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  • Joburg CSO threatened by lack of funding

    The Community Security Organisation (CSO) exists to secure South African Jewry, but right now, this vital community organisation needs rescuing.

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  • Anti-Israel scholar to give ‘academic freedom’ lecture at UCT

    The University of Cape Town (UCT) has invited Israel-hater Dr Steven Salaita to give its annual academic freedom lecture this week. A proponent of academic boycotts of Israel, Salaita was scheduled to speak about the “Inhumanity of Academic Freedom” on Wednesday night.

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  • Herzog determined to fix Israel-SA relations

    Isaac Herzog – effectively Israel’s leader of the Jewish world – says he “objects vehemently” to the South African government pulling out its ambassador to Israel, and moving towards downgrading its embassy. He intends to do everything he can to change this.

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  • Ehrenreich accused of ‘fauxpologising’ for hate-speech

    Former Western Cape provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Tony Ehrenreich last week ‘apologised’ for hate speech committed five years ago, but the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has hit back, criticising his apology as fake and saying it reinforces the original intent. This led to a further tirade of hatred from Ehrenreich.

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  • Remembering the Jewish ‘white Zulu’

    He has been described as a son of Africa, a white Zulu, a voice of revolution, a genius, a teacher, student, and mentor, but before all of these, at birth, Johnny Clegg was Jewish.

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  • South Africans have easy access to anti-Semitic texts online

    Did you know that when you order the newest gadget from, your child’s birthday present from, or the latest bestsellers from Exclusive Books online, you can also add a copy of the blatantly anti-Semitic The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to your cart?

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Video of the Day 


Chief Rabbi reiterates his call of a year ago for Jacob Zuma to stand down in this Pesach Video, likening the SA saga of today to our flight from Egypt 3329 years ago. “With that freedom comes a voice” he says. He will be marching in Pretoria on Friday.  

    • Ilan Herrmann

    Seeing light where others see darkness

    Aug 15, 2019 Go comment!
    The Talmud tells us that Rabban Gamliel, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaria, Rabbi Joshua, and Rabbi Akiva went up to Jerusalem. When they reached Mt Scopus, they tore their garments as an act of grief and mourning for the Temple that had been destroyed there. When they reached the Temple Mount, they saw a fox emerging from the place where the Holy of Holies was situated.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Are we really independent?

    Aug 08, 2019 Go comment!
    Tens of thousands of Jews will converge on Jerusalem’s Western Wall this week as our people mark Tisha B’Av, our national day of mourning. On this day in history, both our holy temples were destroyed, and a host of other calamities have occurred throughout the centuries.
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    • RabbiMalcolm

    Danger of making incidental significant

    Aug 01, 2019 Go comment!
    While encamped on the eastern side of the River Jordan, the tribes of Reuben and Gad, owners of cattle, observed that the Land of Jazer and Gilead was suitable for the rearing of livestock. Knowing that the people of Israel were about to cross over the Jordan to enter the land of Canaan, they asked that they be allowed to remain and settle on the east side of the river.
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    • ParshaRabbiPink

    It’s wiser to be an activist than a critic

    Jul 25, 2019 Go comment!
    In the aftermath of Pinchas’ slaying of Zimri and Kozbi at the end of last week’s Torah portion, we read this week how some of the Jewish people complained about him. They found it difficult to believe that someone who came from a lineage such as his could have been genuinely disgusted by Zimri’s acts. So, G-d reminded them that although on one side of his family, Pinchas’ ancestors were non-Jewish idol worshipers, on his father’s side, he was descended from Aaron the high priest.
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