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  • Humanity’s best rises after violent unrest
    by Mirah Langer on Jul 22, 2021 at 9:00 am

    The KwaZulu-Natal Jewish community has begun emerging from the shock of last week’s chaos, remaining vigilant and expressing gratitude for assistance provided by the wider community. Moreover, they are paying it forward wherever they can to others in need. Those working in relief operations in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng describe a spirit of ubuntu (humanity towards The post Humanity’s best rises after violent unrest appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Commonwealth Jewish Council calls for release of ‘Nigeria three’
    by Tali Feinberg on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:59 am

    All Rudy Rochman wanted to do was to shine a light on unknown, disconnected, and re-emerging Jewish communities around the world, but something went horribly wrong. The charismatic 27-year-old Israeli activist, who has more than 97 000 followers on Instagram, was working on a new documentary series titled, We Were Never Lost, which focused on these The post Commonwealth Jewish Council calls for release of ‘Nigeria three’ appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Expats watch SA unrest with heartache and horror
    by Tali Feinberg on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:58 am

    “Last week’s events ripped the plaster off of a big wound. They forced me to re-examine my life in South Africa – things I miss and don’t miss, my reasons for leaving, and my experiences there,” says Dan Brotman, who lived in South Africa for 10 years before leaving for Canada late last year. He The post Expats watch SA unrest with heartache and horror appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Diaspora minister expresses concern and support after riots
    by Nicola Miltz on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:57 am

    The newly elected Israeli minister of diaspora affairs this week sent a heartfelt message of support to the South African Jewish community following last week’s devastating protests and riots. Dr Nachman Shai this week expressed his “warmest regards and personal blessing” in a letter to the community. “All of us in Israel have watched the The post Diaspora minister expresses concern and support after riots appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • WhatsApp messages use Jewish community to sow divisions
    by Tali Feinberg on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:56 am

    As social media in South Africa last week became a minefield of fake news and incitement amidst civil unrest, one WhatsApp user attempted to draw the South African Jewish community into the fray. Messages written by someone who called himself “Ari Goldberg – Israeli peacekeeper” were full of profanities and hate speech against the Indian The post WhatsApp messages use Jewish community to sow divisions appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • COVID-19 crashes the party for kosher caterers
    by Nicola Miltz on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:56 am

    The sudden closure of Gary Friedman Caterers, one of Johannesburg’s largest and much-loved kosher caterers, has left the community in shock and shone a spotlight on a troubled industry dramatically affected by the pandemic. During the best of times, kosher catering is tough, the overheads and costs are high, the margins are small, and the The post COVID-19 crashes the party for kosher caterers appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • A crisis not to waste
    by Daniel Silke on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:55 am

    South Africa has survived an insurrection, if President Cyril Ramaphosa is to be believed. This is no laughing matter. The extent and context of the violence unleashed within KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week should leave many unsettled and insecure about the state’s ability to provide security in the short term and stability in the medium The post A crisis not to waste appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Just get vaccinated
    by Peta Krost Maunder on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:55 am

    As the dust settles on the violence and looting that took place last week, the community has bonded in raising funds and gathering essential goods for those sorely affected by the chaos. These include our community in KwaZulu-Natal. I was astonished to see people, many of whom were fasting on Tisha B’Av, making their way The post Just get vaccinated appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • What if this IS us?
    by Howard Sackstein on Jul 22, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I’m cursed with optimism. But as the smouldering cinders of last week burned themselves to charcoal and our president flanked by his podgy unkempt generals wailed war talk of an insurrection, and social media was overrun with stirring renditions of the national anthem and images of people sweeping the broken shards of debris from a The post What if this IS us? appeared first on Jewish Report.