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  • Chief rabbi calls JSC questioning ‘racist and antisemitic’
    by Tali Feinberg on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:41 am

    Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein this week was appalled at the “conduct of the commissioners of the Judicial Service Commission [JSC] in their questioning of two Jewish judges [over the past weeks]”. He described it as “racist and antisemitic in effect, if not in intention”. Judge David Unterhalter was grilled about his short association with The post Chief rabbi calls JSC questioning ‘racist and antisemitic’ appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • From Cape Town kelp forest to Oscar stage
    by Tali Feinberg on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Pippa Ehrlich travelled from the depths of Cape Town’s icy oceans to the heights of the film industry when she won the Academy Award for Best Documentary this week. Ehrlich, whose father is Jewish, grew up in Johannesburg and lives in Cape Town. She and co-director James Reed were awarded the Oscar for their film, The post From Cape Town kelp forest to Oscar stage appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • HRW report accusing Israel of apartheid widely condemned
    by Nicola Miltz on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:39 am

    There has been widespread local and international condemnation over a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report accusing Israel of apartheid and persecution. The United States-based HRW published a 213-page report this week accusing Israel of pursuing policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians and against the country’s own Arab minority that amount to crimes against humanity. The post HRW report accusing Israel of apartheid widely condemned appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Is the Judicial Services Commission hostile to Jews?
    by Mark Oppenheimer on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:38 am

    The appointment of judges is a key component of the health and vitality of our democracy. The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) has recently gone through the process of nominating judges for the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, and high courts around the country. The separation of powers doctrine means that the different arms The post Is the Judicial Services Commission hostile to Jews? appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Picking up the pieces after UCT fire
    by Tali Feinberg on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:38 am

    The world watched in horror on Sunday, 21 April, as a raging wildfire bore down on the University of Cape Town (UCT), hitting at its heart when the JW Jagger Library went up in flames. Now, members of the community are pitching in from all sides to save priceless archival material from fire and water The post Picking up the pieces after UCT fire appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • How COVID-19 lockdown turned eating upside down
    by Mirah Langer on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Families baking cakes, icing drive-by party cupcakes, and fermenting sourdough starters was one of the more celebratory public images of the COVID-19 lockdown. However, for some, the isolation and disruption in routine helped to trigger a struggle with food, the effects of which continue to linger more than a year afterwards. “My coping mechanism is The post How COVID-19 lockdown turned eating upside down appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Some are more equal than others
    by Peta Krost Maunder on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:37 am

    In this country, we have a Constitution that most experts around the world believe to be one of the finest. Apparently, every genuine right that a person could think of was considered in writing it, and is somehow included. And if it wasn’t originally included, it has since been considered and brought into law. Sounds The post Some are more equal than others appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Freedom Day fight for Liliesleaf’s survival
    by Nicola Miltz on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Nicholas Wolpe, the founder and chief executive of the Liliesleaf Trust, is a man on a sad, lonely mission. Out of desperation, he has become the mouthpiece for the arts, heritage, and culture sector, one which in his view is dismally neglected and forgotten about. Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg, described as the “nerve centre The post Freedom Day fight for Liliesleaf’s survival appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Lag B’Omer, fire, and faith
    by Rabbi Yossy Goldman on Apr 29, 2021 at 7:35 am

    With the old Johannesburg General Hospital, Cape Town’s Table Mountain, and the University of Cape Town having suffered devastating fire damage just last week, I would imagine that the custom of lighting bonfires on Lag B’Omer will be somewhat subdued this year. Perhaps it’s timely to ask where this custom originates. And, in general, how The post Lag B’Omer, fire, and faith appeared first on Jewish Report.