All posts tagged Limmud Oz

‘Jews presented in technicolour’

Speaking at Limmud Oz across four sessions this weekend, MaNishtana, who grew up in an African American Chabad family, intends to share with his audiences “the learning and growth that can happen when we bring (some of) the rest of Judaism to the Jewish conversation”. 

Limmud Oz presenter questions exclusion

LIMMUD Sydney and a long-time local presenter are at odds after the latter was excluded from a climate change panel at this year’s event. Brian Levitan, who has been involved

All set for Sydney’s Limmud Oz

VOLUNTEERS are the lifeblood of Shalom's Limmud Oz, prompting festival co-chair Donny Janks to remark, "They're not just the oil that keeps the machine running, they're the whole machine."

Ari’s way: far from Satmar

Ari Hershkowitz rose to prominence in the 2017 Netflix documentary, 'One of Us', which followed his journey towards leaving ultra-Orthodoxy. He spoke candidly with Rebecca Davis about his past struggles with sexual abuse, substance addiction and self-harm during his visit to Australia for Limmud Oz and Pathways Melbourne.

A plea for tolerance from all sides

The left should be cognisant of its rigidity when it comes to imposing rules that attempt to include but inevitably alienate, and the right should trust in the resilience of the community to change.

Opposites tackle peace puzzle

TWO high profile Israeli guests from opposite sides of the political spectrum will tackle the question ‘One State or Two States?’

Harkov to headline Limmud-Oz

THE Jerusalem Post’s senior Knesset reporter, Lahav Harkov, will present a behind-the-scenes presentation about Israeli politics in Sydney and Melbourne next month.

Limmud spirit rocks Melbourne

With more than 160 sessions over three days and across two venues, this year’s Limmud Oz in Melbourne explored almost every facet of Jewish life in Australia, Israel and the world.

Lovitt’s loving Limmud

Comedian Benji Lovitt has combined his observations on Israeli society with his lifelong involvement in Jewish education to create a hilarious narrative - and he is bringing it to Limmud Oz in Melbourne and Yom Limmud in Sydney.

BDS advocate disinvited from Limmud Oz

A Palestinian-Australian advocate of boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has been disinvited from Limmud Oz after organisers learnt of his vocal support for the BDS campaign.