Do you know your Hillel from your Hallel or your Mishnah from your Midrash?
If not, it might be worth asking your closest 10-year-old. After all, with more Jewish children in faith education than ever before, pupils today are growing up with far more textbook knowledge of their religion than their parents.
There is a lot of talk about “Jewish journeys” at Limmud. But few have travelled a path as difficult and poignant as Yiscah Smith, a spiritual teacher from Jerusalem who lectured on Chasidic thought at the conference.
Born Jeffrey Smith in America, and outwardly a man, for 50 years she wrestled with the inner turmoil of feeling more a woman.
I’m a Limmud latecomer. For years, I’ve heard stories of stimulating sessions, of bands jamming in the bar and late-night discos at this Jewish educational extravaganza which attracted thousands to the windswept campus of Warwick University.