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‘Ruth Ave’ takes tradition into new neighbourhood
Breindy and Matt’s music is not your grandparents’ niggun (Jewish melody or song), while still being impeccably traditional. A refrain on their new album, a pensive but ultimately uplifting work of melodic folk-electronica, is as likely to be inspired by Radiohead or The Shins as by Litvak melodies.
of Kol Isha, these performances are for women only). But, anyone can get their music. Go
In response to article on Seligson Commission
Last week’s issue of SA Jewish Report (SAJR) ran with the story of how the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) Cape Council election, held last August, had been found to be “flawed” by the Seligson Commission, a body set up to investigate alleged irregularities in the way the election was conducted.
, and how he played a critical role in resolving the ‘Kol Isha’ issue. Hence our disappointment
The ‘compromise’ Shoah ceremony
Rabbi Julia Margolis, chairman of the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED) described this year’s Yom Hashoah as “on the one hand, disappointing, but on the other”, she added, “I’m not without hope”.
She described the day as moving but also sensitive, as it was during this event under the organisational umbrella of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies that the initiative to address discrimination against women - in the form of banning women from singing in public - began a decade ago. Describing the Kol Isha negotiation process and the agreement which was reached in Cape Town last year, Rabbi Margolis reflected on how the ceremony was brokered “to end the current situation of discrimination
Accolades to a Jew of worth surpass narrow dogma
The shift to the right in the world is epitomised by Donald Trump who may become the next United States president and have his finger on the nuclear button. A scary thought. As nationalism and intolerance of the “other” rises, the fundamentalist trend grows too in Jewish communities and other religions including Christianity and Islam.
, including the “kol isha” issue which has shaken SA Jewry recently due to the interpretation
Jewish Report Letters Page - Week 35
Kol Isha being used to hold Jewish community to ransom Really, are some people just looking, address is [email protected] Kol isha: Court order wrongly attributed In last week’s edition of Jewish Report we ran a story on the kol isha matter in which we said the applicants (Gilad
of significant developments in the kol isha matter - an Equality Court action brought by Gilad Stern, Community itself should resolve Kol Isha, of the facts and issues involved. Full story ‘Kol isha, of the Holocaust. Full story Kol isha heading
Cape Board invites applicants to colloquium
The community colloquium that has been called by the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies on the kol isha issue for Monday and which is likely to be heard by the Cape Equality Court in August should the matter not be resolved, has been widely criticised as not being representative of the community. Cape Board chair Marx hits back, explaining why it is and tells JR Online about some changes. This is not a question of religion, say the litigants.
doctrine of kol isha. The brouhaha has been smouldering over at least a decade, as traditional SA
Court action: Margolis acted alone says SAUPJ
Alvin Kushner (pictured), national chairman of the South African Union for Progressive Judaism (SAUPJ), clearly distanced his organisation from the Equality Court action in Cape Town against the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. While one of the SAUPJ rabbis has joined the action, he said, it had been instituted in her own name. Kushner acknowledged that the SAUPJ do “share the frustration felt by women who are prohibited from singing,” he said they were not part of the action against the Board.
Lawsuit rabbi suspended from Board meetings
A conflict of interest over a case in the Western Cape High Court against the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (Cape) over a ban on women singing at Jewish communal events has resulted in the suspension of Progressive Rabbi Julia Margolis, chair of the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED), from Board meetings.
Halacha vs Constitution destined for Equality Court
The Cape Council of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies this week rejected a compromise offer made by the three claimants who are taking the Council to the Equality Court of the Western Cape High Court, arguing that it is unconstitutional to not allow women to sing at Jewish secular events. It now seems, the question of whether religious law trumps constitutional law, will probably be decided in the next few weeks by the Equality Court. Read the story - see the video.
is affiliated, has distanced itself from the legal action. At issue is the halachic principle of “Kol Isha


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