Limmud Festival 2020

Limmud Festival 2020 – Sunday 20:00

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Antisemitism in America: the new numbers and the reality behind them

Avi Mayer 

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.

Behind the Scenes of the 38th World Zionist Congress

Andrew Keene 

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.

Creating coherence in the collective consciousness can create peace in the Middle East: a brain based approach to peace.

Barry Spivack 

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

Intriguing texts, beautiful bindings - three fascinating books from the Leo Baeck College Library

Cassy Sachar 

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? Podcast - live recording!

Rachel Creeger  Philip Simon  Russell Balkind 

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.

On the surface of the deep: exploring self-esteem through Genesis

Hadassah Fromson 

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.

The Top Israeli Archeological Breakthroughs of 2020: A Reporter’s Notebook

Rossella Tercatin 

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.

Toratah, The Regendered Bible

Yael Kanarek 

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.

The best of Limmud Chile: The music of the cosmos: variations on scientific themes from Pythagoras to Neutron Stars

A Spotlight on Limmud Chile  Andrés Gomberoff 

International Hub

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.

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