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Limmud Fest: Summer 2012

By Sandy Rashty, August 30, 2012
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Summer Limmud Fest rocks

By Daniel Duberstein, August 30, 2012

Close-on 600 people had the choice of more than 150 educational sessions over the Bank Holiday as Limmud Fest was staged in a new location in the heart of the Kent countryside.

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Limmud leader Simonson heads for the JCC

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2012

A prominent British community educator has been appointed to take the reins at the new Jewish Community Centre for London.

Limmud’s Raymond Simonson will start as the Finchley Road centre’s chief executive when the JCC opens in autumn next year, and work side-by-side on its programme and development with its present chief executive, Nick Viner.

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Limmud goes to China

By Erica Lyons, June 7, 2012

It took the combined efforts and support of the American Jewish Joint Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC) along with Limmud International and Kehillat Beijing to provide the framework for China’s first Limmud.

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Limmud goes to Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, May 24, 2012

When it comes to Jewish learning, the Diaspora normally looks to Jerusalem for inspiration. But, Jerusalem residents have taken their lead from Britain, and run their own Limmud conference.

Speakers spanned the religious spectrum from the Charedi politician Rabbi Haim Amsalem to Reform activist Rabbi Uri Regev, head of the Hiddush movement that critiques the Charedi community.

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Limmud shows its political influences

By Sue Greenberg, March 22, 2012

Local Labour MPs Louise Ellman and Luciana Berger were star attractions at Sunday's Liverpool Limmud at the new King David campus.

The 400-plus turnout had the choice of more than 40 adult sessions and a further 15 for young people.

Mrs Ellman discussed making Israel's case in Parliament, Ms Berger spoke about her experiences as a young, female, Jewish MP.

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Limmud shows its political influences

By Sue Greenberg, March 22, 2012

Local Labour MPs Louise Ellman and Luciana Berger were star attractions at Sunday's Liverpool Limmud at the new King David campus.

The 400-plus turnout had the choice of more than 40 adult sessions and a further 15 for young people.

Mrs Ellman discussed making Israel's case in Parliament, Ms Berger spoke about her experiences as a young, female, Jewish MP.

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Sarkozy shocks French Limmud

By Andrew Rosemarine, March 8, 2012

The statements by President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Francois Fillon that halal and kosher meat should be labelled provoked a storm at French Limmud (Limoud), taking place this week just outside Paris.

Speaking at the event, Dr Joel Mergui, the Head of the Consistoire Israelite, the umbrella group for the synagogues of the 250 communities of France, asked: "Is European Jewry in danger

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Limmud conference planned for Beijing Jewish community

By Jemimah Steinfeld, February 8, 2012

Limmud is set to land in the Chinese capital this year - and an organiser claims it could turn out to be a historic moment for Jewish life in the country.

The festival of arts and discussion is due to take place in Beijing in December, with a small-scale "taster" event timetabled for June 3.

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London mayoral race kicks off at Limmud

By Simon Rocker, January 5, 2012

Ken Livingstone's running mate in this year's London elections has tried to reassure Jewish voters over the prospect of him becoming mayor again.

Mindful of his run-ins with the Jewish community last time, Labour London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross - who would become his deputy mayor - promised that the next administration would be "different".

Mr Livingstone caused widespread outrage o

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