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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 this year's event not only takes you one step further on your Jewish Journey but also helps connect the various facets of the Sydney Jewish community. 

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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 of Galileo, broadcast by the ABC Compass program (2010).

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

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