Both lecturer and participant: the Chief Rabbi at Limmud
This week the Chief Rabbi held the dual role of both lecturer and participant when he attended the annual Limmud conference, a cross-communal educational event attracting Jews of all ages and various religious affiliations.
As a “teacher of the community,” he wanted to avail of the opportunity to engage audiences with the teachings of the Torah in a relevant and contemporary way, as he did while meditating on Parshat Shemot. He elaborated on Moses’ role in achieving Jewish inclusiveness and outreach, echoing the Chief Rabbi’s intention to dissolve the barriers dividing the diverse factions of the Jewish community.
In a subsequent lecture, Chief Rabbi Mirvis presented ‘A Torah guide to resolution,’ which explored different models for handling challenging relationships, based on interpretations of Halacha. He observed a “wonderful sense of togetherness” at Limmud, attesting that he was “delighted” to participate.