In Conversation with the Bible
Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet, Gabriel Josipovici
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 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.
Rabbi Howard Cooper
Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 to Jewish parents of Italo-Russian, Romano-Levantine extraction. He lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956, when he came to England. He read English at a St. Edmund Hall, Oxford and from 1963 to 1998 was first a lecturer, then a Professor in the School of European Studies at the University of Sussex. He is the author of some twenty novels, ten books of criticism, a memoir of his mother, the poet Sacha Rabinovitch, and numerous stage and radio plays. His reviews have appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, The Times Literary Supplement, the New York and the London Review of Books. Image cr. Tereza Stehlikova
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