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Tikkun Olam – the Dark Side

Aron Turest-SwartzFilmed at Limmud Conference 2015

Why are we here? What is our purpose? What difference does my little life make? What am I here for? These are questions that plague me every single day of my life; burning, calling, confusing, driving, challenging, inspiring - and sometimes, even - depressing questions. The only answer that has ever really made sense to me is that when I die, this place should be better than it was when I was born. But this is not as straightforward as it might appear. How do we know we are doing what’s needed, not just what we need?

Aron Turest-Swartz is a musician, producer, TV presenter and social entrepreneur from Cape Town, South Africa. In 2002, he started a band called Freshlyground – one of the most successful multicultural bands to come out of post-Apartheid South Africa. Aron was recently appointed as Deputy Director of the United Jewish Campaign in Cape Town, and is passionately committed to creating and sustaining a vibrant and thriving global Jewish community.

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