Oxford University Chabad Society warmly invites you to a Pre Rosh Hashana Jewish New Year


Exploring Jewish Philosophy, Mysticism and History

Sunday, 14 September, 1pm-4pm


12pm Lunch

1pm Rabbi Yehudah Black, Kenton Synagogue

‘The dramatic history of the liturgy of the High Holidays prayer book’

Yehudah Black is senior rabbi at Kenton United Synagogue and is former Rabbi at United Hebrew Congregation of Newcastle upon Tyne. He author of ‘Apple Dipped in Honey’ which is a commentary on the Prayers for the Yomim Noraim, and ‘Challah dipped in Salt’, a guide and companion to the Shabbat Service.

1.45pm Dr. Israel Sandman

‘Transfusing the Hidden G-d? An Accounting of Soul based on a discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe’

Israel Sandman is a Fellow at the Hebrew & Jewish Studies Department at University College London and an expert on medieval Jewish philosophy and manuscripts.

2.30pm: Coffee break

2.45pm Esther Shallan, Philosophy of Religion, Oxford Brookes University

‘The Norwich Blood Libel Through the Ages’

3.30pm Dr. Naftali Loewenthal

‘Contrasting Perspectives on the High Holy Days: Judgement or spiritual Empowerment’

Naftali Loewenthal is lecturer in Jewish Spirituality at University College London’s Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department. He is the author of Communicating the Infinite: the Emergence of the Habad School (University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1990) and many articles, both academic and popular.

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


All are welcome!


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