• Nussbaums gets the all clear following listeria fear

    Nussbaums Kosher Butchery this week was given the thumbs up that all traces of listeria had been successfully eradicated, and the popular butchery and eatery was given the all clear to operate. The SA Jewish Report has seen a certificate of food safety to prove it.

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  • Pick n Pay removes Nussbaum’s meat in listeria scare

    Traces of listeria have been found in lamb and beef at Nussbaum’s Kosher Butchery, according to Chief Executive Baruch Lurie on Wednesday. “Late yesterday afternoon, we received notification that our most recent microbiological results had been found to contain traces of listeria. To our knowledge, no one has been affected as a result,” Lurie told the SA Jewish Report on Wednesday.

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  • Limmud acknowledges it ‘overstepped the mark’ by inviting BDS supporters

    Limmud heard the community’s ire, and disinvited three Jewish anti-Israel presenters to its annual conference in Cape Town next weekend following outrage from people claiming that the organisation had gone too far.

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  • Christians march to Union Buildings, shouting “Viva Israel!”

    Thousands of Christians took to the streets in Pretoria on Wednesday in a solidarity prayer rally for the State of Israel.

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  • Will recyclers lose their income with the new rubbish law?

    Huddling together in the dark, a group of men sit on a traffic island waiting for the dawn. With hoods drawn closely to their faces against the winter cold, they sit surrounded by refuse and try to keep warm.

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  • Bomb scares terrorise Durban

    A series of bomb threats across Durban over the past week has left its population – including a small and ageing Jewish community – living in fear. Several explosive devices have been found in public spaces, and while no one has yet claimed responsibility for the string of scares, Jevon Greenblatt, director of the Community Security Organisation (CSO), says these incidents show a “deeply concerning shift towards radicalism”, no matter what the reason behind them.

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Video of the Day 


Chief Rabbi reiterates his call of a year ago for Jacob Zuma to stand down in this Pesach Video, likening the SA saga of today to our flight from Egypt 3329 years ago. “With that freedom comes a voice” he says. He will be marching in Pretoria on Friday.  


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