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  • Shulamit’s seder

    A family’s Passover traditions go on thanks to a wondrous sister-in-law whose sun set far too early.

  • JCPA chief prods Clinton on boycott

    A Jewish organizational leader pressed Hillary Clinton on whether the United States should participate in the Beijing Olympics.

  • Israel on the job for South Africa

    More South Africans may soon be going to work thanks to Israeli expertise in starting and developing small businesses.

  • Rabbi Cyril Harris, 69, of South Africa

    Cyril Harris, the longtime chief rabbi of South Africa who shepherded his community along the country’s tumultuous passage from apartheid to democracy, died at age 69 and was buried in Jerusalem.

  • S. African Jewish leader dies at 76

    Leon Wilder, known to many as the father of the Cape Town Jewish community, died suddenly on Feb. 3 at 76. Wilder gained national and international recognition for his work on behalf of the Jewish community and Israel.

  • Bomb, fire force Israeli company to move in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG, June 12 (JTA) — An Israeli shipping company in a Johannesburg suburb will move its offices after a bomb was discovered in a prestigious business complex located in the same street as a synagogue. Police are still investigating the cause of a fire at Rutherford Estate in Waverley, Johannesburg, and have not ruled out…


    JOHANNESBURG, March 12 (JTA) – The Jewish chief justice of Zimbabwe has agreed to step down, giving in to the government of President Robert Mugabe in a standoff over enforcing the nation’s laws. Anthony Gubbay, 68, agreed to go on immediate vacation until his retirement at the end of June, and will not preside over…

  • Ambassador tries to change perceptions in S. Africa

    JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 6 (JTA) – Israel’s new ambassador to South Africa faces a difficult task: convincing a government sympathetic to the Palestinian cause that the picture in the Middle East is complex. Ambassador Tova Herzl said last week at a lunch hosted by the South African Zionist Federation in Johannesburg, that she wants “to show…

  • Museum honors South African Jews

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 17 (JTA) – Cape Town’s new South African Jewish museum will play a vital role in ensuring that the Jewish contribution to the country’s liberation struggle will not be forgotten, former President Nelson Mandela said. Mandela officially opened the museum at the Dec. 13 dedication ceremony. The museum was established with the help…

  • South Africa says it has no pro-Palestinian bias

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 9 (JTA) – Jewish leaders here are concerned that the South African government has a pro-Palestinian bias in the ongoing Middle East conflict. After the ruling the African National Congress organized a Palestinian solidarity demonstration in Cape Town last month, officials from the South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies met with Foreign Ministry…