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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, March 11

Jewish Book Week 2001

Sunday 11 March was the final day of Jewish Book Week 2001. The main festival ran from 3 to 11 March at London's Royal National Hotel. More than 45 challenging and entertaining speakers took part in 32 sessions, presenting arguments and many different points of view. 

See below for the full festival listing. 
3 March
  • A Divided future? by Larry Abramson, Ahmad Khalidi, David Rosen, Bernard Wasserstein chaired by Jonathan Freedland
4 March 
  • Entertaining The Jewish Family by Carole Sobell
  • 1,000 Years of Hebrew Poetry by Peter Cole, Atar Hadari, Galit Hasan-Rokem chaired by David Patterson
  • Researching the Lives of Jewish Women by Helen Epstein chaired by Adrienne Baker
  • Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex by Vanessa Feltz, Dave Schneider, William Sutcliffe chaired by Matthew Reisz
  • My Bible by Jenny Diski
  • The Return of Amy Levy by Nicola Beauman, Linda Hunt Beckman chaired by Julia Neuberger
  • The Holocaust on Trial by D D Guttenplan
5 March
  • Jewish Food  Does it still exist? by Judy Jackson, Jay Rayner, Claudia Roden & Evelyn Rose
  • The Return of the Jewish American Writer by Professor Morris Dickstein chaired by Bryan Cheyette
  • Interpreting Shylock by Henry Goodman, Philip Voss chaired by John Gross
  • Botchki by Theo Richmond & Don Zagier
  • Portraits of a Jerusalem Neighbourhood by Adina Hoffman
  • My Bible by Andrew Macintosh
  • Writing Jewish History: A Personal Perspective by David Vital chaired by Mark Mazower
6 March 
  • Not in Vain by Ada Aharoni
  • After Ideology: Current Trends in Hebrew Writing by Etgar Keret. Chaired by Risa Domb
  • My Bible by Simon Hughes
  • From Ghetto to Silence by Joshua Sobol chaired by Risa Domb
7 March 
  • Testaments of Israel by John Wagner
  • Your God Shall Be My God by Hugh Montefiore, Esther Seidel, Dharmachari Vishvapani chaired by Jonathan Romain
  • My Bible by Sidney Brichto
  • Found in Translation by Joyce Crick, Ros Schwartz, Daniel Weissbort chaired by Nicholas De Lange
8 March 
  • Esther by Esther Rantzen interviewed by Gerald Jacobs
  • Will Self in conversation with Melvyn Bragg
10 March 
  • Head Case: Freud and the Jewish Mind by Sander Gilman, Jonathan Miller, Adam Phillips, Jonathan Sacks chaired by Ned Temko.
11 March 
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Family  and Some things you Didn’t by Anthony Joseph
  • Imagining The Birth of Ancient Israel by Ilana Pardes. Chaired by Natasha Lehrer
  • Living Root: A Memoir by Michael Heller chaired by Anthony Rudolf
  • Moments Which Leave Their Mark by Reuven Gal. Chaired by Ansel Harris
  • My Bible by Robert Winston
  • Kosher Whine by Kerry Shale

To download the programme of events from JBW 2001 click here. 


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