SA Featured Item

    • MichaelBagraim

    Amidst TERS and suffering, change on horizon for labour

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Coronavirus was just a blip on the horizon, confined to Wuhan in China, when Michael Bagraim, the shadow minister of employment and labour began checking if we could sustain a lockdown. He asked Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping if there was enough money for a million UIF claims if the virus hit South Africa and led to a lockdown. Bagraim, also the labour spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance, was assured that the R140 billion in UIF reserves would be more than adequate.
    Full story
    • Jacqui Biess with her daughters Dani and Alex

    Rock-solid women lead the way

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Whether it be through healthcare, altruism, or leadership, many women have made their mark in fighting against COVID-19 or simply helping others survive this pandemic. There are too many to celebrate, so we have picked the following three inspirational stories for Women’s Day.
    Full story
    • Elderly1

    Elderly face pandemic of loneliness

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    During the COVID-19 crisis, we’re battling three pandemics – a health pandemic, a financial pandemic, and an emotional pandemic. Nowhere is the pandemic of loneliness, anxiety, depression and despair more acutely felt than among the elderly.
    Full story
    • IshmaelKhaldi

    From drover to diplomat: Israel’s man in Eritrea

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Israel’s newest ambassador used to tend sheep in the green hills of the Galil. The ambassador-designate to Eritrea in the Horn of Africa is a Bedouin Muslim named Ishmael Khaldi.
    Full story
    • Ann Harris

    Should Black Lives Matter to Jews?

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, founded to protest police discrimination against black people in the United States (US) in 2012, hit the headlines this year after the police killing of George Floyd in Chicago went viral on social media.
    Full story
    • RS5

    Repurposed Robertson shul still supports the community

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    When community members saw the former Robertson shul in the Western Cape advertised for sale as a one-bedroom cottage this week, many were shocked. But the history behind its transformation from a shul to a holiday home is fascinating and meaningful.
    Full story
    • chief_98

    ‘Like a military operation’, say doctors at state hospitals

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Jewish doctors who are on the frontline of COVID-19 in the public sector are conveying a message of teamwork, innovation, and hope that goes against the prevalent sense of disarray in the sector.
    Full story
    • Jerusalema Herzlia Constantia pupils in Cape Town showing their moves to ‘Jerusalema’

    Jerusalema hits hearts and souls across the globe

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Amidst the doom and gloom of the past few months, an exciting phenomenon has emerged, with people around the world recording themselves dancing to the smash hit Jerusalema. With lyrics expressing longing for the holy city, it’s performed by South African artist Master KG (Kgaogelo Moagi) and female vocalist Nomcebo Zikode.
    Full story
    • MogoengMogoeng1

    Chief justice slams anti-Israel group’s ‘underhand tactics’

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng hit back at Africa4Palestine in a 19-page affidavit this week, describing underhand tactics of twisting the truth and targeting him individually after he expressed support for Israel as well as the Palestinians in a recent webinar.
    Full story
    • ChiefRabbiLau

    Look back for guidance and optimism, says Israel’s chief rabbi

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    If the Jewish people could survive centuries of hardship and remain strong, we can be assured that we will emerge from our current difficulties with a strong sense of hope and optimism.
    Full story
    • Tony Ehrenreich

    Victory as Ehrenreich finally makes acceptable apology

    Jul 30, 2020 1 Comment
    Tony Ehrenreich, the former Western Cape provincial secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has finally apologised, six years after his Facebook post that attacked the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and the South African Jewish community, calling for violent revenge for the war in Gaza at the time.
    Full story
    • GarethCliff

    Cliff under fire for hosting Icke-y antisemite

    Jul 30, 2020 1 Comment
    Controversial broadcaster Gareth Cliff has come under fire for hosting a notorious antisemite and conspiracy theorist on his current-affairs television show, resulting in a heated online debate about freedom of speech.
    Full story
    • Twitter Rapper Wiley 2

    Antisemitism protestors give Twitter silent treatment

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    A host of politicians, celebrities, high-profile figures, and other social-media users took part in a two-day boycott of Twitter from Monday morning to protest antisemitic hate on the social media platform.
    Full story
    • JAA_2020_

    Celebrating real heroes

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    In times of crisis, heroes emerge. It’s our duty to acknowledge those in our midst, and ensure that they get the recognition they deserve for their acts of selflessness in trying circumstances.
    Full story
    • Sugihara2

    If you save one life, you save the world

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    If you ever doubted the ripple effect of one person’s good deeds on the world, a recent webinar featuring the heroic actions of a few individuals would change your mind.
    Full story
    • SollyLevin4

    The heart of a child

    Jul 30, 2020 1 Comment
    The COVID-19 stats rose by an extra few recently, as Solly and Cynthia Levin both succumbed to the merciless disease a mere week apart. I have known Solly most of my life.
    Full story
    • HomeOffice2

    Home sweet office – a winning combination

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    Once a hot commodity, office space is fast becoming the exception rather than the rule. COVID-19 may have sparked the shift to home offices, but it’s the convenience and increased efficiency they offer that’s giving them their staying power.
    Full story
    • Larry Nussbaum DIY

    When the cracks start to show

    Jul 30, 2020 1 Comment
    Having largely been confined to our four walls over the past few months, many of us have finally tackled those home-improvement projects. Whether we’re doing it ourselves or enlisting the experts, repairs, redecorations, and renovations have become lockdown trends.
    Full story
    • Entertainment

    Long-term lockdown can be ‘kids’ stuff’

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    It’s been more than a hundred days since some children last went to school. Some briefly attended classes before returning to online learning, and others are at home for school holidays. As lockdown becomes a “long haul” experience, how can parents help their children remain positive, upbeat, and resilient, all while keeping screen time to a minimum?
    Full story
    • AsciaLieberman JulianPokroy

    End of an era dawns with passing of three survivors

    Jul 30, 2020 Go comment!
    As the ambulance was about to whisk him away to hospital, Holocaust survivor Henri Meenz watched his beloved wife kiss the mezuzah on their front door imploring him to get well and return to her.
    Full story

Newsletter

My Place advert 300px x 300px 110820

kosherworld


SAJ4050_Conference2020_DigitalGIFbanner_4.3_Proof_03


AfrikaTikkunApril

Yad Aharon GENERIC2020


Chev-EMERGENCY-Campaign-JR-GIF-300x300
 

Follow us on