Oxford University Chabad Society cordially invites you to
Seminar in Jewish Studies – Yom Limmud
‘The Talmud & Jewish Law: Celebrating 500 Years since the printing of the Bomberg Talmud’
Sunday (week 7), 24 February, 1pm-5pm
1pm Professor Joshua Getzler, Law Department, University of Oxford
‘The law of judicial majorities in Roman & Jewish Law’
Joshua Getzler is Professor of Law and Legal History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He completed his first degrees in law and history at the Australian National University in Canberra, and his doctorate in Oxford, as a member of Balliol and Nuffield Colleges. He serves on the editorial board of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Equity and is co-editor of the new OUP monograph series Oxford Legal History.
1.45pm Sergei Bogdanov, University of Oxford
‘Variations in the text of the Talmud and their legal significance’
Sergei is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford with expertise in Classical Philology, English Literature.
2.30pm Rabbi Eli Brackman, Oxford University Chabad Society
‘The utilisation of the Talmud in English affairs during the Middle Ages ’
3pm Dr. Naftali Loewenthal, University College London
‘Talmudic Aggada and the Mystical Tradition’
Dr Tali (Naftali) Loewenthal is a Teaching Fellow lecturing in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. Born in Haifa, he studied Hebrew Literature and Jewish History at University College London (1968-71), followed by a PhD on Hasidism (1981). He is the author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1990) and his forthcoming book is Hasidism beyond Modernity, Studies in Habad Thought and History, to be published by the Littman Library.
3.45pm Dr. Israel Sandman, University College London
‘The Second Soul: Exploring Tanya Chapter 2’
Dr Israel Sandman is a research fellow at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His areas of research include medieval Jewish thought, medieval Jewish literature, and medieval Hebrew manuscripts. He is currently cataloguing the Chabad Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester.
4.30pm Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, London
‘Sealing of the Talmud and its legal Significance’
Chaim Rapoport is former Rabbi of the Birmingham Central Synagogue, and served as a member of the Chief Rabbi’s Cabinet advising former Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks on issues of Jewish medical ethics. He is author of many rabbinic works in Jewish law and an expert on the Talmud.
Venue: At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ
Participants may attend all or any part of the seminar.
Looking forward to welcoming you.
All are welcome!