Pre-Limmud Panel

Saturday 9 June, 1:00PM

There Is More Than One Way To Be Jewish. In more recent times a variety of new strands and expressions of Judaism have developed including Reconstructionism which Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky will address, Atheist-Humanist which Mark Cherny will talk to, and Rebecca Forgasz will look at Secular-Cultural Jewish identity.  There is of course a great history in common and a lot of overlap but also a richness and diversity of what we might call ‘grown-up Judaism’!   And there will be time for your questions!

 

Assisted Dying in Jewish Texts

Sunday 4 February, 10:30AM

Rabbi Jonathan introduces the few relevant texts and shows it is by no means as clear cut a matter as you may have thought. Kiddush Hashem (‘sanctification of God’s name’ – dying to preserve God’s values) is not only lauded but mandated in certain situations, and the death penalty is liberally mandated.
Discussion will run until 12pm, with coffee break.