Clarity on Jewish issues as relates to SA lockdown

Dear Jewish Community

We applaud our President for his decisive action communicated in his speech last night.

These important steps are of critical importance in giving our country a realistic prospect of dealing with this pandemic.

We as a community need to be disciplined and responsible at all times in abiding by these measures so that achieve the required outcomes.

There is no doubt that painful sacrifices will need to be made, but it is pivotal in terms of our country being able to get on top of this virus and ultimately for lives to be saved.

The directives for the lock down can be found https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-escalation-measures-combat-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-23-mar

Following the President’s speech, there are several questions specific to our community especially around kashrut and Pesach. We are currently in a process to get legal clarity on these issues.

Should members of the community have Jewish-related questions that they would like clarification on, please email sajbd@sajbd.org.

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