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Joseph Hermann Hertz,

Rabbi, Witwatersrand Old Hebrew Congregation, Johannesburg, S. A.

JOHANNESBURG – Largest city in the Transvaal and principal center of Jewish life in South Africa. The Jewish community there is estimated at 12,000 in a total population of 120,000—the largest relative number, outside of Aden and Gibraltar, in...
SOUTH AFRICA – Jewish concern with South Africa began, indirectly, some time before the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope, by the participation of certain astronomers and cartographers in the Portuguese discovery of the sea-route to lndia....