Limmud Oz Melbourne is excited to partner with Moishe House Melbourne to provide a special offer for people attending Yom Limmud. Great value tickets are available for a performance by Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier of songs from their new album, Stories of Ghosts, on Saturday 15 June at 8.00pm in the Moishe House living room.
The album has been described by one reviewer as “an incredible collection of simply stunning songs centring on life’s journey. Songs about beliefs, struggles, loves and the deepest of human thoughts – with lots of themes that relate to the Old Testament.” Read the full review here.
Limmud has been celebrated in the international Jewish press in past months. Limmud Oz got a specific mention by journalist Chemi Shalev in a piece in Haaretz. Shalev wrote that ” … what the Jewish world really needs – and I don’t just mean the Diaspora, but Israel as well – is for this bubble to be inflated a hundred times over, for this fata morgana to be made into a permanent feature of Jewish life, for Jewish communities to be Limmudized, in effect, as much as is humanly possible”. Read the full article here.
A Jerusalem Report story on Limmud described the growing phenomenon:
“The idea of Limmud was exported from the UK about eight years ago, first to Israel and then to Australia, several locations in the US , and Holland. It has grown globally and exponentially since then. In 2010. . . more than 35,000 people participated in a one-day or multiple-day Limmud event in more than 55 different Jewish communities, run by some 3,000 volunteers”.