Revenge & post Holocaust

Dear Friend,

Grant Gochin went on a search for his family’s murderers in Lithuania. His search for truth led him to Sylvia, granddaughter of the very butcher he was seeking. Their tale of a fearless fight for truth will be shared on Wednesday night, Tish’a b’Av. 

Destruction of Life, rejection of truth” is a post Holocaust modern tale of the fight for truth in Europe, today. Tish’a b’Av is the saddest day on our calendar and we fast for 24+ hours from Wednesday 6:02pm until Thursday 6:32pm. See the Shmooze for more details.

In other post Holocaust news, Mazel tov to Honorary Life Member Ella Blumenthal and to Dr. Ernest and Estelle Kaplan on the birth and bris of a great grandson, in Cape Town! As a survivor of numerous death camps in Europe, Ella’s greatest revenge has been her beautiful, proudly Jewish, family. To the Blumenthal and Kaplan mishpochos, may you only continue to enjoy nachas in good health!

Mazel tov to Sadie Graziani on the birth of her 30th Great-grandchild, kenehora!!

Ladies night “out” this Sunday with Rebbetzin Sara. Do a Jerusalem paper Mosaic- a truly family project! 7-8pm. Text 0832998977 to register.

Marais Road Shul partners with Hamaor in Johannesburg to present a 2 week series on the Temple as it reflects in the Shul and in our personal lives. Join Rabbis Levy and Dovid Wineberg on Sundays July 26 and August 2 7:30pm. This course is being offered in memory of my infant cousin Shmuel Schneur Zalmen Ben Alexander Zev halevy, whose pure soul ascended on Wednesday night. May his family Find comfort and strength in the myriads of prayers and mitzvos inspired by this holy neshoma. 

Condolences to David Ash on the sudden passing of his beloved mother Salome, in Johannesburg. May Hashem grant you and the family strength in this difficult time. 

On Monday nightRabbi Hecht concludes his 2 week series on the Talmudic Detective. To register, click here to register https://tinyurl.com/solvesothebys8-9pm

On Thursday, tisha b’Av day, Cape Town Rabbonim will offer a unity round robin of Kinot (elegies) and inspiration. Details to follow. 

This just in- Mazel tov to Mrs. accounts, Portia Chibanya, on the birth of a baby boy, this morning! Lots of nachas to you and Busi from your growing family.

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