Limmud Festival 2018 - Presenters

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Adam Ifield

Adam studied in yeshivot in Israel and studied law at LSE before training as a solicitor. Adam lives in London with his family and currently works at the Competition and Markets Authority. He recently completed a masters in philosophy, writing his dissertation on philosophy and religious experience.

Tuesday 13:30 Aveirah lishma - sinning for the sake of heaven

Maya Ilany

Maya is the deputy director of Yachad. She has previously worked in Parliament for senior Labour MP Ian Austin. Growing up in Israel, Maya served in the IDF for three years as a journalist and presenter in the official forces radio station, broadcast across the country.

Wednesday 13:30 Film screening: A Land Without Borders + Panel Discussion
Thursday 12:00 The attack on free speech in Israel

Marjorie Ingall

Marjorie is a columnist for Tablet Magazine and author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children. She's a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review and co-creator of the apology watchdog site SorryWatch.com.

Monday 14:40 "He had a hat!": the history of Jewish mother jokes
Monday 16:00 The Bagel Podcast - LAUNCH
Tuesday 12:00 Why it's good to raise geeks
Wednesday 17:30 The importance of storytelling

Stephen Innes

Stephen is the Scholar in Residence at the Council of Christians and Jews, and is also a Visiting Lecturer at Strathclyde University, where he teaches philosophy. He did his doctoral research on the work of Emmanuel Levinas, and uses his work as a model for interfaith relations.

Wednesday 09:10 Is the Other to be feared, made more like me/us, or simply welcomed? How Jewish ethics can inform how we think about contemporary problems
Thursday 12:00 The ethical gift of scepticism: Emmanuel Levinas on the need for an ever-improving justice

Ben Gurion International

Like his chanteuse mother Orly, Ben is famous since winning the Shiru-Shir-Negev-regional-contest aged 8. His dream Eurovision almost came when he was joint 7th in the Israel-Song-for-Europe-Contest. Ben has many fans in Israel - also in FYROM/Bulgaria. When not entertaining the nation he’s a dental-assistant.

Tuesday 22:00 Jerusalem Calling: the Euro/Israelvision Song Contest live from Birmingham!

Dana International

World-famous singer and LGBT advocate, Dana is best known as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 with the song “Diva.” She has since released many albums and hits, and in 2011 became a judge on the Israeli TV music talent contest Kokhav Nolad.

Monday 16:00 Dana International in conversation with Yigal Ravid
Tuesday 20:30 Dana International in performance

Carol Isaacs

A musician, Carol has worked with Sinead O’Connor (Ireland), Indigo Girls (USA), Natacha Atlas (Egypt), Ahmed Mukhtar (Iraq) and Phongsit Kampee (Thailand). She is a founder/member of London Klezmer Quartet & Hamsa. AKA The Surreal McCoy cartoonist: published in New Yorker, Spectator, Sunday Times, Jewish News.

Sunday 17:30 The Wolf of Baghdad - a memoir of a lost homeland

Judith Ish-Horowicz

A passionate advocate of uniting the generations, Judith is co-founder and director of Apples and Honey Nightingale, a social enterprise and the UK's first co-located nursery within a care home, Nightingale Hammerson. She now supports others to develop a variety of intergenerational models.

Monday 13:20 Toddlers in a care home
Tuesday 10:40 My Yiddishe Momma gets lonely at home sometimes...

Shoshi Ish-Horowicz

Shoshi is an educator, book blogger and long-term Limmudnik. She does freelance educational technology consultancy, is on the editorial board for Jewish Renaissance magazine and fits in as much reading as she can between these commitments and her job as a Learning Technologist at the LSE.

Sunday 10:40 Beyond the silver screen: the invention of Hedy Lamarr
Sunday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (1 of 4)
Monday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth (2 of 4)
Tuesday 13:20 Limmud book club: Focus by Arthur Miller (3 of 4)
Tuesday 18:40 Beyond the silver screen: cinema’s first sex symbol
Tuesday 21:50 Goodbye Columbus
Wednesday 13:20 Limmud Book Club: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (4 of 4)

Joseph Israel

Joey has a traditional yeshiva background from 3 years at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush). He has particular interest in holistic analysis of talmudic sugyot and is a fan, student, teacher and former organiser of Limmud Beit Midrash. He lives and teaches Talmud in NW London and works in private equity.

Sunday 22:00 Exploring the Nazir

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