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How much do you know about South African Jewry? Take this quiz to find out!
In those days there was virtually no Jewish family that was not grappling with the vexing dilemma. To go, or not to go, that was the question.
A Chabad House opens, offering learning, activities and opportunities to connect with the community
Greenstone Hill is a leafy suburb outside Johannesburg, South Africa—a community of new homes and developments that over the past decade has attracted many young Jewish families among its 6,000 residents. The neighborhood is only about six miles from the ...
A man in his 50s discovers his heritage, wraps tefillin for the first time
As a Chabad rabbi, I’ve learned early that you never know where and how you’ll meet a Jewish soul on its way home. I just came back from spending six weeks in South Africa, where I had volunteered for Chabad’s “Change Our World for Good” campaign. A chief...
Without pause, Madiba replied that he felt a strong affinity with Joseph.
By the Grace of G‑d 19th of Kislev, 5740 [December 9, 1979] Brooklyn, N.Y. Greeting and Blessing: This is to confirm receipt of your letter of Nov. 9th, received with considerable delay. Needless to say, it is difficult for me to go into the specific aspe...
It is not enough to let our people go. We have to take them somewhere.
Can Cooking be an Un-Kosher Act?
Did you know that G-d would rather you cooked pork chops than a cheeseburger? That’s right. There is no biblical injunction against cooking pork—although eating it is absolutely forbidden... But it is forbidden to even cook meat together with milk.
In Jewish tradition, humility was always considered one of the most exalted virtues.
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