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Learn with BINA at Limmud Festival 2023 in Birmingham UK

Will you be attending Limmud Festival 2023?

Because BINA will be and we would love to see you there!

21-27 December 2023 – Birmingham, UK

 

Come visit us at the BINA booth at the Limmud Shuk on Tuesday 26 December!

 

Meet up with us! We would love to connect. Email juliat@bina.org.il to coordinate.

 

Come to one of the 6 sessions taught by BINA educator Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg:

*Final schedule subject to change. Check the Limmud App for updates!

Looking for love in all the wrong Jewish texts? We’re here to help –
Friday 15:30-16:20

Are you looking for love in all the wrong Jewish texts? Scrolling through sources in search of positive examples of romantic love, but not finding any? We’re here to help! Join us for an exploration of some classic Jewish relationships – from Abraham and Sarah to Tevye and Golde – and we’ll show you where you can find love! *Results not guaranteed.

No, it’s fine. Don’t come to this session. I’ll just sit alone in the dark. –
Friday 21:10-22:00

As my mother knows too well, guilt is a very powerful tool (or weapon, depending on how you look at it). Looking at traditional texts, let’s explore the Jewish concept of guilt and how it can be used to build a better world, or just get what we want. Recommended for Jewish mothers and children of Jewish mothers. Others welcome. No pressure. Really.

Tikkun olam: genuinely Jewish or preposterous poppycock? –
Saturday 09:00-09:50

Do Jews actually have an obligation to repair the world, or has the ancient Jewish concept of ‘tikkun olam’ merely been co-opted by American Jewish bleeding-heart liberals? Let’s explore the origin and development of this concept over time. Trigger warning: the presenter is an American Jewish bleeding-heart liberal.

How to indoctrinate children for Humanism via Hebrew songs: a crash course –
Saturday 14:00-14:50

Seemingly innocuous, many Hebrew children’s songs have for years been brainwashing innocent children to believe in such preposterous ideas as human equality, individual agency or that (gasp!) God may not in fact exist or matter. How do we stop this surreptitious heresy?! Or support it, if that’s what you’re into.

The 6th Megillah: Israel’s Megillat Haatzmaut? –
Monday 10:20-11:10

Israel’s Declaration of Independence has been at the heart of debates surrounding Judaism and democracy in Israel, this past year, and for the past 75 years. What does this fascinating and mysterious document actually say? And what happens when we apply traditional Jewish text study to this modern sacred yet heretical scroll?

David and Jonathan: The textually explicit version –
Tuesday 14:20-15:10

It is often debated whether the relationship of David and Jonathan was sexual or platonic. But what does the actual text have to say for itself? Join us for an uncensored reading of the story’s explicit and implicit sexuality. Warning: contains explicit intertextuality, transtextuality, homotextuality and other textual references.

About Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg

Elliot Vaisrub Glassenberg is an American-Canadian-Israel Queer Jewish educator-activist based in Jaffa. Elliot is a senior educator at BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change and is an advocate for Jewish pluralism and inclusion, refugee rights, LGBTQ rights and human rights. Elliot’s passions include Torah, musical theatre, and ice cream.

 

For more info on Limmud visit: https://limmud.org.

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