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Lecture Memorializes Short, Inspiring Life of Jewish Graduate Student

Lecture Memorializes Short, Inspiring Life of Jewish Graduate Student

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One year after the untimely passing of a noted 28-year-old graduate student, Oxford University’s Chabad Society inaugurated its Isaac Meyers Memorial Lecture in Jewish Classics with an address on the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Professor Geza Vermes’ lecture for about 70 students, academics and community members at the David Slager Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Student Centre touched on the scrolls’ controversial history, with the professor – a scholar of religious history who was one of the first experts to examine the scrolls following their discovery in 1947, and authored the standard English translation of the find – advancing… Read More »

Panelists Examine Rise of European Anti-Semitism

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Panelists Examine Rise of European Anti-Semitism

 

 

By Chana Kroll, Chabad.edu

 

 

The fatal shooting at the American Holocaust Museum and Memorial briefly shined a spotlight on the prevalence of anti-Semitism in corners of the United States. But in the United Kingdom, government officials and private individuals have for months been grappling with a rise in anti-Jewish sentiment, searching for ways to combat a phenomenon that has refused to go away.

 

 

 

Last week, Oxford University faculty and graduate students gathered at the David Slager Chabad-Lubavitch Centre for a symposium on anti-

Semitism hosted by the Oxford Chabad Society.

 

 

 

 

The… Read More »

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE raises concerns about Western society at Chabad Society Shabbat dinner

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE raises concerns about Western society at Chabad Society Shabbat dinner

 

Mon, 8 June 2009

 

By Mark Tilse (Oxon)

 

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and recipient of 29 Honorary Degrees, including a non-political Life Peerage, condemned western culture while praising the Oxford University Chabad Society at a Shabbat dinner at the David Slager Chabad Jewish student centre.

 

She said she was very concerned about the obsessive desire of society for instant gratification reflected in addiction of children and adults to computer games, unhealthy food and material wealth.

 

From a neurological perspective brains of the 21st century… Read More »

Oxford University Chabad Society combats rising tide of anti-Semitism by hosting academic symposium

Oxford University Chabad Society combats rising tide of anti-Semitism by hosting first academic symposium

 

‘Anti-Semitism Symposium: Philosophical, Historical and Literary Perspectives’

 

7 June 2009

 

With the rising tide of anti-Semitism on UK campuses, the Oxford University Chabad Society responded by hosting its first high-profile interdisciplinary symposium on anti-Semitism in Oxford with distinguished Oxford scholars and graduate students on Sunday 7 June 2009 at the David Slager Chabad Centre, 61 George Street, Oxford.

 

The five panelists and their talks were:

 

Dr Brian Klug, lecturer in philosophy, St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford- "The Concept of anti-Semitism"

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Leading Oxford scholars honour former Oxford Jewish student, Isaac Meyers, at Oxford University Chabad Society

Leading Oxford scholars honour former Oxford Jewish student, Isaac Meyers, who tragically died at 28 at Harvard

 

Oxford University Chabad Society inaugurates the annual Isaac Meyers memorial lecture in Jewish Classics

 

By Dr. Mark Tilse (Oxon)

 

The Oxford University Chabad Society was honoured to inaugurate the Isaac Meyers Memorial Lecture in Jewish Classics on Tuesday 2 June 2009 at the David Slager Chabad Jewish student centre to about 70 people. The lecture was held to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragic and untimely passing of former Oxford Classics student Isaac Meyers, who was an active member of the Oxford University Chabad Society while he studied at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and… Read More »

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