Limmud Together UK

Limmud Together UK – Sunday 16:00

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Hebrew calligraphy: an intimate meeting at the beginning

Dov Laimon 

Room 5

The session will include a mature conceptual reading of letters from a text by Rabbi Moshe Cordevero, followed by a hands-on learning of the traditional shape of a letter, concluding with a fascinating explication particular to the letter.

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Refugees and COVID-19: where are we and what can we do?

Moses Seitler  Sarah Danby  Sara Nathan  Ali  Ros Ereira 

Room 6

Join a panel of professionals and experts-by-experience to discuss the impact of coronavirus and lockdowns on refugees and asylum seekers across Europe. What are the main limitations refugees face? What is the effect of isolating on mental health and integration? And what can British Jews do to help?

The cabinet minister’s silk underwear and the Jews: adventures and misadventures in diplomacy

Sophie Ross  Rebecca Viney  Daniel Rothberg 

Room 3

Join three British Jewish diplomats serving Her Majesty from the hallowed halls of the UN, the chaos and colour of Lutyens’ Delhi, and the intrigue of the People’s Republic of China. From promiscuous princes to treif receptions, far-flung Jewish communities, and guilt from their mothers for being far away, this is kosher diplomacy. Chatham House Rule applies!

Religious persecution and religious freedom around the world

David Saperstein 

Room 4

Drawing on his tenure at the State Department, Rabbi Saperstein will address the resurgence of antisemitism and growth of Islamophobia, the genocidal impact non-state actors on religious minorities, the dangers of anti-blasphemy and defamation of religion laws, and the growth of grassroots interfaith responses to enhancing religious freedom.

The Sermon on the Mount for Jews

Amy-Jill Levine 

Room 1

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) does not, contrary to some Christian readers, replace Judaism with Christianity. It is, rather, Jewish teaching given by the Jew Jesus to his Jewish disciples. Subjects include Matthew's portrayal of Jesus as a new Moses, beatitudes, Torah interpretation, the "Our Father," and Christian misinterpretations.

Navigating the sea of Torah: a traditional approach for the digital age

Sara Wolkenfeld 

Room 2

The digital age provides endless quantities of information, freely available with an internet connection. But how much information is too much? What guides us as we navigate oceans of content, and how do we successfully use information to build understanding? Discover what the Talmud has to say about these questions in this interactive class.

Let's sing (about Jewish things!)

Eliana Light 

Room 7

Bring your voices, bring your bodies, bring your instruments (real or imaginary) to this interactive concert with Eliana Light! We'll sing, move, dance, and learn catchy, content-rich tunes exploring holidays, language, ritual objects, and more. Perfect for all kiddos and their grownups.

The Limmud Bar

The Bar

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