Two musical duos, Eric & Happie and Ahavat Hinam, based out of the United States and Australia respectively, are teaming up to perform music and tell the stories behind the songs together.
Can't stop eating? Do you do yoyo diets? Feel guilty about eating? Obsessed about your body? We will be bringing the 12 step programme OA to limmud to give you a chance to explore a solution to your eating problems.
Aleinu is probably Judaism's most frequently mumbled prayer. It is said three times daily, followed by the Mourners' Kaddish. This session will give us an opportunity to dig into the history of the prayer and discover which issues it addresses. We'll also hear its melodies, find out why it is linked to Kaddish and discuss its relevance in 2017.
For centuries Jews have been smeared and had false accusations thrown at us. The blood libel, holocaust denial... nasty antisemitic tropes and slurs. Do recent event help us understand this phenomenon though? Were Jews, ultimately, some of the earliest victims of fake news? Charlotte Henry, author of a new book on post-truth and fake news, discusses.
What is the legacy of the 1917 Balfour Declaration? It depends whom you ask. Not only might Britons, Anglo-Jews, Israeli Jews and Arabs interpret the text and its effects differently, but even within these groups there are wildly divergent views. This panel will explore the meaning of that momentous event.
Luke Akehurst uses his unique insider knowledge as a former Labour National Executive member and expert on the forces behind anti-Zionism to explain how and why the Labour Party has got into such a dire predicament regarding Israel, Jews and antisemitism
Let your hair down and have fun at our late night Israeli dance party - a mixture of old and new, circle, line and partner dances. A lot of fun for lots of people! We start with easy dances so everyone can be included, so save your energy and join our circle!
Jewish tradition and halacha have become stagnant. In truth, it is a protest movement rebelling against the religious establishment and making the religious and the secular uncomfortable. How to put new life into halachic decision making and solving many halachic problems by liberating it from its hollowness.
A history of how March of the Living UK started. My personal journey.
We will analyse the story of the martyrdom of Rabbi Akiva. In light of parallel sources (Jewish and non-Jewish) we will try to trace the origin of the historical figures mentioned in the story as well as the literary motives embedded in it.
“And if he were not a prophet, would it be right not to return her?” asks the Talmud, rhetorically. The Mishna presents the story of Avraham, Sarah and Avimelech as a paradigm for asking forgiveness from those one has wronged. But the story is not that simple…
Come join the Beit Midrash chevra and Torah track presenters for a tisch. Tisch means table, so we'll sit in community around a table of nosh and drink, sing soulful songs, and share some of the sweet Torah we've learned during our time in the beis. Please arrive on time for this session so we can share the sacred space of the tisch together.
Get to know about the people and events of the first decade of Israel as depicted in photographs from the collections of the National Library of Israel.
The effect on three generations of the family of Ruth Barnett coming to England on the Kindertransport.
Award-winning women are creating and promoting some of the best films coming out of Israel. Using clips from recent films, we will address a variety of issues: is there a glass ceiling for women in Israel's film industry? What are challenges of producing and distributing religious/political cinema? Join us for a portrait of the Israeli film scene.
The role of the English-language media in Israel: Should Israeli journalists working in English moderate their criticism of the government or do we have a special duty to be critical?
Rene Cassin focuses on human rights in the UK. OLAM's partners work with an international development focus. Both organisations care deeply for social change through a Jewish lens. Join us as we explore the texts that guide our work and dig into why there is a Jewish imperative to help others.
An interactive A to Z of the work of The Together Plan and its projects in Belarus. Come on this 60 minute journey, which will include sweet and savoury samplings, vodka and stuff you never knew.
Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted a partition plan for Palestine which eventually lead to the foundation of the State of Israel. It provided for an International Regime for Jerusalem. Oddly enough, the Talmud in Megila discusses the status of Jerusalem and considers different solutions between partition and extraterritoriality.
Come and join us as we learn about the struggles refugees face in transitioning to their new lives across Europe. We will have a session to write letters to refugees living in camps in Greece and transitional housing in Germany. Appropriate for all ages.