Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe Congregation is 100 Years Old

    The Jewish community of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, recently marked its 100th anniversary. The chief rabbi of South Africa, Cyril Harris, speaking at both thanksgiving service in the Bulawayo synagogue and at the 100th anniversary banquet, paid tribute to the 500-member Jewish community for “succeeding in preserving vibrant Jewish life.” Harris, who was accompanied by a delegation… More ▸

  • Zimbabwe President Apologizes for Calling Jews Hard-hearted

    The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has apologized to the Central African Jewish Board of Deputies for his recent remark calling Jews “hard-hearted.” Mugabe issued the apology in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare at a meeting with a three-member delegation from the board, led by its vice president, Stanley Harris. The apology made headline news… More ▸

  • Zimbabwe Jews Upset over Remark

    Leaders of the Jewish community of Zimbabwe have written to President Robert Mugabe, protesting a “derogatory statement about Jews” he is reported to have made last Friday, the World Jewish Congress reported. Muriel Rosin, president of the Central African Jewish Board of Deputies, the WJC national affiliate in Zimbabwe, said the letter asked for clarification… More ▸

  • Zimbabwe Jewish Assembly Condemns Apartheid, Anti-semitism

    Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen of Rumania, in the keynote speech before a national assembly of Zimbabwe Jewry, condemned all forms of racism and anti-Semitism and on behalf of the Jewish people expressed specific condemnation of apartheid in South Africa, the World Jewish Congress reported here. Rosen, as a member of the WJC Governing Board, was… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Zimbabwe

    Several Conservative rabbis have expressed “their keen interest” in going to Zimbabwe to fill that Jewish community’s need for a rabbi and spiritual leader, according to Rabbi Richard Yellin of Temple Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Describing it as “a mission of mitzvah,” Yellin said in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that… More ▸

  • Blum Protests Anti-jewish Exhibit Mounted by PLO in Zimbabwe

    Yehuda Blum, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, expressed “profound regret and vigorous protest” of the fact that the United Nations Information Center in Harare, Zimbabwe was used recently for the display of an anti-Jewish exhibition by the Palestine Liberation Organization. In a letter to Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Blum said that among… More ▸

  • The Jews of Zimbabwe Rhodesia

    The Jews of Zimbabwe Rhodesia have gained new hope from the recent cease-fire ending the seven-year civil war in that country. They perceive a return to normalcy and “some Jews are very optimistic about the future,” M. Hatchuel, president of the Central African Zionist Organization, was quoted as saying in a recent issue of the… More ▸