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Apr 18

Jtalk this week: Irwin Manoim on the Weekly Mail newspaper

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.

 

– To be advised