The Travelling Rabbi: My African Tribe

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Overview

Tracing the journeys of the man who has become known as the “Travelling Rabbi,” this book highlights Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft’s invaluable work in Africa, from caring for the graves of the forgotten and performing wedding ceremonies to providing kosher food and religious insight to various communities. Including numerous stories about real people—some tragic, others humorous, but always fascinating—this memoir is a celebration of the resilient people he encounters and provides a permanent record of the ...

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Overview

Tracing the journeys of the man who has become known as the “Travelling Rabbi,” this book highlights Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft’s invaluable work in Africa, from caring for the graves of the forgotten and performing wedding ceremonies to providing kosher food and religious insight to various communities. Including numerous stories about real people—some tragic, others humorous, but always fascinating—this memoir is a celebration of the resilient people he encounters and provides a permanent record of the Jewish communities and personalities who would otherwise be forgotten.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781431405985
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,124,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft is the spiritual leader of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies' country communities department and the African Jewish Congress. His territory encompasses 13 countries, including the entire African continent south of the Sahara as well as the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Mauritius. Suzanne Belling is a veteran journalist, a Jewish communal professional, and a former editor of the South African Jewish Report whose writing has appeared in publications that include the Chicago Jewish News, the London Jewish Chronicle, and the Times of Israel. Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Lord (Jonathan) Sacks is the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Jerusalem Prize and the Ladislaus Laszt Ecumenical and Social Concern Award, and he was knighted and made a life peer of the House of Lords as Baron Sacks of Aldgate in the City of London.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Boring

    I love travel books, but this one just didn't do anything for me. Couldn't even get through it. I think it might be more interesting for someone more interested in the Jewish religion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Dragontouge

    The Master meditats

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