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December 21, 2012

Limmud Conference 2012 - LIVE BROADCAST

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See schedule below video for more information.

Sunday 23 December

12:00 -13.10

Back to the future: what does the Talmud have to teach us about the philosophy of time?

Samuel Lebens
I generally try to approach the Talmud in the hope that it can shed light on contemporary philosophical issues. In this case study, I hope to show that the Jewish legal tradition encodes fascinating conflicting insights as to the nature of time, and the significance of the future. The topics will be hard, but it should also be fun.

16:50 -18.10

The banality of evil: horror and the Holocaust

Nathan Abrams
In this session, we'll explore the key horror films of the '60s, '70s and '80s to argue that secular Jewish agnostic directors used the genre to reflect on evil in a post-Holocaust world. Films include 'Rosemary's Baby', 'The Exorcist', 'The Omen', 'The Amityville Horror' and 'The Shining.'

19:00 -20.10

A festival of firsts! Celebrating 40 years of rabbinic
leadership with four first women

Laura Janner-KlausnerNaamah KelmanJulia NeubergerJacqueline Tabick 
Naamah Kelman, the first woman rabbi in Israel; Jackie Tabick, the first woman rabbi in Britain and Laura Janner-Klausner , the first woman Movement rabbi (Movement for Reform Judaism) will be in discussion led by Julia Neuberger,
senior rabbi of West London Synagogue and member of the House of Lords, about breaking through the glass ceiling - the joys and the grazes along the way.

20:40 -21.10

Israel's future: two states, one state or the status quo?

Daniel ReiselHannah Weisfeld 
This session will explore the three main frameworks for the endgame of the Middle East conflict. Which opportunities does each present - and what are the costs? Are they workable in practice and which is more likely to safeguard Israel's future?

22:10 -23.20

Tag meir: lighting the darkness

Arik AschermanAdam Ognall
'Price Tag' is the name extremists gave to their attacks on soldiers and Palestinians, burning of trees, and arson attacks and graffiti on mosques, churches, schools, and the homes of peace and human rights activists. Last Chanukah, a coalition of Israeli organizations initiated 'Tag Meir' (Light Tag), solidarity visits to cast light where dark acts have been carried out.

Monday 24  December

10.50 – 12.00

The prophets (1 of 4)

Clive Lawton
Jews have tended to concentrate on the Torah so our knowledge of the prophets is often sketchy. In these sessions, we'll consider what a prophet does and explore five prophets, selected for their variety, based on a series that Clive's making for BBC Radio 4. In this session, we'll look at Samuel, the first prophet of the 'prophetic period'.

12:20 - 13.30

Jewish leadership on the line: staying alive at a Jewish communal organisation (1 of 3)

Simi Ben HurSamantha CliffordNicky GoldmanDaniel Reisel 
'To lead is to live dangerously.' True of the Jewish  Community? Whether professional, lay leader or teacher, these practical sessions will show how you can exercise 'leadership on the line'. Join us for insightful analysis and
commentary two of the innovative voices in community leadership as we discuss how those working in organisations ready for change can make a difference.

15:30 -14.40

JDOV: Jewish dreams, observations, visions (1 of 3)

Shoshana Boyd GelfandYehoshua EngelmanVanessa HidaryMarc SolowayJude Williams

Ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed Limmud Conference with TED, (the popular conference where speakers give 'the talk of their life')? Come find out! Following the success of last year's JDOV talks, Shoshana Boyd Gelfand will again host some of the most inspiring presenters at Limmud to offer us 'the Jewish talk of their life'.

17:00 -18.10

Hegel, Rav Kook and Rabbi Akiva - explaining Jewish history

Francis Nataf 
A mystical view of tragedy and rebirth in Jewish history. To what extent was Rav Kook influenced by the views of Hegel and how are both approaches rooted in the mysterious statements of Rebbe Akiva.

18:30 -19.40

The leadership of Moshe and the Rebellion of Moshe

Chanoch Waxman 

Why does Moses not enter the Promised Land? While he accuses the people of rebellion, God relates to Moshe as the rebel. By comparing the story found in Numbers 20 with other parts of the Book of Numbers and passages found in Exodus, we will hopefully arrive at a deeper understanding of this mysterious story.

20:40 -21.50

Israel's African asylum problem: 'A cancer in our body'?

Jean-Marc LilingTammi Molad-HayoAdam Ognall,
Nic SchlagmanRuvi Ziegler 

A discussion with NGO workers, lawyers and social activists about the refugee situation in Israel and Israeli society's reaction, response and treatment of the refugee community.

Tuesday 25  December

10:50 -12.00

The prophets (2 of 4)

Clive Lawton 

Jews tend to concentrate on Torah so our knowledge of the prophets is often sketchy. In this series we'll look at what prophets do, and explore five, selected for their variety, based on a series Clive's making for BBC Radio 4. This time,
it'll be Elijah, unless he arrives beforehand!

12:20 -13.30

Coming out as gay in Jewish music

Y-Love

My coming out this year debuted at #1 on OUT Magazine and made it to the front-page of CNN Entertainment, and definitely started buzz in the Jewish world. What I saw and learned from coming out as a Jewish entertainer, and what that has meant to me as part of the Jewish community and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community at large.

15:30 -16.40

JDOV: Jewish dreams, observations, visions (2 of 3)

Miriam BergerShoshana Boyd GelfandRobbie GringrasDov WaxmanY-Love

Ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed Limmud Conference with TED, (the popular conference where speakers give 'the talk of their life')? Come find out! Following the success of last year's JDOV talks, Shoshana Boyd Gelfand will again host some of the most inspiring presenters at Limmud to offer us 'the Jewish talk of their life'.

17:00 -18.10

Ten steps to understanding the phenomenon called Israel

Avraham Infeld

Look at how expectations of and from Israel are affected by different conceptual understandings of what it means to be Jewish.

20:40 -21.50

The Joys of Daf Yomi

Laura Janner-Klausner 

Studying a page of Talmud a day is a joy but there are sections that jar. We'll look at some funny, fascinating and also seemingly futile parts of this the 13th Daf Yomi cycle.

Wednesday 26  December

10:50 -12.00

The prophets (3 of 4)

Clive Lawton

In these sessions, we'll consider what prophets do and explore five, selected for their variety and based on a series Clive is making for BBC Radio 4. In this session we'll look at two - the strangest of all, Jonah, and one of only two women called a prophetess in the Bible.

14:00 -15.10

Does the Church of England still listen to Anglo-Jewry?

Toby HowarthNatan Levy
This summer's Synod sparked a public debate between the Church of England and the Jewish community, with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi involved. Why did ecumenical accompaniers to West Bank checkpoints cause
conflict? What occurred at Synod? Where can we go from here? The Archbishop's Inter-Religious expert in conversation with the Interfaith Consultant for the Board.

15:30 -16.40

JDOV: Jewish dreams, observations, visions (3 of 3)

Shoshana Boyd GelfandAvraham InfeldAmy-Jill LevineGila SacksNigel Savage

Ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed Limmud Conference with TED, (the popular conference where speakers give 'the talk of their life')? Come find out! Following the success of last year's JDOV talks, Shoshana Boyd Gelfand will again host some of the most inspiring presenters at Limmud to offer us 'the Jewish talk of their life'.

17:00 -18.10

Who's afraid of Bruria?

Yaffa EpsteinJacqueline Nicholls 
Two orthodox feminists with one big problem: being part of a world where women have no voice, presence or agency. Women have come a long way, but we have much further to go. A scholar and an artist, sharing a love of Talmud, will attempt the impossible conversation: to seriously examine women's relationship with Torah without being too bitter.

Thursday 27 December

11:30 -12.40

The prophets (4 of 4)

Clive Lawton
Jews tend to concentrate on Torah so our knowledge of the prophets is often sketchy. We'll finish off with the most reverberative of all the prophets, Isaiah, and consider why he (they?) made - and make(s) - such a splash! These sessions will be based on a forthcoming BBC Radio 4 series Clive is preparing.

 

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