Limmud Conference 2010

'Everything Tastes Like Chicken' - A Curious Philosophy of Meat and Milk (1 of 4)

Raphael Zarum

This four-part series tackles the law, lore and logic of separating meat and milk. Along the way we will compare Sukkot to Halloween, analyse digestion and evolution, learn leadership through quails and breast milk, and attempt to finally solve the 'chicken or egg first?' conundrum. By studying Torah, Midrash and Talmud we will give meaning to a central practice in Jewish life. Each session stands alone; together they paint a passionate portrait of our tradition.

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'Everything Tastes Like Chicken' - A Curious Philosophy of Meat and Milk (2 of 4)

Raphael Zarum

This four-part series tackles the law, lore and logic of separating meat and milk. Along the way we will compare Sukkot to Halloween, analyse digestion and evolution, learn leadership through quails and breast milk, and attempt to finally solve the 'chicken or egg first?' conundrum. By studying Torah, Midrash and Talmud we will give meaning to a central practice in Jewish life. Each session stands alone; together they paint a passionate portrait of our tradition.

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'Everything Tastes Like Chicken' - A Curious Philosophy of Meat and Milk (3 of 4)

Raphael Zarum

This four-part series tackles the law, lore and logic of separating meat and milk. Along the way we will compare Sukkot to Halloween, analyse digestion and evolution, learn leadership through quails and breast milk, and attempt to finally solve the 'chicken or egg first?' conundrum. By studying Torah, Midrash and Talmud we will give meaning to a central practice in Jewish life. Each session stands alone; together they paint a passionate portrait of our tradition.

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'Everything Tastes Like Chicken' - A Curious Philosophy of Meat and Milk (4 of 4)

Raphael Zarum

This four-part series tackles the law, lore and logic of separating meat and milk. Along the way we will compare Sukkot to Halloween, analyse digestion and evolution, learn leadership through quails and breast milk, and attempt to finally solve the 'chicken or egg first?' conundrum. By studying Torah, Midrash and Talmud we will give meaning to a central practice in Jewish life. Each session stands alone; together they paint a passionate portrait of our tradition.

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Biblical Sorrow: Samson Revisited

Maureen Kendler

Samson: so misunderstood. So long portrayed as a misbegotten hero or hot-headed superman, the reality of Samson is his isolation and his lost vocation as performance artist and poet.

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Biblical Sorrow: Suffering in Silence, Crying Out Loud

Maureen Kendler

Is suffering gender-divided in the Tanach? Do men and women face and endure their troubles differently? Some inspired creativity borne of loss, some silence that speaks volumesâ?¦

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God and Television: Mixing up the Cocktail

Aaqil Ahmed and Danielle Nagler

Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC's Head of Religion and Ethics, will discuss the challenges of reflecting religion on television in the 21st century. In conversation with Danielle Nagler, he'll consider how the BBC tries to shed light on the range of religious lives of the UK and the role of religious programming within television schedules.

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The Aleppo Codex and Its Significance

Bernard Schneider

The Aleppo Codex, also known as the Crown of Aleppo, is the earliest known codex of the Hebrew Bible and one of the most important manuscripts in Jewish history

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The Covenants of Faith and Fate: Of Subbotniks, Siebenburger, Lemba and other Non-Jewish Jews

Perry Dane

Jews who reject Jewish religion and its 'covenant of faith' can nevertheless be accepted as being bound to a 'covenant of fate' and a common Jewish identity. But what about the converse?

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The Essential Klezmer: The Revival and Renaissance

Seth Rogovoy

In the final session of 'The Essential Klezmer', we will trace how the music, seemingly lost for all time, was revived in the 1970s and '80s and then became a fertile idiom that evolved into a popular style of music that<br/>speaks to contemporary audiences in the language and accent of their time.

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The Israeli Police - Mission Impossible?

Yaakov Lappin

The Israeli Police Force must deal simultaneously with the threat of terrorism, civil unrest, and growing violent crime.

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Why is Britain the Centre of Anti-Israel Campaigning? Post-Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Political Demographics (2 of 2)

Gerald Steinberg

In this session, we will consider the factors that have led<br/>UK-based 'charities', such as War on Want and<br/>Christian Aid, activist groups like Amnesty International,<br/>politicians, academics, journalists, and others to take<br/>central roles in the delegitimization of Israel.

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Women in Israeli Society

Miri Eisin

Having served for twenty years in the Israeli Defense Forces, and having gone through the ranks to the rank of full colonel, the session will present the many sides to Israeli women's status.

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Wonderful Misreadings - Hasidic Insights Into The Soul

Jonathan Wittenberg

With the classic rabbinic eye for detail, but with a gift for totally ignoring context, grammar and even the plain meaning of the simplest words, the hasidic leaders derived the most beautiful and stirring teachings.

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