South African Jewish Voices for a Just Peace wishes Jews everywhere a Happy New Year
24 September 2014
As we stand on the threshold of the New Year, 5775, South African Jewish Voices for a Just Peace (JVJP) wishes Jews everywhere a Happy New Year. The period of the High Holy Days are traditionally a special time of reflection for Jews. As Jewish people we have a lot of introspection to do over the coming weeks. Are we making the right choices in all areas of our lives? Do we support equality and justice for all people? Do we look away when others are mistreated or do we speak out?
This year, Rosh Hashanah falls on the same day as the South African public holiday Heritage Day. We recall our Jewish ethics and traditions which are strongly rooted in the principles of justice and equality.
As JVJP we will be engaging in these subjects over the next few weeks and asking these difficult questions of ourselves. We hope the broader Jewish community will join us.
Shana Tova Umetuka!
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South African Jewish Voices for a Just Peace (JVJP) is a group of Jewish South Africans who recognise that the South African Jewish community is not homogenous in its thinking and that there are many different views on Israel. Many Jews in our country are deeply troubled by the actions of Israel and the human rights abuses which are inflicted on Palestinians. Many Jews are afraid to speak about these abuses for fear of being ostracized. As such, JVJP aims to facilitate respectful dialogue and discussion amongst South African Jews.