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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, March 12

Jewish Book Week 2000

Sunday 12 March was the final day of Jewish Book Week 2000. The main festival ran from 4 to 12 March at London's Royal National Hotel. More than 40 challenging and entertaining speakers took part in 19 sessions, presenting arguments and many different points of view. 
 
See below for the full festival listing. 
 
4 March
  • The Holocaust and the Christian World by Rabbi Dr Albert Friedlander, Avner Shalver, Sister Margaret Shepherd & Stephen Smith
 
5 March 
  • Martin Sherman in conversation with Nancy Meckler
  • Mysticism and Modernity by Rabbi Dr Louis Jacobs chaired by Judith Weil
 
6 March
  • Shalom Bomb by Bernard Kops with Fenella Fielding
  • Jewish Books of the Century by A. Alvarez, Jenny Diski, Howard Jacobson, Rabbi Jeremy Rosen chaired by Ned Temko
 
7 March
  • Helping Yourself to Happiness by Bettine Le Beau
  • Simple Words by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz chaired by Rabbi Michael Harris
  • Mythical Mothers of Jerusalem by Shifra Horn chaired by Risa Domb
 
8 March
  • On Jews, Germans & Kurt Weil by David Drew, Norman Lebrecht
  • The Glory of Gershwin by Rodney Greenberg
 
9 March 
  • Sailing For Freedom by Murray Greenfield
  • The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson in conversation with Suzie Orbach
  • The Return of the Jewish American Writer by Pearl Abrahams, Nathan Englander chaired by Julian Barnes
 
11 March 
  • At Memory’s Edge by Daniel Libeskind, Rachel Whiteread & Dr James D. Young
 
12 March 
  • In a Curious Limbo by Nicola Beauman, Jane Miller
  • Identity and Ideals by Linda Gant, Sue Hubbard chaired by Elena Lappin
  • The Forgotten Millions by Malka Hillel Shulewitz chaired by Rabbi Saul Djanogly
  • A Man Makes Plans and God Laughs by Meir Shalev chaired by Gabriel Josipovici
  • The Defiant Muse by Shirley Kaufman chaired by Marion Baraitser
 
 

 

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