by Sam Sokol
The South African Jewish community will commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela at a series of synagogue memorials to be held in cities throughout the country over the coming days, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies announced on Friday.
South Africa’s Jews remembered Mandela, the country’s first democratically elected president, as a close friend, one with deep ties to prominent community figures and a partner in the decades-long effort to end apartheid.
The American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith and Anti-Defamation League all issued statements mourning the passing of Mandela...more.
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