We were some of the first to discover brilliant debut novelist Natasha Solomons (a few weeks before her novel hits the bookstores) and hear the heart-warming story of a man desperate to be accepted by English society and… their golf clubs in post-war Britain.
A special event which marked the publication of Uncovering the Holocaust.
Stephen Frosh is Pro-Vice-Master of Birkbeck, with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. His work focuses on the psychological, social and cultural applications of psychoanalytic theory, with particular attention to issues of gender and identity and their relationship to developments in social life.
In this session, Andrew White, who was in London, having established The Institute of Religious Tolerance in Iraq, only the week before, reflected on the role of biblical narrative in today's places of conflict in the Middle East. He drew on his own extensive study of the Bible, which included a time at the Karliner Yeshiva in Me'ir Shearim.
Sunday 15 March was the final day of Jewish Book Week 1998. The main festival ran from 8 to 15 March at London's Royal National Hotel. More than 20 challenging and entertaining speakers took part in 16 sessions, presenting arguments and many different points of view.