Welcome to This is How We Jew It!

I am a Journalism and Media Studies student at Rhodes University, a university of approximately 8000 students located in Grahamstown, South Africa. Grahamstown, much like Rhodes University with regards to size, is a small, Podunk town of about 70 000 residents in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The demographics of Rhodes University are such that I am one of about 15 Jewish students in the university with there being a further estimated five or so Jewish permanent residents in the greater Grahamstown area.

I have always found it ironic that Grahamstown has earned the nickname of ‘City of Saints’ in reference to its many churches (some say as many as 25 individual churches), yet there is no longer any Jewish community nor any functioning Jewish services left.

I created this blog as part of my Writing and Editing course, and realized that there is no better platform to educate my peers about the ins and outs of the Jewish faith than through this online platform. While much of the content I share pertains to my personal, non-religious activities and thoughts, the ultimate goal of my blog is to share my experiences as a Jewish student in Grahamstown.

As part of this blog, you will also find two tabs named “Freelancing” and “Personal Portfolio”. The purpose of these two tabs is to act as a record of the pieces I complete as part of my journalistic portfolio, and the content included in these tabs will not always relate to my experiences as a Jew.

Nonetheless, I strive to instill an overall ethos of education and engagement through the content I post. Please read, browse and engage with me. After all, this is how we Jew it!



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