Kol Bo – Talmud class with Dr Laliv Clenman

On Tuesday 25 June an exciting event took place during Kol Bo. The British Library came to film a Talmud class with Dr Laliv Clenman as part of its digital learning project called Discovering Sacred Texts.

The project will be launched online this September, and follows a similar format to the British Library’s hugely successful learning resource, Discovering Literature. The project, which is aimed primarily at students and teachers of GCSE and A level Religious Education, will feature over 250 digitised sacred and devotional texts from the Library’s collections. Faiths covered will include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, the Baha’i faith, and Zoroastrianism. The digitised collection items will be contextualised with: articles written by curators, academics, and faith leaders; film content; and teachers’ resources. A little more information about the project can be found here:


Cassy, Head Librarian at LBC, took part in the lesson and she wrote the following: “I don’t often get to be in the classroom (Beit Midrash) in that way and was impressed and invigorated by the erudition, engagement, creative thinking and love of learning of our students. So wonderful that this is what British school children will see when they study Judaism and its sacred texts through the British Library’s film.