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Jewish Community in Bratislava
Calling all Vikings, Picts and Bravehearts

Jewish Community in Bratislava

During three days from November 8 to 10 (Su-Tu), Bratislava will host the second annual "Bratislava Days of Kabbalah" (a seminar on Jewish Mystic Tradition), esoteric techniques and Hasidism. The seminar will be conducted by Baruch Myers, a rabbi from the Jewish Community in Bratislava, in cooperation with the University of Comenius and its Institute of Judaism, and the Jewish Community Centre in Bratislava (Židovská národná obec). During those three days you can participate in three discussions on topics such as "Energy Centres Within the Human Body and Soul, A Meditation According to the Torah." The seminar starts at 16: 00 in the Diamant Room at the Hotel Danube, with an English lecture which will be simultaneously translated into Slovak.

The second day of the seminar, entitled "Days are Coming - The Messianic Era According to Jewish Tradition and Mysticism," takes place at the Jewish Community Centre at Kozia 18 at 19:00.

The last day of the seminar will be held at the Institute of Judaism at Panenská 4, and will be led by Dr. Abraham Abrahami and Egon Gál, a Professor of Judaism at the University of Comenius. Dr. Abraham Abrahami has written and lectured extensively in synagogues throughout Great Britain and Israel on a broad spectrum of Jewish scholarly topics, covering the Bible, the Talmud and Kabbalah. For further information, contact Baruch Myers at tel.: 07-531-4112.

Calling all Vikings, Picts and Bravehearts

Winter is a time when most of us get disgustingly, embarrassingly, depressingly fat. For those of you tired of finding a lifejacket of lard around your ribs by mid-February, The Slovak Spectator is starting a running group in preparation for the April 1999 Danube Marathon between Bratislava and Hainburg (and back).

The six months that remain before the marathon are enough for even the most desperately unfit person to prepare for a 42 kilometer run. Our group will meet up to five times a week for runs in the woods and around the Danube bridges area. Expert advice and encouragement will be provided, but post-run beers are a pay-as-you.play deal.

The group is open to men and women, young and old, thin and fat, fast and slow. Even if you don't want to run a marathon and just feel like a bit of exercise or company, come along and find out how much fun running in the freezing rain at nightfall can be.


For more information, or to have your arm twisted, call Tom Nicholson at 544-9745 .

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