The current growth of extreme left and right continues to hit the headlines. Illustrated with the significant events and his personal experience over 20 years of living under two totalitarian regimes, Tomi will comment on the present and future implications for the UK and elsewhere.
Considering an 150-200 year arc of change, we will unpack and understand why a practice of courageous care "today" is critical to "tomorrow's" collective liberation from systematic and oppressive suffering.BraveSpace_Limmud.pdf Universe of Obligation - worksheet.doc.pdf
The conventional wisdom is that it is immoral to allow poor people to sell their kidneys. Join a fascinating, lively and sure to be heated debate between Robby Berman, founder of the Alliance of Organ Donor Incentives, and Anthony Warrens, a practising renal physician and past president of the British Transplantation Society.Arguments against kidney selling.xlsx
In the winter of 2017, Annika went to the small Tunisian island of Djerba to visit with one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. Hear her stories about how they got there, why these Jews survived and even thrived in Arab lands and how the Djerban Jews can serve as a larger example for a changing Jewish world.
Calling all families with young children! Join Ellen Allard & The Limmud House Band for a rocking good time. Ellen will share her interactive, high energy children's songs that will have everyone tapping toes and clapping hands!
Flamenco is a deeply-rooted, multi-faceted art form, historically influenced by diverse cultures. Iranian-American flamenco dancer Leilah Broukhim delves into the background of flamenco and the presence of Sephardic tradition through her ground-breaking show "Dejando Huellas," which poignantly traces her Sephardic roots through music and dance.
Rav Massas' halachic perspective towards the challenges of modernity was coherent with his time and context. Regarding hair covering for married women, he takes upon himself the endeavor to explain why and how it is not obligatory through an admirable deploy of rabbinic knowledge. This teshuva (responsum) exemplifies a Sephardic halachic methodology.Rav Messas-source sheet.pdf
A TCK is someone who grew up somewhere other than their passport culture. They no longer feel like they belong in their passport culture and will never fit in to their host culture. They belong in a THIRD culture - one made up of others like themselves. Come and learn, share your stories, and discuss whether being Jewish is akin to being a TCK.
Siona will do a 20 min powerpoint on the technique and her background using Indian miniature and illuminated manuscripts. Participants will be supplied with photocopies of Indian miniature paintings to trace and copy from. They will be encouraged to take parts of the miniature paintings, transform them and incorporate into the final composition. The technique of miniature painting will be taught in the colour application. This project will teach the student to bridge old and new, taking inspiration from history to create a contemporary artwork.1.jpg 2.jpg 3.png 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg 9.jpg 10.jpg 10.jpg 11.jpg 11.jpg 12.jpg
Nic will take you on a guided tour of the Building Artistic Exhibition. This exhibition has already been viewed by thousands of visitors during it's showing at JW3 and most recently in Israel. Come and see how 6500 children interpreted Israeli history, ethnography and art.
President Trump has rewritten US policy in the Middle East. He has moved the Embassy to Jerusalem, defunded UNRWA, pulled out of the Iran deal, intensified the bombing of ISIS, and taken military action against Assad. Among Israelis, he is more popular than Obama. But do his policies really benefit Israel? Panellists from the US and Israel discuss.
Dive deeper as we take time to reflect on our life stories. Is it possible to open to a new understanding of the narrative? Can we learn to accept the past without holding on to the desire for it to have been different? Also learn about tools that can help us cultivate qualities that can serve us well as we age like patience, equanimity, gratitude.
Reflections on telling stories in CyberSpace and spillage between the virtual dream and the real. What does it mean to be a storyteller and create an identity, history and culture in CyberSpace? What does it mean to be an individual or family that has survived Cyber attack?
Jenny will give a history of the origins of kaddish, which was not originally said by men! Using some texts, we will explore the purpose of kaddish; how the norms have changed over time; arguments used why women cannot/can say kaddish; conditions for it to be said; and how kaddish should be recited. No prior knowledge needed. Thanks to JOFA for info.
Fancy a break from intensive sessions or have lots to get off your chest after a thought-provoking discussion? Come and join us for an informal chat about the day's sessions over a hot drink.
Introduced by Linda Berkowitz, this fascinating documentary celebrates the unique contribution of commercial artists Tibor Reich, Elisabeth Tomalin and Hans Schleger all of whom were refugees from Nazi Germany. (44 mins)
It is estimated that about 10% of the population is dyslexic, a condition which, in the UK is, defined as a disability. The session will be a discussion for dyslexics and their friends and relatives on how the condition impacts on their lives, for better or for worse. And we will touch on what is going on in the dyslexic brain.
We will explore the text of the story and of her song. We will look at the roles and actions of the women and the men and discuss what the Mother of Israel might teach us about the role of the ego in leadership.
What happens when two old friends embark on diametrically opposite philosophical ventures, become published authors, and get invited to Limmud? Join us and you'll see. Not much at stake, if only a showdown between postmodernism and analytical philosophy, and the best answers to the only questions that really matter.
When should you speak up? When should you bite your tongue? And what does this all have to do with loving your neighbour and not shedding blood? What does Judaism have to teach you? Together, we will look for some answers (if we can agree). For families with children aged 9-13.keep your mouth shut 2018.pdf
This is not a modern question and not a halachic one. It is raised already early on in the Tanach, with its roots stretching back to the Torah. Two related stories bring early echoes of this sensitive question, which is making a comeback. (This shiur is loosely connected to Infidelity at Baal Peor but attending just one of them works well.)Who is a Jew source sheet final.pdf
When is fearing minorities xenophobia, and when is it a question of national security? This question will be explored through a text study of Pharaoh’s speech about the Israelite minority (in this week's parsha!), historical case studies from WWII and a practical exercise designed to help us disagree more constructively on this issue today.
Rabbi Nachman teaches, it is a great mitzvah to be happy always! It is a natural human tendency to become discouraged and depressed because of the hardships of life: everyone has their full share of suffering. Use every possible way to bring yourself to joy, even by joking or acting a little crazy.