S.african Jews Urged to Speak out on Racial Issues

The outgoing president of the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa has urged South African Jews not to be “people of silence” on racial issues. Mrs. Jeanette Cohen declared in her valedictory address at the organization’s biennial conference that “We must base our work on a belief that being Jewish also means being just.”

She stressed that If Jews want justice for themselves, “we must seek Justice for everyone. If we believe that no human being is better than another because of race, color or creed, then it is our duty to uphold this belief and not be ‘people of silence. ” Mrs. Leah Rosettenstein was elected to succeed Mrs. Cohen as president of the Union which has a membership of 10,000 and 60 branches across the country.

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