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Learn Talmud – Save the World?

Julian SinclairFilmed at Limmud Conference 2016

What should we do? How do we make a difference in our wondrous, fragile and interconnected world? How can we know what makes a difference when our acts reverberate far beyond our field of vision and span of life? Julian grapples with these questions, based on his ten years in the saving the world business (climate change activism, eco-city design and solar energy in Africa), twenty years being married and twenty five years studying Talmud - with the help of a Talmudic story and its journey to Beijing and back.

Julian has been studying Talmud with the same Chavruta for about as long as he has been married (20 years). From 1999-2003 he was campus rabbi at Cambridge University where he also taught in the Divinity School. On moving back to Israel he became a pioneering climate change activist. He has worked in Israel’s clean tech and renewable energy sector for the past seven years, and since 2011 has been in developing large solar energy projects in Africa.

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