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What will Limmud L.A. create this year?

LimmudLA organizer Shep Rosenman and pop singer/songwriter Jill Sobule collaborate with participants in this Jewish songwriting workshop 2-years ago. (Photo by Scott)

Joo-Tube covered Israel's national elections last year from Jerusalem, pre-empting our annual coverage of Limmud L.A. When we covered it in 2008, we produced the following videos, which have been viewed by over 11,000 people.

Watch Joo-Tube's original videos from the LimmudLA 2008 President's Day Eve concert. "Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy," Debbie Friedman sings her inspiring "Mi shebayrach."

Debbie then breaks into an upbeat medly of "Turn the World Around,""Oseh Shalom," "Miriam," "Hallelu," and "David Melech Yisrael" which moved the sold-out audience of LimmudLA participants to dancing and rejoicing. (Click the second button to navigate the videos' menu).

The Moshav Band (in the 3rd of 3 videos above) performed their inspirational anthem, "Come Back (to Me)" the soundtrack of the famous Nefesh b'Nefesh aliyah documentary.

JTA syndicated this review of Limmud '08 by Sue Fishkoff.
“I knew what I was getting into and I still wanted to come, because I love all Jews,” said Rabbi Moshe Shapoff, who traveled to Limmud LA from his Israeli home in the Jerusalem suburb of Givat Zeev, where he co-founded a vocational school for haredi youth.

“I was literally in tears seeing all those Jews dancing together. At the end of the day, it’s not what we wear, but that one soul touches another,” he said.

That’s a big part of what the British-based, volunteer-driven Limmud is about: Jews of all stripes and ages coming together to study, worship and learn from each other.
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Mrs. Deidre and Dr. Richard Sterling were among the LimmudLA participants who appreciated Israeli General (ret.) Shimon Erem explaining his General David ben Gurion's ideology to nurture alliances with gentile friends supportive of the Jewish national refuge.

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