The Jewish Leadership Council are involved in a number of sessions at Limmud this year. We’d love to meet you at one or more of the following sessions.
What was New in 2013? Talmud
What is the most robust academic debate to have hit Jewish Studies for decades? Who were the sassanians and what did they do for me? 2013 was a sensational year for Talmud scholarship and you didn’t get a chance to read any of the dozen or so “must read” books on the topic?? This session will update you and upgrade you into a Talmudic maven in an entertaining tour of the best of what appeared in 2013?
Sun 22 Dec 17:40-18:40, Sci 2 Michael Pollak
Grassroots Leaders and Community Establishment – mortal rivals or a marriage made in heaven?
Come and hear from some of the most inspiring grassroots leaders of our generation. Do they threaten the existing order or have their initiatives become part of the ‘establishment’?
Mon 23 Dec 14:50-16:00, Sci 2
Michael Leventhal, Oliver Marcus, Gaby Pomeroy, Simon Johnson, and Simi Ben-Hur (chair)
Football, racism and Israel – an update
Presenting an update on how football is tackling racism and anti-Semitism, both in this country and Israel, where the Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football campaign has been making real progress.
Mon 23 Dec 17:40-18:40, Soc 6
Simon Johnson and Adam Ognall
Government Policy and British Jews
Come and hear about the current policy and political issues affecting British Jews today
Mon 23 Dec 21:10-22:20, Hum 1
Yoni Zlogotorski and Arieh Kovler
Confronting Boycotts, Anti-Zionism, and Delegitimisation; What Can We Do?
Ask the panel what communal organisations are doing; suggest strategies; & hear an international perspective
Tue 24 Dec 09:20-10:20, Ram 5
Arieh Kovler, Luke Akehurst, Ilana Fenster, Claire Sackman, Phil Rosenberg (chair)
The Assault on Israel’s Legitimacy
Come and discuss the impact of, and ways to combat, the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israelis
Tue 24 Dec 12:00-13:00. Sci 5
Arieh Kovler and Gabi Kobrin
The Female Jew: Options for the 21st Century
Tues 24 Dec 12:00-13:00, Sci 7
The panellists will explore options for women within the framework of halacha both at home and in shul.
Michael Pollak, Joanne Greenaway and Michael Laitner
Guidance will be given on how to be guaranteed a reputational resurrection through studying the above great thinkers.
Tue 24 Dec 18:20-19:20, Soc 5 (Beit Midrash)
Ribs and Apples? What really happened in the Beginning?
How can we make sense of the cryptic way in which creation is described in Genesis 1 and seemingly contradicted in Genesis 2? How did God create people and why does it matter? A session for beginners who would like to make sense of this complex text.
Tue 24 Dec 19:00-20:00, Soc 4
A Woman’s Words? The Amidah through the Eyes of Tanach
We learn from Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel, how to say the Amidah. To what extent do we also use her words in this central Jewish tefillah? More than you might think…Suitable for all levels.
Wed 25 Dec 13:30-14:30, Soc 7
The fast-paced journey through the sea of the Talmud, joining thousands of others across the globe in the daily study of a page of Talmud. As ever this will be the Daf with a Difference – today is Yoma 47
Wed 25 Dec 16:20-17:20, Soc 5 (Beit Midrash)
What was New in 2013? Jewish History
So many books…and TV programmes as well. Too little time to keep up. One session and you will be a real Jewish Intellectual able to talk knowledgably about books on the Baal Shem Tov, programmes by Simon Schama and much more besdides
Wed 25 Dec 18:20-19:20, Hum 4