Geoff Sifrin (Haaretz)

2,000 South African Women Join Mass Challah Baking

More than two thousand South African Jewish women converged on a street in Johannesburg’s Glenhazel neighbourhood two weeks ago to learn the intricacies of preparing challah – the bread Jews customarily eat on Friday nights when saying Kiddush to mark the onset of Shabbat.

South Africa University Hit by Anti-Israel Protest

A proud bastion of anti-apartheid, Wits University, found itself the target last week after the Johannesburg school hosted an Israeli jazz quartet - triggering a round of protests by anti-Israel activists.