Watch: Making the Shabbat a 'people's movement'

South Africa's Chief Rabbi explains why there is low anti-Semitism in his country - and issues an invitation for Arutz Sheva readers.

Eliran Baruch ,

Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Rabbi Warren Goldstein
Eliran Baruch

South Africa's Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein took the time to speak with Arutz Sheva about anti-Semitism in his country, and his remarkably successful Shabbat Project that has united Jews worldwide in Shabbat observance.

The rabbi explained that anti-Semitism is low in South Africa because the country respects human rights and diversity, as part of the heritage of having experienced apartheid and its destructive results.

However, he noted that the threat of terror applies everywhere and it is an area of concern for South African Jews.

Regarding his Shabbat Project, Rabbi Goldstsein stated that this year the project will take place on November 11-12 for the Torah portion of Lech Lecha.

He explained the goal is to have "the whole Jewish world come together to celebrate Shabbat," noting that last year 919 cities in 85 countries took part, as did almost 5,000 partner groups, in what has become a "people's movement."