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Moira Schneider

  • South African Jews grapple with semigration and emigration

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Marlene Abitz can barely hold back the tears when she looks around her synagogue in Cape Town, particularly during the High Holy Days.

    Pews that once were filled with her children are empty, and it's getting harder and harder for Abitz, 57, to go see them in Australia.

    "We don't have...

  • Pioneer Tales From South Africa

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Today, the only remaining signs of the hardy Jewish pioneers of Namaqualand are a cemetery and a synagogue, which is now a museum.

    But these Jews -- who first arrived in this remote, arid region of South Africa in the mid-1850s -- once numbered as many as 200 and played an important...

  • South African Jews Fear for the Future

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    South Africa's main Jewish group is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and concerns about the community's future -- as well as its past -- are dominating the organization's efforts.

    One of the issues causing the concern is the widely held conviction among South African Jews that...

  • Cape Town Clash

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A controversial conversion has reignited a dispute over Orthodox Jewish standards between South Africa's Orthodox establishment and one of the largest Orthodox congregations in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Attempts to paper over the cracks between the beit din, or the Jewish law court,...

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