Limmud Festival 2018 - Presenters

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Myriam Tangi

Myriam was born, lives and works in Paris. She is a painter, photographer, and poet with awards in these three disciplines and exhibitions in France and abroad. Her photographic essay: "MEHITZA. Seen by women" was published in Israel and USA. She has three books of poetry (Académie française award), and also leads writing workshops.

Sunday 23:00 Seduction and Mehitza after #MeToo
Monday 09:10 Creativity and Good Health - Vision and Practice of an Artist
Tuesday 14:40 A memory of Yemen: The Last Jews
Wednesday 14:40 MEHITZA. Seen by women - A photographic essay

Lea Taragin-Zeller

Lea Taragin-Zeller is the Jewish chaplain for Cambridge and East Anglia universities. She is also a research fellow at the Woolf Institute and an affiliated researcher at the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) at the University of Cambridge.

Monday 14:40 Haredi cultures of reproductive health in Israel and the UK
Tuesday 16:00 In the belly of the whale: a psychological and anthropological approach to the Book of Jonah.

Lev Taylor

Lev is a second year rabbinic student at Leo Baeck College. Prior to training for the rabbinate, Lev worked as a campaigner for a number of charities.

Sunday 13:30 Sodom and Gamorah revisited
Sunday 16:00 Three faiths make the news

Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz

Lindsey studied Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge, Prehistory at the Hebrew University, and completed a PhD at UCL on the religious lives of Orthodox women. She's a Teaching Fellow at LSJS, has lectured at Cambridge, Oxford, & SOAS, & edits books for the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization.

Sunday 17:30 Beit Midrash kickoff session: Night and Day
Sunday 20:30 Celebrating Maureen at Limmud
Monday 12:00 Maccabees: four lost books for the price of one
Monday 22:00 Night Seder: Meaning at Midnight
Tuesday 09:10 Maiden and Matronita: female Images of Jerusalem through the ages
Wednesday 16:00 Letters Live at Limmud with Clive Lawton and friends

Ruth Taylor-Jacobson

Ruth studied painting and etching at the Slade and architectural glass at Central St. Martins, London. Her work is an exploration of her Jewish identity. In 2004 the Victoria and Albert Museum commissioned a glass panel for the Judaica display, Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Gallery.

Tuesday 09:10 From Chagall to Heine - stained glass inspirations

Limmud Chavruta Team

Chavruta - studying in pairs - is an iconic Jewish practice and a Limmud tradition. Here on Festival, we invite you to join us to engage with some carefully selected texts in an accessible, friendly environment. No prior experience, Hebrew knowledge or a partner needed.

Monday 16:00 Limmud Chavruta Project - Israel @ 70 - Freedom and Pilgrimage (1 of 3)
Monday 00:10 Midnight Chavruta - Israel @ 70 - Freedom and Pilgrimage (1 of 3)
Tuesday 16:00 Limmud Chavruta Project - Israel @ 70 - Independence (2 of 3)
Tuesday 00:10 Midnight Chavruta - Israel @ 70 - Independence (2 of 3)
Wednesday 16:00 Limmud Chavruta Project - Israel @ 70 - Shelter and Unity (3 of 3)
Wednesday 00:10 Midnight Chavruta - Israel @ 70 - Shelter and Unity (3 of 3)

Brian Teeman

With a background in RSY-Netzer and Jewish community activism, Brian has never been slow to express an opinion. As a believer that software should be open, Brian has been a leading internet pioneer for over 20 years.

Sunday 10:40 Bereshit - the creation of the internet

Bruce Thompson

Bruce is a church leader and co-founder of Methodist Friends of Judaism. He is also a writer and broadcaster.

Sunday 14:40 Echoes of Contempt - a history of Judeophobia and the Christian Church

Rob Thompson

Rob is Senior Programme Manager at the Council of Christians and Jews. He works particularly in Holocaust education, dialogue on Israel-Palestine, and public policy. Rob is a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church and is studying part-time for an MA in Jewish History and Culture.

Saturday 11:45 Living on a prayer

Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry is the shadow foreign secretary and Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury.

Thursday 10:40 Jon Lansman in conversation with Emily Thornberry

Amy Todd

Amy is the public engagement officer for the Layers of London project. Layers of London brings together digitised historic maps, photos, stories and memories of London via an online map-based history project.

Thursday 10:40 Mapping London's history

Luz Toff

Luz is a lifelong Limmudnik. One of her passions is learning Jewish texts and trying to make authentic Judaism meaningful and relevant to our lives now.

Saturday 11:45 Some Mishnayot that used to trouble me as a woman and a feminist

Penelope Toff

Penelope is a doctor working in public health and as a hypnotherapist and coach. She is passionate about freeing people from whatever is holding them back from a life and work they love. She is a long-time Limmudnik and a former Chair of the Limmud Conference UK Arts and Culture programme.

Sunday 12:00 Making friends with your mind: how to win confidence and influence yourself for good

Lesley Trenner

Lesley is a qualified and experienced life coach specialising in midlife change, career development and coping with ageing parents. She is an advisor at Resource (Jewish employment). Lesley combines empathy with ‘tell it like it is’ and has the ability to switch seamlessly from serious to funny.

Monday 16:00 Antenna
Tuesday 12:00 Crisis, what crisis?! How to cope with mid-life change

Francis Treuherz

Francis has been in private and NHS practice since 1984. He is a Board member of the Society of Homeopaths and teaches, writes, and works on the Homeopathic Helpline. He sees patients in London and Letchworth. He is a member of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, London.

Monday 09:10 Homeopathy in Jewish life & sources (1 of 2)
Tuesday 09:10 Homeopathy in Jewish life & sources (2 of 2)

Gil Troy

Gil is an American presidential historian who has written nine books on the US presidency, and a Zionist activist who has written three books about Zionism. His latest, 'The Zionist Ideas', invites people into a broad conversation about what Zionism means today, left to right, religious to secular.

Sunday 14:40 The rise of populism in Europe: How bad is it for Jews?
Sunday 18:40 A Zionist salon, Limmud style
Monday 18:40 When ultra nationalists give all nationalism a bad name
Tuesday 12:00 From the Zionist Idea to the Zionist Ideas

Louis Trup

Louis, sometimes known as DJ Van Der Kleij, has DJ-ed at Simchas in a grand total of 3 different British counties. When it comes to music, food and jokes, he specialises in cheese. He still maintains that 'A-ba-ni-bi' is Israel's greatest ever Eurovision song.

Tuesday 22:00 Silent Disco: The Challah Back Girls and DJ Van Der Kleij

Noru Tsalic

Noru is Jewish by identity, Romanian by birth, Israeli by citizenship, British by current residence. He writes for Politically-incorrect Politics and Times of Israel, presents and participates in debates. A former IDF soldier, he serves as UK envoy for the Israeli organisation Reservists on Duty.

Friday 22:00 The Netanyahu Show – 2018
Sunday 09:10 Morning news and brews! Times of Israel's Noru Tsalic
Sunday 16:00 Israel's "Nation State" Law: the end of democracy?
Monday 20:30 Can there be a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Wednesday 10:40 Is Israel “a racist endeavour”?

Irina Tsukerman

Irina is a human rights and national security lawyer/analyst. She writes about Jewish issues, international relations, the Middle East, and geopolitics. She is on the board of Moroccan Americans in New York, promoting Moroccan culture/the cultural attache for American Sephardi Federation.

Friday 17:30 Tribalism and Factionalism - How Westerners Can Understand the Middle East through the lens of rising populism
Sunday 12:00 Responding to Middle Eastern populism through direct contact
Monday 17:30 The place for right-leaning pro-Israel Jews in the human rights world
Tuesday 10:40 How Middle Eastern propaganda wars in the US affect American Jews

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner is a barrister and co-founder of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), which he chaired from its formation in 2011 until earlier this year when he became its Chief Executive.

Sunday 21:50 "It was they who made it famous" - who should have Jerusalem and why?
Monday 12:00 Occupiers in their own land
Wednesday 18:40 Lifting up our eyes to the hills - the Golan Heights and international law

Linda Turner

Linda is director and co-founder of Mavar, a charity set up in 2013 to support Charedi men and women exploring paths beyond ultra-orthdoxy. She previously produced theatre education projects and worked in arts marketing and fundraising for the Israel Museum, the British Museum and the Arts Council.

Sunday 16:00 A journey out of ultra-orthodoxy and into the modern world - how can mentors help?

Nahum Twersky

Nahum Twersky holds an MBA and an MA in Jewish Philosophy, with Semiha from Yeshiva University. He is a Modern Orthodox innovative presenter on contemporary themes and chair of multi denominational/pluralistic groups in New York. He has also worked with marketing executives to Fortune 100 corporations.

Sunday 12:00 Wine and cheese

Wojciech Tworek

Wojciech is a Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. His forthcoming book (SUNY 2019) explores temporality in the teachings of Shneur Zalman of Liady. His current research project concerns Hasidism in interwar Poland.

Monday 17:30 When Mossad searched for a child abducted by Haredim
Tuesday 09:10 Reinventing Chabad: Rosh Hashanah on 19th Kislev?
Tuesday 18:40 Anarchy in the yeshiva and riots in Lublin
Wednesday 17:30 The music and myths of Yom Tov Simkhah Ehrlich

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