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    Berland opts for ‘Sun City’ jail

    Apr 26, 2016 2 Comments
    Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s attorney, Themba Langa, on Tuesday closed his case at the rabbi’s bail hearing in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court with an impassioned plea that the rabbi be given bail, especially as it is Passover. He said the rabbi was a man of elevated spirituality and probity and “in the normal course of events” would have returned to Israel to deal with the allegations of sexual assault made against him by followers. READ ALL ABOUT THE COURTROOM DRAMA...
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    • Anstey Errol HOME

    Cape Town City Council: One Jew down, for now

    Apr 26, 2016 Go comment!
    Appearing in a ‘new’ seat at Thursday’s Cape Town City Council meeting will be councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe – who has changed colours from the ANC to the DA. This is not as simple as it sounds in the post-floor-crossing era – and an interesting local government situation which was only enabled by Jewish councillor Errol Anstey’s volunteering his PR seat as a DA member for the remaining three months of the sitting. Read more to find out why…
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    • Sifrin Geoff HOME
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    Beware the seductiveness of crafty leaders

    Apr 26, 2016 2 Comments
    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema’s threat in an Al Jazeera interview on Sunday to remove President Jacob Zuma’s government through the “barrel of a gun” should sound an alarm as Jews mark Holocaust Day next Thursday.
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    • Berland 16 HOME

    Berland spent Pesach in 'Sun City' prison

    Apr 26, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s bail hearing is scheduled to continue this morning [Tuesday, April 26] in the Randburg Magistrate’s court, on the northwest side of Johannesburg. But, given what took place at the hearing last week, especially on Thursday and Friday, there is no guarantee that the hearing will reach an end.
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    • Furman Ezra

    He lays tefillin on his tour bus

    Apr 26, 2016 4 Comments
    Ezra Furman is a gender-bending, genre-crossing, observant Jewish rocker who is the next big thing - see his amazing “Perpetual Motion People” video…
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