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Past EventsSunday, February 23

In Conversation with the Bible FREE EVENT

Chair Howard Cooper

To mark the publication of his latest book of reflections on the Bible, A Rabbi Reads the Torah, and Welcome to the Cavalcade, a Festschrift in honour of his 70th birthday, Jonathan Magonet will discuss with novelist and critic Gabriel Josipovici their shared fascination with the text of the Hebrew Bible, with the craft of interpretation and the art of “writing with Scripture”.

Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, former Principal of Leo Baeck College, is a Bible scholar, liturgist and songwriter. He is the author of six books of popular Biblical studies, and has moved into fiction with Netsuke Nation: Tales from Another Japan.  He is the editor of the journal European Judaism.

Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 and lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956. He read English at Oxford and taught at the University of Sussex from 1963 to 1998. He is the author of sixteen novels, four collections of stories, numerous radio and stage plays, and several critical books. His study of the Bible, The Book of God, came out in 1988, and Carcanet will publish his latest novel, Hotel Andromeda, in May 2014.

Rabbi Howard Cooper is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice and Director of Spiritual Development at Finchley Reform Synagogue. He writes on Biblical, Judaic and psychological themes and is a co-editor of Welcome to the Cavalcade: a Festschrift in Honour of Rabbi Jonathan Magonet

This event is free but ticketed.

To buy books featured in this event please click hereTen per cent of all sale proceeds will go to Jewish Book Week, supporting the festival for future years.

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