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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

JUNK STATUS & THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

In a reckless attempt to tighten his grip on power, President Jacob Zuma, who faces 783 charges of fraud and corruption, last month fired Pravin ..Read more>>


OUT OF PERSPECTIVE

The Gravediggers

According to a recent news report on Ynet (Israel’s largest news website), there are about 300 archaeological digs being undertaken around the country in any given year. Over 90% of all land in Israel is defined as State land, under ..Read more>>


MISHNA IMPOSSIBLE

It only takes a word

Berachot 7 is a bumper Daf – extending over twelve pages, jampacked with ideas of whether Hashem prays, how long a moment is and whether there is a link between the name you have been given and the life you will lead. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

How barn owls are helping to bring peace to the Middle East

A Conservation project that brought together Israelis and Palestinians is attracting interest from the Chinese military, with suggestions a similar scheme could be tried in North and South Korea ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Occupational hazards: sick kids cross Israel border for medical care

Imagine this. You have a child with leukaemia and you live in the Gaza Strip. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

My word: Doing good is going strong

One good turn deserves another, so 1.1 million good deeds deserve ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

Speech Of New UN Secretary-General That Has Caused Palestinian Seething

A few days ago, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, António Guterres, the new UN Secretary-General, gave the following speech, which caused Palestinian hysterics. ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

Russian poet who told the world about Babi Yar dies at 84

After gaining notoriety with poetry denouncing Stalin, Yevgeny Yevtushenko was catapulted to international acclaim for his unflinching account of a 1941 massacre of Jews ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

And You Shall Tell Your ChildrenAd

Marking the Holiday of Passover Before and During the Holocaustyadvashem.org ..Read more>>


BUBKES

Creepy crawlies and heebie-jeebies

I’m not entirely sure exactly what just happened. It went ..Read more>>


PAST TENSE

HASHOLOM – May 1942 Extracts

I make no apology for recording that the last paragraph reads:- ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

UJWAd

Union of Jewish Women of South Africa – Durban branch. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

EDEN COLLEGE

Breaking news!! ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Young Israel Center

The Young Israel Centre hosted 4 Habonim ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

TALMUD TORAH

It has been an exciting term with the children learning ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DUHC

Special Pesach Shopping Night ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DIVOTED

When DIVOTE did the appeal for those in Israel who lost their homes ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

UJC

Purim 5777 was themed inside out/back to front. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Akiva College

March and April have been busy and exciting months at Akiva College, and a fantastic way to end off the first term of 2017. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Beth Shalom

Purim ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

KNZC

One Wednesday evening 22 March, the Kwazulu Natal ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Project TEN

Another month has flown by! ..Read more>>