These are lectures given at Yom Limmud sessions held at Oxford Chabad Slager Centre
Oxford Yom Limmud 23 February 2020 - Dr Naftali Loewenthal - Bati LeGani ('I have come into My Garden')
'Bati LeGani' of the last two Lubavitcher Rebbes - a literary edifice of the 20th century: Rabbi Joseph Isaac Shneersohn taught the first version of his Bati LeGani discourse in 1923, and issued it for study in 1939 and again in 1950, for Yud Shevat, the day he passed away. The discussions of it in a stream of discourses by his successor R. Menachem Mendel, the 7th Rebbe, fill two fascinating volumes.
Rabbi Eli Brackman discusses the case of "Jacob the Jew", an early 17th century figure in Oxford, who fled to escape public baptism. The case is analysed in terms of relevant halachic literature on Apostasy. Presented at Oxford Chabad Yom Limmud 22 Nov 2015.
Dr. Israel Sandman - Historiographical passages in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah
Dr. Israel Sandman explores the significance of Maimonides depicting the history of idolatry, of Abraham discovering Monotheism and other historiographical passages in this work. Presented at Oxford Chabad Yom Limmud 22 Nov 2015.