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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, March 10

Jewish Book Week 2002

Sunday 10 March was the final day of Jewish Book Week 2002. The main festival ran from 2 to 10 March at London's Royal National Hotel. More than 45 challenging and entertaining speakers took part in  sessions, presenting arguments and many different points of view.

See below for the full festival listing of events. 
2 March 
  • Confronting the Future: Jewish Identity in the 21st Century by Jonathan Sacks, George Steiner chaired by Joshua Rozenberg
3 March 
  • It’s a laugh, isn’t it? by Dave Cohen
  • In Conversation by Ivan Klima dn Arnost Lustig chaired by Anthony Rudolf
  • My Bible by Gabriel Josipovici
  • The Elephant and the Jewish Question: Antisemitism and the Press by David Aaronovitch, Jonathan Freedland, Anne Karpf, A.N. Wilson chaired by D D Guttenplan
4 March 
  • Capturing Memories by Jeanie Rosefield & Pat Stanton
  • Was Buber right About Hasidism? by Lous Jacobs chaired by Josh Cohen
  • My Bible by Ann Widdecombe
  • Claim and Reclaim: To Whom Does European Jewish Culture Belong? by David Bellos, Konstanty Gebert, Rachel Salamander chaired by Tom Freudenheim
5 March 
  • Writing a Second Novel by Gabriela Avigur-Rotem chaired by Risa Domb
  • Cherries in the Ice Box: Contemporary Hebrew Short Stories with readings by Ruth Rosen
  • Writing: Gender, Identity and Immigration by Ronit Matalon. Chaired by Risa Domb
6 March 
  • Selling Off The Family Silver by Sharman Kadish, Stephen Massil, Peter Sheldom chaired by Tony Lerman
  • Disraeli’s Jewishness by Israel Finestein, Abraham Levy, Philip Norton chaired by Tony Kushner
7 March 
  • Radiations from a Golden City by Robert Rietti
  • Distant Music by Lee Langley chaired by Frank Delaney
  • Myself Amongst Others by Frederic Raphael chaired by Brian Glanville
9 March 
  • Inside Story by Ahmad Khalidi, Gilad Sher chaired by Ned Temko
10 March 
  • Sanity or Sanctity David Greenberg chaired by Kate Loewenthal
  • Fiction and Reality by Maxim Biller and Agn’s Desarthe in conversation.
  • Survival in the Shadows by Barbara Liovenheim chaired by Peter Kessler.
  • Impotence or Indifference by Pamela Shatzkes chaired by Richard Bolchover
  • Desert Island Lipman by Maureen Lipman interviewed by Simon Fanshawe

To download the programme of events from JBW 2002 click here. 

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