Torah talks inspire

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In 1984 the Lubavitcher Rebbe launched a campaign to get as many people as possible to study the works of Maimonides - the Rambam - on a daily basis. Since then each year at the completion of the yearly cycle Siyumim - completion events - are held around the world.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Sep 28, 2017

In Johannesburg, this year celebrating the 36th cycle, a thought-provoking set of masterful talks was held at the Sandton Shul Hall, hosted by Chabad House.

Dr Yossi Unterslak spoke of the Rambam’s influence and foresight in the field of medicine and how he has inspired generations in the art of healing. Advocate Jonathan Hoffman gave a legal overview of how the important methods of the Rambam are, and should be, integrated into our own civil laws.

Justice Sherise Weiner delved into the Rambam’s view of Judges and the Judiciary, paying special tribute to the Rebbe who inspired a modern generation to be inclusive. Rabbi Ari Shishler delivered the actual siyum - highlighting the Rambam’s profound insights, underlining the reasons he put his great Mishna Torah together in the first place.

The audience was treated to inspiration, education and an uplifting evening appropriately poised this year straight after Rosh Hashanah, when everyone is encouraged to make positive decisions for the coming year.

* For more information on how you can participate in study of the Rambam’s works  go to or call Chabad House on (011) 440-6600.


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