Welcome to the first Jewish Affairs ‘Quirks and Curiosities’ feature! It is envisaged that this will be a regular item looking at some of the more unusual, even eccentric aspects of the Jewish South African legacy.

Located directly opposite the Sydenham shul, the Yad Aharon and Michael Jewish Food Fund has grown into one of Johannesburg Jewry’s most important social welfare organisations. Much of the wherewithal for carrying out its mission comes from donations in kind from the general public. For those moving house, emigrating, conducting a pre-Yom Tov clear-out or, sadly, required to dispose of the possessions of the recently deceased, Yad Aharon ensures that whatever is no longer needed will be used to benefit those who do.

For more information on Yad Aharon, including its vintage shop at 50 Durham Street, Sydenham, call 011 485 2076/640 2106 or go to Facebook.com/YadAharon/www.yadaharon.co.za.

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​Sentencing of Letsoalo sets important precedent. ​

Sentencing of Letsoalo sets important precedent.

Today, the Randburg Magistrates Court sentenced Matome Letsoalo to three years imprisonment, suspended for five years, for threatening and antisemitic tweets that he posted in June 2018. This follows Letsoalo’s pleading guilty last Friday to a charge of crimen injuria lodged by the SA Jewish Board of Deputies SAJBD).