Judaica Spotlight

Jewish Memories of Mandela Book Cover - HOME.small-thumbnailCraig Joseph’s parents were bemused when he personally delivered an invitation to his barmie at the President’s residence in ‘96. A week before the celebration Mandela’s secretary called to accept. Read what happened.
Berlin Zoo fesses up to Nazi Past

“It is late, but never too late,” to reveal its past, says the director of the Centrum Judaicum after Zoo admits “criminally removing” its 33% Jewish shareholders in 1933.
Evidence found of David & Solomon

Archaeologists have found proof of the kings. But was their Kingdom a glorious empire—or just a little town? It depends on which archaeologist you ask.

NatGeo’s cover story brings us up to date with the science. Well … sort of …
Blacks, Jews share musical history

Last month saw the official release of THE IDELSOHN SOCIETY’S Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations. Despite its kitschy name, this rare footage of African-American musicians singing Jewish music is great.
‘Words to Live By’ bracelets

US artist Susan Fischer Weis’ on-line business, “Yontifications” has grown into a full offering of Jewish jewelry. And Yontifications’ newest product is “Words to Live by Bracelets.”
Ice-flood wrecks Judaica store

A freak storm last Friday put popular “House of Judaica” at Norwood Mall out of business for “between 6 and 12 weeks.” But the resilient owners promise to be back.
Sholem Aleichem 150th Festival

The next event to honour the 150th anniversary of the birth of Yiddish literature’s most beloved author, Sholem Aleichem, a lecture and film on Sun 15 Nov. Sholem, Shalom or Sholom? See above and Publisher’s Blog below.