Leopold Zunz and the Invention of Jewish History – ‘Friends of Louis Jacobs’ sit-down cholent and hot dog kiddush
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm£10 – £21
It is the 200 anniversary of the publication of the groundbreaking article On Rabbinic Literature. In twenty pages, Leopold Zunz – son of an assistant Cantor – created critical Jewish scholarship. Described as a “Jewish Luther” he uncovered the power of science as applied to our tradition and its texts. He was a pathmaker for all who follow, among them our founder Rabbi, Louis Jacobs, and the approach to Judaism of this community.
At a sit-down kiddush we will welcome Simon Eder, Director of ‘Friends of Louis Jacobs,’ to look at Zunz’s most important work, assess its relevance for our Jewish lives today and the implications for our Jewish tomorrows.
Minimum donation £18 members, £21 non-members, £15 children aged 13-18, £10 children under 13.
Booking closes Thursday 21 February.