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EVENTS Limmud Italia, This Year in Jerusalem

limmud italiaBy Rossella Tercatin

Limmud Italia doubles down. For 2018, the Italian branch of the UK-based Jewish charity that for the past 30 years has positioned its annual conferences among the most popular events on the Jewish international scene has decided not to limit itself to its fifth event on the Italian peninsula. After the by now traditional meeting at the beginning of June that took place in Venice, Limmud Italia will soon host its first event abroad, in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem edition will take place during the festival of Sukkot (September 26 and 27, 2018), offering Italian speaking Israelis and tourists alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in Jewish learning in the broadest possible sense. One of the key features of Limmud is that all participants can also offer to deliver a session on any Jewish-related topic about which they feel they have something to say.

Among the many topics that will be covered to honor Limmud’s mission statement (“Wherever you find yourself, Limmud will take you one step further on your Jewish journey”), are the relationship between religion and state in Israel, personal stories of aliyot, the 80th anniversary since the promulgation of anti-Jewish laws in Italy, historical figures such as Baruch Spinoza, mindfulness in Judaism and the writer Philip Roth.

The deadline to sign up at a discounted fee is July 31, 2018.

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