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  • Obituary Cyril Harris, Former Chief Rabbi of South Africa, Passes Away at 69

    The longtime chief rabbi of South Africa, Cyril Harris, has died of cancer at age 69. Harris, who was chief rabbi emeritus when he died Tuesday, led the Jewish community during South Africa’s historic transition from apartheid to a democratic order. His body was flown to Jerusalem for burial following a memorial service at Johannesburg… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Israel’s Top Doubles Tennis Team Builds Pride in Jewish State at the Net

    Israel’s best ambassadors are personable, passionate and proud of their country. It doesn’t hurt if they’re world-class tennis players. Andy Ram, 25, and Jonathan “Yoni” Erlich, 28, close friends since their teen years and doubles partners for the past three years, have been traveling around the world together, entertaining crowds and sharing their love for… More ▸

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    Israeli tennis player Anna Smashnova won a women’s professional tennis tournament. Smashnova defeated Colombia’s Catalina Castano 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the $140,000 Budapest Grand Prix. More ▸

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    Israel will host a tournament on the women’s professional tennis tour next year. The Tier IV event, the lowest level currently offered on the WTA tour, is slated for the week of Oct. 24. More ▸

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    Canada’s justice minister is slated to represent his nation at the Maccabiah Games in Israel next month. Irwin Cotler so far is Canada’s sole registered participant in the table tennis competition. More ▸

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    Israel’s first gold medalist is among those named to International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Gal Fridman, who won his gold this year in windsurfing, are recent gold medal winner Lenny Krayzelburg, who won four total golds in swimming for the United States in 2000 and 2004, and Sarah Hughes, the figure skating gold… More ▸

  • Arts & Culture Shared Experiences of Immigrants Are the Focus of New British Exhibit

    Successive waves of immigrants from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean have given modern Britain its own unique character. Now, a new exhibit sets out to explore the relationships and shared experiences of the country’s Jewish, black and Asian communities. The exhibit, which opened at the Jewish Museum in London earlier this month, is the brainchild… More ▸

  • In Bosnia, a Philanthropist’s Gift Provides Work, Promotes Tolerance

    Bojana Vukotic looks up from her computer and for the first time in her 28 years has a conversation in English, a language she learned from watching movies. A bright woman with short hair, Vukotic describes her life at a unique print shop operation designed to help disabled people like herself conduct their lives in… More ▸