The Limmud conference, which starts in just over a week, includes a large cast of Torah teachers, educators and religious scholars from abroad.
Here are just a few of the guests:
Rabbi David Wolpe:
named as America’s most influential rabbi by Newsweek in 2012, the Conservative leader is author of book such as Why Faith Matters.
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow:
the respected Israeli yeshivah head is a co-founder of the modern Orthodox Tzohar group of rabbis
the American Progressive cantor’s settings of prayers are used worldwide
Rabbi Jeffrey Saks:
the American Orthodox rabbi runs a Jerusalem institute specialising in the philosophy of education
teaches Talmud and Jewish law at Mechon Hadar in Manhattan, the world’s only egalitarian yeshivah
Professor James Kugel:
the Orthodox emeritus professor of Bible at Harvard University is one of the top Jewish studies academics
Professor Michael Fishbane:
the Chicago University professor edited the haftarah commentary for the Conservative Etz Chaim Chumash
Rabbi Dov Lipman:
the Orthodox rabbi who entered the Knesset for Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party earlier this year will be addressing the religious/secular side among other topics