Oxford University Chabad Society

MICHAELMAS TERMCARD 2018

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Welcome to Oxford University Chabad Society Michaelmas Termcard 2018Whether you’re looking for stimulating classes and discussions, high profile lectures, a delicious Shabbat dinner or just a warm environment to hang out, the Oxford University Chabad Society has something to offer everyone. Looking forward to meeting you over the coming term!

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Week 0

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sushi1.jpg0 Week Welcome SUSHI Friday Night Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, 5 Oct, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Week 1

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Klamberg.jpgDr. Mark Klamberg

'Lemkin’s coining of the word genocide and his struggle to include protection of culture' 

Dr Mark Klamberg is a research fellow during 2018/2019 at University of Oxford. He is an Associate Professor, Senior lecturer in Public International Law at Stockholm University and a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh University. He has previously been an Associate Professor and Senior lecturer in Public International Law at Uppsala University. He is the author of several publications on international criminal law, surveillance, privacy and other fields of international law, including ‘Evidence in International Criminal Trials: Confronting Legal Gaps and the Reconstruction of Disputed Events’ (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013) and ‘Power and Law in the International Society - International Relations as the Sociology of International Law’ (Routledge, 2015). He is the chief editor of the ‘Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court’ ( CLICC). He has also published articles in International Criminal Law Review, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Nordic Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law and book sections published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers and Oxford University Press.

Tuesday, 9 October, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Friday Night Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 12 Oct, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Week 2 

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Seth Siegel.jpegSeth Siegel

'Can a Desert Nation Solve the World’s Water Problems?'

With water scarcity growing, Israel’s remarkable success in becoming weather and drought independent is a model for the world. Become inspired by Israel’s bold approach in policy, technology and culture.

Seth M. Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, water activist and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a campaigner for change in water policy in the US and around the world. He is the Daniel M. Soref Senior Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Water Policy and his commentary has appeared in many leading publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is the author of the award-winning, international bestseller Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World

Monday, 15 Oct, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!  

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Gh'ilad.jpg Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann

'From the Promised Land to the Lucky Country: How the Hebrew revival can help Aboriginal Australia'

This talk will feature the journey of an Israeli linguist, who moved to Australia to apply lessons from the revival of Hebrew in Israel to the reclamation and empowerment of Aboriginal languages and cultures.  

Ghil‘ad Zuckermann (D.Phil., Oxon.) is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is the author of the seminal bestseller Israelit Safa Yafa (Israeli – A Beautiful Language; Am Oved, 2008), Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), three chapters of the Israeli Tingo (Keren, 2011), Engaging – A Guide to Interacting Respectfully and Reciprocally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and their Arts Practices and Intellectual Property (2015) and the first online Dictionary of the Barngarla Aboriginal Language (2016). He is President of the Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) and was President of AustraLex in 2013-2015, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellow in 2007–2011, and Gulbenkian Research Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge in 2000-2004.

Wed, 17 Oct, 8pm

Reception 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!  

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Shabbat Dinner 

With AEPi Europe

Fri, 19 Oct, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!  

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International Jewish student Shabbaton in New York City

Socialise with 1,000 Jewish students from over 100 campuses across the US and Europe for a fabulous Shabbat weekend in NYC. Spirited Shabbat Meals * Interact with leading Jewish scholars & thinkers * Saturday Night Celebration of Jewish life * An unforgettable weekend in the city that never sleeps!

19-20 Oct, 2018

Cost: £250 only.

RSVP:  info@oxfordchabad.org

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Week 3

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BOD.jpegShabbat lunch

with President of the Board of Deputies

Marie van der Zyl

Sat, 27 Oct, 1.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!  

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Week 4

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Rapoport2.jpg Talmud

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport is a leading expert on the Talmud and Jewish law and author of numerous rabbinic works. He is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue, and served as a member of the Chief Rabbi's Cabinet advising former Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks on issues of Jewish medical ethics.

Sunday, 28 Oct, 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Prof. Avi Lifschitz Avi Lifschitz.png

'Between civic improvement and religious freedom: languages of toleration in Prussia, c. 1780-1800’

Avi Lifschitz joined the History Faculty and Magdalen College in 2017 after a decade of teaching European History at UCL (University College London). He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules, offer research supervision, co-convene the Enlightenment Workshop research seminar (with Professor Nicholas Cronk of the Voltaire Foundation), and serve on the editorial board of the book series Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. Research fellowships have included the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Clark Library at UCLA, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the University of Göttingen, and the Enlightenment Research Centre at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (IZEA). In summer 2018 be shall deliver at Cambridge the annual Quentin Skinner Lecture in Modern Intellectual History

Tues, 30 Oct, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!  

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John_Baird_Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs.jpgFormer Foreign Minister of Canada

The Honourable John Baird

John Russell Baird, PC is a Canadian former politician. Baird served from 2011 to 2015 as Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He had been a member of the federal cabinet, in various positions, since 2006.

Friday 2 Nov

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!  

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Week 5

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Town Hall.jpgWalking Tour of Medieval Jewish Oxford 

Special Guided View of the Entrance to the Medieval Tunnel belonging to a medieval Oxford Jew.

Many of the historic sites in Oxford are connected with the Jewish medieval history in Oxford. Join this 90 min walking tour and get to see the Jewish quarter, the site of the medieval cemetery, synagogue, the oldest College that was bought from a Jewish property owner, the route of the Jewish funeral processions (Dead Man's Walk), and much more.

Tues, 6 Nov, 1pm

Meet at Town Hall St Aldate's

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Chinese.jpgChinese Shabbat Dinner

Friday, 9 Nov, 7.30pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Week 6

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Najman.pngProfessor Hindy Najman

Hindy Najman is the Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at Oriel College, University of Oxford.  Her research interests encompass Composition and Author Function; Construction and Imitation of Biblical Figures; Practices of Pseudepigraphy and Pseudonymous Attribution; Revelation, Divine Encounter and Prophecy; Idealized Sage and Perfectionism; Philology and Philological Practices; Diaspora and Exile; Authority and Tradition; Allegorical Interpretation and Midrash; Destruction and Recovery; Collection and Canon; the History of Biblical Interpretation; and Scholarly Practices of Reading the Bible and Biblical Traditions.  She has written on the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic Literature and Pseudepigrapha.  Her publications include Losing the Temple and Recovering the Future: An Analysis of 4 Ezra, Past Renewals: Interpretive Authority, Renewed Revelation and the Quest for PerfectionSeconding Sinai: The Development of Mosaic Discourse in Second Temple Judaism, and a recent essay entitled “Ethical Reading: The Transformation of Text and Self.” She is currently working on a new book entitled: Reading Practices and the Vitality of Scripture (Oxford University Press). 

Tues, 13 Nov, 8pm

Reception 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Elise.jpeg Shabbat Dinner

With

Former Lord Mayor of Oxford Elise Benjamin

and

Sheriff of Oxford Craig Simmons

Friday, 16 Nov, 7.30pm 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Week 7

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peter.bergamin.jpg Dr. Peter Bergamin

Peter Bergamin completed his DPhil in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in 2016, with a thesis that traced the ideological development of the pro-Fascist, Revisionist Zionist ideologue, Abba Ahimeir.  His research focuses on Maximalist-Revisionist Zionism, and Jewish anti-British resistance during the period of the Mandate for Palestine.  In addition, he is a tutor for the Visiting Student Programme at Mansfield College, Oxford.

'Antisemitism in Britain: 100 years on from Balfour’

Tuesday, 20 Nov, 8pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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clarydavid.jpg Thanksgiving Shabbat Dinner

President of Magdalen College

Professor Sir David Clary FRS

“Magdalen: a proudly independent college in a rapidly changing world”

Professor Sir David Clary FRS has been President of Magdalen College since September 2005. He also directs a research group in the Chemistry Department at Oxford University working on quantum chemistry. Before coming to Magdalen he was Head of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Oxford and a Professorial Fellow at St John’s College. He has held previous faculty positions at Manchester, Cambridge and UCL. He was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign Office from 2009-13 and before that was President of the Faraday Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was knighted in the 2016 Queen’s birthday honours for services to international science.

Friday, 23 Nov, 8pm 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Week 8

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6d470fb2e21562ff0d95bdcb5be4ee4a(1).jpgYom Limmud Seminar in Jewish Studies

'The Great Scriptures: 500 years since the publishing of the Great Scriptures – Mikraot Gadolot'

Dr. Daniel Crowther, Theology, Oxford

'The Impact of the Printing on the Hebrew Bible: before and after'

Daniel J. Crowther completed a PhD in Masoretic Studies at the University of Bristol in 2015. Since then he has worked in Oxford first for the Centre for Muslim Christian Studies and then Worcester College. His current research interests include the Book of Psalms, Masoretic Studies, medieval manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an and new religious movements emerging in Muslim communities. 

Dr. Thea Gomelauri, Theology, Oxford

'The enigmatic introduction of Psalm 30 'A Psalm a Song at the Dedication of the House of David'

Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society

Atar Hadari, PhD candidate, Liverpool Hope University

'Traces of the Jewish Commentators from the Mikraot Gedolot in William Tyndale's Translation of Deuteronomy and its Revisions to 1611'

Atar Hadari is Vice-Chancellor's PhD fellow in Theology at Liverpool Hope University. His “Songs from Bialik: Selected Poems of H. N. Bialik” (Syracuse University Press) was a finalist for the American Literary Translators’ Association Award and his debut collection, “Rembrandt’s Bible”, was published by Indigo Dreams in 2013. His Pen Translates award winning “Lives of the Dead: Collected Poems of Hanoch Levin” is just out from Arc Publications. He translates a monthly verse bible column for MOSAIC magazine.

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, London

'The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Super-Commentary on Rashi'

Meir Wachs, Theology, Oxford

Dr. Israel Sandman, University College London

'Rashi's meta-narrative in his Bible commentary' 

Sunday, 25 November, 1-5pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome! 

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Rapoport2.jpgTalmud

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport is a leading expert on the Talmud and Jewish law and author of numerous rabbinic works. He is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue, and served as a member of the Chief Rabbi's Cabinet advising former Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks on issues of Jewish medical ethics.

Sunday, 25 Nov, 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Middle Eastern Shabbat Dinner 

Professor Yaacov Yadgar

Professor Yadgar, Oxford’s Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies, is a Fellow of St. Anne’s College. His scholarship is multidisciplinary, encompassing Jewish political, cultural, religious, and media studies, and focusing on Israeli socio-politics. His recent book is, Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionism, and Judaism (SUNY Press, 2017). 

'Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People?'

Friday, 30 Nov, 7.30pm 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary

His Excellency Mr Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky

'Hungarian - Jewish Relations'

Date to be confirmed.

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CLASSES AND COURSES

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Talmud Class

Join us to study subjects in Judaism's all-important 6th century legal work of the Talmud that shapes Jewish law and thought up until today.

Every Sunday, 7pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

All are welcome!

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Hebrew for Beginners Course Hebrew.jpg

 Qualified Hebrew teacher Hadas Gross

Wed, 25 Oct, 5-6.30pm 

For 6 consecutive weeks * £5 per class

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

Course: £30, non students £26

Booking: info@oxfordchabad.org

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GlassesTalmud & Maimonides Course

Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

Rapoport is a leading educator, lecturer and expert Judaic scholar. He is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue. 

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

All are welcome! 

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Lunch 'n' Learn 

Join us for a weekly delicious Lunch & Learn on a variety of contemporary stimulating topics in ethics and philosophy.

Mondays, 1pm

Brasenose College, Platnauer Room

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Bagels.jpegLunch & Learn - Jewish Medical Ethics

Abortion, enhancement, Jewish principles, transplantations and more

Tuesdays, 12:30pm

Canns Library, The Graduate Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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Lunch & Learn at Brookes University

Wednesdays, 12pm

The Forum

RSVP: info@oxfordchabad.org

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The Tajtelbaum Jewish Study Hall

The Tajtelbaum Jewish Study Hall is open daily for you to study with a fully stocked Judaica library, wireless internet and FREE coffee and refreshments on offer.

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

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Cafe.jpegOxford Kosher Cafe

Enjoy a full menu of delicious Kosher food, which is situated in our spacious lounge with internet wireless connection, Wii, Jewish newspaper and satellite TV, in addition to our well stocked and diverse Judaica library with over 2000 interesting titles. Drop by for soups, deluxe sandwiches, bagels, salads, schnitzel, soft drinks and a range of delicious pastries. 

OPEN daily: 12pm-3pm

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

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Sign UpWrite - Subscribe

If you or a friend would like to sign up to the Chabad Society, please email:

info@oxfordchabad.org



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Oxford Chabad Society Committee 

Daniel Villar, Wadham College - President, Samuel Bodansky, St Peter's College - Secretary, Will Bronze, Brookes University - Vice President, Jade Weiner, St. Annes College, Amber Borowiec, Hertford College, Alan Kotlyar, Oxford, Alex Kumar, St Edmund Hall, Jozef Kosc, Green Templeton College, Sky Telford, Regent's Park College, Meir Wachs, Blackfriars, Eduardo Chazan, St Catherine's College, Greg Tsimbler (Business School), Harry Hatwell.

To join the committee, email: info@oxfordchabad.org.

Directors

Rabbi Eli & Freidy Brackman

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Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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