Johannesburg, S. Africa - No Protests Against Judge Goldstone at Grandson's Bar Mitzvah
Johannesburg, S. Africa - Justice Richard Goldstone attended his grandson’s bar mitzvah in Sandton, despite warnings that there might be protests.
Justice Goldstone initially decided not to attend his grandson’s coming-of-age ceremony, but after negotiations involving the SA Zionist Federation and SA Jewish Board of Deputies, it was agreed that he would attend.
Members of the congregation stood at the end of he road leading to the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Shul to ensure that only guests of the family were admitted.
Justice Goldstone issued a statement on behalf of the family saying it was their “heartfelt wish to celebrate this occasion without the presence of reporters and television cameras”.
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