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The Jewish Holiday of Tu B'Av - 15th of Av - Festival of Love


We are pleased to present a selection of six interesting lectures delivered at the Oxford University Chabad Society on the subject of love and relationships in connection to the joyous Jewish holiday of Tu B'Av, known as the Festival of Love - click here to read essays and articles about the significance of this minor Jewish holiday. 

'The Wisdom of Love: A central theme in Jewish canonical literature'

Rabbi Professor Naftali Rothenberg

Senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

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'Hillel’s Golden Rule of Love: An Interpretation of Rashi’s View'

Professor Judah Galinsky

Lecturer in the Department of Talmud at Bar-Ilan University

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'Chained Jewish Women in the 19th Century and Today: The historically evolving contours of an ongoing halachic problem'

Professor Haim Sperber

Senior Lecturer at the Western Galilee College in Israel 

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'A Traditional Feminist Revolution : The developing role of women leaders in traditional Jewish society'

Professor Adam Ferziger 

Adam S. Ferziger holds the Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch Chair for Research of the Torah and Derekh Erez Movement in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University

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'The Origins and History of Venice's Jewish Ghetto: The first Jewish ghetto - its culture and its women'

Dr. Stefania Silvestri 

University of Manchester, The John Rylands Research Institute

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'A Ladino Women's Prayer Book'

Professor Ora Schwarzwald

Professor Emerita Department of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, Bar Ilan University 

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