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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.

Simon Eder is Director of ‘Friends of Louis Jacobs’ which runs the website louisjacobs.org and brings together leading Jewish thinkers to continue the quest in pursuit of theological truth. Simon studied Theology at Cambridge University. His background incorporates influences from across the Jewish spectrum and he writes regularly for a number of Jewish publications.

Minimum donation £18 members, £21 non-members, £15 children aged 13-18, £10 children under 13.

Booking closes Monday 25 February.





March 2
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
£10 – £21


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