In October, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) released its first-ever State of Antisemitism in America report, revealing shocking disparities between Jewish and non-Jewish perceptions of antisemitism in the United States. Join us as we dive into the numbers and discuss the reality behind them with AJC executive Avi Mayer, who oversaw the report.
Since 1897, the World Zionist Congress has served as Parliament of the Jewish People. This year, the Congress convened online, and unprecedented political tensions made national news in Israel and global Jewish news. Go behind the scenes of the Congress to unpack what happened on-screen, off-screen, and grapple with its implication for World Jewry.
The session will be based on my book 'An Antidote to Violence: Evaluating the Evidence', which is published by Changemakers Books. I will explain the concepts in the title of the talk and examine two of the twenty peer reviewed research studies which provide evidence that it is possible to make genuine progress towards peace in the Middle East.TM Research Summary - Chalmers 16 July 2019.pdf
What links Jewish mysticism, Yiddish poetry and a Venetian commentary by a Salonikan Rabbi? Three unusual bookbindings reveal the passions, prejudices and preoccupations of writers and readers from the last four hundred years. We will discover three very different books, fascinating inside and out, and consider how the way we receive texts affects our experience of them.
Jew Talkin' To Me? is the chat show that recreates the sensation of finding yourself on the miscellaneous table at your cousin Hannah’s batmitzvah. Each episode features guests from the arts, media and entertainment industries discussing favourite foods, family feuds, memories of growing up Jewish and whether it's pronounced bagel or beigel.
This session will explore self-esteem through the story or Creation. Drawing ideas from psychologists, philosophers and the Sages to gain a deep understanding of how self-esteem develops and how a greater level of self-knowledge can enhance our relationship with G-d and others in the world around us.
2020 has been a great year for archaeology in Israel. We will look at the discoveries that have redrawn the borders of the kingdom of Israel, reimagined life in Second Temple Jerusalem and have unveiled a moving testimony from the destruction of the city in 586 BCE. And we will learn about a family of goats from the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
How is the Torah regendered? Can we experience holiness with Tehovah Elohin? How the new matriarchs, Emrahama, Titzhaac and Taacov, move familiar stories? How does reading Torah that is centered in women's pronouns challenge our moral expectations? What horizon opens for midrash and sod? Come experience our revered canon in a radical new light.
Limmud Chile brings you two of its wonderful community members. It is presented by Andrés Gomberoff, a theoretical physicist. He obtained his Ph.D. from Universidad de Chile in Santiago in 1996. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Syracuse University, and at CECs (Centro de Estudios Científicos) in Valdivia, Chile. His research interests are in gravitation and quantum field theory.