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Jul 4, 2018, 8:19 PM
I was a draft-dodger
Where the South African army was an instrument of racism, the ultra-Orthodox have nothing to complain about
Jun 25, 2018, 12:18 AM
How Did I Get Here?
Dedicated to: Saul of Hallandale, Mark of Hadera, Binyamin & Shula of Ramat HaSharon, Steven of New York, Liora of RishonLezion who insisted that #613 was insufficient and asked for more. Their overseas phone calls, e-mails and Comments added...
Erris Langer Klapper
Jun 24, 2018, 4:50 PM
How Anti-Semitism Flourishes Under the African National Congress
It should come as no surprise even to those unfamiliar with South African history, that Jews were inextricably committed to freeing the country from the clutches of white rule under the appalling apartheid regime. Their commitment was consistent with...
Jun 23, 2018, 12:06 AM
# 613, I’ve Reached My Goal
This, my 613th article, was my initial goal, following in the steps of Maimonides’ 613 commandments (Taryag Mitzvot). It is dedicated with great esteem and respect to Miriam Herschlag and Anne Gordon, my two devoted and patient editors, and to...
Jun 21, 2018, 8:59 PM
Shashi Naidoo, South Africa: What it means
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” So said Evelyn Beatrice Hall in 1906 in The Friends of Voltaire. But in the topsy-turvy world in which we live...
Jun 20, 2018, 8:56 PM
The day the Little Mermaid died
A South African model dared suggest Hamas shared blame for Gaza violence -- guess what happened next
Jun 12, 2018, 4:46 PM
South Africa – No Friend of Israel
The South African Friends of Israel gathered at the Johannesburg City Hall Sunday to reaffirm their support and love for Israel. 1500 church leaders who openly stand by the Jewish state came together in prayer and positivism. Among them was...
Jun 6, 2018, 8:20 PM
Game of Thrones: An Allegory for the Middle East?
Much has been made of the hit HBO television show, “Game of Thrones,” being based off of medieval European history. Indeed, some suggest that the Lannisters and Starks are based off of the Lancaster and York Houses from the...
Jun 6, 2018, 10:16 AM
BDS 1 — Reality 0
The Argentinian football (soccer) team have cancelled their game against Israel that was due to take place this weekend in Jerusalem. BDS supporters may be raising a glass of malbec to celebrate. Will it change the the status of the...
May 22, 2018, 4:06 PM
The other South Africa
It has been a distressing week for those who care about the Israel – South Africa relationship. The South African Government’s decision to recall its ambassador to Israel “because of the grave and indiscriminate nature of the latest Israeli...