south africa

South Africa Chief Justice: Apartheid past can help foster Mideast peace

WATCH: “As a citizen of our great country, we are denying ourselves a wonderful opportunity of being a game-changer in the Israeli-Palestinian situation,” said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

America's George Floyd protests - conversations from South Africa - watch

Watch: A conversation between Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa Mogoeng Mogoeng and the Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein.

Apartheid Week
Confronting apartheid of the heart – opinion

Apartheid of the heart is a prejudice that focuses on any difference that allows us to see another human being as “other.”

South African Jew: We cannot sit out today’s fight against racism

As I see the police crackdown on demonstrators, I flash back to the social and political turmoil I witnessed during my youth in Cape Town.

SACKS FAMILY, just before leaving Johannesburg: Gavin & Kerri (center) with Adiel, 12; Michai’el, 8;
Aliyah just under the COVID-19 wire

The final few weeks before boarding an aliyah flight are hectic ones for all olim. But for Kerri and Gavin Sacks, they were far more frenzied than usual.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
Rendering of urban design project in Kliptown by Osnat Pavese
Coronavirus: An Israeli student’s dream to help slums through urban design

An Israeli urban design student is working to create architecture solutions to alleviate the suffering of those communities, focusing on a 45,000 people strong slum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

‘Antisemitic’ academic pushed for boycott of Israeli professors in 2018

Mbembe and another academic took the lead to boycott Prof. Shifra Sagy, a psychology professor at Ben-Gurion University, who was disinvited from the South African Stellenbosch University’s conference in 2018.

South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg dies at age 87

Despite recieving help from the Israeli government in the negotiated release of his 22-year imprisonment, Goldberg remained a vocal critic of Israel and avid supporter of the BDS movement.

South African nursing home names babies for those under lockdown

The 400 residents of a Jewish nursing home in South Africa, which was locked down two weeks before the country ordered nationwide restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19, are free of the virus

Denis Goldberg speaking at the Edinburgh World Justice Festival in 2013
Limmud conference in South Africa conjures up memories of the past

At Limmud in Johannesburg I had occasion to listen to and to chat with Denis Goldberg, one of the speakers at the conference.

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