Lets Unite and Bring Blessings Back to South Africa
‘’And you shall not persecute a foreigner, and you shall not oppress him, because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt’’ - Exodus 22:20
As a nation in distress, we are calling upon South Africans to take a moment and pray to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as we look towards our shared values and principles in the Bible that speak of our responsibilities towards our neighbours.
‘’Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another; do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another’’- Exodus 12:49
From this Biblical perspective it is the responsibility of all religious, political and civic organisations to ensure that everyone is welcome and safe in our country, especially foreigners and women.
South Africa is a melting pot of different backgrounds, races, religions and nationalities. Let us all unite around the core biblical principles and help bring blessings to our country. Please support the following initiatives of South African Friends of Israel and help us make a difference by:
- Signing this statement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and helping us circulate the statement to your family and friends.
The statement and all the signatures will be inserted into the Western Wall in Jerusalem asking for blessings to be restored in our land.
- Support the South African Jewish Board of Deputies to raise funds in support of families that have been affected by the recent attacks.
SA Jewish Board of Deputies
Standard Bank Killarney
Reference: Xenophobia Relief
‘’The foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the foreigner as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt: I am the L-rd your G-d.’’
- Leviticus 19:34