World Featured Item

    • jk-rowling

    Muslim campaign, gets strong JK Rowling support

    Feb 23, 2017 1 Comment
    ST LOUIS - A Muslim campaign to raise money to repair a vandalised Jewish cemetery, has seen donations triple overnight after Harry Potter creator JK Rowling supported the initiative online.
    Full story
    • IsraelFlag

    Will Israel downgrade ties with Senegal, NZ…

    Feb 16, 2017 7 Comments
    Word spread this week that Israel was allegedly downgrading its diplomatic ties with New Zealand and Senegal over a United Nations resolution they had supported towards the end of last year and that the country had recalled its ambassadors. But Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon categorically denied the rumour, which is nonetheless persisting.
    Full story
    • batrabbi

    Funky rabbi spreads love online

    Feb 16, 2017 1 Comment
    When around 400 Orthodox rabbis gathered for a photograph at the end of Kinnus in New York recently, one rabbi opened his black coat to reveal a batman onesie. It was caught on camera.
    Full story
    • israel-mexico-netanyahu

    Corruption among Israeli leaders

    Feb 16, 2017 1 Comment
    The first time I met former Israeli President Moshe Katzav was on a staircase - I was entering an apartment to interview a young woman whose husband had been killed while serving in the Israel Defence Forces.
    Full story
    • JTATobinTravel

    How Israel's travel bans are - and aren't - like Trump's

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying "a wall protects".
    Full story
    • Trump Donald

    Meet the Jews in Donald Trump's administration

    Feb 09, 2017 4 Comments
    American Jews are watching the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency with both fear and hope.
    Full story
    • MillionDaollarPrize 1

    Renowned Anish Kapoor wins $1m Jewish prize

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor was on Monday named this year's winner of the million dollar Genesis Prize, awarded for commitment to Israel and Judaism.
    Full story
    • JTAKushnerChabad

    Jared Kushner – ‘a snow-shovelling student mega-donor’

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    Jared Kushner was already a regular at the Harvard Chabad when he walked in one day, took a crumpled piece of paper out of his jacket pocket, put it down on the table and walked away. It was a personal cheque for $18 000.
    Full story
    • Flag_of_Canada.svg

    Canadian shul and mosque join to sponsor refugees

    Feb 02, 2017 1 Comment
    A shul and a neighbouring mosque in Thornhill share a parking lot. Now, they also share a family!
    Full story
    • Świrski HOME

    Ghetto in German-occupied Poland, please!

    Jan 20, 2017 Go comment!
    Maciej Świrski, chairman of the League Against Defamation in Poland, pictured, has addressed a letter to the South African Jewish Report complaining about a report which appeared in the print and online editions on December 15, 2016. Read what he has complained about and a short history of the German Ghetto in Warsaw...
    Full story
    • 16 Top Reads JTA

    JTA’s 10 most-read stories of 2016

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, or JTA, is one of the wire services (like Reuters) which SA Jewish Report subscribes to. It is the largest Jewish news service globally. They are US-based and tend to cover Israeli and American Jewish news, views and politics, with a smattering of World Jewish News.
    Full story
    • Bibi home 16a

    Anger as US lets anti-Israel UN Resolution pass

    Dec 26, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli leaders are livid at the US administration and made no bones about expressing just how angry they are in both the Knesset and at the Cabinet meeting on Sunday after the stunning change in traditional US policy (their ally abstained from voting, thus not using their veto power) – allowing an anti-Israel resolution on settlements to pass 14-0 at the UN Security Council. PM Netanyahu's anger is evident in this picture.
    Full story
    • chanukah balcony

    Israeli woman confirmed killed in Berlin attack

    Dec 23, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli tourist in Berlin (Dalia Elyakim, pictured) who had been missing since Monday night’s truck-ramming attack was confirmed to be among the 12 victims. Her husband is in a serious condition.
    Full story
    • Berlin HOME

    12 die, 50 injured in Berlin truck carnage

    Dec 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia, was one of the first to offer condolences to the people of Germany following a terrorist attack in Berlin last night which killed 12 and seriously injured over 50. A massive, stolen Polish truck ploughed into a Christmas market. Pictured is a policeman standing guard as medics assist victims. See story and more pictures inside…
    Full story

    WHO rates IDF field hospitals world’s best

    Dec 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Long recognised worldwide as a leader in field-medicine and disaster relief, the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) field hospital just solidified its position by achieving the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) first-ever Type-3 rating, the highest score the United Nations medical arm can give. “The world should learn from Israel how to operate in disaster areas with the right ethics," said WHO head.
    Full story
    • JTALiphshizHolland

    Survivors' kin lead assault on Holland's far right

    Dec 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Even in a country where hate speech is the subject of intense political and judicial review, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher’s Facebook post from February about the phenomenon was unprecedented.
    Full story
    • Mangel. Leibel

    UN’s 6 ridiculous new anti-Israel resolutions

    Dec 02, 2016 4 Comments
    Blatant hypocrisy shows anti-Semitic agenda – SEE SHORT VIDEO of the world body’s absurd new resolutions this week.
    Full story
    • castro

    7 moments defined Castro, Jews and Israel

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late last Friday, had a complicated history with Jews.
    Full story
    • LOX HOME

    Lox sign makes New York bridge even more Jewish

    Nov 24, 2016 Go comment!
    New York City’s Department of Transportation does not want people leaving "love locks" on the Brooklyn Bridge as it can weigh down bridges and cause damage. Locks on the bridge caused a wire holding to snap on September 8, leading to hours of repairs and traffic delays. Violators can now be fined. See more pics and read the story on how NYC used a clever promo inviting lovers to rather eat a big bagel with lox and cream cheese.
    Full story
    • Carvajal HOME

    Earliest known Jewish text in New World

    Nov 20, 2016 Go comment!
    This tiny book is on display for the first time at a fascinating new exhibition on the Jews who fled Europe after the Inquisition. It was penned by Spanish-born Jew, Luis de Carvajal the Younger. He fled Spain in the 1500s but the Inquisition followed him to the colonies. It was this memoir that led to his conviction - and that of another 120 Jews he was pressured to denounce - that led to their all being burned at the stake.
    Full story



Follow us on