Limmud News From Around The World (November 2016)

Limmud Australia prepares for its November Limmud Fest in a new location because the event has expanded and outgrown its previous location. A four-day Limmud conference will be held in Lviv, Ukraine, which was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe until it was decimated by the Nazis in 1943. Limmud Lviv is expected to attract at least 900 participants. And Limmud Liverpool (6 November) boasts a program of music (classical, Jazz, Jewish), Israeli dance, comedy, theatrical performance, film, literature and other aspects of popular Jewish culture, as well as providing opportunities to explore the challenges of being Jewish in the UK today.

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Australia: Get set for Limmud Fest

KOSHER cocktails, Jewish yoga and acro balance are just some of the activities on offer during Limmud Fest from November 25 to 27.

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Ukrain: Jews gather in Ukrainian city that honors alleged Holocaust perpetrators

Nearly 1,000 people attended the largest Jewish gathering held in decades in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, which has numerous monuments honoring alleged war criminals from the Holocaust era.

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Liverpool: Skype’s the limit for Limmud Merseysiders

Its organisers might have been tempting fate when they chose to have keynote speaker Professor Alan Dershowitz deliver his address from America by Skype. But although the leading pro-Israel activist could not hear his audience, assembled in three different rooms at the King David School campus, they, fortunately, were able to hear him. Follow-up questions were transmitted by email to his smartphone.

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