Articles, Theses & Books pertaining to SA Jewry and Jewish Studies, 2019 & Additions for 2014-2018

Juan-Paul Burke is the Librarian and Archivist for the Pretoria Hebrew Congregation. He has previously worked for University of Cape Town Libraries in their Jewish Studies Branch Library housed in the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research.

This is a follow on from the bibliography presented in JA Pesach 2019 Articles, Theses & Books pertaining to SA Jewry and Jewish Studies, 2018 & additions for 2014-2017. As the title suggests, you can expect to find the year 2019 well covered in this bibliography, as well as additions for the years 2014-2018 that had escaped my net.

As noted in my previous bibliographies I have excluded anything from local community publications since as goes without saying they will as a matter of course be filled with South African Jewish content. Also excluded are articles in non-Jewish or overseas newspapers and magazines. I have included academic, popular and religious texts found in academic journals, or as books or theses. A couple of new websites are also included as well as films. These are not hard and fast parameters, though, and there will always be exceptions.

This listing cannot be claimed to be comprehensive and it is more than likely that certain relevant items have been missed. I appeal to readers to inform me of any edits or suggestions of additions to the bibliography (

My reference style is based on UCT author-date. The slight variance is for links at the end of a reference where I have dropped “Available:” before the link and the date accessed at the end. Several subjects are represented including education, history, antisemitism, holocaust, politics, literature, art, music, religion, business, genealogy and Yiddish.


  • ABRAHAM, C. 2019. A deeper kind of nothing. MFA. University of Cape Town.
  • ALBA, A. & GILBERT, S. Eds. 2019. Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World. Detroit, US: Wayne State University Press.
  • ALLMAYER, R. 2019. The community that disappeared: on the Jewish community of Montagu.
  • ALSTON, J. 2019. The Loyal Jews of the British Empire: Jewish Settlers in Canada, South Africa and Australia, 1917-50. MA. Leiden University.
  • BEHR, A. 2019. Constructing history from music reportage: Jewish musical life in South Africa, 1930-1948. PhD. Stellenbosch University.
  • BEINART, K. L. E. 2019. Détour and Retour: Practices and poetics of salt as narratives of relation and re-generation in Brixton. PhD. University College London.
  • BETHLEHEM, L. 2019. Stenographic fictions: Mary Benson’s At the Still Point and the South African political trial. Safundi. 20(2):193-212.
  • BETHLEHEM, L & NITZAN, T. 2019. South African text; Zionist palimpsest: Israeli critics read Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
  • BILCHITZ, D. 2019. Why incitement to harm against those with different political opinions is constitutionally impermissible-Masuku v South African Human Rights Commission obo South African Jewish Board of Deputies 2018 ZASCA 180 (4 Dec 2018): regspraak. Journal of South African Law/Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg. 2019(2):364-374.
  • BOTHA, R. 2019. Ashes scattered in the wind: The Romanies as Marginalised Victims of Racial Persecution, Genocide and the Holocaust. MA. University of Cape Town.
  • BRETTSCHNEIDER, M., BRUDER, E., & LE ROUX, M. 2019. Africana Jewish journeys: studies in African Judaism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • BURGER, B. 2019. The Haunting Presence of Lost Futures in The Third Reel by S.J. Naudé. Journal of Literary Studies. 35(1):103-123.
  • BURKE, P. 2019. South African Torah Journal. https://www.southafricantorahj...
  • CHEIFITZ, P. 2019. The Jewish community of Potchefstroom: A history. Rondebosch, South Africa: Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Cape Town.
  • COETZEE, M. 2019. Cimatographs, Crystal Valves and American Cultural Imperialism: the Role played by IW Schlesinger's Media Organisation at the Genesis of the South Africa's film and Radio Industries 1913-1937. MHCS. University of Pretoria.
  • DODD, A., GOLDBLATT, D., & GOLDBLATT, B. 2019. David Goldblatt: the last interview. Göttingen: Steidl.
  • DOS SANTOS NETO, F. M., GALLOWAY, R. G., & FRITZ, A. F. 2019. An exploration of humanistic Judaism and its quest to retain Jewish culture and tradition. PhD. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.
  • EVIAN, S. 2019. Beloved of the soul siddur. Sara Evian.
  • FARBER, T. R. 2019. Integrity versus despair: the experience of traumatised child holocaust survivors. PhD. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • FELDMAN, H. 2019. Smile, Dammit!
  • FRANKEL, H. 2019. From the Outside Looking in: The Yiddish Poems of the Lithuanian South African Poet David Fram (1903-1988). Journal of Literary Studies. 35(2):20-34.
  • FRIEDMAN, J. 2019. The Messiah’s dream machine: a sequel. Cape Town, South Africa: Tafelberg.
  • HACK, J. 2019. Epitaph of no words.
  • HALM, T. R. 2019. From South Africa to Australia: South African emigration (1976-2008). MA. Stellenbosch University.
  • KARPAS, Z. & SHVARTS, S. 2019. מזיכרונותיו של רופא כפרי יהודי בדרום-אפריקה של שנות ה-30 וה-40 של המאה העשרים [Memories of a Jewish rural doctor in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s]. Harefuah. 158(11):760-763.
  • KASRILS, R. 2019. Catching tadpoles.
  • KRAINES, Z. & KRAINES, S. 2019. Mezuzah Maven (preview).
  • KRASNER LEBOVITS, F., ISAKOW, S. & SHAPIRA, S. 2019. Memories, Miracles & Meaning: Insights of a Holocaust Survivor. Mascot Books.
  • KIRSH, M & SAKS, D. 2019. African outliers: the story of the Bacher and Kirsh families. Mushe Kirsh.
  • LEVIN, A. C. 2019. Education – my life: memoirs of a Hebrew teacher. Translated by Michael Belling. Kaplan Centre. [originally published 1954 in Hebrew]
  • Litvaks in South Africa: the snowball rolled south [Film]. 2019. Directed by I. Balsiūnaitė and S. Korf. Lithuania.
  • LURIE, S. 2019. A taste of South Africa with the kosher butcher’s wife. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik Lifestyle.
  • MANOIM, I. 2019. Mavericks inside the tent: the progressive Jewish movement in South Africa and its impact on the wider community. Cape Town, South Africa: UCT Press.
  • MARAIS, M. E. 2019. Hate speech in context: commentary on the judgments of the Equality Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal in the Masuku dispute - case note. Journal for Juridical Science. 44(2):101-118.
  • MAURER, A. S. 2019. Subversive Survival: Reconsidering Trauma in Literary Representations of the Holocaust, Apartheid and the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda. PhD. University College London.
  • MIKEL ARIELI, R. 2019. Ahmed Kathrada in Post-War Europe: Holocaust Memory and Apartheid South Africa (1951-1952). African Identities. 17(1):1-17.
  • MIKEL ARIELI, R. 2019. Between Apartheid, the Holocaust and the Nakba: Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Pilgrimage to Israel-Palestine (1989) and the Emergence of an Analogical Lexicon. Journal of Genocide Research.
  • MIKEL ARIELI, R. 2019. Reading the Diary of Anne Frank on Robben Island: On the role of Holocaust Memory in Ahmed Kathrada's Struggle against Apartheid. Journal of Jewish Identities. 12(2):175-195. https://doi:10.1353/jji.2019.0....
  • MILES, W. F. S. 2019. Who Is a Jew (in Africa)? Definitional and Ethical Considerations in the Study of Sub-Saharan Jewry and Judaism. The Journal of the Middle East and Africa. 10:1-15.
  • MILLER, M. T. 2019. Black Judaism(s) and the Hebrew Israelites. Religion Compass. 13.
  • MOCH, C. 2019. The South African Journal of Jewish Education. National Educational Development Programme and The Academy of Jewish Thought and Learning.
  • MOCH, J. 2019. 20+1 Lessons: essential reading for grandchildren.
  • MOMBERG, M. 2019. In search of the grain: Israel, the Palestinians, South Africa and Germany. Stellenbosch Theological Journal. 5:145-164.
  • MOMBERG, M. 2019. Israeliese en Suid-Afrikaanse burgers se redes vir toetrede tot die Palestynse stryd. LitNet Akademies. 16(2):23-46.
  • MUDELY, S 2019. The role of religion in the formation of trust-based relationships amongst entrepreneurs. MBA. University of Pretoria.
  • NEL, W. N 2019. International criminal responsibility for religious persecution in terms of the Rome Statute - a taxonomy of crimes against humanity for religious persecution. LLD. University of Pretoria
  • NELSON, C. 2019. Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, & the Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State. Indiana University Press.
  • Rabbi Ze'ev Kraines: In the memory of Rav Ze'ev Shlomo ben Zechariah Leib זצ״ל. 2019.
  • RAPHAELY, T. 2019. A handful of sand. Cape Town: Penguin Random House South Africa.
  • ROSENBERG, D. & LEWIN, A. C. 2019. Marriage patterns among Jewish immigrants in Israel. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 1-22.
  • ROSENFELD, A. H. 2019. Anti-Zionism and antisemitism: the dynamics of delegitimization. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
  • SACKS, T. 2019. Lucky packet. Cape Town: Kwela Books.
  • SHAIN, M. 2019. The roots of anti-Zionism in South Africa and the delegitimization of Israel. In Anti-zionism and antisemitism: the dynamics of delegitimization. Rosenfeld, A. H. Ed. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
  • SHER, Y.Y. & SHER, E. 2019. YY&E: Inspiration.Torah.Truth.
  • SHISHLER, M. 2019. Azoi: DIY Judaism. [App].
  • STEYN, R. 2019. Gudit, a Jewish queen of Aksum? Some considerations on the sources and modern scholarship, and the use of legends. Journal for Semitics. 28(1):1-16.
  • STRYDOM, M. 2019. Wedding rituals in Christianity, Judaism and Islam: A science of religion perspective. MTh. University of Pretoria.
  • WEINBERG, P. 2019. Jeannot's war: a novel of the boer war. Chicago: Peter Weinberg.

(Additions to bibliography in JA Pesach 2019)


  • BACHMANN, K. 2018. Genocidal empires: German colonialism in Africa and the Third Reich. Berlin: Peter Lang.
  • BUTCHINS, L. 2018. Train in the Distance: A journalist’s search for truth, freedom…and revenge. Larry Butchins.
  • FARBER, T., EAGLE, G., & SMITH, C. 2018. Catastrophic grief and associated defences in elderly child holocaust survivors. Psycho-Analytic Psychotherapy in South Africa. 26(2):49-83.
  • HILTON-BARBER, D., & MILNE, L. 2018. The slave, the hunter, the missionary and the Smous. South Africa: Footprints Press.
  • HOCHMAN, D. G. 2018. Venesection reflective essay. MA. University of the Witwatersrand.
  • IMBER, E. 2018. Jewish Political Lives in the British Empire: Zionism, Nationalism, and Imperialism in Palestine, India, and South Africa, 1917-1939. PhD. John Hopkins University.
  • KATZ, D. B. 2018. South Africans versus Rommel: The untold story of the desert war in World War II. Stackpole Books.
  • LANDAU, A. P. 2018. Langbourne's evolution. Queensland: Alan P. Landau.
  • LANDAU, A. P. 2018. Langbourne's loyalty. Queensland: Alan P. Landau.
  • MIKEL ARIELI, R. 2018. Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Cultural and Discursive Aspects of Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy (1948-1994). PhD. Jerusalem: Hebrew University. https://huji.userservices.exli...
  • NISHI, M. 2018. 世界イディッシュ短篇選./ World Yiddish Short Stories. (Iwanami bunko). Tōkyō: Iwanamishoten.
  • SCHACTER, J. R. 2018. World war two and the holocaust in black South African discourse: 1938-1987. MA. McGill University.
  • SIMONSON, K. 2018. Baltic Jewish photographers in the Republic of South Africa (1930-1976): Leon Levson and Eli Weinberg. PhD. Vilnius: Lithuanian Culture Research Institute: Vilnius Academy of Arts: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
  • STÄHLER, A. 2018. Zionism, the German Empire, and Africa: Jewish Metamorphoses and the Colors of Difference. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
  • WYLIE, D. 2018. Intimate lightning: Sydney Clouts, poet. Pretoria: Unisa Press.
  • XENOPOLOUS, R. 2018. The season of glass. Penguin.
  • YUDKOFF, A. 2018. "When voices meet": Sharon Katz as musical activist during the apartheid era and beyond. D. Litt. et Phil. University of South Africa.


  • BRONNER, L. & Gruenbaum Fax. J. 2017. The Eternal Students: The Life and Learning of Dr. Leila Leah Bronner and Rabbi Joseph Bronner. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • GRAHAM, K., & RAUBENHEIMER, S. 2017. A passionate vision: the story of Irma Stern. Lansdowne, South Africa: The Vine Publishers.
  • KUSHNER, A. R. J. 2017. Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present. Liverpool University Press.
  • LANDAU, A. P. 2017. Langbourne's empire. Queensland: Alan P. Landau.
  • LEV, S. 2017. India & Lithuania: a personal bond. Edited by L. Talat-Kelpša. New Delhi: Lithuanian Embassy in New Delhi.
  • MILES, W. F. 2017. Malagasy Judaism: The 'who is a Jew?' conundrum comes to Madagascar. Anthropology Today. 33:7-10.


  • COOPER, B. 2016. Floating in an antibubble from South Africa to Salford: a mosaic of pictures and stories. Trenton.
  • LANDAU, A. P. 2016. Langbourne's rebellion. Queensland: Alan P. Landau.
  • LIS, D., MILES, W. F. S., & PARFITT, T. 2016. In the shadow of Moses: new Jewish movements in Africa and the diaspora. Los Angeles, California: African Academic Press/TSEHAI Publishers & Distributors.
  • PARFITT, T., & FISHER, N. 2016. Becoming Jewish: new Jews and emerging Jewish communities in a globalized world. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • SINGER, J. 2016. Brakenstroom: stories from South Africa. [Spanish]. Translated by Eva Romero. Babelcube Inc. [originally published in English 2000]
  • SINGER, J. 2016. Vase with the many coloured marbles / El jarrón con muchas canicas de colores. [Spanish]. Translated by Eva Romero. Babelcube Inc. [originally published in English 2011]
  • Sylvia: Tracing Blood. 2016 [Film]. Directed by S. Logan. South Africa.
  • ULIEL, E. 2016. A story of a humble banana [Lea Leibowitz]. The Road Warrior [Blog].


  • BAER. S. 2015. Resistance in Circulation: Zionist and Anti-Zionist Mobilizations of “Apartheid” as Trope and Mode of Reference, 1948-1980. MA. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • DEGUTIENĖ, N. 2015. A taste of Israel: from classic litvak to modern israeli. Translated by Tribinevičius Medeinė. Cape Town: Struik Lifestyle.
  • SMITH, D. P. 2015. The great soul and the great heart: Mohandas Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach in South Africa. MA. Texas State University. https://digital.library.txstat...
  • WOOLF, V. 2015. The singing girl. London: Gainsborough House Press.


  • COHEN DE VILLIERS, M. 2014. A beautiful family. Wandsbeck: Reach.
  • LANDAU, A. P. 2014. Langbourne. Queensland: Alan P. Landau.
  • OREN, R. & KFIR, M. 2014, Sylvia Rafael: the life and death of a mossad spy. Translated by R. Englesberg. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky.
  • ULIEL, E. 2014. Notes from South Africa: Johannesburg. [3 part series]. The Road Warrior [Blog].

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