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Copyrights – 2022 Dr Laliv Clenman and Rabbi Mark Solomon – All Rights Reserved

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Should traditional Jewish marriage – kiddushin – be abandoned, modified, or preserved? Two scholars debate its merits, and how the rabbis viewed this crucial element of Jewish life.

 

Dr Laliv Clenman is Senior Lecturer in Rabbinic Literature. A specialist in Rabbinics and Hebrew and Aramaic language and literature, she is particularly interested in the multiplicity, diversity and development of rabbinic law and in the complex relationship between halakhah and aggadah. Her research focuses on the nature of talmudic and midrashic discourse, as well as problems of identity and status, including intermarriage, gender, sexuality, the construction of Jewishness and the impact of halakhah on the individual.

 

 

Mark L Solomon is senior lecturer in Rabbinic Literature at Leo Baeck College, rabbi of Edinburgh and Leicester Liberal Jewish Communities, and Rosh Beit Din of Liberal Judaism. He studied at Lubavitcher yeshivot in Melbourne and Kfar Chabad, where he received an intensive grounding in Kabbalistic and Hasidic ideas. He received semichah at Jews’ College and an MA in Jewish Studies through Leo Baeck College, where he has taught for thirty years, and is currently teaching the module on Kabbalah and Hasidism.

 

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Copyrights – 2022Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet and Rabbi Dr Charles Middleburgh – All Rights Reserved

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In this conversation, two graduates of Leo Baeck College who went on to teach Jewish and Biblical studies on the College’s faculty explore something of their personal relationship to the Biblical prophets. It allows them to reflect on the freedom offered by the Lehrhaus programme to explore together with the participants the many-sided dimensions of biblical and other Jewish sources.

 

Jonathan Magonet has a medical degree, rabbinic ordination from Leo Baeck College and gained his PhD at the University of Heidelberg with a thesis on ‘Form and Meaning: Studies in Literary Techniques in the Book of Jonah’. He is the author of several books on the Hebrew Bible, his most recent being How did Moses know he was a Hebrew? Reading Bible stories from within (Hakodesh Press, 2021).

For forty years he was full time Professor of Bible at Leo Baeck College, where he is currently Emeritus Professor of Bible. He was Principal of the College from 1985-2005.

He has co-edited  the prayer books of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism and has pioneered Jewish interfaith dialogue with Christians and Muslims, recorded in his book Talking to the Other. He is editor of the College’s journal European Judaism, and has published a collection of his poems ‘Ghostwalk‘, as well as ‘Netsuke Nation‘, short stories based on his experience as a guest professor in Japan. An occasional performer of his own songs, he enjoys playing blues harmonica.

 

Rabbi Dr Charles H Middleburgh has lectured at Leo Baeck College since 1984 and has taught, over the years, Bible, Parshanut, Rabbinic Literature, Aramaic and Practical Rabbinics. Qualifications: BA Hons in Ancient and Medieval Hebrew with Aramaic and Syriac; PhD in Targumic Studies (UCL, 1975-1982).

Publications: Siddur Lev Chadash (assoc Editor); Machzor Ruach Chadashah (Co-Editor); High and Holy Days: A Book of Jewish Wisdom (Co-Editor); Prayers of Awe, 2010 – (contributor). A Jewish Book of Comfort (co-editor); Bright and Beautiful: poems inspired by the natural world; Great and Small: more poems inspired by the natural world: Stumbling on the Mountains of Twilight: Topical Sermons 1992-2019; Confronting Covid 19 (editor) His research interests are focused on Liturgy, the biblical Prophets, and Climate Change and species extinction.

 

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In this session chaired by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, we will look at the results of the 1 November Israeli election and analyse what this will mean for the formation of a new Israeli government. Who will be the future Prime Minister? And what coalition will support that new Prime Minister? Will we see a comeback from Bibi Netanyahu?  And what will this mean for the issues that progressive Jews care about?

 

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein is Senior Rabbi at The Ark Synagogue (NPLS), UK. She is the international chair of arzenu – The Political Voice of Reform, Progressive and Liberal Religious Zionists. In her role as arzenu chair, she has the privilege of working alongside the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the World Union of Progressive Judaism in promoting Progressive Jewish values in the Israeli political discourse.

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Copyrights – 2022 – Rabbi Lea Mühlstein – All Rights Reserved

This free talk is sponsored by Arzenu, the political voice of Reform, Progressive and Liberal Religious Zionists within the World Zionist Organisation and its subsidiaries. This is an opportunity not to be missed as you will be learning with Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, chair of Arzenu.

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On 1 November, Israelis will be heading back to the polls for the fifth time in under four years. In this session led by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein, we will try to understand why Israel has so many elections and how the Israeli electoral system works. And then we will attempt to look ahead – who will be the likely winners and losers and what will this mean for the issues that progressive Jews care about?

 

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein is Senior Rabbi at The Ark Synagogue (NPLS), UK. She is the international chair of arzenu – The Political Voice of Reform, Progressive and Liberal Religious Zionists. In her role as arzenu chair, she has the privilege of working alongside the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and the World Union of Progressive Judaism in promoting Progressive Jewish values in the Israeli political discourse.

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Copyrights – 2022 – Rabbi Lea Mühlstein – All Rights Reserved

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