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Monday, June 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The wicked son - confessions of a self-hating Jew

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Isaac Deutscher, historian and Hassidic rabbi, was immersed in the Talmud and Torah. His classic essay, ‘The Non-Jewish Jew’, notes the paradox that Jewish heretics belong to a characteristically Jewish tradition. Foremost was the great ethical philosopher Spinoza, considered wicked and excommunicated from the 17th-century Jewish community. More recently, Arendt, too, was accused of lacking ahavat Israel - love for the Jewish people - as a consequence of her universal stance on questions of justice.

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Michala Lander - Co-Chair

By day, Michala is a consultant who specialises in community engagement and social sustainability, by night she becomes a Limmud Junkie.  In her dual roles of chair of Limmud Sydney and co-Chair of Limmud-Oz 2013, Michala lives and breathes the principles of Limmud.  She hopes that... Read More →

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Peter Slezak

Dr Peter Slezak is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales. He co-founded Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV) and is Executive Member of Australian Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN). He appears regularly in the media and created a public Re-Trial... Read More →

Monday June 10, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am AEST
Scientia Building Ronald Room

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