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We're delighted to present 'Year in Review' with fifty five newly uploaded lectures delivered at the Oxford University Chabad Society over the past academic year, 2021-2022. To view the full collection of over 500 lectures delivered at the Oxford University Chabad Society visit: www.oxfordjewishlectures.com

 

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  Deborah B. Thompson

'One letter speaks twice:

Extraordinary letters and

lessons from the Torah scroll'

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  David Selis

'The salvation is near:

The Miracle of

Samaritan Passover 1968'

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  Dr. Shira Weiss

'Dogma and Accidental Heresy

in Medieval Jewish Philosophy ’ 

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  Dr. Rebecca J. W. Jefferson

'Suum Cuique:

Oxford’s Key Role

in the Cairo Genizah

Discovery’ 

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 Prof. Lawrence Schiffman

'Biblical archeology:

friends or foes?' 

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Rabbi Joseph Dwek

'Fundamental Ideas Lost

from Mainstream Judaism' 

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Rebecca Abrams

‘Made in Medieval England:

The Church, the Jews,

and the forging of

English Antisemitism’

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Dr. Anthony Davidson

'From Munkatch to

Manchester:

Surviving Auschwitz'

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Prof. Paul Fenton 

'What Did Maimonides

Say About Islam?'

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Dr. Daisy Dunn

'Not far from Brideshead:

Oxford between the wars'

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Vivien Sieber

‘Kino and Kinder:

A Family's Journey in the

Shadow of the Holocaust’

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Prof. James J. Friedberg

'Ukraine: Putin, Nuremberg,

and International Law' 

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Judge Ram Winograd

'Israeli Law and Jewish:

a contradiction?'

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Dr. Raphael Dascalu

'Glimpses into the

Lost World of Late

Medieval Judaeo-Arabic

Thought and Literature'

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PASSOVER SEMINAR

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Rabbi Eli Brackman

‘It is I, and none other

in Jewish mysticism’

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Brian Deutsch

'The story of the

five rabbis who

reclined in Bnei Brak'

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Dr. Ros Abramsky

‘Jacob’s Ladder:

from the sacred to profane’ 

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Dr. Naftali Lowenthal

‘Aspects of Spiritual

Experience in the

Pesach Festival’

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Avi Blumgart

‘Personalised freedom

in the Haggadah’

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Freddie Assor 

‘Chag Gadya according

to the interpretation of

R. Elijah of Vilna’

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Prof. Chaim Saiman 

‘The Fifth Question:

When Do We Eat?'

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Prof. Robert Alter

‘The canonisation of the

book of Song of Songs’

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 Shavuot Seminar

OU Chabad Society

10 Lectures

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  Professor Shalom Sabar

'The Sephardi Ketubbah

through the ages'

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  Professor James Connelly

'Samuel Alexander:

a philosopher in time

and space'

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  Isaac Meyers Memorial Lecture

Daniel Johnson

'Free speech and religion'

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  Prof. Meron Medzini

'Golda Meir

and Yom Kippur War:

A reassessment'

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  Ilana Ivanova

'Liepaja, Latvia

and the Holocaust'

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  Holocaust Survivor

George Schwab

'Odyssey of a Child Survivor'

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MAIMONIDES SEMINAR

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Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler

'Ashkenazic Versions

of Prayers and Blessings

in Maimonides' Codes’ 

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Professor James A. Diamond

'The inexhaustible

metaphor of light:

Crescas vs. Maimonides'

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Professor Paul B. Fenton

'Why did Maimonides write his

Guide for the Perplexed

in Arabic and how was

it translated into Hebrew?'

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Dr. Israel Sandman

'Suprarationalism in the

Lubavitcher Rebbe's

Reading of Maimonides'

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Rabbi Eli Brackman

‘The commentary of the

Lubavitcher Rebbe on

Maimonides and Rashi:

a common approach’

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Dr. Ros Abramsky

'Testing times'

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Dr Naftali Loewenthal

'Comparing Maimonidean

and Habad Approaches to

Contemplation of the Divine'

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Mason Mandell

'Maimonides and

Leo Strauss' thought'

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Michael Kay

'Maimonides and the holiday of Purim'

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  Rabbi Chaim Rapoport

'Conversion in Jewish theology'

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  Dr. Kim Treiger Bar Am

'Freedom and respect

in Jewish ethics'

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 Dr. Daniel Herskowitz

'New Perspectives on the

Jewish Reception of

Martin Heidegger' 

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   Professor Peter Hacker

'The concept of

good and evil'

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   Prof. Roger Griffin

'Maxing out your credit?

The Mosleys

(and Oxford’s beautiful

laundrette)'

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Prof. Ritchie Robertson

'German - Jewish dialogue:

Mendelsohn,

Heine, Schnitzler'

Introduction by 

Jules Samson

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  Dr. Jaclyn Granick

'International Jewish 

Humanitarianism

in the Age of the Great War'

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CHANUKAH SEMINAR

In honour of Rabbi Lord Sacks

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Rabbi Eli Brackman 

'Rabbi Sacks on Chanukah:

Lighting one candle

from another candle'

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Isabelle Heinemann

'HaLevi's Kuzari and

Abelard's Dialogus'

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David Frisch

'Contract and covenant in

Rabbi Sacks' political theory'

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Dr. Naftali Loewenthal  

'Rabbi Sacks and the

Theme of the

Seven Noahide Laws'

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Dr. Ros Abramsky  

'Speech Acts'

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Freddie Assor 

‘The significance of the

number eight in the

holiday of Chanukah’

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Pammy Brenner 

'The influence of the Yiddish

language on the

holiday of Chanukah' 

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Professor Alan Jotkowitz 

'Rabbi Sacks:

A Giant in our Time'

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Dr. Gerald Schroeder 

'Studying nature is

reading the Torah in 3-D'

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Rabbi Shmuel Lew

'Spiritual encounters

with Rabbi Sacks'

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Samantha (Tzivia) Lish

'Light in Jewish thought'

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Adam Enan 

'The Hebrew language in exile'

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Professor Samuel Lebens

‘Wisdom for Chanukah'

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