Reggae music of the 70’s and 80’s was steeped in the Rastafarian take on Zionism and full of words from the Bible. This is an audio-visual-danceable exploration of Reggae’s way of expressing ideas that Jews share – a spiritual Jewish experience through the eyes of Rastafari. This year’s Limmud Reggae Zion is on the theme of prophecy.
"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" Leonard Cohen. “The purely righteous do not complain of the dark, but increase the light” Rav Kook. We will begin with mystical stories and teachings on Chanukah themes. Participants will then be invited to create their own responses (eg drawing, writing, movement) – sharing optional.
Join us for a fast-paced journey through the sea of the Talmud, along with thousands of others across the globe in daily study. Today - Bava Metzia Daf 93
The words we use to talk to women about their bodies have a profound impact on our self-esteem, politics and the way we perceive our own identities. Join us in pushing through the taboos of Jewish community and wider society, and be part of this open and honest conversation.
Following the exhilarating and fun session at Limmud 2015, this year The Rubens' song list is being extended but will still be a sing-along to great songs written by Jewish rockers. Whatever your age join Ivor, Ian and friends to rock to the songs of Dylan, Simon, Green, King, Sedaka and more. Words provided. Be there or be square!
Always uplifting and exciting, Shir draw on their vast repertoire to paint a multi-coloured picture of Jewish music of the Diaspora and Israel. Sing and dance to old and new traditional and contemporary favourites. Only on Simchas!
A personal story of a woman who transformed her life from a challenging childhood in South Africa to living at the frontier of the Israel-Gaza border. The talk reveals how experiencing Operation Protective Edge led her to find her inner strength, allowing her to shatter the boundaries within and transform moments of great crisis into personal growth.
Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem. Join us for a drink and connect with friends old and new. Chat about the latest Jewish learning and community-building initiatives taking place around the world, and catch up on Pardes news! Open to all - past, present and future students, faculty and friends.
The presentation will be devoted to the issues of Holocaust education in Soviet Lithuania and Lithuania post-independence. During the process of investigating the issue, Ruta realised the scope of the Jewish tragedy. This is my story, from ignorance to deep compassion.
Bulgar, Freylekh, Khosidle, ... come and learn shtetl dance with David el Shtatran, a klezmer musician and dance teacher from Paris! David will be accompanied by musicians from his klezmer Salsa Orchestra: Cigarillos en el Shtruddle.
Throughout the 1930’s, an unimaginable evil tore through Europe, as Hitler’s Third Reich terrorised its way to domination. During these tumultuous times, a young Muslim woman living in Paris overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston Churchill’s covert operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory. This is her story.
This session will reflect on the situation of the French Jewry and the challenges of the past years. A testimony will be given on the work carried out by the Union of French Jewish Students, training Jewish students to feel positive and confident about their future, and engaging in many dialogue initiatives rather than giving in to fear.
JW3 and Mark Greenfield - music lover, "Los Desterrados" percussionist, "Resonance FM" presenter and fake barmitzvah DJ (see "The Infidel") - provide a selection of Jewish soundtracks at the Limmud Bar! From Israeli gangster movies, Streisand, Diamond and "Fiddler", to a host of rare and wonderful tunes to nod and when possible shochle to!
Come to listen or come to play. This open mic music show is your opportunity to shine! All types of performances are welcome. Come share your music with Limmud!