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Yosef Kaufmann

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Yosef Kaufmann is a scribe who lives with his wife and children in Johannesburg, South Africa. His articles have been published in various Jewish publications locally and abroad. He also writes children's books. His poetry can be seen here.
Chabad in Umhlanga, South Africa provides food and comfort to terrified communities
JOHANNESBURG—Umhlanga is a small, idyllic beach town on the east coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. For its residents, Umhlanga is home, where the everyday hustle and bustle of life takes place. But for a few weeks during the July winter holi...
Rabbi Yossy Goldman made Sydenham Shul into one of the world's great synagogues
For more than 30 years, people coming to pray in Johannesburg’s largest synagogue have been greeted by a familiar sight: Rabbi Yossy Goldman sitting by his dais, ready to lead the service. Be it a Friday night, Shabbat day or Yom Kippur. For bar mitzvahs ...
18-year-old hopes to be a role model for Jewish life in the major leagues
On a bus with his teammates on Israel’s Olympic baseball team heading to Hartford, Conn., 18-year-old Elie Kligman received a call he had long been hoping for. The Washington Nationals had just selected the Las Vegas native in the 20th round of the Major ...
The incredible, true story of Roddie Edmonds
Most kids grow up thinking their parents are heroes. For most people that’s just a wishful fantasy, but for Chris Edmonds, it was reality. He just didn’t know it. His father, Roddie W. Edmonds, was a quiet, humble and unassuming man. He worked as a salesm...
A Jewish American Hero
Washington wrote to Robert Morris saying he would need $20,000 to finance the campaign. Morris responded that there was simply no money or even credit left. Washington simply wrote, “Send for Haym Salomon.”
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