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The Tangential Traveller Meets The Travelling Rabbi Again!

This time we meet in Africa, at Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft’s home ground, at Beyachad in Johannesburg on 16 December 2013.

We used to call this holiday – Dingaan’s Day.

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Day of Reconciliation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa held annually on 16 December. The date was chosen because it was significant to both Afrikaner and African cultures. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity.[1] The day is also the de facto start of the South African summer holiday period being the first of four public holidays to fall in a sixteen-day period at the height of summer.[2] (The other days are Christmas DayBoxing Day and New Years Day).

For Afrikaners, 16 December was commemorated as the Day of the Vow,[1] also known as Day of the Covenant or Dingaan’s Day. The Day of the Vow was a religious holiday commemorating theVoortrekker victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River in 1838, and is still celebrated by some Boers. On the other side of the political spectrum, 16 December is also the anniversary of the 1961 founding of Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), the armed wing of the African National Congress.[1]

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AFRICAN JEWISH CONGRESS

ESTABLISHED 1994
“ COMMITTED TO A JEWISH FUTURE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ”
with Divine Guidance
 

The last time we met was in Perth in May this year. See my blog:

http://elirab.me/2013/05/30/the-tangential-traveller-meets-the-travelling-rabbi/

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