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Chief Rabbi reiterates his call of a year ago for Jacob Zuma to stand down in this Pesach Video, likening the SA saga of today to our flight from Egypt 3329 years ago. “With that freedom comes a voice” he says. He will be marching in Pretoria on Friday.  

    • RabbiSchell

    Cure loneliness by showing up and caring

    Oct 11, 2018 Go comment!
    When G-d created Paradise, each new creation was accompanied by the declaration, “Ki tov”, (It is good). Only human loneliness was deemed unworthy of G-d’s support – lo tov he-i'yot le-vado (It is not good for man to be alone.)
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    • ParshaRabbiSamThurgood

    Home is Hashem on Sukkot

    Sep 20, 2018 Go comment!
    The most difficult question I have been asked about Judaism is, “Which is your favourite festival?” Ooh, I don’t know! I love the traditions of Pesach: sitting with family and community members and speaking about Hashem’s love for us and kindness in taking us out of Egypt, tasting matza, and singing Dayeinu.
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    • ChiefRabbi

    What is the difference between hearing and listening?

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    Why is it that music has such a deep effect on us? Sometimes it seems as though music has a direct line to our souls. It affects our mood and our emotions. It can make us laugh or cry. It can make us get up and dance, and it can make us stop and think. It can soothe us, uplift us, and stir us to the depths of our being.
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    • RabbiJohnathanSacks

    Shofar an almighty alarm clock

    Sep 06, 2018 Go comment!
    There are many lovely explanations for why we blow the shofar on Rosh Hashanah, but one of the most powerful is given by Moses Maimonides. For Maimonides, the shofar is G-d’s alarm clock, waking us up from the “slumber” in which we spend many of our days. What did he mean?
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