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The South African Zionist Federation’s (SAZF) National Chairman Ben Swartz (pictured) condemned yesterday evening’s terrorist truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem early this morning. Prof Michael Katz, pictured, chairs the largest legal firm in Africa and is a giant in the fields of law, taxation and corporate governance.
You have to hand it to the ladies at the Union of Jewish Women, give them lemons and they will make lemonade.At a briefing for the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) last week Friday, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) told the gathering that the issue of anti-Israeli sentiment has unfortunately degenerated into anti-Semitism.The threat by some Orthodox and other South African Jews and interfaith groups to take the SA Jewish Board of Deputies’ Gauteng Council to the Equality Court over kol isha, the halachic ban on women singing in front of men, has been amicably resolved for Yom Hashoah in Johannesburg, as was the case earlier this year in Cape Town.Tikkun Olam is always at it's best - and of most value to SA Jewry - when it is seen to be offered, as it should be, to the country's broader community.Hats off to the UJW ladies for once once again doing just that.
Limmud, the international network of Jewish learning communities, will receive the Jerusalem Unity Prize in the Diaspora category on Unity Day, June 7, in recognition of its global success in bringing Jews together.