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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

THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGE

For most of us lucky ones, childhood did not include monumental changes or epic upheavals. So for most of us as children we viewed the world as ..Read more>>


OUT OF PERSPECTIVE

Not the headline news

I am fairly certain most local newspapers circulated in towns and cities around the world contain the same type of content: loads of sponsored adverts for ..Read more>>


MISHNA IMPOSSIBLE 20

Links in a Chain

One of my most cherished memories is of being called to the Torah when ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

2017 IN NUMBERS: TERRORISTS KILLED 20 ISRAELIS, 3,617 PALESTINIANS ARRESTED

99 attacks originated in West Bank, down from 269 in the previous year. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

DOWNGRADING ISRAEL DEGRADES SOUTH AFRICA

The South African government must now give serious consideration to whether or not to implement the ANC’s resolution. ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

The Christian haven of Israel

The period between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of reflection, and as thousands ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Specialists from Israel in Zambia to help with cholera fight

Presidential Spokesperson, Mr Amos Chanda has anounced that a team of specialists from Israel ..Read more>>


ISRAEL

Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president. His use of Twitter provides many examples of this fact. ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

How artist beat ‘foolproof’ Nazi system to forge Dutch ID papers, save 350 livesAd

Resistance work of Alice Cohn, expertly faking documents while in hiding, detailed in exhibit at National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam ..Read more>>


JEWISH WORLD

Toronto teen shoe designer puts best foot forward

Daniel Charkow is not looking to step into anyone else’s shoes. He wants others to step into his. ..Read more>>


PAST TENSE

HASHOLOM – JANUARY 1943 – Extracts

OF SHIFTING SANDS ..Read more>>


BUBKES

Day of What?

When you have young kids, Shabbat is not a day of rest. In fact, it’s often very far from restful. ..Read more>>


DPJC

DPJC farewell for the Arkins Ad

It was with heavy hearts that the members of the Durban Progressive Congregation ..Read more>>


EDEN COLLEGE

Academic YearAd

The eventful and busy 2017 academic year ended with our Chanukah breakfast and prize giving. After welcoming the invited guest ..Read more>>


UJW

UNION OF JEWISH WOMEN OF SA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017

In 1820 Charles Caleb Colton said: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Bearing that in mind, it was heart-warming that other national organizations asked whether they could use our conference ..Read more>>


DUHC

Chanukah Celebrations

The DUHC celebrated Chanukah at a splendid communal function at the beautiful Silverton Road Synagogue. On Chanukah, we commemorate ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom residents have had lovely entertainment at the Home, and beautiful music by Colin Penn ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DJSSAd

Chanukah ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Wotsup WizoAd

Sharon Glass ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

DIVOTED

The DIVOTE volunteers in Israel have been very busy delivering happiness to many of the families affected by acts of terrorism. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

SAJBD

IS ARAB REALISM FINALLY BREAKING OUT ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

MITZVAH DAY

The Board once again participated in International Mitzvah Day in November. The call went out for donations of kosher groceries ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

TALMUD TORAH

A huge MAZELTOV to all the Talmud Torah students who won prizes at the Talmud Torah prize giving at the end of 2017 ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

UJC

Professor Mervyn Gotsman, an Orthodox Jew and world renowned cardiologist ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

KZNZC

Farewell to the Arkins ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Akiva CollegeAd

Two students at Akiva College, Ethan Plen and Danielle Burne attended Bnei Akiva’s Prestigious Kfar Haroea program. ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Netzer

Machaneh 2018 ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Young Israel Center

The Young Israel Centre has had a lovely quiet holiday over the December/January ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

ABOVE BOARD

Once again, our Jewish day schools recorded excellent matric results. To our successful matriculants, ..Read more>>


COMMUNITY NEWS

Cooking with Judy & Linda

FROM GRANNY’S KITCHEN ..Read more>>