The Wicked Son (and Daughter) in Jewish thought

**TONIGHT 19:00-21:30**

Pre-Passover Seminar in Jewish Studies – Yom Limmud

Exploring the festival of Passover, and the Haggadah text with scholars from Oxford and around the world, through philosophy, history, liturgy, midrash, mysticism and manuscripts.


18:00 Reception (Please RSVP to:

19:00 Dr Naftali Lowenthal (University College London) ‘The Wicked Son (and Daughter) in Jewish thought’
Naftali Loewenthal is Lecturer (Teaching) at the Dept of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL. He is author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (Chicago, 1990) and Hasidism beyond Modernity, Studies in Habad Thought and History (Littmann Library).

19:20 Dr Israel Sandman (UCL) ‘Personal Liberation: Basic Dynamics’
Dr Israel Sandman researches Hebrew manuscripts and premodern Jewish thought. Currently, he is at UCL, cataloguing and researching the Correspondence of Hakham Moses Gaster, Chief Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation one century ago.

19:40 Dr Ros Abramsky (Oxford) ‘A number of things’
Ros Abramsky is an Oxford researcher who studied Crystallography at Birkbeck, where she taught Science Communication, as well as at Imperial College. She completed her PhD in Information Science from Loughborough University.

20:00 Rabbi Professor David Golinkin ‘What can we learn from illuminated Haggadot?’
David Golinkin is President of The Schechter Institutes, Inc. and President Emeritus of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

20:20 Rabbi Eli Brackman (Oxford University Chabad Society) ‘The 12th century Haggadah at Corpus Christi College: new insights’

20:40 Professor Chaim Saiman (Villanova University)
Chaim Saiman is Professor of Law and Chair in Jewish Law at Villanova University Charles Widger Law School and a dayan with the Beth Din of America. His book Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law was published by Princeton U. Press.

21:00 Brian Deutsch (Oxford)
Brian Deutsch is an Oxford scholar with expertise in Hebrew manuscripts. He served as an assistant cataloguer of the Hebrew collection at Christ Church, Oxford.

At Slager Jewish student centre, 61 George St, Oxford, OX1 2BQ

Participants may attend all or any part of the programme.

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Meeting ID: 868 8141 3413 / Passcode: 096591

All are welcome!