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In Conversation with the Bible

Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, Gabriel Josipovici

25/02/2014 3:30 pm
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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


Rabbi Prof. Jonathan Magonet is Emeritus Professor of Bible at Leo Baeck College. He has co-edited the prayer books of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism and is editor of the journal European Judaism. In addition to his books on Biblical commentary he has published a novel Netsuke Nation: Tales from another Japan and his collected poems: Ghost Walk.

Gabriel Josipovici


Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 of Russo-Italian, Romano-Levantine parents. His plays have been performed throughout Britain and on radio in Britain, France and Germany, and his work has been translated into the major European languages and Arabic.

Rabbi Howard Cooper

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