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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

ANTI-SEMITISM IN APARTHEID WEEK”

“Israel Apartheid Week” organised by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement tends to bring together a pretty despicable group of people with distorted attitudes about Israel who are often motivated by anti-semitism. ..Read more>>


OUT OF PERSPECTIVE

Making women count in Israel

I started writing this piece on 8 March, International Women’s Day. I had just come off a few intensive weeks of editing MSW (Master of Social Work) papers at the end of the first semester for my wife. Coincidently, my daughter had a big costume party a ..Read more>>


MISHNA IMPOSSIBLE

Love Hurts? Part 2

I struggle with a strange dichotomy – a strong belief in something that I cannot see or prove, and an equally strong desire for things to “make sense”. This ongoing debate about “afflictions of love” is a perfect example – trying to marry the ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Analysis: Israel’s biggest ever tech deal is science fiction come to life

Equipped with built-in navigation systems, it will also solve parking problems, since it can lead itself to spots far from congested commercial centers. ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

In the land where Jews feel welcome, anti-Semitism is on the rise

This weekend, Jews the world over celebrate the festival of Purim, a highlight of which is the public reading of the biblical book of Esther. In 10 fast-moving chapters, it recounts the first recorded attempt at a Jewish genocide. The Persian emperor Ahas ..Read more>>


BUBKES

Why I should have married a Sephardi

I absolutely adore my husband and love him unconditionally, but I can’t deny that once in a while (usually around March/April time), I sometimes find myself wishing he could just be a little more… well… Sephardi. ..Read more>>


PAST TENSE

HASHOLOM April 1942 – Extracts

HASHOLOM April 1942 – Extracts ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

LETTERS TO EDITOR

My name is Neville Nathan and I’m writing this as a letter of appreciation to the community. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

SAFTAS AND SABA THE TEACHERS PETS

Berea Primary School was chosen for a project by the Durban Shul some 17 years ago, when volunteer grandmothers and grandfathers agreed to go to the school on a regular basis to help the children to learn to read. This year Safta Masha Hack decided to cal ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Project TEN

The second cohort’s first month in South Africa! ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

SAJBD

The SAJBD KZN Council held a luncheon in February to honour The Victor Daitz Foundation’s contribution to the renovations, at the Durban Jewish Club. Special guests included Sam Abrahams, Chairman of the Foundation, and Brian Moshal, Managing Trustee, t ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

EDEN COLLEGE

Dig, plant, water, dig! Tu Bishvat really turned our children into avid ecogardeners as they planted and tended their own succulent gardens. This was the ideal Chag for us to engage in, at a school with Eco Platinum Status. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

NETZER

Netzer Durban is VERY excited to be introducing our new Madrichim to the community. We are full of energy and enthusiasm to help run Netzer Durban this year. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

TALMUD TORAH

Rabbi Vegoda comes to Durban once a month to give his excellent ladies shiur and to teach the children in the various schools. This month he went to give a ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Young Israel Center

The Young Israel Centre’s year got off to a good start after all the school holidays came to an end. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DUHC

A New Home for the DUHC ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DIVOTED

The DIVOTE team in Israel is busy throughout the year delivering different DIVOTE gifts and helping the families that have been affected by acts of terrorism in various ways. The team keep in contact with as many families as possible and know when someone ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Akiva College

During the first term of 2017, Cameron Wolfsohn ran a collection for PACT as part of the outreach programme that our High School students participate in, as part of the President’s Award. PAC T stands for Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment. It is a non-p ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom enjoyed the day of love on the 14th February 2017. Staff and residents were dressed in Red and White. A lovely lunch was served to the Residents- what a lovely day which was enjoyed by everyone. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DPJC

PURIM AT THE DPJC ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

UJC

Rabbi David Stav visited the UJC this month; addressed the community and gave a shiur to the students at Akiva College. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

UJW

ANOTHER GROUP OF WOMEN OF COURAGE ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

ABOVE BOARD

Jewish Students Stand Firm during IAW ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Cooking with Judy & Linda

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS THIS PESACH… ..Read more>>