Limmud Festival 2020

Limmud Festival 2020 – Tuesday 17:00

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Charity Starts at Home, or Does It? Poverty, a pandemic, and why you should care about people you've never met.

Kira Blumer 

With so much suffering here in the UK, what is our Jewish and human responsibility to those farther away? How should our government respond to poverty abroad? Learn how the international development sector is reacting to this crisis while we navigate these questions as a Jews, as a nation and as a global community.

Friendly Fire: how Israel became its own worst enemy

Ami Ayalon  Hannah Weisfeld 

Ami Ayalon is the highly decorated former director of the Israeli internal security service, Shin Bet. His new book, Friendly Fire, is a powerful personal testimony and an urgent call for Israel to change direction in order to achieve relative peace and security. In this session, Ayalon will discuss his new book and his ideas with Hannah Weisfeld of Yachad. Friendly Fire: how Israel became its own worst enemy by Ami Ayalon is published by Scribe. Buy it here:

Iranian Jews in the Twentieth-Century: Between Iranian Nationalism, Communism, and Zionism

Lior Sternfeld 

During the 20th century, the Iranian Jewish community was transformed from society's margins to the core of the nation-building project. This talk analyzes the pivotal role Jewish institutions played in facilitating integration and other social developments, such as political activism and participation in the 1979 revolution.

Jewish Business Ethics at a time of Crisis

Mark Goldsmith 

Does our Jewish tradition allow us to be laxer in our business ethics in challenging times? How did our ancestors deal with plague, shortage and dislocation in their business activities? When dealing with rapid loss of trade, displaced people trading in their town and other restrictions out of their control did they vary their ethical standards?

 Jewish Business Ethics in a time of crisis for Limmud 12-20.pdf

My Egg, My Husband, Her Womb, Whose Child? Artificial Insemination, Four Parent Babies, Posthumous Paternity and Surrogate Motherhood through the Prism of Jewish Law

Kenneth Brander 

Medical ethics & reproductive technology is a Jewish legal & mental health issue which requires an analysis of the contemporary scientific reality enabling individuals/couples the opportunities to actualize the reality of having a family. We will evaluate the various reproductive technologies available and how Jewish tradition reflects upon them.

 My Egg My Husband Her Womb Whose Child_ Artificial Insemination Four-Parent Babies Posthumous Paternity and Surrogate Motherhood through the Prism of Jewish .pdf

Regina Jonas - may a woman hold rabbinic office?

Sybil Sheridan 

Regina Jonas was born in Berlin in 1902, and was ordained twice before her death in Auschwicz in 1944. She was possibly the first woman ever to receive s'michah... and she was Orthodox. We will look at a part of her rabbinic thesis, entitled "May a woman hold rabbinic office? ". Her answer is "yes," but perhaps you disagree.

Ten approaches to a post-Holocaust theology

Bennett Miller 

The Holocaust trauma was too overwhelming for most to be able to understand it. Over the years we have worked to understand it in a variety of ways. We continue to struggle with its meanings. Bennett Miller will explore a variety of theological approaches to the Holocaust, to help us have a better understanding of living in a post-Holocaust world.

House of...Nahamu

Ben Crowne 

House Of...

Nahamu is a think tank examining extremism in the Jewish community. Come and hang out with us!

Tom Tugendhat in conversation with Hannah Rose

Tom Tugendhat  Hannah Rose 

Tom Tugendhat, Conservative MP and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, joins us in conversation with Hannah Rose, Limmud Marcomms co-Chair and former UJS President, for a deep-dive into foreign policy, the Middle East, China and the biggest issues facing our world today.

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