Limmud

Ready for action: Limmud's army of volunteers lead the way to Warwick

By Josh Jackman, December 18, 2014

Limmud would not exist without its core team of volunteers, the unpaid heroes who build a conference for 2,500 people from nothing.

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Downton comes to Limmud

By Simon Rocker, December 11, 2014

There will be a little piece of Downton Abbey at Limmud.

The producer of the ITV period drama, David Evans, who was nominated for an Emmy this year, will be giving a talk on his life at the educational conference later this month.

Mr Evans's attendance was revealed this week as details of the conference programme were released.

Former Labour Culture Minister and Mayor of London hopeful Da

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Limmud prays for pants

December 4, 2014

If you're going to the Limmud conference at Warwick University this month, make sure you bring an extra set of new underwear. That is to donate to local charity, Grub 'n' Gab, which provides underwear and other essentials to young homeless people. A Limmud source said, "Our pants will be the answer to their prayers."

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Limmud date for hijack plot refusenik

By Simon Rocker, November 6, 2014

One of the most famous Prisoners of Zion who defied the Soviet regime to be allowed to go to Israel is to speak at the Limmud education conference next month.

Yosef Mendelevich, now a rabbi, will share a platform with another refusenik, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, who will be returning after his conference debut in 2013.

Rabbi Mendelevich was jailed for his part in a plot to hija

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Bringing the eco-friendly into Limmud tent

By Marcus Dysch, August 28, 2014

"It's a fallacy that Jews don't camp and this proves it." So said Limmud in the Woods co-chair Jon Pam after more than 300 supporters spent a wet and windy Bank Holiday weekend in tents pitched in the Oxfordshire countryside engaging in panel discussions, prayer sessions and community-building activities.

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Learning to love Limmud up north

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 13, 2014

Manchester's biggest ever Limmud event attracted around 600 people to a learning programme in Didsbury on Sunday.

Presenters included one Reform rabbi - Menorah Synagogue's Haim Shalom - while five Orthodox ministers participated.

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Manchester gears up for its own Limmud

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 10, 2014

Leading figures in the Jewish and Christian communities will be heading to Manchester next month as the city holds its annual Limmud conference.

Jewish Leadership Council CEO Simon Johnson and the Board of Deputies’ Jonathan Arkush and Laura Marks are among a strong line-up of presenters, according to the programme which was released this week.

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Limmud - what the international Jewish media said

By Simon Rocker, January 8, 2014

Here's the views of some guests from abroad at the Limmud conference published over the past few days:

"The weather was awful, and the food not much better- but everything else about this annual British-Jewish mega-event was fabulous” “Judy Maltz of Ha’aretz

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The Gateshead Rav on Limmud

By Simon Rocker, January 6, 2014

The Gateshead Rav, Rabbi Shraga Faivel Zimmerman, has returned to the question of Limmud, in an article in last week’s edition of the Orthodox weekly, the Jewish Tribune.

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We’ll be there again next year, say US rabbis

By Simon Rocker, January 2, 2014

The United Synagogue rabbis who attended this year’s Lmmud have praised the conference and agreed that Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was correct in his controversial decision to attend it.

Nine US rabbis joined the chief rabbi in participating in the five-day cross-communal event, at Warwick University, defying criticism from right-wing sections of the Orthodox community.

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