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Kabbalah Revealed: Through history and fiction

Harry Freedman, Ariel Kahn

Chair: George Prochnik

03/03/2019 6:30 pm
Kings Place, St Pancras

Ticket Price : £9.50

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Harry Freedman, author of the acclaimed The Talmud: A Biography, and novelist Ariel Kahn discuss and explore the meaning and relevance of the Kabbalah today. In Scandal, Secrecy and the Soul: A History of Kabbalah, Harry tells the fascinating story of Kabbalah from its earliest origins, while Ariel, in his debut novel Raising Sparks, tells the story of Malka, a young girl from Jerusalem’s Hassidic community, who discovers she has an extraordinary gift.

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Harry Freedman

Harry Freedman writes about the history of religion and ideas, and their relevance to the world today. His previous books include The Talmud: A Biography and The Murderous History of Bible Translations.

Ariel Kahn

Ariel Kahn is a prize-winning writer and academic. He initially trained to be a rabbi in Israel. Whilst in Israel, he set up a writing group at the rabbinical school with fellow student, Matt Eisenfeld. Ariel was also the driving force in the Arab Israeli Book Club, which he set up with Palestinian novelist Samir El Youssef. The club was dedicated to building bridges through literature and shared discussion. The book club was resurrected in 2018. He has won the Bloomsbury New Voices competition and came runner-up in the national Pulp Idol Fiction competition in 2017.

George Prochnik

George Prochnik’s essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals. He is editor-at-large for Cabinet Magazine and won the National Jewish Book Award for The Impossible Exile.