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Sunday, June 9 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
The triple threat? Anti-Israel sentiment, Australia and assimilation - South African Jewry in 2013

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South African Jewry has lost much of its proud community to emigration, with many moving to Australia. It is the only country which has official relations with Israel yet simultaneously bans elected representatives and civil servants from visiting what many politicians call ‘an Apartheid state’. Every day, many young Jews turn away from Judaism while others turn to right-wing religiosity. Despite this, individuals from the community continue to excel professionally, there is a high rate of Jewish day-school attendance and an unprecedented level of engagement with the Zionist youth movements. Is this a community in trouble or one that is thriving? Time for questions and discussion included.

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Daniel Barnett

Daniel Barnett holds a BSocSci and LLB from the University of Cape Town, is an Advocate of the High Court and works in the metals business in Johannesburg. He was Rosh Machaneh of Habonim Dror and has spent many years navigating Jewish politics. He serves as Co-Chair of Limmud Johannesburg and has presented at Limmud Conferences in the United Kingdom and throughout South Africa. Since 2010, Daniel has been actively involved in South Africa... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Engineering Building Room G1

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