Asset managers regularly analyse economies when choosing where to invest. In this session, we will take a look at the Israeli economy just as an asset manager would: its fiscal and monetary policies, inflation rates, foreign direct investment, inequality, housing bubbles and more.
Kick back and keep your mind ticking and sharp by indulging in some mental acrobatics!
In 1975, Jackie Tabick was the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the UK; since then, the Jewish world has changed dramatically. Come and hear the experiences of Jackie's 40 years in the rabbinate, reflect on how far we've come and where we still need to go.
What is a moral dilemma? Explore that question and read and discuss examples. We will also have a go at writing our own examples.
Bibliodrama is a form of modern midrash. In this session we will read the book of Ruth and express our own opinions in the first person, enabling us to better to connect with the text whilst enjoying a semi-theatrical take on the Bible.
The role of civil society in promoting interfaith dialogue and coexistence between Jews and Muslims in Morocco.
Scholars known as the Masoretes are said to have established a correct text of the Torah over a thousand years ago. But did they? Why do differences still remain? Hear the fascinating story of the search for the correct text and how Jewish scholars responded to Muslim criticism that the text of Torah was wrong.
This session focuses on Maimonides’ dedicatory epistle in the Guide of the Perplexed, addressed to his prize student, Joseph ben Judah. Who was he? And what does the letter tell us about the purpose of the Guide?
Nachum of Gimzo believed ‘gam zo l’tovah, this is for the best’. Yet he suffered a cruel fate for a moment’s hesitation. Find out why, as well as how he defeated kings, as we explore his story. No previous experience of Talmud needed.
Introduced by Linda Berkowitz, this highly acclaimed film will be followed by a talk from director David Evans. My Nazi Legacy | 96 mins | UK | 2015 (No captions provided)| Dir David Evans
Two sets of observations are at the heart of this session: how we teach and how our students learn. My hypothesis for exploration is that there is a growing gap between the two that requires bridging work. I will share a few teaching practices and experiments that may shed light upon how to keep both students and teachers at their learning edge.
Can't stop eating? Do you do yo-yo diets? Feel guilty about eating? Obsessed about your body? We will be bringing the 12 step programme OA to Limmud Festival to give you a chance to explore a solution to your eating problems.
This is the second of 2 sessions looking at this intricate relationship. Topics to be covered include God, Consciousness, Free Will, Near Death etc., Is it science or religion that better explains personal experience? This second session will see if science can accommodate religion and personal experience without diminishing either.
In 2016, protesting Egalitarianism at the Kotel, former MK Eli Yishai warned that “The next thing we’ll see is Reform Jews putting tefillin on dogs...” We'll discuss some of the halachic and extra-halachic motivations Progressive Jews might find for laying Tefillin - canines sadly excluded.
Join us for a journey throughout the ages as we explore our sources, both ancient and modern, which address the key concept of "Chosenness" within Judaism. Whilst critical to the Jewish people, this subject can sometimes prove troubling, so come along to learn more about where this notion fits in (or maybe doesn't) with our contemporary lives.
What is really going on inside the Labour Party? Who really wields power? A three-part training workshop that will take you inside the labour movement to see how it really works. This session will explore how the Party organises at a local level, how MPs are selected, as well as how the Party deals with discipline.
After showing a 20 minute video that examines how the BBC and CNN covered the passage of UN Resolution 2334 and Secretary of State John Kerry's speech, which documents the extensive overlap between the journalists and Palestinian propaganda, the floor will be open to comments and discussion.
The philosophy and practice of yoga and its use in understanding Kabbalah. The sefirot associated with Hatselem Adonai, Adam Kadmon and Chavva Kadmona refer to mythological biblical characters like Avraham, Sarah, Yitzchak, Yaakov/Yisrael and the matriarchs who express philosophical virtues.