Menu JTA Search

South Africa Board of Jewish Deputies

  • [TIMELINE] Nelson Mandela’s complex and storied Jewish relationships

    Today marks Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday. Mandela, former president of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and famed anti-apartheid activist, spent 27 years in prison until his release in 1990. As seen in this JTA Archive Timeline, Mandela’s relationship with the Jewish community–whether in South Africa, the U.S. or Israel–has experienced frenzied peaks and troughs… More ▸