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Illegal insert found in Jewish Report papers

  • SAJR breaking news - EXTRA
A page (see story) was illegally inserted into copies of the South African Jewish Report newspapers at the Norwood Pick n Pay Hypermarket on Thursday. SAJR would like to advise our readers that we had nothing to do with this inflammatory notice. We removed them as soon as it was brought to our attention and are taking remedial action.
by VANESSA VALKIN | Jun 03, 2016


Yossi Bogacz

The page shown above was illegally inserted into South African Jewish Report newspapers at the Norwood Pick n Pay on Thursday. We would like to inform our readers that we had nothing to do with this inflammatory notice and are taking remedial action. 

9 Comments

  1. 9 nat cheiman 03 Jun
    This is not good
  2. 8 Jessica 05 Jun
    Typical of the fanatic's twisted mind, this uneducated buffoon isn't even aware that not 6 million, but 8 million+ (and counting) were murdered in the Holocaust, according to the latest research. 
  3. 7 Fredrick 05 Jun
    What do you think, after the way you treated Rav Berland - it's not gonna come back at you?!
     (i hope it's not just the beginning) 
  4. 6 LJ 06 Jun
    Whilst I am not the biggest fan of Religion I do find this fellow misguided.

    I think to simply right off all who follow religion as mentally deficient is to generalise and disrespect those who follow their religion in peace.

    I know plenty of Religious people who are very compassionate, loving and caring individuals who do not wish to force their views on others but rather live their lives as they see fit.

    I do believe that Religion is not necessarily the solution but to be as militant as this is just as bad as those he is slamming

    Quite frankly this man is a hypocrite.

    You destroyed your own case Yossi well done.
  5. 5 David B 10 Jun
    Yossi - what a sad, sad man you must be to even contemplate doing something like this to your own.
       It is my recollection a couple of years ago that you spelled your name Jose but pronounced it Yossi, and you were banned from having articles published by Ant.
    Anyway it goes without saying that 'attention ' is what you crave with your outrageous statements -- Come on  Yossi even you don't believe what you wrote, and illegally slipped into the printed version of our newspaper.

  6. 4 Norman 10 Jun
    It will be impossible for us to come to terms with the role that Hashem played in our various Hurbanim
    unless we tackle the whole vexing issue of the hester panim,  ie G-d’s veiling His face from us.  A good place to start might be to look at life and death from His point of view.  The vast majority of Jews who died
    in the Holocaust would have been dead by today anyway, although this in no way excuses the manner of their death. So, Why does our G-d allow our death on earth under any circumstances? would be a more basic question to begin with, and can only be sensibly answered by looking at the fact the Tanach speaks of  and promises a more blessed and peaceful eternal life that lies beyond our mortal existence now, and to which the faithful of Israel are promised entry. In this way we can rest secure in the knowledge that those who murdered us with such abandon will be denied this eternal blessing and the divine justice served.

    Why Hashem planned it this way requires very careful consideration today especially as we appear to be
    approaching “the time of Yaakov’s trouble” as forewarned to us by the prophets Jeremiah and Daniel. Personally, I can see the lightning bolts on the horizon already and wonder just how well prepared I am for that new Hurban. We are, however, promised
    His deliverance and salvation through the coming of our Messiah then.

    In the meantime, I firmly believe that we need patience and understanding wherewith to help the many damaged and often embittered Jewish souls that our earthly suffering as Jews has created, such as the one exhibited to us in the illegal insert. Many of us can empathize with his pain and confusion. Let us rather approach him in the spirit of “love your neighbour as yourself”. In this way, our purpose will then be healing and not punitive, and a lost Jewish soul may be restored to Israel.

     

  7. 3 Anthony Lange 01 Jul
    My answer, line for line....

    Thank G-d for the Holocaust.

    Oy, that any Jew should suffer like so many millions did. But they did and we all know the TERROR that befell our people. People lust like you and me. Children torn from their mother’s arms. Husbands separated from their wives, wives from husbands, Grand Parents from Grandchildren and Brothers from sisters. Yossi, I know you feel the pain, as we all do and we will never understand but our in our not understanding itself stands as a testimony to HKBH. Our grief proves our Love of HaShem. For it is only a great tzaddik who is able to understand why HKBH does the things he does.

    One thing we know for sure is that HaShem loves each and every one of us, individually and that includes you.

    There was no G-d at auschwitz, will you never understand that?

    Its called Hester Panim (as mentioned by another
    contributor) and it basically means that HKBH, when he turns his face from us, even that which befalls us, is not wanton wrath and anger because HaShem doesn’t get 'angry' (He never changes) rather he gives us an opportunity to turn to him with a broken heart even at the risk of some of us reacting the way you have done. But there is no sin in that either. The real averira would be NOT to care, not to feel to feel the pain, not to cry!

    Jews that believe in a G-d after the Holocaust, is mentally ill.

    Judaism is a religion of Faith. Not knowing what we cannot possibly know. So,  mentally ill, sure.
    Who in their right mind can accept such a thing. Never!

    We can and must have Faith in HaShem - The Creator of Heaven and Earth - EVERYONE. He created, is creating and will continue to create, every day, till the end of time. So,
    Say a Brocha over the next glass of water you drink
    and you will understand.
    Say a Brocha for the firm ground under you feet and you will understand.
    Appreciate the air you breath and you will understand.

    Religion are a mental disease that make people believe the unbelievable.

    I agree - but did HaShem make a religion or did man. Did HKBH take himself out of the picture or did we remove him. No, my friend. Judaism is NOT a religion. Like Christianity or Islam. It’s the essence of your
    neshomah. It’s the length of our days. It’s Torah. It’s The Truth.

    Our Religion is a racist ideology and the root of anti-Semitism.

    No, my friend. As R. Sacks says, there is dignity in
    difference. The problem really begins when we believe what those around us say (who for their own reasons would see us destroyed.) Judaism is as good at it gets this side of Gan Eiden and those who hate us, those who would see us dead are themselves on the way out.

    Judaism has lost its way. Religion is the problem, not the solution.

    Actually there are two parts to this. The latter, belongs to the paragraph above. But that Judaism has lost its way. There is only one question to that statement. What is it that HKBH wants from us.
    Simply but to 'fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways', all the days of your life.

    Six million prayers were not answered.

    Maybe they were. Not just in the way that we expected. How do we, how can we understand the mind and the ways of the Al_ighty. Truth be told - We do! But the truth is hard to bare. Simply. We have sinned and it has not profited us, ONE BIT!

    The new silent holocaust - Assimilation.

    The only answer is - Since when is Judaism a numbers game! Islam is a numbers game. Catholicism is a numbers game. Sport is a numbers game. Zionism is a numbers game. Materialism is a numbers game.

    Judaism is NOT!

    Of what use would 100 000 000 Jews be if they didn’t believe and have faith in HKBH!

    No, my friend. Never forget Avraham Avinu who was one lonely man. Never forget Moshe Rabeinu who stood alone on Har Sinai and how he argued with HKBH. Never forget your voice when you stand before HKBH in silence, looking into your soul and wonder Who am I that HaShem is ever mindful of me.

    Have Faith, Have Patience and believe that HKBH answers ALL our prayers and the MOST important thing of all.

    TRY TO BE HAPPY - ALWAYS.
    (R. Nachman of Breslov)

  8. 2 Anthony Lange 01 Jul
    My answer, line for line....

    Thank G-d for the Holocaust.

    Oy, that any Jew should suffer like so many millions did. But they did and we all know the TERROR that befell our people. People lust like you and me. Children torn from their mother’s arms. Husbands separated from their wives, wives from husbands, Grand Parents from Grandchildren and Brothers from sisters. Yossi, I know you feel the pain, as we all do and we will never understand but our in our not understanding itself stands as a testimony to HKBH. Our grief proves our Love of HaShem. For it is only a great tzaddik who is able to understand why HKBH does the things he does.

    One thing we know for sure is that HaShem loves each and every one of us, individually and that includes you.

    There was no G-d at auschwitz, will you never understand that?

    Its called Hester Panim (as mentioned by another
    contributor) and it basically means that HKBH, when he turns his face from us, even that which befalls us, is not wanton wrath and anger because HaShem doesn’t get 'angry' (He never changes) rather he gives us an opportunity to turn to him with a broken heart even at the risk of some of us reacting the way you have done. But there is no sin in that either. The real averira would be NOT to care, not to feel to feel the pain, not to cry!


    Jews that believe in a G-d after the Holocaust, is mentally ill.

    Judaism is a religion of Faith. Not knowing what we cannot possibly know. So,  mentally ill, sure.
    Who in their right mind can accept such a thing. Never!

    We can and must have Faith in HaShem - The Creator of Heaven and Earth - EVERYONE. He created, is creating and will continue to create, every day, till the end of time. So,
    Say a Brocha over the next glass of water you drink
    and you will understand.
    Say a Brocha for the firm ground under you feet and you will understand.
    Appreciate the air you breath and you will understand.


    Religion are a mental disease that make people believe the unbelievable.

    I agree - but did HaShem make a religion or did man. Did HKBH take himself out of the picture or did we remove him. No, my friend. Judaism is NOT a religion. Like Christianity or Islam. It’s the essence of your
    neshomah. It’s the length of our days. It’s Torah. It’s The Truth.


    Our Religion is a racist ideology and the root of anti-Semitism.

    No, my friend. As R. Sacks says, there is dignity in
    difference. The problem really begins when we believe what those around us say (who for their own reasons would see us destroyed.) Judaism is as good at it gets this side of Gan Eiden and those who hate us, those who would see us dead are themselves on the way out
    .

    Judaism has lost its way. Religion is the problem, not the solution.

    Actually there are two parts to this. The latter, belongs to the paragraph above. But that Judaism has lost its way. There is only one question to that statement. What is it that HKBH wants from us.
    Simply but to 'fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways', all the days of your life.


    Six million prayers were not answered.

    Maybe they were. Not just in the way that we expected. How do we, how can we understand the mind and the ways of the Al_ighty. Truth be told - We do! But the truth is hard to bare. Simply. We have sinned and it has not profited us, ONE BIT!

    The new silent holocaust - Assimilation.


    The only answer is - Since when is Judaism a numbers game! Islam is a numbers game. Catholicism is a numbers game. Sport is a numbers game. Zionism is a numbers game. Materialism is a numbers game.

    Judaism is NOT!

    Of what use would 100 000 000 Jews be if they didn’t believe and have faith in HKBH!

    No, my friend. Never forget Avraham Avinu who was one lonely man. Never forget Moshe Rabeinu who stood alone on Har Sinai and how he argued with HKBH. Never forget your voice when you stand before HKBH in silence, looking into your soul and wonder Who am I that HaShem is ever mindful of me.

    Have Faith, Have Patience and believe that HKBH answers ALL our prayers and the MOST important thing of all.


    TRY TO BE HAPPY - ALWAYS.
    (R. Nachman of Breslov)

  9. 1 Julian Gecelter 02 Aug
    I think that you underestimated the reach of your publication and with hindsight the wording "Gupta minyan" was not appropriate for you to have used in your initial report.

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