Judaism

 
Pupils punished for taking a knee during Israeli national anthem
Pupils punished for taking a knee during Israeli national anthem
Last Thursday during a ceremony at Herzlia Middle School in Cape Town, two learners knelt in protest during the playing of Hatikvah, the Israeli...
Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1-million
Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1-million
A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York, valued at up...
Finding G-d in small things
Finding G-d in small things
I often muse that the unlikely trajectory of my life is proof that G-d has a quirky and macabre sense of humour. How would an anarchic punk-rock...
Make the bat mitzvah more than 'lite'
Make the bat mitzvah more than 'lite'
A friend and I were once invited to a meeting with a rabbi to discuss borrowing a Torah from a shul in Johannesburg. As the date approached, my...
Row over messianic red heifer divides Jewish activists
Row over messianic red heifer divides Jewish activists
A Jewish activist group dedicated to controversially building a Third Temple in Jerusalem has launched a crowdfunding appeal to scientifically breed...
Busting the 'right-or-wrong' mentality on Israel
Busting the 'right-or-wrong' mentality on Israel
In his article for the Mail and Guardian, journalist...
Jerusalem engulfed as pilgrims mark Good Friday, Passover
Jerusalem engulfed as pilgrims mark Good Friday, Passover
Christians and Jews in the Holy Land are set to begin marking their most important festivals as Good Friday and Jewish holiday of Passover...
The rise of the Afrikaner Christian Jew
The rise of the Afrikaner Christian Jew
In 1996, an unusual preacher came to Willem Liebenberg's Pentecostal church. His name was Bennie Kleynhans and although, like Liebenberg, he...
Moving heaven and earth
Moving heaven and earth
What will be the state of our nation in the future? What is our vision for South Africa?
Studying Jesus
Studying Jesus
For Geza Vermes, retirement seems to have concentrated the mind. Since giving up the day-job as professor of Jewish studies at Oxford in 1991, he...
A visible minority
A visible minority
There are many genres of Jewish literature, including a secular library about Judaism that has grown concurrently with the saga of the people...

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