Following the service on most Shabbat mornings, Beit Emanuel hosts an interesting and informed speaker on a thought-provoking topic. Sessions run for approx. an hour starting at 11.15 am.
19 April – Irwin Manoim – The joint founder and editor of the Weekly Mail newspaper, now the Mail & Guardian, talks about how a small group of journalists and activists (almost all of them Jewish) founded a newspaper during apartheid’s darkest period which took on police, politicians, hit squads and bank managers and somehow survived. Among other issues still pertinent today: does the public have a right to know; would the public prefer not to know; does a crusading newspaper have the right to break the law?
26 April – Lewis Levin – Lewis Levin will continue his series of talks on Sacred Squares and Circles. Architecture and Artworks inspired by the Jewish sources.
3 May – Eran Tahor – An Israeli filmmaker living in South Africa, Eran will discuss aspects of Israeli cinema.
10 & 17 May – Prof. Merle Williams – Topic to be advised.
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