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Moral introspection on Yom Kippur ‘a light to the nations’

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I am a gentile who was greatly moved by the example that the Jewish community sets all South Africans on Yom Kippur, especially at this stage in South Africa’s history.
by John Lübbe (retired Professor and HOD of Semitics, Unisa), Johannesburg | Oct 11, 2018

For all who would stop to watch, listen and think, your actions over the days of fasting, confession, and correction of sins were a wake-up call to a nation that has morally lost its way, as our various commissions of enquiry have sadly proven.

By setting this example, you have indeed been a “light to the nations” (Isaiah 42:6). I thank you profoundly.


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