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    Readers go mad over Darren’s leaving the UOS

    Nov 12, 2014 3 Comments
    Popular UOS exec director Darren Sevitz is leaving after 14 years’ service. This was “in order to maximise efficiencies & improve levels of service delivery to the community”, UOS Chairman Jon Levitt told Jewish Report Online this week. But SAJR users were having none of it! Within 18 hours the story became the third-most-read of all time and our famously rowdy readers have already racked up over 50 chirps in support of Sevitz. So much so, that an embarrassed Sevitz today personally posted a comment asking the community to stop trashing the UOS.
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    Disunity over BDS plagues SA Progressive Jewry

    Nov 12, 2014 13 Comments
    SAUPJ Gauteng regional Chairman Reeva Forman says she is “deeply concerned about this divisive issue that threatens not only Gauteng Progressive Jewry, but the wider Jewish community of SA”. Progressive Rabbis Shaked of Johannesburg, and Alexander of Cape Town have supported the anti-Zionist group Jewish Voices for Just Peace (JVJP) - who “actively promote BDS” - according to Dan Brotman (pic) – and are “dishonouring the Progressive movement’s respect for diversity (by) using their pulpit to openly affiliate with one political viewpoint on such a divisive issue”. Read full story
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