The TV dramatisation of the Masada story from the bestselling book, Dovekeepers is a “four-hour limited event series.” For SAJR Online’s many US users, it premieres in 2 consecutive 2-hour episodes: Tues 31 March & Wed 1 April (9 -11pm, ET). The rest of us will have to download it or wait for it to arrive on our shores. This will be a made-for-TV blockbuster so we can all expect it soon. One of the stars is Cote de Pablo, who plays an Israeli in NCIS. It turns out she isn't Israeli, or even Jewish, despite being typecast as such. Find out who she really is…
SA Jewish Report really likes community feedback, whether in the form of letters to the editor or as comments on our website. We try to allow as much freedom of expression as possible to all our users and readers – but legal and decency issues must be respected. There are several people who are often censored and some who we occasionally need to censor. Here is an “Idiot’s Guide” on how to ensure your letters or comments are published.
See what he told BBC. See the Wits poster billing his speech. Dr Husam Zomlot, the keynote speaker at many of the City of Johannesburg’s “Palestinian Solidarity Week” events, is PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ close aide. Zomlot is infamous for telling a BBC interviewer that “Israel 'fabricated' the beheading of James Foley and the Holocaust. Dr Zomlot’s official title is: “Director of the commission for international relations in Palestine.”
Pesach, the Jewish festival that celebrates our delivery from slavery in Egypt, is the theme of this week’s issue. Yet freedom is often only the start of the journey - as the Jews left Egypt, their real journey, wandering in the desert and preparing for the Promised Land, began.
#KippasAgainstHate. That is the hashtag being used by the SAJBD in the wake of last Saturday night’s incident at The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg, where three Jewish teenagers were verbally abused and in two cases physically assaulted by three unidentified males. “From several of the comments reportedly made by the perpetrators, it would appear that the attack was anti-Semitically motivated,” the SA Jewish Board of Deputies said in a media statement. READ ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN & GET INVOLVED!
SA Jewry reeling in the midst of a City of Joburg-declared “Palestine Solidarity Week” with BDS & some Wits SRC members. The Wits link is under investigation and Joburg is now formally twinned with Ramallah. Arguably the most high-powered Palestinian delegation ever to visit SA held a week of anti-Israeli activities and the inclusion of a rabid Holocaust denier as their guest speaker. SAJR Online has the whole story for users, with links to everything in-depth. Somehow, this slipped through our communal guardians...
IF MOSES HAD GOOGLE FOR THE EXODUS: This Pesach vid, published by EISH.com, has to be our all-time favourite. Ever! It’s a quick and easy download and only a few minutes – but we figure you’ll watch it over and over again. SEE MORE PESACH VIDEOS
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