Shema Elul Programme
Sunday 7th September 2014
Rabbi Michael Pollak
“Are Observant Jews The Only Real Jews? – Inclusivism and Exclusivism in the Rosh Hashanah Machzor”
“The Jewish people are hurtling towards a full schism. Various factions are becoming increasingly exclusive, even to the extent of denying the Jewishness of their opponents. We seem to have been here before and last time it ended in tears. Is it too late to save ourselves this time?”
About Rabbi Michael Pollak
Michael spent 3 years studying in Chevron Yeshiva in Jerusalem and graduated in philosophy at the LSE. He has held a series of high profile communal positions and is a seasoned Talmud Daf Yomi teacher. He is currently working for the UJIA and Partnerships for Jewish Schools as an educational consultant, and is a member of the LSJS teaching faculty and is particularly involved in the Masters in Jewish Education which will be available to students in Manchester in the academic year 2015/6.
His first book as editor is being published in August 2014 titled Moreshet Kehillat Yaacov. Published by Maggid Books it contains 60 articles by leading Rabbis worldwide in honour of Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
In association with London School of Jewish Studies