Volunteering for MDA during Operation Protective Edge – Ben Feldman, a 19 year old South African lad, tells of his experience. And, with another 3 Israeli soldiers reported dead today and countless injured, with civilians traumatised and injured and the normal day-to-day activity of MDA taking place amidst it all – Ben really is in the thick of it. But when one reads his story, one feels then resilience that makes SA Jewry so very special indeed. This is a great read…
EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read R. Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the Mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…
Both Jewish members of Parliament submitted reports to SAJR Online today. MP Darren Bergman was not happy about all the Palestinian scarves being worn by ANC MP’s. The other, hung the first ever mezuzah on a Parly office door. That was Michael Bagraim (pictured with wife Patsy) – who has some more shenanigans up his sleeve – like requesting permission to hang one on the door of the building itself!
"Fellow South Africans:
On behalf of the government and the ANC, I want to say to you: There are shocking things happening in the Middle East, in Gaza and Israel. There are protests going on all over the world, some turning violent, between supporters and opponents of Israel and the Palestinians."
Sunday will see the coming together of SA Jewry with civil society leaders & their communities from across the spectrum, representing millions of South Africans “to stand united for peace, Israel’s right to exist & the end to terror attacks on Israel’s citizens,” says the SAZF. Thousands are expected to attend and the SAZF today issued a statement reassuring the community about security arrangements.
"How does one describe a day like (Saturday)? News of the loss of 18 soldiers left us all reeling in grief. We know we will pay a heavy price with casualties in a ground offensive but every soul is precious to us. As a WIZO family, we have lost two of our sons. Gilad Yaakovi, z"l, and Bar Rahav z"l. Gilad was the cousin of our treasurer, Galit and Bar was a graduate of our WIZO Nahalal school. Every Israeli feels these losses personally and our grief is palpable."
2 rockets hit Jerusalem – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reports that overnight Shabbos Israel hit another 60 sites bringing the total to 11000 by Sat morning. SEE PREVIOUS VIDEOS for truth about Hamas' human shields!
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