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Pre High Holidays Seminar - Yom Limmud

Pre High Holidays Seminar - Yom Limmud


Oxford University Chabad Society is delighted to invite you to


Sunday, 17 September, 2pm-5.30pm

Programme :

1pm Lunch

2pm Dr. Dana Mills

‘I am a Jewess: Radical Jewish women, Social Justice and Rosh Hashana

Dr. Dana Mils is an academic and an activist in the international left. Having held positions in Northwestern University, NYU, University of Oxford, Bard College, she will be teaching at the department of history, philosophy and culture at Brookes University. Her first book: Dance and Politics: moving beyond boundaries was published in 2016 by Manchester University Press.

2.30pm Naomi Richman, University of Oxford

‘Ruach from the Left, Ruach from the Right: The Spiritual Renewal Movement that American Judaism Forgot’

Naomi is a DPhil candidate in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford, and an AHRC and All Souls scholar. Her current research focuses on post-secular evangelical movements and themes of gender and sexuality. Before enrolling on the DPhil, she completed a Masters in the Study of Religions and a BA in Philosophy and Theology, both at Keble College.

3pm Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

R. Yom Tov of York: From Yom Kippur liturgical poet & legalist to martyrdom'

3.30pm Coffee break

3.45pm Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, University College London

‘A mysterious experience Rosh Hashana 1746: The beginning of Hasidic History’

Naftali Loewenthal lectures in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department and author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (University of Chicago Press).

4.15pm Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, Los Angeles

'The Great Mother: Using Kabbalistic Texts To Find A New Prism Through Which To Enter the High Holidays'

Adam Kligfeld is a visiting Rabbi from Los Angeles, currently on Sabbatical during the Michaelmas Term at Oxford.

4.45pm Dr. Israel Sandman, University College London

'Objective and Subjective Time: Medieval approaches to the calendar passage in Talmud Rosh Hashanah'

Israel Sandman is a Fellow at the Hebrew & Jewish Studies Department at University College London and an expert on medieval Jewish philosophy and manuscripts. 

Venue: The Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

Looking forward to seeing you!

All are welcome!


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