Howard Feldman, News24

Howard Feldman

News24

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, GP, South Africa

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  • News24
Past:
  • The Times of Israel

Recent articles by Howard:

OPINION | This is what I learnt in lockdown

Lockdown has been a time of learning and self-discovery for many South Africans. Howard Feldman explores what he and those around him have learnt over the past sixty days. → Read More

Clifton 4th and what it says about our country

If we are not able to propose a view because we are afraid, then the very notion of democracy will be undermined, writes Howard Feldman. → Read More

I was a draft-dodger

My late grandmother made aliyah from South Africa at 86 years of age. When, at the time, I asked...... → Read More

The day the Little Mermaid died

June 20th 2018 will be remembered as the day free speech died in South Africa. Most applauded the death, not knowing that they were witnessing a tragedy, whilst others smugly spoke of progress and of victory from the table at the media briefing. This is the back story. Shashi Naidoo is a beautiful South African model. She is known to be of kind heart and of sensitive disposition. She is a… → Read More

Thinking of my Opa

My grandmother spoke German in secret. She also smoked behind an old fig tree in the garden and then...... → Read More

When you think you’re eating kosher, but you’re not

A few hours before the festival of Purim began, the Johannesburg Jewish world was turned upside down. An urgent...... → Read More

Why do American children want each other dead?

I have had a gun pressed against my head. And as much as I want to describe it, I...... → Read More

The war of the words: Racist BDS movements

One of my most favorite times of the week is 4:30 a.m. on a Shabbat morning. The house is...... → Read More

The Cape Town water crisis — proudly brought to you by BDS

Cape Town 2018 is what happens when a city is more concerned about politics than people. Cape Town 2018...... → Read More

Jewish South Africans help to settle SA’s painful past

Some time ago, clothing store Zara marketed an item that looked like an overrun from the now defunct Auschwitz...... → Read More

Can I be a Zionist but hate El Al?

“Efshar la-azor?” she barked. Really not meaning a word. Her unpleasant and aggressive demeanor made it clear that next...... → Read More

Is my kippah too tight?

I need to debrief. Because I had a very strange week and I am battling to process it. This is...... → Read More

Thursdays with Gamps

Every Thursday night, my parents would entertain their more or less adult grandchildren for dinner. The menu was always...... → Read More

Doing Jewish — at shul

I was unsurprisingly late for shul. And because I was rushing, I was caught behind two senior members of...... → Read More

I killed a pigeon — and I didn’t like it

This morning I killed a pigeon. And I didn’t like it. Not only did I not enjoy the experience...... → Read More

Understanding the Swiss hotel

I don’t blame the owner of the Swiss Hotel for the signs they posted. Signs that informed their Jewish...... → Read More

Time to get our sh*t together

Ask children why the Jerusalem Temples were destroyed and they will tell you it was because of baseless hatred....... → Read More

Fifty Steps from Terror

Earlier today, we were saved by a bad cup of coffee. Really bad. It was weak when I like...... → Read More

Wiping Israel from the Map

You can only imagine my relief. We are scheduled to travel to Israel late December and although the current...... → Read More

Stabbed in the Back

Does the ANC have Jewish Friends? → Read More