Our children are our future, but how is that future doing? Our panel of experts involved in Jewish youth provision in schools, synagogues, youth movements and beyond will discuss the trends across the sector, the outlook for the next generation, and what developments will be needed to meet the challenges of the decades to come.
The Jewish community is a multi-ethnic, multi-racial community: from Mizrahi Jews, to Ethiopian Jews, to Indian Jews. Fully acknowledging and celebrating this diversity is not only a key part of celebrating Jewishness, it also helps us tackle and understand racism, both in and out of the Jewish community.
This session will consider the challenges facing women in Israeli society, emphasizing the struggle to fight gender segregation (due to religious coercion) in the areas of public transportation, public ceremonies and events, and women’s “voices” on religious radio stations that benefit from public funding. Participnts will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion.
Intermarriage is a very timely topic today, but how did the rabbis approach this issue in the early stages of rabbinic development? In this session we will explore the rabbinic imagination of intermarriage through a range of fascinating texts from the tannaitic period (Mishnah, Tosefta and Midrash). (Texts in original and translation).Laliv Clenman Limmud Intermarriage 2020.pdf
Does it surprise you that Facebook only banned Holocaust denial on its service in October 2020? Or that the US military reportedly buys user location data from Muslim prayer apps? Both of these situations bring up fundamental questions of privacy, speech regulation, and economic incentives. Let's discuss: what is tikkun olam in cyberspace?It's Not You, It's Meme -- Limmud 2020 Sourcesheet.pdf
COVID-19 recalls various pandemics in our history. As Part II of our series on the great plague of the 14th-century, this session explores Jewish responses to deadly times in the European Middle Ages. Let's consider the challenges medieval Jews faced and see how movement - dancing and resettlement - helped them transition through periods of hardship.
In Mark's session, he will discussing growing up Palestinian, anti-semitism, discovering Israeli tv, his soul searching journey from Canada to Israel where studied full time at Yeshiva and where he met his wife and got married.
How many times have you thought: “This [insert Bible story/concept here] should be a movie!” Daniel Epstein takes you on a journey through Hollywood, to see what radical Jewish ideas lie at the base of the coolest storylines. After all, what could Tenet, Minority Report, Gravity, Matrix, Endgame, and Inside Out possibly have in common...?
Limmud can be a bit much. Come let off some steam and meet other participants for such timeless classics as charades, musical statues, and anything else we can adapt for remote fun. No prior knowledge of the rules required. Just push aside the furniture, make yourself camera-ready, and get involved!