Limmud Festival 2020

Limmud Festival 2020 – Sunday 12:00

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"It's All in Your Head" - a discussion on psychosis and social change

_ JAMI 

There is much debate about how a person's lived experiences, including trauma, can activate an episode of psychosis such as hearing voices. Join Jami to hear about trauma and psychosis and how we can be more inclusive and supportive of people in our communities affected by these experiences.

Family Dance at Home - exercise your body and mind!

Ilai Szpiezak 

This family friendly session will consist of a number of line dances taught by Ilai based on IDI's successful on-line programmes. You can prepare by visiting the IDI dance at home page on www.idi.org.uk. You will not need too much space to participate!

Live walking tour: The secret Jews of Majorca

Dani Rotstein 

The Spanish island of Majorca is known for its beach resorts, limestone mountains, and tennis star Rafael Nadal. But Majorca holds a secret never discussed in most travel guides. During the Inquisition, the Chuetas of Majorca publicly professed Catholicism while privately adhering to Judaism. Come hear the story the world needs to know on this live virtual walking tour on the streets of Majorca!

My father was a wandering European: triple loyalties in Brexit Britain - British, Jewish, European?

Simon Albert  Ruvi Ziegler 

Four and a half years since the Brexit referendum, eighty years on from the Second World War, and five hundred years after the Spanish Inquisition, thousands of British Jews are applying to reinstate their ancestral European nationalities. What motivates them? What are their dilemmas? And what does it tell us about the meaning of nationality and identity?

Strategic Advantage in National Security

Anthony Finkelstein 

Science and Technology have moved to the centre of the national security agenda. It is a domain of strategic competition between states. How can the UK secure an edge in an uncertain global environment? This talk (with Q&A) will introduce the challenges of National Security and consider the technology, policy & strategy options available to the UK.

The 'Covid Rav' and a Rav-to-be talk lockdown laws

Gabriel Kanter-Webber  Adam Wagner 

2020 has been marked by highly restrictive and complex lockdown regulations. Adam Wagner has grappled with many of the legal questions, and the human rights implications of these laws. Gabriel Kanter-Webber has taken a more Talmudic approach to the details (is a pasty a substantial meal?). Where do lockdown laws leave us as citizens and as Jews?

The rich footprint of Jewish life across the UK

Ed Horwich  Hilary Thomas 

The legacy of the Jewish contribution to the economy and culture of many places is now in danger of being forgotten. Connecting Small Histories project director Ed Horwich and a team of volunteer researchers tell their stories and experiences of uncovering and recording this rich heritage, in a project undertaken by the Jewish Small Communities Network and Swansea University

The two Abrahams

Anthony Julius 

There are two things that most people know about Abraham - that he destroyed his father's idols, and that he was ready to sacrifice his son. These two things are taken to be two examples of his great faith. But what if they point to two quite different perspectives on the world, perspectives furthermore, that Jews continue to struggle with?

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