lessons are going well at all the schools this term. There is so much more on offer to the children where they can learn and grow in their knowledge and yiddishkiet. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom has been extremely busy this month with some unforgettable functions. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Eden Pre-Primary

Our preschool Judaica lessons are always a blast, ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Umhlanga Jewish Centre

The Umhlanga Jewish Centre continues to evolve, a place where people of all walks of life can gather to connect to community. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Akiva College

The 3rd term of 2016 has started at Akiva College and it has taken no time for the staff and students to get back into things. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Durban Progressive Jewish Congregation

It is with sadness that the Durban Progressive Congregations bids farewell to its co president of the past two years, Ken Duveen who will be leaving Durban for Cape Town in September. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

KwaZulu Natal Zionist Council

His Excellency Ambassador Arthur Lenk... ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

SAJBD

The 85th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Kwa Zulu Natal Jewry was held on Monday, July 25 at 18:00 at the DJC. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Union of Jewish Women

The Union of Jewish Women was, once again, very proud to partner with the SAJBD- KZN Council (formally the CKNJ) in arranging the Community’s participation in Mandela Day. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Above Board

Local Government Elections – A New Era? ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Cooking with Judy and Linda

CRISP ‘N SPICY! ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Social and Personal

Social and Personal ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

On our Cover

This beautiful work of art was done by a very talented young women, Moriya Berman. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Diary of Events

September 2016 ..Read more>>